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SeaGL: A free software conference that's not just for the birds

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Jul 21, 2015 10:46 AM
This is a guest post by Ted Cox of the Seattle GNU/Linux Conference.

The Seattle GNU/Linux Conference -- we like to call it SeaGL -- is the Emerald City’s best grassroots technical conference for free and libre software. The 3rd annual conference happens Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 at Seattle Central College, and it’s already shaping up to be better than last year!

First, we’re thrilled to announce the keynote addresses will be delivered by the FSF’s own Richard M. Stallman, and Shauna Gordon-McKeon, the main organizer of OpenHatch’s campus events. This year we’re honoring the origins of free software while recognizing the importance of growing the movement through recruiting new activists, users, and enthusiasts.

We are also accepting nominations for the first annual Cascadia Community Builder award recognizing a person who has significantly contributed to the free software movement in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, or Idaho. Please take a minute to nominate someone who is doing great community work in the area!

We’re also looking for speakers. Our Call for Participation is open until July 26. SeaGL welcomes a diverse range of topics. 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 software, then we want to hear about it. We’ll be helping folks edit and flesh out their proposals in our IRC channel, #seagl, a few times over the next couple of weeks.

Finally, for groups or businesses interested in sponsoring the event, the Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus is now posted. We will have a small hall with tables available for sponsors and exhibitors, with free tables available for local nonprofit or educational organizations.

Here are the details:

Friday, October 23 to Saturday, October 24, 2015

Seattle Central College

Cost: Free (as in beer). No registration necessary.

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