Ohio Linux Fest [September 25-26] Back to the Future of Linux -- Celebrating 40 Years of Unix!

Posted by PaulFerris on Sep 13, 2009 7:50 PM EDT
OhioLinux.org; By Paul (FeriCyde) Ferris
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Don't miss your last chance to register for Ohio Linux Fest! A mere two weeks away on September 25-26, it's coming faster than a Free Software freight train! Registration has been lighter than past years please forward this release to friends in the Ohio and surrounding areas. Columbus, Ohio The seventh annual Ohio LinuxFest will be on September 25-26, 2009 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Come and celebrate 40 years of Unix! Ohio Linux Fests keynote speaker this year is none other than the inventor of the pipe! Smokin'! Well, not that kind of pipe, actually the kind that shell programmers and even users of other operating systems have taken for granted for years.

Ohio Linux Fest The Gathering

OLF has more than a technological focus it's about the community it's about Free Software it's about human networking. It brings people together in a real world version of social networking this is your chance to meet with the Linux Community and discuss just about anything relevant to the changing world of Free Software.

People come to OLF to meet with others that have helped create things like the backbone of the Internet, FireFox, Linux and the Apache web server. If you come to Ohio Linux Fest you will gain a unique perspective of this community. You will see the technology and some of the faces that have made possible such a wonderful change to the digital world.

Doug McIlroy -- The Father of the Unix Pipe

The featured keynote speaker this year is Doug McIlroy a major contributor to the great grandfather of Linux and a direct contributor to code that powers many of the Unix products of today. Doug invented the concept of pipes inter-process data streams that no true Unix / Linux geek can live without. This concept made its way into less stable products as well from other proprietary vendors.

Shawn Powers -- The "Gadget Guy"

"gadget guy" Powers is know for the Linux Journal tech tip of the week where he demonstrates wonderful things that you can do with Linux today. I didn't know that you could Tweet from the command line, did you?

Even though people look to Shawn for what's up and coming, his keynote focuses upon a very real and present topic: "Saving the Economy with Linux."  In this talk he will share how he integrated free and open source solutions as the Technology Director for a school district in northern Michigan. Not only does free and open source software save the taxpayer money, it is an investment in the people and the community.

Ohio Linux Fest - OLFU!

OLFU training classes will be offered the day before the event on the 25th. This is, literally, a bargain. This years training will be guided by LOPSA Where else can you go and get a days worth of training for only $350.00?

What other crazy things will you miss out on if you miss OLF? You'll miss cool Tee Shirts, the yearly After-Party, the Free-Geek Columbus Linux Basics and more. Don't be sorry that you didn't register for the event.

Register today and come join the party!

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