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Submit presentations for Seattle GNU/Linux Conference [Jul. 15th, 2016|09:19 pm]
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SeaGL

Proposals for talks at the Seattle GNU Linux Conference are due by August 1st. SeaGL is a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source software/hardware. Our goal for SeaGL is to produce an event which is as enjoyable and informative for those who spend their days maintaining hundreds of servers as it is for a student who has only just started exploring technology options. SeaGL welcomes speakers of all backgrounds and levels of experience—even if you've never spoken at a technical conference. If you're excited about GNU/Linux technologies or free and open source software, we want to hear your ideas. Submit your talk

The SeaGL conference is November 11th and 12th at Seattle Central College. Fedora will have a booth and will be showing off Fedora loves Python. If you can help out representing Fedora please enter your name on the Fedora SeaGL event page. Also I am looking for Fedora loves Python tee-shirts and trifolds, if you know where I can find these please get in touch with me on the event page.

-- Jeff Sandys
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Linux Fest North West Day 2 [Apr. 28th, 2016|10:09 pm]
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LinuxFest NorthWest is quieter on Sunday, many guests come Saturday from Seattle or Vancouver for the world famous raffle and some of the participants extended the after party in the 24 hour Geek Room at the hotel. I used the opportunity to renew my Electronic Frontier Foundation and Free Software Foundation memberships.

Many Linux curious local families visit on Sunday, they engaged with the games and the convert your XP computer exhibit. The volunteer staff at the fest give all the exhibitors, speakers and participants a great family like experience. The Bellingham Technical College students streamed many of the talks live and had ALL the talks on-line before we were packed up to leave. Volunteers had some time to play SuperTuxKart.

For me the best experience is interacting with the guests and other exhibitors. The Seattle Sysadmin group exhibitor needed a live usb to fix a computer so I gave them a Live Fedora Workstation 23 usb that I had and some Fedora case badges. When I stopped by they expressed gratitude and showed off the newly applied case badge. A guest stopped by to thank us, they had downloaded Fedora Jam after visiting our music exhibit last year, saying that Fedora with Guitarx is now part of their live act. These interactions are the rewards for spending a weekend in the booth.

We had fewer SuperTuxKart contestants on Sunday, Victor Lopez (right) really wanted the gold medal but met his match with Robert Cochran (left) who won the final race. I have to thank Fedora for sponsoring the booth, Jeff Fitzmaurice and Adam Williamson for staffing, and all the guests who stopped by to play SuperTuxKart and other games. If you are in the Northwest April next year, come to Bellingham for the best LinuxFest.
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Linux Fest North West Day 1 [Apr. 27th, 2016|11:21 pm]
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The booth was set up on Friday before Fedora Game Night but the large TV didn't arrive until Saturday morning, so we had a little work to do Saturday morning. We were showing games in Fedora featuring the Fedora Labs Game Spin.

On the OLPC we showed two games, Implode and Maze, always a draw. To demonstrate “convert your XP computer to a Fedora Workstation and still play your games”, we ran some of the games from the Games Spin on my little atom processor computer with WineHQ. To appeal to the serious gamer we showed STEAM, the client is part of the Fedora repository. The large TV was for the SuperTuxKart tournament.

Guests had questions about all of these systems, the OLPC, XP replacement, STEAM gaming and game-pad interfaces. Many of them tried out the SuperTuxKart game, receiving an entry card for the elimination tournament in the afternoon. The elimination races were close but Roko Spain (middle) eliminated Shivek Bnonote and Tyson Van Dyke for the gold medal.

