LinuxFest Northwest 2012

Bellingham, WA April 28th & 29th

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Linux Automation

Open source software is just a step in the evolution of technology. It has now reached maturity. The next logical step is opening the designs of hardware OSS. Open Design Hardware can extend the capabilities of open source software, and vice versa. Furthermore, the two together puts powerful technology in the hands of people for whom it would be otherwise inaccessible.


InformIT is the online presence of the family of information technology publishers and brands of Pearson, the world's largest learning company. InformIT is home to the leading technology publishing imprints Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall Professional, QUE, and Sams. We also offer


CodeWeavers’ mission is to transform Mac OS X and Linux into Windows®-compatible operating systems. By doing so, we provide a bridge to help users migrate from the Windows software world to these other environments. We do this primarily by making it possible to use Windows software on Mac OS X and Linux.

O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

KDE Cascadia

The KDE® Community is an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant atmosphere open for experimentation.


USENIX: The Advanced Computing Systems Association

Since 1975, the USENIX Association has brought together the community of engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. The USENIX conferences have become the essential meeting grounds for the presentation and discussion of the most advanced information on the developments of all aspects of computing systems. Become a member today and take advantage of exclusive member benefits.

Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers

The Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers (WACO) is a group of Amateur Astronomers whose goal is to enjoy the night sky, infect others with the interest and passion and make astronomy FUN!

Our group does community outreach providing opportunities for interested persons to enjoy informative programs and attend public star parties.

If you or someone you know has an interest in knowing more about the Universe we would welcome your association with us.

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