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Fedora Past Events - North America (NA) : 2009

FY10 Q1 (March 2009 - May 2009)

Date Event Location Owner Description Estimated Attendance
March 5-7, 2009 Computer Using Educators Palm Springs, CA, USA Karsten Wade We were approved for a panel discussion
March 9, 2009 Florida Linux Show Jacksonville, FL, USA David Nalley Working on getting a booth, presentation already submitted and a speaker slot acquired. ~300 last year
March 10-12, 2009 FOSE 09 Washington, DC, USA Paul W. Frields Tentative - Work with NoVaLUG/Tux.org at booth. No speaker slots available for .org projects. 10,000+
March 12-14, 2009 OSIDays 2009 Chennai Trade Center Chennai,India Balaji Gurudass Introduction to Fedora,Prominent Features of Fedora and How to contribute to Fedora >200
March 26, 2009 Infotech Niagara Beta Awards Buffalo, NY, USA Brian Powell Fedora / OLPC Booth (possible presentation on OLPC project) 500+
March 27-29, 2009 PyCon Chicago, IL, USA Tom "spot" Callaway Fedora / OLPC Booth 1000
April 4, 2009 LUG@GT: Georgia Tech Linux Users Group Atlanta, GA USA Scott McBrien Manning a table at an installfest ~30
April 15, 2009 NYLUG: New York Linux Users Group New York, NY USA Jon Stanley Giving a talk on building a Remix ~50
April 18, 2009 Bar Camp Rochester 4 Rochester, NY USA Karlie Robinson One Laptop Per Child XO Laptop History and mission. I'll also cover how to get an XO by getting involved locally and Internationally through the Fedora Project. Brian Powell also attending Link 50+
April 18, 2009 Palmetto Open Source Software Conferenece Columbia, SC, USA David Nalley Second year conference. Currently GDK has a speaking slot, and ke4qqq is slotted to participate in one of the roundtable discussions. 150
April 25, 2009 Trenton Computer Festival Ewing, NJ, USA Kam Salisbury Staffing an exhibitor booth with PLUG. 500+ last year
April 25-26, 2009 LinuxFest Northwest (LFNW) 2009 Bellingham, WA, USA Larry Cafiero Fedora Activity Day and a booth for the fest. ~500-600 in 2008

FY10 Q2 (June 2009 - August 2009)

Date Event Location Owner Description Estimated Attendance Event Box? Report Links
TBA FAD Fedora Devel 2009 Raleigh, NC User:Jkeating Engineering-heavy workshops for development cycle brainstorming 10+ No
13 June Southeast Linuxfest Clemson University, Clemson, SC David Nalley, Ben Williams (attending) New Linuxfest filling the gap left by the Atlanta Linux Showcase when it went to the west coast and became Linuxworld. 350-450 Yes http://jbwillia.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/self-2009/
14 June Docs FAD at SELF Clemson University, Clemson, SC David Nalley Docs FAD following SELF 10 or so No
17 - 19 June Open Source Bridge 2009 Oregon Convention Center, Portland OR Matt McKenzie, Larry Cafiero, John Poelstra (on conference marketing team--able to help locally as needed) New Open Source conference, filling gap left by OSCON for Portland area 500  ??? Decided not to have a Fedora presence at the conference because of cost and

last minute arrangements required

28 June - 01 July National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) (NECC_2009) Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC  ??? (Regional help needed + budget, or may not do show) Biggest edtech show, has dedicated open source pavilion with large number (100?+) K12Linux thin clients and dedicated open source track Yes  ???
13 - 17 July Montreal Linux Symposium Montreal, Quebec, Canada jfsaucier Montreal Linux Symposium 2009 ~700 Maybe To follow
20 - 25 July OSCON 2009 San Jose, CA User:Lcafiero,User:Kwade O'Reilly's open source everything convention 3,600

FY10 Q3 (September 2009 - November 2009)