The Saturday exhibits ended with the world famous auction, followed by the after party featuring the Alpha Geek Trivia Contest.
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Linux Fest North West Day 0 [Apr. 23rd, 2016|07:29 am]
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We had about 250 at Fedora Game Night, gave away shirts to table winners and ran out of early sign-in badges.
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Linux Fest North West Day -1 [Apr. 22nd, 2016|08:37 am]
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If you live in the Northwest come an join all the Linux enthusiast this weekend at LinuxFest NorthWest. Seminars and Exhibits are at Bellingham Technical Collage Saturday and Sunday, and the Fedora sponsored Game Night is Friday from 6-10 at Fox Hall at the Hampton Inn. If you join us at Game Night you can get your pass early, play some board games and try out the SuperTuxKart races. At the exhibit on Saturday and Sunday you can participate in the SuperTuxKart Tournament at the Fedora booth. We could also use some help staffing the booth, contact me if you can help.
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LinuxFest NorthWest [Jan. 25th, 2016|11:00 pm]
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Fedora will have a presence at LinuxFest NorthWest, April 23-24 in Bellingham, Washington, and can use your help. If you would like to help out with a few hours in the booth or at the Friday game night, add your name to the list on the Fedora Wiki page. You can earn a LFNW shirt or lunch for a few hours of service.
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LinuxFest_Northwest_(LFNW)_2016

We will be featuring games with Fedora at the exhibit and running a Super Tux Kart tournament, so if you have Linux gaming experience your help would be greatly appreciated. LFNW is alot of fun and we can help help with the room if you sign up right away.

Do you have a topic you would like to present at LFNW? Presentation proposals are due by February 10th. Tracks cover topics from DevOps and Open Hardware to Navigating Linux and Geek Lifestyle, with talks for beginner through experts. Submit your session proposal at the link below and include it on the wiki page above.
http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/2016/present
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LFNW Day 1 [Apr. 26th, 2015|07:53 am]
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Saturday morning came early after the night of games and the hall was buzzing with many exhibitors setting up. All we needed to do was power up. The doors opened at 9:30 and the crush of attendees came in. Our booth was across from the raffle table and became very popular. Many guests asked about the musical instruments and what does that had to do with Linux. Brian Monroe showed off the Guitarx effects he developed, a mean metal distortion, a dreamy shoegaze sustain and a bouncy echo while explaining the app. Many guests tried out the guitar, bass, drums and keyboard and left with smiles.
Brian shows off Fedora Jam with attendees at Linux Fest North West 2015
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LinuxFest NorthWest Day 0 [Apr. 26th, 2015|12:21 am]
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Jeff Fitzmaurice, Brian Monroe and I met up at the Bellingham Technical College Friday night to set up the Fedora booth. We quickly got the tables dressed, the gear unpacked, plugged in and all the computers running, with some help from the Fest staff. We finished in enough time to get to Foxx Hall for game night. Jacob, the Game Night organizer was setting things up when we arrived. Jacob brought nearly 200 LFNW passes to the game night and Jeff Fitzmaurice processed the registrations. Brian handed out Fedora Shirts and we met up with Pete Travis and Adam Williamson. We had planned to give out guitar picks but we didn't get them in time, so I bought a gross of picks and wrote “fedora jam” on all of them. The games, Cards Against Humanity, Ticket to Ride, and others came to an end at 11:59. Tomorrow the Fedora Jam exhibit.


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North West Linux Fest [Apr. 6th, 2015|10:08 pm]
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Fedora Jam is coming to Linux Fest North West in Bellingham, Washington, April 24th to 26th.  If you are a friend of Fedora, sign up on the wiki and participate in our booth.  Or if you are a musician, come by to try out Fedora Jam, we will have a guitar, keyboard and other instruments to try out.  We will have Fedora shirts at the Friday game night, show your Fedora pride during the fest.

Are you a Raspberry PI programmer?  Can you code a program (preferably in python) that will scan the QR code on the badge and accept a comment or question?  I have a Raspberry Pi 512 with a camera.  The SCaLE exhibitors mentioned that they wanted capture the names of the guests that stopped by the booth and their questions.  This would be a great way to respond to those who show an interest in Fedora.

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LinuxFest NorthWest 2015 [Jan. 24th, 2015|12:35 am]
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LinuxFest NorthWest will be at Bellingham Technical College on April 25th and 26th. The Fest has an exhibition area, lots of talk sessions, evening parties and the world famous raffle. Fedora will have an exhibit booth and if you have a Fedora or other open source presentation, submit your proposal by Friday, January 30th 7pm PST.

http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/2015/present

If you are a Fedora Ambassador or user who would like to help at the exhibit, please sign up at the event page. You will get to interact with a wide range Linux users from experienced developers to curious families and kids.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LinuxFest_Northwest_(LFNW)_2015
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