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The Southeast Linuxfest is scheduled for June 8-10 2018 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Charlotte, NC

Date and time

June 8-10, 2018.

Why Does FEDORA Attend Southeast Fest

Southeast LinuxFest draws from several surrounding states. Attending this event enables us to demonstrate the powerful and versatile Workstation, Server, and Atomic operating system software offered from Fedora.

What is the focus of the event

Our focus this year is going to be on Workstation and the various Fedora Desktop spins. Over the past several years the data gathered from the attendees has been consistent with the popularity of GNOME and two of Fedora’s spins with Mate and Cinnamon. The majority of the attendees are users or novice linux users with a few in the mix that are experts. This is a prime opportunity to showcase what Fedora offers in all of the various desktop environments available and the details that separate Fedora from the rest.

How does our attendance at this event build users of or contributors to specific Fedora solutions — and why are those particular solutions strategically important

This event has a unique way of showing the differences of new users and what they are interested in. Many of the users were not aware that Fedora had more than the default desktop environment available. With the some of the more experienced Linux users, when Fedora is mentioned the usual response is they do not care for GNOME, but are unaware that there is more than one desktop environment. These particular experienced users are a valuable platform that Fedora can build from. Each and every one of the experienced user that we can get to try or use Fedora is a new set of eyes that can provide Fedora with new insights on software, configuration, and technical issues that need improvement. Strategically, Fedora benefits from increasing the number or users which by increasing the base (or foundation) we can pull from the knowledge and technical issues discovered from the wide base and various different equipment platforms.

How does our attendance at this event build users of or contributors to the Fedora platform overall

Southeast Linux Festival is centered on the everyday user and tailored to those who are just starting out or just want to learn more about the world of Free and Open Source Software. Every year since Fedora has been attending we have showcased Fedora GNOME Desktop environment and the various Desktop Spins. Our attendance year after year has given new users a different look and environment and some various insights and technical knowledge to those who already use our products. New users greatly improve our baseline and provide critical feedback on Fedora and what we could improve on. With respect to our experienced users their technical feedback on Fedora is always welcome and greatly encouraged.

Measured Success

There are many ways that data can be collected. Each event has vastly different attendees, which can be difficult determine how to collect data from the attendees. The measured success during this event relies on the ambassadors working the booth and the ability to speak to each attendee and encourage each individual to provide feedback on Fedora and the project. Our success is measured on having our booth visitors fill out a non personal questionnaire that details their experience at the booth and about Fedora in specific. Each DVD that is distributed will be counted and identified with Spin or Lab distribution. The questionnaire will also ask the attendee on what they like or dislike about Fedora, current Operating system being used, and if the individual would like to get involved in the project. The data will be included on the final report for the event and available for ambassadors to review.

Event Specifics

Friday, June 8

  • Registration
  • Expo Hall Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Speaker Schedule TBD
  • After hours events TBD

Saturday, June 9

  • Registration
  • Expo Hall Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Speaker Schedule TBD
  • After hours events TBD

Sunday, June 10

  • Registration
  • Expo Hall Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Speaker Schedule TBD
  • Sponsor Lunch 11:30


Welcoming all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software to the Charlotte North Carolina area.

The 2017 SouthEast LinuxFest will be held at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport (3315 Scott Futrell Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208). Those booking within the SELF block will receive the following benefits:

   Free shuttle to/from Charlotte Douglas International Airport
   Free on site parking
   $102/night room rate (Only for those in SELF’s block)
   Free in room wireless internet (Only for those in SELF’s block)

The special rate and free internet offer are only valid until mid-May and subject to availability. If you get an error saying no rooms available at the link below, please contact us immediately at so we can get more rooms added if possible. If that is not possible, we can at least tell you what day(s) availability still remains.


The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required for attendees, but preferred.


The following Fedora Contributors are presenting at SELF

  • Ben Williams - Amateur Radio Testing Session, Amateur Radio -Past Present and Future, How to Create updated Fedora Lives
  • Nick Bebout - Amateur Radio Testing Session, GPG Key Signing Party, Proposed Talk: GPG


You can check out what is scheduled so far and the finalized schedule here;

Event volunteers

If you are planning on attending the Southeast LinuxFest, please contact the event owners:


Item Details Budget Actual
Sponsorship Bronze is $500, Edu/Org is $50 $50 $
Hotel Room for Williams $377 $
Hotel Room for A&J Ward $377 $
Hotel Room for Rosnel $0 $
Fuel For A&J Ward $50.00 $
Fuel for Williams $40.00 $
Shipping $0.00 $
Current Total $844.00 $
Requested Budget Total 900.00