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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “Feedback 2014” in the subject. We would really appreciate it!
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.
September 29, 2014
We have a schedule! After a lot of hard work we have posted our schedule to lanyrd. We are once again using this site to manage our schedule and session info. Head on over to our event page to have a look and mark your calendars!
Proposal Selection Update!
August 22, 2014
We know that all of the all of you who submitted presentation proposals are waiting on the edges of your seats to know if you’ve been selected. Rest assured that we have ranked all 70 submissions and we will be notifying the selected speakers in the next few days.
The reason for the delay is that we have so many great proposals that we’re trying to add extra rooms to the conference so we can have twice as many presentations. Depending on availability, this could mean over 50 presentations, plus our great keynote speaker and a block of time set aside for lightning talks.
2014 CFP extension!
July 29, 2014
Our Call for Participation has been extended to August 3rd!
If you have been on the fence about participating, or thought you had missed the early deadine, fear not, for we have decided to give everybody an extra bit of time to get their awesome submissions in!
The NEW CFP deadline is midnight on August 3rd (PDT). We look forward to seeing you this fall in Seattle!
2014 CFP is now open!
June 20, 2014
Our Call for Participation is Open!
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 involved 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!
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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