Kitchener Waterloo Linux Fest 2017

A Linux/Open Source Conference For The Kitchener Waterloo Area

Registration has now closed. We have reached capacity. Thank you for the continued support, we hope to see you there next year.

About Linux Fest 2017

A conference that is run to celebrate open source and all things *nix. Open source is something to be celebrated lets get together and have a party! The conference will be run on January 28th 2017 at 200 Bathurst Drive, Waterloo Ontario. Due to the success of last year we are excited for this year's activities.



Kris Braun

Practical projects with OpenWRT

CTO at KidsWifi

After a brief introduction to OpenWRT, we'll walk through four simple projects involving customizations of OpenWRT. Most projects focus on monitoring or manipulating Internet traffic flowing through the device.

Jason Eckert

A brief history of Linux and Open Source technology | Dean of Technology, triOS College / Author of 13 Linux books (including the official SUSE books)

Dean of Technology, triOS College

A fun and interesting talk about where the Linux operating system came from, why it succeeded, and how Open Source has shaped technology today and how it will continue to do so in the future.

Marc Paré

LibreOffice - Open Source Project, Community Driven Success

Part of Marketing Team

The history behind The Document Foundation's LibreOffice project and how a community based on meritocracy has driven it to its success.

Stephanie Rozek

The Future of the Internet: Why Digital Literacy & Inclusion Matter Now

Stephanie Rozek, Hive WR Executive Director

Bob Jonkman

What VoIP Can Do For You


The power and flexibility of running a VoIP server. A run-through of some VoIP features with an interactive demonstration, in which participants can use their own cell phones to dial in to the demo server and use the features themselves.

Tony Thompson

Raspberry Pi + Arduino: The Hard Way

Software Developer @ Dozr

Like chocolate and peanut butter, Raspberry Pi and Arduino taste great together. We'll take a look at the non-USB hardware available on each platform, and how to use it to make hardware and software simpler, but probably not easier.



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