June 12-14, 2015
Sheraton Charlotte Airport
Charlotte, NC

Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

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Registration Open, Working Schedule Released, Special Events Signups, Propaganda, SELF “Front Porch Mode”

Registration Open
Registration is now open. If you are a speaker, sponsor, volunteer, or staff … you should already have or soon be receiving an email with special registration instructions.

Working Schedule Released
There have been changes in our schedule, but it has moved from Draft to Working status. This means major changes should no longer happen, and most shuffling should be time slots of talks themselves. View it here.

Special Events Signup
UbuCon is seeking speakers for their track on Friday. If you want to speak about something Ubuntu-ish at SELF, go here: http://mhall119.com/2015/05/call-for-ubucon-speakers-at-self/

Geeks With Guns is now confirmed on Friday night. For details or to sign up, go here: http://goo.gl/forms/RJKwNIZvlk

GPG Key Signing is now confirmed for Saturday night. To sign up, go here: http://goo.gl/forms/VbxaO7ccSw

The Craft Beer Bottle Share is now confirmed for Saturday night. For details or to sign up, go here: http://goo.gl/0FRCyy

Our propaganda is up so you can relentlessly bully gently nudge your friends and followers to attend SELF! Check it out.

SELF “Front Porch” Mode
So you can’t make it to SELF this year? No problem! We’ll have a “Front Porch Mode” page featuring live streaming coverage and interviews by Jupiter Broadcasting, links that update to presentations as they go live on YouTube, hash tag feed (with hilarious hash tag collision), IRC channel, and Boss Button. The link will go up in the days before the event … so stay tuned to our social media or subscribe to our low traffic announce mailing list to get the link as soon as it is ready.

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Hotel Room Limited Availability

We are OUT of hotel rooms on the 11th and 14th. We’ll try to add some more first thing Thursday morning. Stay tuned for details.

We have added more rooms to our block at the hotel. Get ’em while they last!

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SELF 2015 Draft Schedule and Special Events

We are pleased to announce a draft schedule for the 2015 SouthEast LinuxFest. Please note this schedule is subject to change, even potentially drastic change, at this time.

Click here to view the draft schedule.

Some special events to be aware of:
– BSidesCLT is again back on Saturday
– There will be an UbuCon on Friday
– There will be extended Chef Training provided by Chef on Friday
– We are again having the Zero To DBA track
– We are again having a Craft Beer Bottle Share (details in the schedule)
– We are tentatively having a Geeks With Guns Event (details in the schedule)

If you are coming to SELF, I encourage you to book your hotel room RIGHT NOW. Availability is dropping fast, and we will once again run out of rooms. We can still add rooms to our block when we run out, but our outstanding rate with free wifi expires May 10th. So if you want the the great rate and free wifi … do not delay. Click here to book your room.

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SELF 2015 RFP Extended

We’ve been quite busy at SELF, and you all have been quite busy with those lovely taxes that were due today. So we’ve decided to extend the deadline to submit your talk to SELF until Saturday 4/25 at 11:59 PM ET. We’ll choose talks quickly thereafter. Click here to submit your talk to SELF.

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SELF 2015 Dates, RFP Opening, Call For Sponsors

We are pleased to announce the 2015 SouthEast LinuxFest will be held June 12-14 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport. Stay tuned for announcements in the coming days of several major sponsors, and more details regarding affiliate events. But we are pleased to already announce BSidesCLT will be coming back again this year, now with 100% more Regin, questionable hard drive firmware, and Lenovo pre-installed “features”.

Our RFP is now open. Our sponsor prospectus is now available and we are now accepting sponsors.

We encourage you use our various methods of keeping up to date and especially encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel and low traffic (less than 10 emails a year) announcement mailing list.

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Another SouthEast LinuxFest is in the books.  We’ll be updating the site and unleashing a deluge of videos in the immediate future.  In the interim, I encourage you to join SELF-Announce.   Going forward all important announcements related to the event (Dates, Venue, RFP, Call For Sponsors, Schedule) will be pushed to that list.  It will be low traffic and should be roughly 6-7 emails a year, so don’t worry about a spam filled inbox.

Now that SELF 2014 is in the books, we’d like to take the time to thank those who went above and beyond to help make this year’s event possible:

All Speakers

All Sponsors

Graphic Design
Stan Carter

Mobile Schedule
Bill Farrow

Eugene Mah

SELF Staff
Chuck Payne
Jeremy Sands
Lee Brewer
Mike Major
Shay Walters

Special Events
Brooke Gresham (LPI Certification)
Bryan Tobey, Chris Teodorski, Damon Brinkley, Evan D, Jon Molesa, KC Yerrid, Tom Moore (BSidesCLT)
Dave Stokes (Zero To DBA)
Dru Lavigne (BSDA Certification)
Eric Christensen (GPG/CaCert Signing)
Fedora Amateur Radio SIG (ARRL VE “Ham Radio” Testing)
Garrett Honeycutt (Puppet Training)

Alan Hicks
Ben Francis
Brian McCullough
Christopher Covington
David Somero
Donald Griggs
Eugene Mah
Jerona Tate
Jimmy Dorff
Kenny Parnell
Rebecca Marshall
Rob McGee
Robby Workman
Ross Chandler
Stan Carter

Brian Farnsworth
Charlotte Kennedy
Greg Farnsworth
Ken Kennedy

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GPG / CACert Key Signing Details

If you wish to participate in the GPG / CACert Key Signing Saturday afternoon, please read and do the following to participate.  Thanks!

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Final Schedule / Final Call For Guaranteed T-Shirts / Craft Beer Bottle Share

The final schedule has been released for SELF 2014.    A link to the PDF is below.

SELF will be ordering t-shirts for the event by close of business on Wednesday June 11th.   We will pad that order a fair amount, but once that padding is gone all ordered t-shirts (add-ons, supporting attendees, etc) will be shipped to their recipients in the weeks after SELF when we make the second and final t-shirt order.

Some of SELF’s fans and volunteers have organized a Craft Beer Bottle Share as well.  The idea is to bring various microbrews from around the southeast and share them with other beer aficionados at SELF.  Obviously you must be 21 or older to participate.  Info/Participate:  http://goo.gl/GJBKJm

SELF 2014 Final Schedule


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Alternative Lodging

With the exception of the 21st, our block at the Sheraton (and indeed the entire hotel) is sold out. We were setting up people with mixed lodging at the Hampton Inn and Sheraton but now the Hampton Inn is sold out too. Here are some alternative options:

Easy walking distance:  Comfort Suites Charlotte Airport
Easy walking distance:  Spring Hill Suites Charlotte Airport
One mile away, walk directly up Scott Futrell to the Sheraton:  Courtyard Charlotte Airport
One mile away, walk directly up Scott Futrell to the Sheraton: Holiday Inn Charlotte Airport


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Update on all fronts!

Registration is now open.    Our propaganda page for this year is now up.   We have added several positions to our job board.   There are new open carpooling and room sharing requests.  We have updated the schedule and all tentative events are now confirmed with set times.   We have added rooms to our block at the hotel nearly a dozen times already … and we are bumping up against total sell out at the hotel on several dates.  Our rate also expires on the 29th of May.   So this really is your last chance at a hotel room.  So book now!

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