The following is a current list of this year’s presentations. If you are interested in being a speaker, jump to the registration form.
Aaron Sumner – The Git Historian
Anindya Maiti – Why I have a Cloud Server in My Bedroom
Anthony Mitchell – Kali Linux
Ben Roose – Can an Android Device be Open Source and Functional?
Bob Murphy – A brief introduction to GNU screen
James Ginns – Use of Git in Non-programming Environments
Joe Maloney – TrueOS: A rolling FreeBSD with OpenRC
Jon “Maddog” Hall – The Benefits and Responsibilities of a Business to Free Software, Choosing a Single Board Computer
Joseph Post – Using Arch Linux as your primary operating system
Ken Moore – Lumina: A Fresh Approach to Desktops
Mathew Robinson – I Don’t Git It, How to Start a (Successful?) Open Source Project
Michael W Lucas – Untangling PAM, Sudo: You’re Doing It Wrong
Peter Karman – Civic Tech: Open Source and Government
Ryan Sipes – Building a Business Around Open Source Software
Samuel Mullen – “Legacy” Isn’t a Bad Word
Spencer Hunley – Using Linux & FOSS To Empower Those With Disabilities
Stack – Introduction to Python
Even if you have never presented a topic at an event like KLF, you are still welcome (and encouraged!) to consider submitting a topic. Many the past KLF speakers were first-time presenters and aided in bringing topic diversity to our humble festival. Please consider helping us to celebrate and spread knowledge of free and open source topics.
Confirmed speakers will have their own biography page containing a brief paragraph about themselves, their talk, and any other relevant links or plugs. Speakers at KLF will be required to submit their presentation material two weeks in advance of the event date. If you have questions or comments about speaking, or your bio page, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What kind of topics are relevant?
Although the name of the conference is Kansas Linux Fest we welcome a wide range of topics for talks and presentations:
- Linux distros and utilities
- Open source software and programming languages
- Linux and POSIX tutorials
- Systems administration, server deployment, and Dev-Ops tutorials
- Cyber-security of open source and POSIX systems
- Open knowledge and education
- Academic papers and new research within open source technologies
- Communities built around open source technology
- Open hardware
- Anything else considered “open”