Free and Open Software Conference and Expo - Columbus, Ohio - October 2-3, 2015

The thirteenth annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held October 2-3, 2015, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Hosting authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software.

Program online! (2014)

October 21, 2014suzenrose

Yes, a full copy of the program as a .pdf is attached and linked below.

Print copies will also be available at the check in table, but here you go for now...


Thank you to our sponsors, supporters and Katherine Hughes Courtney  for creating the program .pdf.


We Need Volunteers!

October 19, 2014suzenrose

Please consider volunteering - for a day or half day or maybe a few hours.

We are an all volunteer organization.

Check out this link for details and to fill in your

preferences.  THANK YOU!

Lightning Talks at OLF

October 14, 2014skippy

Lightning talks are making their debut appearance at OLF this year!

Wikipedia defines lightning talks as:

Flocking Together

October 13, 2014vance

A common feature of many conferences, including Ohio LinuxFest, is "Birds of a Feather" sessions (commonly known as BoFs). These are returning this year on the evening of Friday, October 24 from 6-8pm, possibly running until 9pm if necessary. BoFs are an opportunity for people interested in a particular project, technology, or idea to get together for roundtable discussion. It can be about a software project, it can be a GPG keysigning party, a discussion about building Linux User Groups -- if you can facilitate the conversation, let us know and we'll see if we can accommodate you! If you're interested in organizing one, please fill in this Google form or contact our BoF coordinator John at

LPI and BSD Certification

October 7, 2014suzenrose

LPI and BSD Certification exam opportunities are available at Ohio Linuxfest.

The exams take 90 minutes, on Saturday at 4pm and/or Sunday at 10am.

For details on the great discount prices for the exam registrations, see 

details here:

Get your T-Shirt delivered to your home!

October 2, 2014suzenrose

Ohio LinuxFest 2014 t-shirts

T-shirts in a wide variety of sizes, Men's or Women's cut are now available to order from Storenvy.

So kewl! Surprise us with how many of you folks wear it in to the Fest.

List of ALL Keynoters!

September 30, 2014suzenrose

There are so many tracks going on you can't see it all!  But you can see the keynotes, as their time is carved out of the schedule.

Alex Bandar to Keynote at Ohio LinuxFest 2014

September 24, 2014vance

Alex Bandar photo

The Ohio LinuxFest team is pleased to have Dr. Alex Bandar giving a keynote presentation for 2014.

Hotel- Travel Information

September 21, 2014suzenrose

Make your hotel reservation.... rooms going, discounted group rate.

Drury and Hyatt group rates link is seen below:   

Schedule Now Published

September 16, 2014vance

We are happy to announce that the 2014 conference schedule is now live!

As of this moment, it lists all 40+ main track talks, the Friday Early Penguins talks, and the professional training sessions for OLFI—the Ohio LinuxFest Institute.

Also returning on Saturday for this year will be the Career Track and Open Source Solutions Stage. In addition, we've got some extra ideas cooking. Keep an eye out as we add this new content to the schedule!

We look forward to seeing you this October 24, 25, and 26 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Visit our registration page today and take advantage of our free Enthusiast registration or paid OLFI training!