October 24th and 25th, 2014

2014 CFP is now open!
June 20, 2014

Our Call for Participation is Open!

Submit your presentation now.

The Seattle GNU/Linux Conference is now seeking presenters. We want to present a diverse and welcoming conference. We’re also interested in hearing from people who don’t regularly present at conferences and people who have never presented before. If it has something to do with GNU/Linux or free and open source software and you’re excited about it – then we’re excited about it! Below are some of the things that we think our audience wants to hear about:

  • How to get invloved in free/open source software
  • Dev/Ops - both beginner and advanced topics
  • Career tips and strategies
  • Web development tools and strategies
  • Policy and licensing that affects 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!

The CFP deadline is midnight on July 27th (PDT). We look forward to seeing you this fall in Seattle!

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

Karen Sandler to Keynote SeaGL 2014!
June 15, 2014

We are super-excited to welcome Karen Sandler to Seattle this year to keynote the second Seattle GNU/Linux Conference. Ms. Sandler is a long-time free software advocate, both as a lawyer and a leader. She has worked with the Software Freedom Law Center where she helped many, many free software projects with legal concerns – from incorporation to GPL questions. Until recently, she was the executive director at the GNOME Foundation where she expanded the Outreach Program for Women which won the Free Software Foundation’s Award for Projects of Social Benefit this year . She is now leading the Software Freedom Conservancy as Executive Director as they work to expand the administrative and strategic support they provide for free software projects. She also serves an advisor to the Ada Initiative and as pro bono General Counsel to QuestionCopyright.Org.

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The 2014 Seattle GNU/Linux Conference is scheduled for October 24th and 25th 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 cost of attendance is free.

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


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 sponsor@seagl.org 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 sponsor@seagl.org.


SeaGL is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found here