LinuxFest Northwest 2013

Bellingham, WA April 27th & 28th

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Sponsors provide LinuxFest Northwest with the support needed to put on such an event, while keeping free admission to our attendees.
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Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks for virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform. CloudStack is used to offer public cloud services, and private cloud infrastructure. Apache CloudStack is a project undergoing incubation at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Get the... Read More

Brown Paper Tickets is a Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company focused on making the world better, one ticket at a time. Give more. Take less. We keep prices as low as possible while providing the very best services, support package and features. We're not looking to make the most money possible, we're looking to change the live events industry for the better. And why stop there? Play... Read More


Dice, a Dice Holdings, Inc. service, is the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals. With a 21-year  track record of meeting the ever-changing needs of technology professionals, companies and recruiters, our specialty focus and exposure to highly skilled professional... Read More

Recently named by Inc. magazine as one of the top 500 fastest growing private companies in America, Linode delivers virtualized cloud services from six regions across the U.S., Europe, and Asia to some of the most innovative companies in the world, such as The Onion and Creative Commons. The company’s proven IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) offering enables customers... Read More

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The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux... Read More

OrangeFS, a next-generation, open-source, parallel file system, is the scalable software storage solution for HPC and Big Data. Featuring distributed metadata, modular design, linear scalability and simple installation, OrangeFS also maintains its high performance roots in PVFS.
Omnibond, a strong advocate of OrangeFS, provides support, maintenance and development services for high... Read More

Percona Inc. has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 1,800 consulting and support customers worldwide. Percona provides enterprise-grade MySQL Support, Consulting,... Read More

Fanatical Support® has made Rackspace the service leader in cloud computing. We deliver enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. We got started in 1998 and since have grown to serve more than 197,000 customers. Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies for each customer's specific need and delivers it as a service via the... Read More


Acquia empowers enterprises with the open-source social publishing system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupal's creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties with confidence. Acquia's products... Read More

Candela Technologies offers the LANforge-FIRE traffic generation and LANforge-ICE network emulation products.  LANforge-FIRE is used to stress-test networks, including Ethernet and Wireless Ethernet.  LANforge-ICE is used to add network impairments in a controllable manner for development and testing of network applications and equipment.

The Fedora Project is the name of a worldwide community of people who love, use, and build free software. We create and spread free code and content by working together as a community. Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat, the world's most trusted provider of open source technology. Red Hat invests in Fedora to encourage... Read More

GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.

With the collaborative features of, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, faster.

Originally founded by Tom... Read More

iSEC Partners is a high-end, boutique information security consultancy, specializing in penetration testing of software and networks, security code-review, forensic and incident response, and security training.

Our security assessments leverage our extensive knowledge of current security vulnerabilities, penetration techniques and software development best practices to enable customers... Read More

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. One somewhat unique... Read More

Founded in 1999, Pogo Linux, Inc. is an open-source systems integrator based out of Seattle, WA. With a multi-OS focus and in-house technical expertise, we offer a wide range of workstations, servers and network storage solutions for the technology needs of IT departments in organizations of all sizes With many options available in the commodity hardware market, the search for a reliable... Read More

Linux Fund is a 501©3 non-profit dedicated to helping the Open Source community with funding and organizational issues. To help us continue funding projects in the open-source community please consider applying for a Linux Fund or BSD Fund credit card today.

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The Open Bastion is the events arm of Open Source technology and education consultancy Holden Web. Founded by PyCon creator Steve Holden, The Open Bastion specializes in producing high-quality, Open Source and corporate technology events in the United States and Europe. Deeply committed to developing and supporting the Python community, Holden chaired the first three PyCon events and... Read More


Learn Drupal & jQuery
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Sign up today and get instant access to Lullabot's unrivaled Drupal training videos. Learn from top Drupal experts and get access to the entire Lullabot Learning Series & Do It With Drupal videos. New videos are added every week! And with our... Read More

Ravenna Solutions provides software for Independent Schools to manage their Admission and Report Writing processes.

The Linux Foundation is the nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading technology companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and advances Linux by marshaling the resources of its members and the... Read More


A gathering of professionals from the diverse IT (computer and network administration)
community in the U.S. Pacific Northwest / British Columbia to learn, share ideas, and
network. We go by many titles but everyone is invited: System administrators, network
administrators, network engineers, Windows, Linux, Unix, DBAs, etc. The conference
includes panels, presentations,... Read More

Jupiter Broadcasting home to many fantastic online shows for geeks, developers, SysAdmins, and Linux lovers. Home to the world's largest Linux podcast, The Linux Action Show.

Linux Journal, currently celebrating its 19th year of publication, is the original magazine of the global Linux community, delivering readers the advice and inspiration they need to get the most out of their Linux systems.

