|Welcome to LFNW!|
This was the 15th anniversary of LinuxFest Northwest, and the both the organizers and attendees made it clear why this event keeps growing every year. At last count, there were 1500 attendees; and for the first time openSUSE had a wealth of enthusiasts volunteering in the booth to make sure we could help everyone get in touch with their inner Geeko.
|Hangin' with Jon 'Maddog' Hall|
|Presenting with Bryan|
|Even Ubuntu folks get hugs here.|
We're already looking forward to LFNW2015, where we're sure to have even more fun than before!
|Everybody loves openSUSE!|
We'll be recreating the openSUSE Lounge in our luxurious 100 sqft. booth space. Stop by and relax in a comfy chair, and have a sip of LimeJeOS with one of our awesome community volunteers!
openSUSE is about community, and about having fun... what better way to show it than a comfortable place to hang out in the middle of any otherwise busy conference hall?
The gang from Community Tech NW will be running the tutorium... this will be a great place to get hands-on with 13.1, as well as a variety of other distros.
The tutorium is, without a doubt, the strongest community component of LFNW - the chance to sit down in front of a variety of Linux desktops and get some advice from experienced users.
Bryan Lunduke and I will be co-presenting "10 things you would love about SUSE if you only knew..."
I'm almost as excited about publishing our out-takes as I am about doing this presentation.
In addition to openSUSE being a Gold sponsor, SUSE donated a dozen USB sticks to the World Famous Raffle.
I just need to decide which Live image to preload...
I hope you can come out and Have a Lot of Fun with us!
Looking to build a web application? You're going to want a JS framework to give your app some structure, and save yourself from building a new bowl of spaghetti code.
The problem is, we're spoiled for choice. I'll sum up what I learned trying to find 'the right solution': what options I evaluated; how I trimmed the fat and picked criteria to make a reasonable choice for a particular app; then spent some time actually building a small demo app to get in the groove.Slides: ODP PDF
LinuxFest Northwest 2013 is April 27th & 28th in *beautiful* Bellingham, WA!
LFNW is an annual event produced by the Bellingham Linux Users Group ( http://blug.org ), and volunteers from other northwest U.S. open source users groups. This is a free event and produced entirely by volunteers, and features Linux and open source experts and aficionados sharing their experience and enthusiasm. This generally means that there will be a lot of smart people who come with something to share and a desire to learn.
openSUSE is sponsoring LFNW, so its important we make the best of our community investment in this enthusiastic crowd (last year Jos got to see firsthand what it looks like when 1500 enthusiastic Linux users hit a conference hall).
I still need a few committed, knowledgeable community members who are comfortable networking in a big diverse crowd. As a benefit of our sponsorship, we will have a luxurious 100 sq.ft. space on the booth floor. Used well, we can actually bring folks in and work with them 1:1 - doing installs, teaching techniques, sharing stories: anything that helps this *awesome* Linux community understand that openSUSE is like a warm group hug. If you can help out, please get a hold of me via email, twitter, facebook, g+ or whatever, as soon as possible.
Cheers - and here's to seeing you at the end of April!