OLF 2014

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The Ohio Linuxfest is scheduled for October 24-26 2014 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio


Date and time

October 24-26, 2014.


Friday, October 24

  • Registration
  • Booth space optionally open (setup possibly Thursday or early Friday)

Saturday, October 25

  • Registration
  • Main day of speaker talks.
  • Booth/expo floor open 9am to 5pm

Sunday, October 26

  • Exams Only no booth or expo on Sunday


The 2014 Ohio Linux Fest will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Those booking within the OLF block will receive the following benefits:

   The Drury, Hyatt and Hilton all have a connected indoor walkway to the convention center.  We were able to negotiate disounts at The Drury and the Hyatt.

The Drury has rooms for $119 and up.

Or, call 1-800-325-0720 (Drury Reservations) and ask for the Columbus Arena District location. You must mention the Ohio LinuxFest, or Group number 2197725, to get the discounted rate which includes one parking spot.

   Drury Inn and Suites Convention
   88 East Nationwide Blvd
   Columbus, Ohio 43215

Rooms include free, on-site, indoor parking on a first-come first serve basis. Do not be alarmed if the Drury website mentions the $12 parking fee. The regular charge is $12/night which is waived upon check-in.

For all guests, the Drury offers a free Hot Breakfast and the 5:30pm Kickback® with complimentary hot food and cold beveragesFree shuttle to/from Charlotte Douglas International Airport

   Free on site parking
   Free in room wireless internet 

For overflow, a group rate was also negotiated with the Hyatt. (Thursday through Sunday)

The rate is $129. We were informed this includes free internet and discounted self parking at $12 a day.

The link to use to book through our discounted rate is here:

https://resweb.passkey.com/go/OhioLinuxfest Hyatt Regency Columbus 350 North High Street Columbus, OH 43215, US


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



Not yet been approved by the OLF Staff

Event volunteers

If you are attending the Ohio LinuxFest, please add your name to the list below:


Please add yourself if you're planning to spend at least a little while at the Fedora Booth helping out.


Time Who Who Who Who
SETUP Andrew Ward Julie Ward Ricky Elrod (maybe)
8am Andrew Ward Julie Ward Ricky Elrod (maybe)
9am Andrew Ward Julie Ward
10am Andrew Ward Julie Ward
11am Andrew Ward Julie Ward
12pm Andrew Ward Julie Ward Ricky Elrod
1pm Andrew Ward Julie Ward
2pm Andrew Ward Julie Ward
3pm Andrew Ward Julie Ward Ricky Elrod
4pm Andrew Ward Julie Ward Ricky Elrod
Tear Down Andrew Ward Julie Ward Ricky Elrod


Item Details Budget Actual
Sponsorship Bronze is $750, $750.00 $750.00
Travel/Lodging for Ward Fuel/parking and room $755.00 $446.00
Air Fair|?
Current Total $2410.00 $1196.00 Waiting on Air Fare expense for final total
Approved Budget Total $3100.00

Transportation to and from the event

Arrivals and Departures

Chart for knowing when folks are arriving or departing, by plane, train, car, roller skates, or otherwise.

Who Arrive (Flight-Time) Departure (Flight-Time) Comments Ridesharing
Andrew Ward (award3535) Car Thursday evening 10/21/2014 Car Sunday 4pm 10/24/2014

Tasks to be done

  • Arrange for event box, banners, and Media available for the booth-- Done -- Ben

  • Arrange for speakers if any from Fedora
  • Room reservations --Each make own Reservation
  • Volunteers?


Blogs and reports

Andrew (award3535) and Julie's (jward78) report emailed to ambassadors list and can be found here; http://award3535.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/ohio-linux-fest-october-24-26-2014-columbus-ohio/ or http://award3535.wordpress.com/2014/10/ and of course you can go here https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/File:OLF_report.pdf to view the PDF with Pictures