Texas Linux Fest is This Week - Win a Free Pass
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Texas Linux Fest begins this Friday, August 3rd, and there's still plenty of time to register. Or, you can enter to win one of five free passes. You have until 3pm tomorrow, July 31 to enter, so hurry! We'll post the winners tomorrow afternoon, so you'll still have time to register if you don't win.
We hope you'll join us in San Antonio, and drop by the Linux Journal table on Saturday. This is shaping up to be a fun event!
From the official schedule announcement:
With the 32 sessions now set and the exhibitors ready to go, the schedule for Texas Linux Fest 2012 has been finalized, and it highlights a wide variety of speakers and topics -- as well as a wide range of exhibitors -- for the San Antonio event Aug. 3-4 at the Norris Conference Center.
A full schedule can be found at http://2012.texaslinuxfest.org/program and registration, lodging discounts and other pertinent information can be found at the bottom of this e-mail.
Friday’s schedule includes a Chef 101 session, where Opscode instructors will present free training followed by an afternoon hackathon. Zenoss also will be holding a session on providing the who, what, where and how of the Zenoss Open Source monitoring solution. The BSD Certification Group will offer the BSDA certification exam on Friday afternoon to attendees of Texas Linux Fest.
Saturday’s schedule kicks off with the Texas Linux Fest 2012 keynote presentation, “Hackerspaces and Free Culture” given by Chris Hardee, Jeremy Zunker and Mike Perez of 10BitWorks, the San Antonio hackerspace.
After a short post-keynote break, sessions start and the expo floor opens. Saturday’s sessions include:
“How to Create Your Own Cloud,” by Joe Brockmeier
“Building software-based NAS using Gluster,” by Thomas Cameron
“Introduction to FreeNAS 8.3,” by Dru Lavigne
“Get to Know btrfs,” by Carlos Alva
“Introduction to PC-BSD 9,” by Kris Moore
“Security's Worst Practices,” by Gary Smith
“Linux Kernel Debugging Techniques,” by Vaitheeshwar Ramachandran
“Reimagining the Command Line for the Tablet Age,” by Ramalingam Saravanan
“Linux Audio: Pro-Audio Basics,” by Gabriel Beddingfield
A complete list of speakers can be found at http://2012.texaslinuxfest.org/sessions
The Texas Linux Fest Attendee Reception, sponsored by Rackspace, wraps up the show after the last sessions are finished and the expo floor is closed. Details on the post-event party will be forthcoming as they are finalized.
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