Monday, September 21, 2009

LinuxCon 09 Portland OR

Reporting in from LinuxCon 2009 in Portland OR.
LinuxCon is a new annual convention, run by the fine folks at Linux Foundation.
It is intended to fill the spot left by the O'Reilly OSCON for the Open Source community in the Portland area.

Fedora Wiki page.

The "tech showcase" area, which is what most conventions call the vendor booths, is somewhat smaller, but there is a pretty decent turn out of vendors and attendees here.

There is a fairly packed schedule of talks, including a roundtable with Linus Torvalds himself.

The showcase area is open Monday and Tuesday, 9/21 and 9/22, and the conference runs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (9/21 - 9/23).

LinuxCon site.

The picture was taken by John using my cellphone, since I forgot to bring a regular camera. That's me in the RedHat red hat, espousing the virtues of Fedora with a conference attendee.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fedora 11 Release Party Vancouver WA

We had a release party for Fedora Linux 11 in Vancouver Washington on Saturday July 11.

The event was run by Kevin H., aka Crossbytes, who is the Fedora Ambassador for Vancouver, his family, and I also contributed (I am Fedora Ambassador for Portland) along with my wife.

Fedora wiki entry for this event.

Crossbytes' blog entry for this event.

I will post some of my own pictures soon.

Turnout was a bit lower than we had hoped, but there was construction on the freeway at the main exit to get to the cafe where we were located.

Even so we did speak with a few kindred spirits who were interested in Linux, on such person being a member of the Portland PC Users Group. He was especially interested in the Fedora Education spin.

Fedora Ambassadors report will return soon in...
LinuxCon, September 2009!