#! in Seattle and Los Angeles

In a few weeks, the Seattle GNU/Linux Conference — SeaGL (which, I assume, is pronounced “seagull”) — will take place at Seattle Central Community College. I have a talk to give at SeaGL, which is the standard CrunchBang talk about “the best distro you’ve never heard of,” and while I’ve asked for table space for a booth, I haven’t heard back on that one.

But never mind — with or without a booth, CrunchBang will be in the house on Oct. 11-12 at Seattle Central Community College. Perhaps other CrunchBang users and I can get together in Seattle to talk about our great distro? Let me know if you’re going and we’ll set it up.

But wait, there’s more: In February, the Southern California Linux Expo — SCALE 12X — is held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. SCALE is the largest, community-run Linux/FOSS expo in North America, with over 100 exhibitors, about 95 sessions and about 2,500 attendees, according to last year’s numbers.

CrunchBang has held a Birds of a Feather event in the last two SCALEs and we will again at the next one, but because I work for the show I can’t staff a booth (I’m the SCALE publicity chair, which means that I’m so busy before and during the show that I rarely leave the press room). CrunchBang does have a table available for it for SCALE 12X, and if the expo floor geography gods smile down on us (and I ask the right person), we could be neighbors with Debian, which I think would be appropriate.

I’ll have the DVDs burned, stickers printed, and I’ll have a #! laptop where we can make bootable USB sticks for people who have one on which to put Waldorf. What I’m hoping for is for some CrunchBang users who are attending SCALE who might want to take shifts at the booth. Does that interest anyone out there who might be attending?

Needless to say, I’ll be talking about this a lot in the days to come. Meanwhile, hope your CrunchBang experience is a good one.

Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and has just started developing software at Redwood Digital Research (RDR), a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment. RDR is based in Felton, California, USA.

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