LinuxFest Northwest 2012 — round-up and slides

This year’s Linux Fest Northwest was one for the record books.

Over a thousand Linux nerds all descending upon Bellingham, WA for a weekend of fun (mixed in with a little learning).  All put on, free of charge, by the Bellingham Linux Users Group.

Linux Fest NW has always been one of my favorite tech conventions.  It’s big enough to bring in some interesting people and sessions — but still retains a nice, friendly, relaxed atmosphere.  If you’ve never been, or if you missed this year, I highly recommend considering making the treck up the Pacific Northwest for 2013’s festival.

Here’s a little round-up of some of the sessions and coverage that’s been made available online, for those that missed it (or just missed one of the sessions).

“Why Linux Sucks” and “Why Linux Does Not Suck” - My sessions from this year.

Linux Action Show coverage – Includes videos and thoughts from a number of sessions (including those on the new Vivaldi KDE tablet), open source beer brewing, as well as the after-party (which includes a 10 foot tall Tesla Coil).  Linux nerds know how to throw a party.

Will Sterling (of Parsec)’s presentations – Linux Performance Analysis, LVM Advanced Topics and Automate Your Infrastructure with Chef.

Jed Reynolds’ session on Apache Rewrites.

Andy Gup’s presentation on HTML5 Geolocation.

How to Be More Elite with Benson Kalahar.

There were many more amazing sessions going on throughout the weekend.  If you know of any videos or slides that are made available online from Linux Fest NW, let me know and I’ll get them added to the above list.

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