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...

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)...

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...

CFP Deadline Extended

The 2017 Ohio LinuxFest is extending the deadline for speakers to submit presentation proposals by one week to Friday, July 21, 2017 at 5:00pm EDT (21:00 UTC). If you’ve been too busy to put together a talk, this is your extra opportunity to assemble your...

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...

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...

2017 Call for Presentations Now Open

The Call for Presentations for the Ohio LinuxFest 2017 is now open! We are seeking talks on all varieties of Free and Open Source software. This will be our 15th annual event in Columbus, and we’re aiming to have the best one yet with your help! Do you develop...

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...