[maemo-users] [Fwd: [Novalug] SouthEast LinuxFest]

From: John B. Holmblad jholmblad at hotmail.com
Date: Fri May 8 18:13:27 EEST 2009

fyi. Info concerning upcoming LInux event in the US: Clemson, South 

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks, LLC

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[Novalug] SouthEast LinuxFest
Date: 	Tue, 05 May 2009 23:44:56 -0400
From: 	greg pryzby
To: 	NOVALUG <novalug at calypso.tux.org>

From:   Kevin Jones <community at southeastlinuxfest.org>

The SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF) is a community event that is open to
everyone who is interested in Linux and Free & Open Source Software.
SELF will be held at the Clemson University Hendrix Student Center in
Clemson, SC on June, 13th 2009.

We have an "all-star" line-up of F/LOSS speakers who have generously
offered to commit their time, and to share their knowledge and insight
to help us grow "Linux in the GNU/South."  The following speakers have
(barring any issues which may arise) confirmed their attendance:

- Chris DiBona, Google (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_DiBona)
- Brian Leonard, Sun Microsystems (http://weblogs.java.net/blog/bleonard/)
- Wendy Seltzer, EFF (http://wendy.seltzer.org/ )
- Mark Spencer, Digium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Spencer)
- Icculus a.k.a., Ryan Gordon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_C._Gordon)
- Paul Frields, Fedora (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PaulWFrields)
- Michael DeHaan, Red Hat (http://www.redhatmagazine.com/author/mdehaan/)
- Russel Bryant, Digium (http://www.russellbryant.net/blog/)
- Robbie Workman, Slackware (http://rlworkman.net/)
- Pete Granger, Canonical/Ubuntu (http://www.canonical.com)
- Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, openSUSE (http://www.opensuse.org)
- Wade Olson, KDE (http://wadejolson.wordpress.com/)

While we are making spirited progress, we cannot do this without the
support of other LUG's and LoCo's in the Southeast.  Having strong LUG
support is vital to the success of our event, both in it being a
memorable and enjoyable experience, and in our seeking additional
sponsorship.  You can begin supporting this event now by: posting the
SELF banner on your blogs, wikis, and Web sites; printing copies of the
SELF flyers
(http://southeastlinuxfest.org/sites/default/files/SELF-Flyer.pdf and
http://southeastlinuxfest.org/sites/default/files/self_flyer.png) and
distributing them at your meetings and around your community; and by
asking your members to register on the SELF Web site.  Feel free to
appoint someone from your LUG to join our mailing list, and to attend
our weekly IRC meetings (every Tuesday night at 9pm EST on
#southeastlinuxfest), so that they can keep your LUG up to date on our
plans as we move forward.

We are looking for sponsors! Businesses, non-profits, and educational
institutions interested in sponsoring SELF should direct inquiries to
info at southeastlinuxfest.org <mailto:info at southeastlinuxfest.org>. A
vendor prospectus is available on our Web site.

Please visit http://www.southeastlinuxfest.org to:
     - Get event updates.
     - Submit technical papers for peer review.
     - Register for the event (please let us know if you are interested
in presenting a breakout or BoF session on a particular topic of interest.)
     - Reserve a table space for your LUG if you'd like to showcase your
group and it's activities.
     - Get audio and visual materials to help promote the event...and
much more!

Help us to spread the word about SELF '09 to your local businesses,
non-profits, colleges and universities, and anywhere else you might find
Linux users, supporters, and newbies. We want this event to be fun and
educational for Linux users of all skill-levels. There will be a number
of breakout sessions held throughout the day where users can learn tips
and tricks, as well as pick up useful skills and information from their
peers. If members of your LUG or LoCo are interested in hosting a
breakout session or setting up a booth to showcase your efforts in the
community, please contact community at southeastlinuxfest.org
<mailto:community at southeastlinuxfest.org>.

Don't miss out on this event! Register today at

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please let us know
via our IRC channel, or by joining our mailing list at

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Kevin Jones
Community Coordinator
SouthEast LinuxFest

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