It's called Atlanta Linux Fest. The event (scheduled for Sept. 19 in Atlanta, Ga.) includes speakers representing multiple Linux distributions and open source projects. Take a closer look at the agenda and you'll find UbuCon Atlanta mentioned and plenty of Ubuntu-focused experts scheduled to speak.
Nick Ali, a key member of the Georgia Ubuntu LoCo, mentioned the following confirmed speakers in an email to me:
- Pete Graner, the Ubuntu Kernel manager
- Steve Conklin, also on Kernel team
- Dan Chen, who works with audio in Ubuntu, is attending
- John Pugh, the Canonical ISV manager, is attending
- And several other key Canonical sources may also attend (stay tuned)
On the upside, the mainstream media will likely write about Ubuntu 9.10's release and market position relative to Microsoft's Windows 7 (arriving October 22). But on the downside, those same mainstream media folks may overlook Canonical's bigger-picture strategy.
Through face-to-face conferences, Canonical and Ubuntu followers can get a clearer understanding of those bigger-picture efforts. I look forward to the conversations at Atlanta Linux Fest and UbuCon Atlanta.
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