June 29, 2007

LinuxFest CFP deadline nears

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- June 26, 2007 -- The call for presentations deadline
for Ohio LinuxFest 2007 is approaching rapidly. The last date for
presentation submissions is July 15, 2007.

Organizers have already received more than two dozen submissions since
the registration form went live earlier this year, and there's still
time for prospective speakers to get in the door. Presentations should
be educational and fun, and provide attendees with useful information
related to Linux and open source. If you are interested in speaking at
this year's event, please submit your presentation proposal at

The Ohio LinuxFest is a free event run entirely by volunteers, to help provide a
friendly, community oriented conference that focuses on educating
users about FOSS in a fun environment. Because few conferences reach
out to users in the Mid-West, the Ohio LinuxFest is an unique
opportunity for users to come and learn about Linux, and find out how
they can make use of Linux at home and in their businesses.

Ohio LinuxFest 2007 will be held Friday, September 28 through Sunday,
September 30 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Most
presentations will take place on Saturday. The audience will consist
of a wide range of Linux community members, including Linux
enthusiasts, independent developers, systems integrators, and IT
architects and engineers. Organizers are seeking speakers to address
community-related technology and/or topics of interest. Each presenter
will be allowed at least 45 minutes, and organizers will provide A/V

Previous speakers include Jeff Waugh of the GNOME project, Google's
Chris DiBona, Apache Software Foundation member Rich Bowen, Linux
International's Jon 'maddog' Hall, Jorge Castro, and many other
members of the Linux and open source community.

All prospective speakers will be notified after July 15 about the
status of their proposal. If you have questions, please email the Ohio
LinuxFest planning committee at team@ohiolinux.org, or speaker chair
Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier at zonker@ohiolinux.org.

Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier

Editorial Director - Linux.com




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