Hey, all --
For those of you on the American side of the Atlantic (and Pacific, I guess, too), there are two Linux expos coming up -- one is the hemisphere's biggest (OSCON, which is O'Reilly's Open Source Conference in Portland, Oregon) and the other is a growing show in Texas (Texas Linux Fest, this year in San Antonio).
As far as booth space goes, we're unfortunately shut out of OSCON -- the official response from OSCON is that they have only limited space for "dot-orgs" (limited space which has been becoming more and more, um, "limited" as they try to get more paying corporate customers, but I digress) and we are not included there. If it's any consolation, Ubuntu and Fedora didn't get their usual "dot-org" space either, so they probably won't have booths at OSCON as well.
If you're in the Pacific Northwest, you should go. It's July 16-20 and here's the link for more details: http://www.oscon.com/oscon2012 Since we aren't afforded a presence there, I decided to forgo this year's event in Portland in order to use my vacation time to go to other events.
As for Texas, there's a good chance that I'll be going and I've requested space for CrunchBang. Hopefully, the talk I gave at Linux Fest Northwest will also be accepted for TXLF and I'll give it there as well. I bring this up in case someone is in the area and wants to help staff the booth as well as attend the show, which is in its third year. The link for Texas Linux Fest is http://www.texaslinuxfest.org
So, anyone near San Antone? Cowboy hat optional
Rats, rstrcogburn -- since the time I wrote the original post, I few things came up and I can't make it to Texas Linux Fest (all work-related issues are keeping me here). Hope you enjoy the fest and let us know what you think (also, if you're still in Texas next year, I plan to go, and maybe you can help staff a CrunchBang booth? )