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

Office Hours Announced
June 24, 2016

Get Help with Your SeaGL Proposal!

SeaGL is committed to promoting new voices and helping newer speakers get in front of our friendly audience. So whether you want help with your first proposal or guidnce tailoring a talk to SeaGL’s audience, we invite you to join us for Office Hours. You can either use an IRC channel to find us at #seagl on or visit via any web browser. You’ll choose a nickname, type #seagl into the channel box, confirm that you aren’t a robot and then connect.

  • Monday, June 27th, 2-4pm (PDT)

  • Thursday, July 7th, 6-8pm (PDT)

  • Friday, July 8th, 5-7pm (PDT)

  • Monday, July 11th, 4-6pm (PDT)

  • Wednesday, July 13th, 6-8pm (PDT)

We have a great roster of volunteers who will be happy to help you turn your ideas into a proposal. You can find more information about our call for presesentations here.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, either by emailing or visting us on IRC on Freenode in #seagl.

2016 CFP is now open!
May 13, 2016

Calling all speakers! Our 2016 Call for Participation is open!

SeaGL welcomes speakers of various backgrounds and levels of experience – Even if you’ve never spoken at a technical conference. If you’re excited about GNU/Linux technologies, or free and open source software, we want to hear your ideas.

Submit your presentation now.

The CFP deadline is midnight PDT, August 1, 2016.

Our talk format is generally 50 minutes of speaking followed by 10 minutes of questions. Here are some topic ideas:

  • How to get involved in free and open source software
  • Dev/Ops
  • Career tips and strategies
  • Web development tools
  • Policy and licensing affecting free and open source software development
  • Hardware, Embedded Linux, or the Internet of Things
  • Scaling and optimizing GNU/Linux
  • The “cloud” and other distributed services
  • Building free and open source communities
  • Using free software at home, work, or school
  • Security and privacy online
  • Anything else that you think would be interesting to new or seasoned GNU/Linux enthusiasts!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, either by emailing or visting us on IRC on Freenode in #seagl.

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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.

You may attend SeaGL without identifying yourself, and you are encouraged to do so to protect your privacy.


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.


We can't do what we need to do without the support of the community. If you would like to offer financial support but don't need an exhibit table, please send an email to

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Our fiscal sponsor, Linux Expo of Southern California, Inc., has partnered with Coinbase so you can donate Bitcoin to support SeaGL. Thank you for your support!

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SeaGL is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our code of conduct can be found here