Ubuntu at LugRadio Live USA 2008

LugRadio Live USA 2008 is taking place on the 12th and 13th April at The Metreon in San Francisco (101, 4th St., San Francisco, 94103), and there will be a strong Ubuntu presence and an opportunity to meet lots of other Ubuntu fans and some well known Ubuntu celebrities.

LugRadio Live USA 2008 is an event that provides a very different atmosphere to most computer conferences. The organisers specifically go out of their way to produce an event that is very social, fun and loose, with an incredibly inclusive, approachable atmosphere. Organised and run by the cult-hit podcast LugRadio, LugRadio Live USA 2008 brings over 35 speakers, 30+ exhibitors and lots of fun sessions, events, prizes and other attractions. In addition to this, a live recording of LugRadio will happen in front of the audience.

Ubuntu is well represented at LugRadio Live USA 2008. Jono Bacon, our community manager, is the co-founder of LugRadio and one of the organisers of the show, so he will be there, but there will also be Ben Collins, leader of the Ubuntu kernel team, Matthew Garret, power management and kernel legend, and Belinda Lopez and Emma Jane Hogbin from Ubuntu Women. In addition to this, Nathan Haines and Neal Bussett from the Ubuntu California LoCo team will be there running a booth and showing off Ubuntu. Jorge Castro, who works for Jono at Canonical, will also be there. We are keen to invite as many Ubuntu users along for a big meet and greet. LugRadio Live USA 2008 is a great opportunity to meet other Ubuntu users and developers.

In addition to Ubuntu speakers and exhibitors the event also includes these speakers:

  • Miguel de Icaza (Mono / Novell / Co-Founder Of GNOME)
  • Ian Murdoch (OpenSolaris / Founder Of Debian)
  • Robert Love (GNOME / Google)
  • Aza Raskin (Mozilla / Humanized)
  • Benjamin Mako Hill (Ubuntu / Debian / FSF)
  • John Buckman (Magnatune)
  • Val Henson (Kernel / VAH consulting)
  • Christopher Blizzard (Mozilla / GNOME)
  • Mike Linksvayer (Creative Commons)
  • David Schleef (GStreamer)
  • Matthew Garrett (Power Management / Kernel)
  • Danese Cooper (Intel / OSI)
  • Aaron Bockover (Banshee / Novell)
  • Liana Holmberg (Second Life / Linden Lab)
  • Emma Jane Hogbin (Hick Tech)
  • Joe Zonker Brockmeier (OpenSuSE / Novell)
  • Kristen Accardi (Kernel)
  • Joe Born (Neuros)
  • Selena Deckelmann
  • Stewart Smith (MySQL)
  • Dan Kegal (Wine)
  • Ben Collins (Ubuntu / Kernel)
  • Jason Kridner (Texas Instruments)
  • Jeremy Allison (Samba / Google)
  • Christian Hammond (VMWare)
  • Ian McKeller (Songbird)
  • Alison Randall (Parrot / Perl / OSCON)
  • David Huffman (LVM)
  • Brian Will (Pigeon)
  • Belinda Lopez (Ubuntu)
  • Ilan Rabanovich (SoCal Linux Expo)
  • Eddy Mulyono (Packaging)
  • Matthew Walster (Demo Scene)

Exhibitors confirmed at present include Ubuntu, Google, Dice, GNOME, PostgreSQL, O’Reilly, OpenSuSE, Linden Labs, Magnatune, Neuros, Sun, Texas Instruments, South California Linux Expo, Komputers 4 R Kids, San Francisco LUG, BytesFree.org, Ontario Linux Fest, Frets on Fire, OpenNMS, One Course Source, Haiku, Hyperic, BitRock, OpenStreetMap, The Digital Tipping Point and FreeBSD.

Because LugRadio Live USA 2008 is organised by and run for the community, the price is incredibly low – $10 for the full weekend. That is two days worth of fun and games. It is recommended that you pre-register your ticket here, although tickets are available on the door. For more details, see the LugRadio Live USA 2008 Website.

If you are going, spread the word, and lets have a great Ubuntu presence at LugRadio Live USA 2008!

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