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.

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 cowsay@ohiolinux.org.

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: http://ohiolinux.org/content/lpi-and-bsd-certification-exams

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:
http://ohiolinux.org/hotels   

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!

Ruth Suehle to Keynote at Ohio LinuxFest 2014

August 26, 2014vance

Ruth Suehle

The Ohio LinuxFest is excited to welcome Ruth Suehle as a keynote speaker at our 2014 conference.

Ken Starks to Keynote at Ohio LinuxFest 2014 - UPDATED

August 19, 2014vance

Ken Starks
We are pleased to announce that Ken Starks will be delivering a keynote address at the 2014 Ohio LinuxFest.

Jon "maddog" Hall to Keynote at Ohio LinuxFest 2014

August 13, 2014vance

Jon 'maddog' Hall
Ohio LinuxFest is proud to announce that Jon "maddog" Hall will be returning to deliver a keynote presentation at this year's event.