[Novalug] SouthEast LinuxFest
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Wed May 6 05:41:44 EDT 2009
I would love to go to this, but I'm driving or flying north that weekend.
On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 11:44 PM, greg pryzby <greg at pryzby.org> wrote:
> 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
> greg pryzby
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