Register for SeaGL 2015
November 11th and 12th, 2016

Announcing SeaGL 2016 Dates!
April 20, 2016

We’re excited to announce the dates for this year’s Seattle GNU/Linux Conference: Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2016.

We’re also happy that Seattle Central College will once again host us this year.

Michael Dexter Wins The First Annual Cascadia Community Builder Award
October 26, 2015

The Cascadia Community Builder Award recognizes a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the free software movement in the Cascadia region. The 2015 inaugural winner is Michael Dexter.

The award was given for the first time on Saturday, October 24th at the Seattle GNU/Linux conference and is expected to remain a feature of the local event. Michael was chosen because his work with the Portland Linux/Unix Group and the BSD community exemplified the type of unsung community-building work that is so critical to the growth of the free software movement.

Michael has used BSD Unix systems since January of 1991 and provides BSD and ZFS support at Gainframe. He has supported BSD Unix with download mirrors, events, and projects for over a decade and is best known for his virtualization work. His advice for free software community activists is, “Trust your instincts, ask lots of questions, and ignore the discouragement that will come from every side.”

Michael was nominated by someone who got to know him through his tireless work with the Portland Linux User Group. The nomination reads, “Michael has organized over one hundred speakers for our two monthly meetings, including Linus Torvalds, Bradley Kuhn, and Ward Cunningham.”

Michael received an engraved multi-tool, made by the Oregon-based Leatherman company, that includes both a bottle opener and a wire stripper – critical tools for every free software community organizer. He will also be invited to participate in choosing the recipient of future Cascadia Community Builder awards.

Nominations for the 2016 honoree will open next summer.

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The 2016 Seattle GNU/Linux Conference is scheduled for November 11th and 12th at Seattle Central College (Maps).

SeaGL is a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source software/hardware. Our goal for SeaGL is to produce an event which is as enjoyable and informative for those who spend their days maintaining hundreds of servers as it is for a student who has only just started exploring technology options. SeaGL's first year was 2013. The SeaGL web site is built with Jekyll and we use OSEM for event management.

The cost of attendance is free.

Attendee Registration will not require the use of non-free software.

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We will have a small hall available for exhibitors. Free tables will be available for free/libre/open-source software/hardware and non-profit organizations, and there are several sponsorship levels for everyone else. If your organization would like an exhibit table at SeaGL, please send an email to for our vendor prospectus.

Exhibitor space is limited, please contact us right away if you are interested in a table.


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