LFNW and Coronavirus

The LFNW organizing committee will be meeting this Thursday, Mar 11 12, at 7PM PDST. Our #1 topic of business is to plan how LFNW2020 will be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. As soon as we have a concrete plan of action, we’ll post it here, on social media, and inform sponsors, presenters, and registered attendees via email.

Thanks for you patience while we sort things out.


LFNW2020: Be Excellent To Each Other!

It’s time to kick off LinuxFest Northwest 2020! Our theme this year is Be Excellent To Each Other! We want to share with you, and you with us, a conference that encourages collaboration, teaching, and lifting each other up.

Our call for proposals is open now through January 15, 2020, and we’ve shaken things up a bit. We’ve changed the session types and added a few new ones, we’re not suggesting specific tracks, and we’ve tried to clarify the difficulty levels. Read on for more details.

Our call for sponsors is open as well. If your organization supports our mission, we would appreciate your financial assistance - LFNW is the largest free open source conference in North America, and our sponsors keep it that way. If you would like to come and meet our awesome attendees through a booth in our Expo Hall, we would love you have you. Please check out our sponsorship prospectus for details, and reach out to sponsor@linuxfestnorthwest.org.


Eating at LFNW2019

In addition to Bellingham’s delightful culinary scene, Bellingham Technical College offers options on site to help you through your day.


Live streaming at LFNW2019!

Our video team has gone above and beyond this year: in addition to switching to a fully open-source video processing software stack, we’re going live streaming some sessions this year!

Saturday, April 26

Live stream: https://live.lfnw.org/saturday

Sunday, April 27

Live stream: https://live.lfnw.org/sunday


Magic Badges!

Did you register for LinuxFest Northwest before April 15th? If so, you’re in for a treat! Your badge will be pre-printed and ready to go at the registration desk. Just bring your ID so we can find it easily!

Why pre-print the badges? Well, we wanted to do some things special this year, in honor of our 20th anniversary, and that seeped all the way down to your badge. Coincidentally, when you’re finished with it, your badge itself should be placed somewhere where it can be seeped… so the flowers can grow! Instead of a dust collector, or a piece of trash, your badge is made of plantable seed paper, and can sprout hundreds of Five Spot, Candytuft, Baby Blue Eyes, Siberian Wallflower, Scarlet Flax, Zinnia, Sweet William Pinks, Corn Poppy, Spurred Snapdragon, Catchfly, English Daisy, and Black-Eyed Susan.