LFNW attracts a wide audience from Linux beginners to experienced experts. We accept presentations geared to any level of experience. You will be asked to specify your audience--beginner, intermediate or advanced--when you submit your proposal.
Tracks for 2013
The following are some suggested tracks for 2013:
- Developing a Community
Sessions to discuss howto include others into your open source project, community collaboration, successful development tools and software management practices
- Beginning Linux and Open Source
Sessions for people who have limited knowledge of Linux or open source applications. Examples would be "Getting started with Ubuntu" or "Libre Office Writer for MS Word users"
- Mobile and Android
Sessions for people who are interested in developing applications for smartphones and tablets—getting started, data integration, incorporating graphics.
- Open Source in Education
Sessions primarily for the education sector to help administrators and teachers understand open source technologies and successfully execute them in their organizations or classrooms.
- Security in Open Source
Sessions about security implications with open source software, or demonstrating open source tools to deal with security
- Open Source web technologies
Sessions explaining frameworks, content management systems, and programming languages related to web applications. Can be any skill level
- FOSS Legal Issues
Discuss the current political climate, patents, and how attendees can participate in maintaining freedom on the internet
If you have another topic that you think is relevant, please suggest it!
The following timeslots are available. Please specify which works best for your presentation.
- 50 Minutes
These fit within a standard hour, with a 10 minute break between sessions. You should plan a 40 minute talk with 10 minutes for questions.
- 2 Hours (1:50 minutes)
Combined two sessions with no break.
- Birds of a Feather (Variable)
Informal sessions which can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an entire day. They're also meant for groups of less than 15.
Presentation Submission Process
Here is additional information about the Presentation submission process, including communications with the Presentation Manager.
- Read this page thoroughly.
- Propose and submit your presentation by the link below. You may be directed to your profile if it is not complete. First and last names are required.
- Your presentation proposal will be reviewed by LFNW staff. You may recieve questions if your proposal isn't clear, complete, etc.
- Session proposals will be released to the site on 2/28/2013
- People will be invited to show interest for sessions they are most likely to attend. These preferences will be used to select and assign presentations.
- About one month before the fest (4/1/2013), all selected presenters will be confirmed and preliminary schedule made.
- There may be additional emails about scheduling and any questions from participants.
- During the Fest, there are presentations on Saturday and Sunday.
- Follow up with the Presentation Manager about posting presentation materials, or any other follow up.
It's important to include a summary, detail about your presentation, and a description of your background and experience that qualifies you to present on your topic. Your proposal will not be evaluated without adequate information.