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

Google Summer of Code BoF

On Friday night at 8:00pm, one of our birds-of-a-feather sessions will cover Google Summer of Code (GSoC), a program which pays students a stipend during the summer to work on a free software project. Swati Lodha, a two-year GSoC participant working on digiKam with...
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Register Online Now!

The Fifteenth Annual Ohio LinuxFest will start this Friday at 9:00AM. The Midwest’s Largest Open Source and Free Software Conference and Exposition is being held September 29-30, 2017 on the second floor the Hyatt Regency hotel in Downtown Columbus Ohio.We are...
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Find your way to your favorite track

Attached is a map of the second floor to the Hyatt Regency Columbus.  You will find a brief key below to map to tracks that are interesting to you.  See link for PDF and Enjoy! ....
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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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