Date Event Location Owner Description Estimated Attendance Event Box Vertical Banners
2009-09-01/04 Red Hat Summit Chicago, IL, USA John Rose, Paul W. Frields Fedora contributors' attendees list at Red_Hat_Summit_2009 -
September 13, 2009 College Park Fedora 11 Distribution College Park, Maryland David Ramsey see College Park  ?
September 19, 2009 Atlanta Linux Fest Atlanta, GA, USA David Nalley - 200-250
September 19, 2009 Software Freedom Day Albuquerque, NM, USA David Thomas 3rd year, This year will be at Cottonwood Mall Lots of foot traffic 1000+
September 19, 2009 Software Freedom Day Portales, NM, USA David Thomas In the Sandia Room of the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. 100+
September 19, 2009 Software Freedom Day Felton, CA, USA Larry Cafiero At the offices of Redwood Digital Research, 6116 Highway 9, Felton. 50-100
September 21-23, 2009 LinuxCon Portland, OR, USA Matt McKenzie New event run by The Linux Foundation, at Portland Marriott Waterfront Hotel, coincides with Linux Plumbers Con 500-1000(?) YES
September 25-26, 2009 Ohio LinuxFest Columbus, Ohio Brian Powell Ben Williams The seventh annual Ohio LinuxFest will be on September 25-26, 2009 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in downtown Columbus, Ohio. 2000+ YES
September 27, 2009 College Park Fedora 11 Distribution College Park, Maryland David Ramsey see College Park  ?
October 8-10 2009 Utah Open Source Conference Salt Lake City, UT, USA Clint Savage 3rd year of the Regional Conference 600+ Yes
October 11, 2009 College Park Fedora 11 Distribution College Park, Maryland David Ramsey see College Park  ?
October 17 2009 Central Pennsylvania Open Source Conference Harrisburg, PA, USA Brian Powell Central Pennsylvania Open Source Conference 100+ YES
October 20 2009 JIT 2009 Quebec, Canada Jean-Francois Saucier JIT is a conference to promote the use of free softwares and to demonstrate the capabilities of them. It focus on the technical side of using the softwares and how to integrate them into a production environment 150+ Yes
October 24 2009 Ontario Linux Fest 2009 Ontario, Canada Jean-Francois Saucier soon confirmed Ontario Linux Fest is the conference, workshop and community meeting place that is organized and run by the community for the community. This event opens Toronto Open Source Week 300+ Yes
October 24 2009 ABLEconf Phoenix, Arizona Ryan Rix ABLEconf is a FOSS conference targeting local SMB, government and education entities. 200+ No
October 25, 2009 College Park Fedora 11 Distribution College Park, Maryland David Ramsey see College Park  ?
October 29 2009 Teaching Open Source Summit (TOSS09) Toronto, Ontario, Canada owner needed The Teaching Open Source Summit is a face to face gathering of the TeachingOpenSource.org community. TOSS09 is an adjunct event to FSOSS2009 and part of Toronto Open Source Week. 50-100
October 29-30 2009 Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS) Toronto, Ontario, Canada owner needed FSOSS is a conference with workshops organized by Seneca College, now in its 8th year. This event closes Toronto Open Source Week. 300-400
November 8, 2009 College Park Fedora 11 Distribution College Park, Maryland David Ramsey see College Park  ?
November 22, 2009 College Park Fedora 12 Distribution College Park, Maryland David Ramsey see College Park  ?
November 22-24, 2009 NYSCATE Annual Conference Rochester, NY, USA owner needed 44th NYSCATE Annual Conference Rochester Riverside Convention Center  ???

FY10 Q4 (December 2009 - February 2010)

Date Event Location Owner Description Estimated Attendance Event Box? Vertical Banners Report Links
December 5-7, 2009 FUDCon:Toronto 2009 Toronto, Canada Paul W. Frields, Mel Chua North American FUDCon; Technical sessions, hackfests, Fedora 13 planning, user outreach, and general merriment 150-200
December 6, 2009 College Park Fedora 12 Distribution College Park, Maryland David Ramsey see College Park  ?
December 20, 2009 College Park Fedora 12 Distribution College Park, Maryland David Ramsey see College Park  ?
January 15-22, 2009 Camp KDE San Diego, California Ryan Rix see Camp KDE homepage. Basically it's a developers conference for KDE. NA's largest KDE event.  ?
January 17, 2010 College Park Fedora 12 Distribution College Park, Maryland David Ramsey see College Park  ?
February 5, 2010 @ 4 PM Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Center for Open Source (RCOS) General Meeting Troy, NY Máirín Duffy see talk description - I'll be giving a basic what-is-Fedora talk and also talk about how folks can get involved in Fedora. The event will be held in the Johnsson Engineering Center (JEC) room 3117 @ 4 PM 40
February 5-7, 2010 Shmoocon Washington, DC Ivan Makfinsky see Shmoocon - I will be hand shaking and handing out F12 swag. 1,200+ No event box, but swag and hand shaking.
February 8 Fedora talks @ Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA User:mjg59 Tech talk to a CS class, then a more general Fedora talk to a wider audience 50 no event box, but swag no
February 19-21, 2010 Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 8x) Los Angeles, CA, USA Scott Williams Annual first-of-the-year Linux event Fedora's SCaLE 8x wiki 1,000+ yes yes
February 28, 2010 College Park Fedora 12 Distribution College Park, Maryland David Ramsey see College Park  ?