October 23rd and 24th, 2015

Announcing the Cascadia Community Builder Award
June 29, 2015

We are pleased to announce that we will be giving the out the first Cascadia Community Builder Award at SeaGL this year!

This is a new award for a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the free software movement in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho. This award will be given to someone for their work to build the free software community over the last one to three years. The winner of this award will be someone who has have applied deep commitment and creativity to growing and broadening the community. The award is designed to recognize work in software projects, non-profit organizations, outreach and education, hackerspace, user groups or any activity that promotes the adoption and appreciation of free software to new and larger groups of people. The awards committee is especially interested in individuals who have successfully reached out to traditionally under-represented groups, even if that is not the primary goal.

To nominate someone, please send us an email award@seagl.org with the nominee’s name in the subject line. The more information you can provide about the nominee’s work, affiliations and history with free software, the better. Thanks in advance for helping us honor a great community builder!

If you want to speak with us in realtime, come visit us on IRC on Freenode in #seagl.

2015 CFP is now open!
June 25, 2015

Our Call for Participation is Open!

Submit your presentation now.

It doesn’t matter if this is your first conference presentation or your fifteenth; If you’re excited about a topic related to GNU/Linux or free and open source software, then we want to hear about it! Below are some sample subjects that will appeal to our audience:

  • How to get involved in free and open source software
  • Dev/Ops: both beginner and advanced topics
  • Career tips and strategies
  • Web development tools
  • 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 26th (PDT). We look forward to seeing your presentations!

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.

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The 2015 Seattle GNU/Linux Conference is scheduled for October 23rd and 24th 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.

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 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.

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