In-depth information provides a full 360-degree look at featured topics relating to Linux, giving a comprehensive source of everything readers need for... Read More

Available in both print and digital editions, /Linux Pro Magazine/ (/Linux Magazine/ outside North America) brings practical, hands-on solutions for real users who depend on Linux in their daily lives. Our readers are a new generation of Linux experts who are pushing the limits of Linux as a server, desktop, and development platform. They read /Linux Pro Magazine/ to learn more about... Read More

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... Read More

Community Supporter

30 YEARS of Craftsmanship

When Brenthaven began making wilderness packs over 30 years ago, our products were aimed at explorers and adventurers – people who needed to survive extreme conditions in the outdoors. Today, Brenthaven designs the most protective cases for your mobile technology, and then crafts the product so it will survive the rigors of your active digital lifestyle.... Read More

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.

CodeWeavers is the leading corporate backer of the Wine Project. Wine is... Read More

CrunchBang Linux is a Debian-based distribution offering a great blend of speed, style and substance. Using the nimble Openbox window manager, it is highly customizable and provides a modern, full-featured GNU/Linux system without sacrificing performance

Open Software Deployment Platform

Deploy provides a complete platform for managing system and application deployment. The current version works with CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. A community project – free to download, use and share.

From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990—well before the Internet was on most people's radar—and... Read More

Everett Linux Users Group is an informal Group that meets in support of Linux in the Everett, WA area.    We meet at least once a month to exchange ideas, experiences, and information about hardware and software related to Linux. 

FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for modern server, desktop, and embedded computer platforms.  FreeBSD's code base has undergone over thirty years of continuous development, improvement, and optimization.  It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals.  FreeBSD provides advanced networking, impressive security features, and world class performance... Read More

The Greater Seattle Linux User Group (GSLUG) is the main Seattle area LUG founded in 1994. We promote Linux use among all levels and hold a meeting the second Saturday of each month in the Seattle area.

The Communtiy Podcast, Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community and can be on any topic that "are of interest to hackers"... Read More

Join us at the Bellingham Farmers' Market!

10-3 every Saturday through December 22 (Downtown), 12-5 Every Wednesday, June through September (Fairhaven)

As the world's largest IT company, HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all its customers - from individual consumers to large enterprises. HP helps businesses focus on innovation instead of IT operations by offering robust solutions based on HP inventions, open source software, and industry-standard hardware in a converged infrastructure. In fact, as the leading provider... Read More

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 products geared toward the professional business... Read More

Mozilla is a free software community best known for producing the Firefox web browser. The Mozilla community uses, develops, spreads and supports Mozilla products and works to advance the goals of the Open Web described in the Mozilla Manifesto.

No Starch Press publishes the finest in geek entertainment — distinctive books on computing, such as bestsellers Steal This Computer Book, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, Practical Packet Analysis, and... Read More

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... Read More

The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. The project's efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography.

PandaBoard was the first dual core ARM based open source hardware platform to be fully supported by Linux based distributions.

Plugable Technologies was founded in 2009 with a goal of building a better device company.  From experience in open source projects and as a contributor to the Linux kernel, Plugable's founder Bernie Thompson saw an opportunity to deliver superior computer products with amazing customer support to back them up.  From the launch of a first USB 2.0 thin client to today's broad... Read More

The Pacific Northwest Postgres User Group is where we talk about all things postgres.

We hold our meetings the first Tuesday of the month at 7PM in the conference rooms of SCHARP (Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention) a division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research... Read More

The Sehome Seamonsters Robotics Team is a FIRST robotics team that operates out of Bellingham. FIRST represents "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology," and aims at promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to the younger generation. As a team, we compete in an international competition known as the FIRST Robotics Competition, where students have a mere... Read More

TAPCUG Linux SIG, , will demonstrate the latest Bodhi Linux, and Kubuntu, systems and pass out free DVD/CD's for both. TAPCUG Linux SIG and OMUG Linux SIG are supported by A+ Computers, http:/

WACO is a local Astronomy Club with the mission to make astronomy FUN. Our grouip has monthy meetings, plus two monthly Star Parties are scheduled each side of the new moon, weather permitting. We volunteer to do public outreach at various parks, schools and camps and the public is also invited to our meetings and Star Parties. Some members in our club have fabricated... Read More

Yard Sale Table Choice loot, all proceeds go to LinuxFest Northwest.

Contact: to donate.

Smaller items such as USB gadgets, memory, hard-drives, network cards, laptops usually sell best.

Organized by Candela Technologies

Special Fest offer! Mention LinuxFest Northwest and get a 15% discount Friday, Saturday and Sunday