Ohio LinuxFest 2017

Welcoming all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software.

September 29-30 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ohio.

Attend OLF

Just want to learn a bunch and hang out with smart folks? That’s cool too, no pressure! We look forward to seeing you.

Volunteer at OLF

We need your help! Giving back to the Linux and free and Open Source community has never been more fun.

Sponsor OLF

You’ll be selling to the largest audience of users of Free and Open Source Source Software in the Midwest.

Hyatt Regency

Career Track Schedule is Published!

  Available to all registration tiers, the Career Track is a day-long collection of speakers sharing their insights and experience in the technology sector as it relates to “softer” skills. In an industry where hard skills in frameworks and tech stacks are valued...
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Announcing Cyber Security Track

So many leaks and hacks in the news!  Cyber Security has turned into it’s own career.  This year, one of the tracks is devoted to this topic.  Join us in the Franklin Room, Saturday from 10:15am until 6pm for the Security Track.  (See Schedule for topics and...
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Diversity and Inclusion in Open Source

Getting involved in the world of Open Source can open career doors and completely change someone’s life for the better. Help get that opportunity into the hands of someone who could benefit from it. Share this website with anyone you know who could use guidance...
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2017 OLF T-shirts are now on sale

Help support the Midwest’s oldest and largest Free and Open Source Software conference by purchasing our 2017 limited edition T-shirt. Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes. A portion of your purchase supports The Ohio LinuxFest Corporation, a 501(c)(3)...
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Máirín Duffy to Keynote Ohio LinuxFest 2017

We are proud to welcome Máirín ‘Mo’ Duffy as a keynote speaker at Ohio LinuxFest 2017! She is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat as well as the team lead for Fedora’s community design team. A recipient of the 2016...
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Registration Opened

We’re proud to announce that registration is open for the fifteenth Ohio LinuxFest! This year, we have an exciting program for you. Here are some of the highlights: Expanding Ohio LinuxFest Institute professional training from five classes to six! We’ve...
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Karen Sandler to Keynote Ohio LinuxFest 2017

The Ohio LinuxFest is deeply honored and pleased to welcome Karen M. Sandler as a keynote speaker for this year’s event! She is the executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy and has an extensive list of accomplishments within the free software...
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Tarus Balog to Keynote Ohio LinuxFest 2017

The Ohio LinuxFest is excited to announce that Tarus Balog will be returning to our stage this year as a keynote speaker! He is the founder and CEO of The OpenNMS Group, the services company behind the popular open-source monitoring software. Tarus has been involved...
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2016 Audio Available

Audio recordings of the presentations from Ohio LinuxFest 2016 have been uploaded and are now available at the Internet Archive. If you missed a talk you wanted to see or weren’t able to attend last year, head on over and have a listen. Massive thanks to Lynda...
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Ohio LinuxFest 2017

We’re pleased to announce that the 15th Ohio LinuxFest will be September 29 and 30, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. There are sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available right now. Please reach out to for more information. The hotel block is...
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