Free and Open Software Conference and Expo - Columbus, Ohio - October 2-3, 2015

The thirteenth annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held October 2-3, 2015, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Hosting authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software.

2015 Call for Presentations Now Open

May 22, 2015vance

The Ohio LinuxFest is pleased to announce that it is seeking presentations on all topics of interest to the Free and Open Source Software community. Our 2015 event will be held on Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Please visit the CFP page for full details and how to submit your proposal. The deadline is Friday, July 17, but the sooner you can get yours in, the better!

Our audience consists of people at all skill levels. Prior speaking experience is a plus, although we do try to provide opportunities for first-time speakers. If you have any questions, please contact us at We are looking forward to another awesome set of talks for our thirteenth year and can't wait to hear from you!

Ohio LinuxFest 2015 Dates Announced

May 16, 2015suzenrose

We now have a contract signed, and Ohio LinuxFest 2015 will be on Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3! Once again, the action will be at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Please stay tuned to for additional details. Many pages contain last year's information and will be updated. In the coming days we will be announcing discount hotel rates and opening the call for presentations. The Ohio LinuxFest Institute professional training will be returning on Friday this year.

Registration will open later, and as always advance registration is free!

We'll have an expanded expo area for 2015 - if you are interested in getting a table, please see our sponsorship page or get in touch at

Mark your calendar, and get ready to join 1,000 other Free and Open Source Software enthusiasts like you!

Reglue Needs Your Help

November 19, 2014vance

If you saw the Ohio LinuxFest 2014 closing address by Ken Starks in person, you know about the Reglue project. If you didn't, watch it here!

Program online! (2014)

October 21, 2014suzenrose

Yes, a full copy of the program as a .pdf is attached and linked below.

Print copies will also be available at the check in table, but here you go for now...


Thank you to our sponsors, supporters and Katherine Hughes Courtney  for creating the program .pdf.


We Need Volunteers!

October 19, 2014suzenrose

Please consider volunteering - for a day or half day or maybe a few hours.

We are an all volunteer organization.

Check out this link for details and to fill in your

preferences.  THANK YOU!

Lightning Talks at OLF

October 14, 2014skippy

Lightning talks are making their debut appearance at OLF this year!

Wikipedia defines lightning talks as:

Flocking Together

October 13, 2014vance

A common feature of many conferences, including Ohio LinuxFest, is "Birds of a Feather" sessions (commonly known as BoFs). These are returning this year on the evening of Friday, October 24 from 6-8pm, possibly running until 9pm if necessary. BoFs are an opportunity for people interested in a particular project, technology, or idea to get together for roundtable discussion. It can be about a software project, it can be a GPG keysigning party, a discussion about building Linux User Groups -- if you can facilitate the conversation, let us know and we'll see if we can accommodate you! If you're interested in organizing one, please fill in this Google form or contact our BoF coordinator John at

LPI and BSD Certification

October 7, 2014suzenrose

LPI and BSD Certification exam opportunities are available at Ohio Linuxfest.

The exams take 90 minutes, on Saturday at 4pm and/or Sunday at 10am.

For details on the great discount prices for the exam registrations, see 

details here:

Get your T-Shirt delivered to your home!

October 2, 2014suzenrose

Ohio LinuxFest 2014 t-shirts

T-shirts in a wide variety of sizes, Men's or Women's cut are now available to order from Storenvy.

So kewl! Surprise us with how many of you folks wear it in to the Fest.