The Bellingham Linux User Group http://www.blug.org presents the 6th annual Open Source Software Fest on Saturday, April 30, 2005, from 10 am to 5 pm. Attendance and parking are free.
Linuxfest Northwest is a collaboration of the Bellingham, Tacoma, Seattle, Kitsap Peninsula, Victoria, and Vancouver BC (Linux), and Seattle (BSD) user-groups. Bellingham Technical College http://www.btc.ctc.edu is the host, at the campus on Lindbergh Avenue, just off Marine Drive.
A sampling from our speakers illustrates the range of topics covered:
* George Dyson: von Neumann's universe - Local polymath researcher explores the comprehensive foundation the mid-century pioneer built under his vision for computing.
* DeeAnn Leblanc: Linux for Dummies - B.C. tech journalist, gaming resource and veteran software guide leads seekers to the world outside the (shrinkwrapped) box.
* Cooper Stevenson: How to build a cluster - Oregon IT consultant, and tireless penguin ally shares his recipe for combining multiple individual PCs into a single powerful unit.
Other expert presentations scheduled include digital photo editing, mastery of the terminal's command line, a new way of using PCs to view TV selectively, computer recycling, and open source in accounting, education and healthcare. There is a panel discussion on security, and more technical subjects covered include BSD, firewalls, Mono, malware, LAMP, Anjuta, virtualization (Xen and User Mode Linux) and MySQL. LPI will cover Linux Certification, and have scheduled a generously-discounted opportunity to take exams on site.
Community, training, research, and commercial (including temp-employment) exhibitors will be present.
Refreshments are by BTC's prize-winning culinary department.
Go to http://www.linuxnorthwest.org to exhibit, or for details, directions, past fests, or late entries. Or to Peakserv, Inc. at (360) 733 6010.
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