Ontario Linux Fest Update

Posted by rweait on Sep 20, 2007 8:49 AM EDT
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Folks, I thought that I had a lot to report last time. The week since then leads me to believe that I won't need any more sleep before the 'fest. This week has been THAT exciting. Allow me to share my excitement.

Time for another update from the Ontario Linux Fest organizing committee. Folks, I thought that I had a lot to report last time. The week since then leads me to believe that I won't need any more sleep before the 'fest. This week has been THAT exciting. Allow me to share my excitement.

Research In Motion goes Platinum at Ontario Linux Fest.

Everybody recognizes the ubiquitous BlackBerry devices on the hips of the well-connected, in offices, in movies and just about everywhere else. In Kitchener-Waterloo it is well-known that RIM is a top-notch place to work. Not everybody knows how widely GNU/Linux and other Free Software is used at Research In Motion. And here is something that we are revealing for the first time. Research In Motion will be recruiting at Ontario Linux Fest. Bring your resume, or start the process now.


Google brings the party to Ontario Linux Fest.

Have you heard of the Google program, Summer of Code? It's a wonderful project that gives Open Source programming jobs to students so they can "flip bits instead of flip burgers" for a summer job. And it is just one way that Google contributes to the Free Software community. Google is sponsoring the Ontario Linux Fest Reception. We'll have an awesome day at the 'fest, and then have a great time networking and talking it over at the reception Saturday night. Join us at the reception and meet with the speakers, sponsors, organizers and other delegates of Ontario Linux Fest.


Robots Invade Ontario Linux Fest! Run for your lives!

Lullabot provides consulting and training the the very popular open source CMS Drupal. And they really know their stuff. Countless core and contributed Drupal modules are written and maintained by The 'Bots. Lullbot is sponsoring the Ontario Linux Fest Welcome Party. And these 'bots really know how to party. We're talking bug-tracking competitions and source-code check-in races!


The welcome party will be held in a secret hideout on the Friday night before the event and will only be open to pre-registered Ontario Linux Fest delegates. Don't miss this chance to meet and mingle with the speakers, sponsors and organizers before the big event.


Solarbotics is a Canadian company that makes robots (and roboticists!) by providing robot kits and parts for the discriminating builder. They provide fantastic instructions and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Solarbotics is sponsoring a really cool piece of schwag for the delegates of Ontario Linux Fest 2007. You'll think of them every time you see this gift on your desk.


Schwag quantities are limited. You'll want to arrive early.

We've confirmed more wonderful speakers and topics for Ontario Linux Fest. Andrew Overholt from Red Hat Canada will delight and inform us about the Eclipse IDE. We'll learn about the debugging and source management features as well as some power-user tricks to improve our productivity. The Linux Chef, Marcel Gagné will bring us up to speed on the latest from KDE 4.0. Sarah Pullman will be teaching a session of Yoga For Geeks to limber us up for the rest of the conference. See the full list of confirmed speakers.


There is no reason to hold Ontario Linux Fest without you. It is the community and the personalities and the networking that will make the most lasting impressions on you at Ontario Linux Fest. It is the conjunction of the strong local community and the influx of visiting regional and international enthusiasts that will make OLF shine. We look forward to seeing you at the event. Tell your friends and colleagues to register, too! Register at


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