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

Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

Click here to book

 

SELF 2015 EOF

Another SouthEast LinuxFest is in the books.  We’ll be updating the site and remastering the YouTube videos (adding pre-roll bumpers, removing dead air, etc) in the coming days and weeks.  In the interim, I encourage you to join SELF-Announce. This mailing list will be converted to a MailChimp list soon to aid in not being flagged spam so much (running your own mail server in a popular hosting block is getting harder and harder!) 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.

We will be sending surveys to sponsors/speakers/attendees soon. They are totally anonymous and don’t even collect identifying information, but of tremendous help to us. Please fill them out when they arrive.

Now that SELF 2015 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

Lead Masochist
Jeremy Sands

SELF Ambassadors
Chuck Payne (Atlanta, GA)
Eugene Mah (Charleston, SC)
Jeff Propes (Dallas, TX)
Mike Major (Anderson, SC)
Mykel Alvis (Birmingham, AL)
Robby Workman (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Shay Walters (Columbia, SC)

Uber-Volunteers
Brian McCullough
Charles Williams
Hung Pham

Graphic Design
Stan Carter

Photography
Stan Carter

Special Events
Ben Williams, Fedora Amateur Radio SIG (Ham Radio Testing)
Chris Teodorski, Jon Molesa (BSidesCLT)
Dave Stokes, MySQL, Oracle (Zero To DBA)
Mary Thengvall, Chef (Chef Training)
Michael Hall, Canonical (UbuCon)
Nick Bebout (GPG/CaCert Signing)

ZOMG LOCAL BEER
GTswagger
MajObviousman
baronalex
kevin
NaCl
teKuru
ossfm
wonderwoman23
mpdavis73
Greybeard
q5sys

Internet Streaming Coverage
Jupiter Broadcasting

Superior Conference Network Deployment and Bandwidth Acquisition
Zach Underwood, Globalvision

 

We heartily encourage you to consider the following events to keep you tied over until SELF 2016:

Community Run
BarCampCHS (Charleston, SC)
FOSSCON (Philadelphia, PA)
FOSSETCON (Orlando, FL)
Linuxfest Northwest (Bellingham, WA)
Ohio Linuxfest (Columbus, OH)
Texas Linuxfest (San Marcos, TX)
Southern California Linux Expo (Los Angeles, CA)

Superior Training/Education
LISA 2015 (Washington, DC)

The SouthEast LinuxFest is a labor of love put on by Galt’s Gulch Industries, LLC.

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LIVE COVERAGE OF SELF 2015

Front Porch mode is under construction (our staff and volunteers have been VERY busy!!), but here’s some direct links to get your fix of SELF if you can’t make it:

YouTube live feeds … refresh to get latest talks!

Jupiter Broadcasting is awaiting equipment arrival, we’ll put up their link if they go live before we finish the proper front porch page.

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Final Schedule Published: Updated with BSidesCLT, UbuCon Content

Get it while it’s hot! Click here.

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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

Propaganda
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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SELF 2014 EOF

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

Photography
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)

Volunteers
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

ZOMG LOCAL BEER
billf
Brian Farnsworth
Charlotte Kennedy
Greg Farnsworth
GTswagger
HopsRUs
Kellin
Ken Kennedy
MajObviousman
mpdavis73
ossfm
rworkman
XGizzmo

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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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