[ubuntu-florida] Fwd: Ubuntu Florida LoCo: SouthEast LinuxFest coming in June

dan dantrevino at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 20:45:28 GMT 2009

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From: Kevin Jones <community at southeaslinuxfest.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:36 PM
Subject: Ubuntu Florida LoCo: SouthEast LinuxFest coming in June
To: webadmin at ubuntu-fl.net

This is an enquiry e-mail via http://www.ubuntu-fl.org/ from:
Kevin Jones <community at southeaslinuxfest.org>

Please help us to promote this event by posting the following letter
on your Web site, wiki, and mailing list.

Kevin Jones
Community Coordinator SELF '09


The SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF) is a community event that is open to
everyone who is interested in Linux and Free & Open Source Software.
SELF will be held at the Clemson University Hendrix Student Center in
Clemson, SC on June, 13 2009.

Don't miss out on this event! Register today at

We have an "all-star" line-up of F/LOSS speakers who have generously
offered to commit their time, and to share their knowledge and insight
to help us grow "Linux in the GNU/South."  The following speakers
have, barring issues that may arise, confirmed their attendance:

- Chris DiBona, Google (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_DiBona)
- Brian Leonard, Sun Microsystems (http://weblogs.java.net/blog/bleonard/)
- Wendy Seltzer, EFF (http://wendy.seltzer.org/ )
- Mark Spencer, Digium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Spencer)
- Icculus a.k.a., Ryan Gordon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_C._Gordon)
- Paul Frields, Fedora (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PaulWFrields)
- Michael DeHaan, Red Hat (http://www.redhatmagazine.com/author/mdehaan/)
- Russel Bryant, Digium (http://www.russellbryant.net/blog/)
- Robbie Workman, Slackware (http://rlworkman.net/)
- Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier (http://www.opensuse.org )
- Wade Olson, KDE
- Pete Granger, Canonical/Ubuntu

While we are making spirited progress, we cannot do this without the
support of other LUG's and LoCo's in the Southeast.  Having strong LUG
support is vital to the success of our event, both in it being a
memorable and enjoyable experience, and in our seeking additional
sponsorship.  You can begin supporting this event now by: posting the
SELF banner on your blogs, wikis, and Web sites; printing copies of
the SELF flyers
(http://southeastlinuxfest.org/sites/default/files/SELF-Flyer.pdf and
http://southeastlinuxfest.org/sites/default/files/self_flyer.png) and
distributing them at your meetings and around your community; and by
asking your members to register on the SELF Web site.  Feel free to
appoint someone from your LUG to join our mailing list, and to attend
our weekly IRC meetings (every Tuesday night at 9pm EST on
#southeastlinuxfest), so that they can keep your LUG up to date on our
plans as we move forward.

We are looking for sponsors! Businesses, non-profits, and educational
institutions interested in sponsoring SELF should direct inquiries to
info at southeastlinuxfest.org. A vendor prospectus is available on our
Web site.

Please visit http://www.southeastlinuxfest.org to:
   - Get event updates.
   - Submit technical papers for peer review (for a limited time only).
   - Register your LUG, and tell us if you are interested in
presenting on a particular topic of interest.
   - Reserve a table space for your LUG if you'd like to showcase your
group and it's activities.
   - Get audio and visual materials to help promote the event...and much more!

Help us to spread the word about SELF '09 to your local businesses,
non-profits, colleges and universities, and anywhere else you might
find Linux users, supporters, and newbies. We want this event to be
fun and educational for Linux users of all skill-levels. There will be
a number of breakout sessions held throughout the day where users can
learn tips and tricks, as well as pick up useful skills and
information from their peers. If members of your LUG or LoCo are
interested in hosting a breakout session or setting up a booth to
showcase your efforts in the community, please contact
community at southeastlinuxfest.org .

If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas, please let us know
via our IRC channel, or by joining our mailing list at
We look forward to hearing from you soon!


The SELF Board

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