Sunday, June 13, 2010

SouthEast LinuxFest 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed the second annual SouthEast LinuxFest.  I met several of my on-line friends and gained a wealth of information from the sessions. A tip of the hat to all the hard working organizers and speakers. Great job!

This year the event was held at the Marriott at Renaissance Park hotel in Spartanburg, SC. In 2009 it was held at Clemson University.

The hotel accommodations were great. The Marriott had large meeting rooms and the staff seemed to be there when needed and invisible when they weren't needed.

There was a great crowd on hand for Saturday's events. The crowd on Sunday was slim. I think next year it should be Friday 1PM through Saturday evening. I would leave Sunday as a travel day.

The session schedule was varied and packed. There were 6 tracks on Saturday and many Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings. Below is a list of the sessions I attended:

  • Friday afternoon - UbuCon: Jono Bacon, Rick Spencer and gang demoed Quickly, the python rapid development tool
  • Saturday 9AM - Bradley Kuhn: GPLv3: Better Copyleft for Developers and Users
  • Saturday 10AM - Jon "Maddog" Hall: A Personal History of Free Software (see my video link below).
  • Saturday 11AM - Nick Owen: Securing your network with open-source technologies: Tips & Tricks
  • Saturday 1PM - Cat Allman: Getting Started in Free and Open Source
  • Saturday 2PM - Doug Vann: How Drupal is expanding the role of OpenSource in Government, Private Industry and Beyond!
  • Saturday 3PM - Michael DeHaan: Datacenter Automation Strategies With Puppet
  • Saturday 4PM - Jay Pfaffman: LTSP as a New Model of Ubiquitous Computing for Schools: Fact or Foolishness?
  • Sunday 9AM - Alan Hicks: Introduction to the 802.11 MAC
If you are interested in Linux/Free and Open Source Software I highly recommend attending SouthEast LinuxFest 2011. Stay tuned to the SouthEast LinuxFest website

Here is a video clip I put together from my favorite SouthEast LinuxFest 2010 session.

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