Texas Linux Fest is proud
to announce the first annual Linux and open source software event for Texas
and the surrounding region, Texas Linux Fest 2010, scheduled for April 10
at the Monarch Event Center in Austin.
Brockmeier to keynote
Novell's openSUSE Community Manager Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier will deliver
the opening keynote talk. Brockmeier has been an active part of the open
source software scene since 1999, for years as a respected journalist,
editor, and author in print and on the Web. Brockmeier has worked as
openSUSE's community manager since 2008, advocating on behalf the community
to Novell and for openSUSE and Linux itself to the outside world.
Brockmeier has spoken at Linux events around the globe, and describes
volunteer-run conferences as vital for the community. "They provide
a free or low-cost opportunity for FLOSS enthusiasts and new users to gain
information about the latest in open source as well as meet face to face
with others in the community. They're deeply important for knowledge
sharing as well as community building.."
Join in: submit your talk
In that spirit, Texas Linux Fest is an entirely community-driven event,
catering equally to the business and home Linux user, and to experienced
developers and newcomers alike. We invite you to share your work with the
rest of the community by submitting a talk for this year's event.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- The Linux Kernel
- Open Source Programming Languages
- Desktop Linux Distributions
- Embedded Linux
- Linux in the Server Environment
- Network Services and Cloud Computing
- Free Software Licensing
- Community Management
- Open Source Multimedia
- Green Computing
- Open Source in Government
- Linux For Beginners
- Open Source For Small Businesses
- Open Source Marketing and Evangelism
- Open Source in Education
Slots will be available for two lengths of presentations: 45 minutes in
length and shorter, 25 minute sessions. Basic technical setup will include
an overhead projector and a Linux laptop with PDF and OpenOffice.org
presentation software. Special setup needs will be accommodated, simply
notify us when sending your proposal.
To submit your talk for consideration, visit http://www.texaslinuxfest.org/callforpapers.
For questions or help with the talk submission process, please contact us
- December 13: Call For Papers opens
- February 15: Deadline for proposals
- February 22: Last date for notification of submission acceptance
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