October 24th and 25th, 2014

Thanks for a Great Year Two!
October 31, 2014

Thanks to all of you who spoke, sponsored, volunteered, ran a booth and/or attended our second year! We couldn’t have done it without you. We had more people at SeaGL this year by 11am on Friday than both days last year combined. We’d especially like to thank those of you who invited your friends and colleagues to join us this year. Word of mouth is absolutely critical to the success of a newer conference. Make sure you join our mailing list so we can keep you in the loop again for 2015.

Now before we completely move on into the sunshiney possibilities for next year, we’d like to hear from you. What went well this year and what would you like to see us change for next time? We want SeaGL to be your favorite conference and the only way for us to do that is for you to tell us how to keep improving. Please take a minute to drop us a quick email participate@seagl.org with “Feedback 2014” in the subject. We would really appreciate it!

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

This Weekend! About Our Keynote and Your Attendance
October 22, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Karen Sandler will be delivering a talk about free software and medical devices at 9:30 am on Saturday in the Broadway Performance Hall. The talk is titled, “Freedom in My Heart and Everywhere: Lessons from a Cyborg Lawyer” and we hope you’ll join us.

One more note about SeaGL, you absolutely don’t have to register in advance. The event is 100% free, so all you have to do is show-up. However, if you’d like to help us get a sense of expected attendance then we’d love it if you did choose to register through Lanyrd, thanks!

And in case you aren’t already familiar with our awesome keynote speaker, here’s a bit more about her: Karen M. Sandler is Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, the nonprofit home of dozens of free software projects. She was previously the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. Karen co-organizes the award winning Outreach Program for Women administered by the GNOME Foundation. Prior to GNOME, Karen was General Counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC). She continues to do pro bono legal work with SFLC, the GNOME Foundation and QuestionCopyright.Org. Before joining SFLC, Karen worked as an associate in the corporate departments of big law firms in New York and London. Karen received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 2000, where she was a James Kent Scholar and co-founder of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review. Karen received her bachelor¹s degree in engineering from The Cooper Union. She is a recipient of an O’Reilly Open Source Award and also co-host of the “Free as in Freedom” podcast.

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 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.

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