The following is a current list of this year’s presentations. If you are interested in being a speaker, jump to the registration form.

(This is a partial list as we get ready for KLF 2017. More to come soon!)
Aaron MackeyResetting Government Data Permissions
Aaron SumnerThe Git Historian
Anindya MaitiWhy I have a Cloud Server in My Bedroom
Anthony MitchellKali Linux
Ben RooseCan an Android Device be Open Source and Functional?
Bob MurphyA brief introduction to GNU screen
James GinnsUse of Git in Non-programming Environments
Joe MaloneyTrueOS: A rolling FreeBSD with OpenRC
Jon “Maddog” HallThe 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 MooreLumina: A Fresh Approach to Desktops
Mathew RobinsonI Don’t Git It, How to Start a (Successful?) Open Source Project
Michael W LucasUntangling PAM, Sudo: You’re Doing It Wrong
Peter KarmanCivic Tech: Open Source and Government
Ryan SipesBuilding a Business Around Open Source Software
Samuel Mullen“Legacy” Isn’t a Bad Word
Spencer HunleyUsing Linux & FOSS To Empower Those With Disabilities
StackIntroduction 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 speakers@kansaslinuxfest.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”