Texas Linux Fest

August 3-4, San Antonio

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Venue

Texas Linux Fest 2012 will be held at the Norris Conference Center in San Antonio. Directions are available from most major cities.

Hotel

We have a limited space at Springhill Suites located right next to the conference center. $99/night call 210-737-6086 and mention "Texas Linux Festival".

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Schedule

Take a look at the session schedule! We are still updating activies; but, this will help you plan!

Also want to view the schedule on your phone? Try the EventBoard conference app on your mobile device and select Texas Linux Festival! We also have a badge scanning utility application for Android devices that you can use to quickly share business cards without the hassle of carrying around all those cards!


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BSDA Certification Exams at TXLF

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 05:37 -- ilan

The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) is pleased to offer the BSDA certification exam to attendees of Texas LinuxFest.

The exam will be paper based and in English. Exam information is available from the Certification page of the BSDCG website. Exam candidates should be proficient in the BSDA Certification Requirements and the Command Reference, both of which are available for free download from this page of the website.

Participants need to register for a BSDCG ID. Once you
have an ID, you can choose an exam location and pay for the exam. The exam price is $75 USD and payable through Paypal or credit card.

Exams will be held on Friday August 3rd at the Norris Conference Center during the Texas Linux Fest.

Call For Papers extended to June 15

Wanted to submit a talk proposal to Texas Linux Fest 2012, but just ran out of time? Good news! We have decided to extend the CFP until June 15 to give more presenters time to put together their sessions. We have had great submissions so far, but we want to make sure everyone has the chance to send in their talk proposal.

Just as a reminder, topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • The Linux Kernel
  • Open Source Programming Languages
  • Databases
  • Linux Distributions: Desktop, Server, and Mobile
  • Embedded Linux and Open Source on Devices
  • Open Hardware
  • Network Services
  • Free Software Licensing
  • Community Management
  • Open Source Multimedia
  • Open Source in Government
  • Linux and Open Source For Beginners
  • Open Source For Small Businesses
  • Open Source Marketing and Evangelism
  • Open Source in Education
  • Open Source in Science and Medicine

Talk sessions are 30 minutes in length. You can find more details, including how to arrange any special needs for your session, on the original CFP announcement page. Read up, then hit the Submit Session link.

If you have already submitted your talk proposal, don't worry -- we will begin letting accepted speakers know next week so that you will have the maximum amount of time to plan your trip. For everyone else -- send in that proposal!

Call For Papers

We are proud to officially open the call for papers for Texas Linux Fest 2012, scheduled for August 4 at the Norris Convention Center in downtown San Antonio, Texas.

Texas Linux Fest 2012 is the third annual Linux and open source software event for Texas and the surrounding region. We are assembling a one day program for the business and home Linux user, and for the experienced developer and newcomer alike.

Join in: submit your session
In that spirit, we invite you to share your work with the rest of the community by submitting your session for this year's schedule.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • The Linux Kernel
  • Open Source Programming Languages
  • Databases
  • Linux Distributions: Desktop, Server, and Mobile
  • Embedded Linux and Open Source on Devices
  • Open Hardware
  • Network Services
  • Free Software Licensing
  • Community Management
  • Open Source Multimedia
  • Open Source in Government
  • Linux and Open Source For Beginners
  • Open Source For Small Businesses
  • Open Source Marketing and Evangelism
  • Open Source in Education
  • Open Source in Science and Medicine

Session slots are 30 minutes in length. However, if you have a strong case for presenting a double-length presentation or workshop, please let us know in the "special arrangements" section. We cannot guarantee availability, so be prepared to discuss your plan. Basic technical setup will include an overhead projector and a Linux laptop with PDF and LibreOffice presentation software. Special setup needs will be accommodated; simply let us know in the "special arrangements" section.

To submit your session for consideration, create an account and fill out the session form. If you have more than one session idea, please submit a separate session form for each.

For questions or help with the session submission process, please contact the team at info@texaslinuxfest.org

Important Dates

  • April 16: Call For Papers opens
  • June 1 11:59 p.m.: Deadline for proposals
  • June 15: Notification of acceptance sent to speakers

Planning for 2012 is under way!

We're currently talking to several venues in the Austin area about hosting the 2012 TXLF. Austin is a popular city these days so we have to compete with lots of local events as well as try to not conflict with other FOSS events around the world. On top of this, we're a bit too big for many of the smaller Austin venues and not quite big enough for the Austin Convention Center, which narrows down the field of venues we can use.

We're aiming for a bit later in the year this time around instead of April. I'll post an update as soon as we sign a venue.

Stay tuned!