Press Release Feb 2015 For Immediate Release
Kansas Linux Fest 2015 Talks Announced March 21st-22nd, 2015
Over 200 attendees are set to meet at the 1st annual Kansas Linux Fest for a weekend-long program of training, talks and workshops from the 21st to 22nd of March at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas. The conferences is free and open to all people, being run by the non profit Free/Libre Open Source and Open Knowledge Association of Kansas and the Lawrence Linux User group. There is also no need to pay or preregister for the conference, but tickets are available and seating preferences will be given to those who have registered. Donations are accepted via online ticket sales, or at the door.
There will be over twenty presenters giving technical presentations and hands-on workshops throughout the conference. Presenters include Dave Lester, Twitter's open source advocate, Frank Wiles, Revolution Systems, and Hal Gottfried, Open Hardware Group Kansas City CCCKC. Alan Robertson of Assimilation Systems will be presenting on an open source network security system. Oracle's MySQL community manager, Dave Stokes, will be presenting two technical talks on MySQL, a popular relational database. Researchers from KU and K-State and Wichita State University will be presenting as well as Linux User Groups in Wichita and Omaha. Presentations on mobile phone security and open source phone hardware as well as system and cloud security are planned.
The conference will run from 9 am to 6pm on Saturday and from 12am to 6 pm on Sunday with a breakfast event in planning from 9 to 12 and to be announced. The full schedule and speakers directory can be found at the website http://www.kansaslinuxfest.us/pages/schedule.html and http://www.kansaslinuxfest.us/pages/speakers.html. Sponsors and still welcome and if you would be interested in supporting the event please find the contact details on website http://www.kansaslinuxfest.us/pages/contact.html.
To find out more about the conference and to register, visit http://kansaslinuxfest.us.
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