April means LinuxFest Northwest

Posted on April 4, 2015 by Rachel B


Is it April already?!
Well, that means it’s time once again for the open source community to descend on Bellingham Technical College for LinuxFest Northwest. For the twelfth time, Pogo Linux is proud to sponsor one of the nation’s largest conferences dedicated to all things Linux and open source. Every year, this event is bigger and better than the year before. Last year saw over 1,500 attendees come through the door, and even more are expected this year. Once again, admission is free. Be sure to register right away, if you haven’t already.

Though you may already be familiar with everything LinuxFest Northwest has to offer, here’s a quick run-down of what you can expect this year.

There are over seventy different sessions, presented by a who’s who of thought leaders in the technology space. Covering a wide range of topics, there’s truly something for everyone. You may have a hard time narrowing it down to the ones you can’t miss! Here are some that caught our eye:

• OpenStack — Not just for Public Clouds – Jesse Keating from Blue Box
• ACLU / EFF Panel Discussion – Seth Schoen from EFF
• 2014 was the Year of the Linux Desktop. You missed it. – Bryan Lunduke & James Mason of SUSE
• Crushing Data Silos with ownCloud – Frank Karlitschek from ownCloud
• Webscale’s dead; long live PostgreSQL! – Joshua Drake from PgUS

After taking in some of those top-notch information sessions, be sure to explore the expo hall downstairs. Stop and say hi at the Pogo Linux booth, put your name in the big wine glass to win some cool prizes, and grab some fun swag!

There will be a terrific after-party on Saturday night, but make sure you get there on time. Last year, the party was so popular, they were turning people away! (If that happens, you can always rely on April Brews Day, which is just down the street.)

Pogo Linux is proud to continue our tradition of donating a fully-loaded Linux Workstation to the LFNW raffle. Are you our next winner? There are a great many other prizes to be given away, as well. Be sure to buy plenty of raffle tickets!

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If you can get to Bellingham on the last weekend in April, you owe it to yourself to join us at LinuxFest Northwest. It’s informative, fun, free, and you can win an awesome fully decked out Pogo Linux workstation!

LinuxFest Northwest 2015
Bellingham Technical College
3000 Lindbergh Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
Sat. & Sun, April 25th & 26th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days)
Register here: linuxfestnorthwest.org

From a powerhouse desktop workstation to a multi-petabyte storage system, there’s a Pogo solution that’s perfect for your IT needs. To learn more, visit www.www.pogolinux.com or call (888) 828-POGO (7646) to speak with a knowledgeable sales advisor.