Thursday, October 1, 2009

Personalities Behind the Fests

Over the past few months I have had a chance to participate and help in a number of Linux events. The thing I noticed is the hard work and dedication that goes into pulling one of the events off.

Attended these events:

* Community Leadership Summit
* OSCON
* Southeast Linux Fest
* Atlanta Linux Fest
* Ohio Linux Fest

Spoke to the organizers of:

* Ontario Linux Fest
* LinuxFest Northwest
* SCaLE

Absolutely amazing people. Having helped with the Atlanta Linux Fest I personally know how little sleep, how many hours of free time you give up, and the dedication to the event it takes. I wouldn't trade it as the end results far outweighs the nap I can take at a later date. I guess what I am saying is all the organizers for these events put in a lot of blood, sweat and yes at times tears to pull it all off and make an event great for the attendees.

I have decided to interview the personalities behind these events. So keep your eyes open as I kick off the Personalities behind the Linux Fests.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to let me interview you and let people glimpse into your lives. If you are working on or have worked on one of the events listed above and I haven't talked to you, found you on IRC or emailed you yet please drop me a line at akgraner [a t] ubuntu.com. Can't wait to talk to you! You all are awesome, can't wait to see what 2010 brings to the Linux circuit.