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If you are looking for free, community supported, online video and rich-media solutions; if you are interested in giving back to the developer community by contributing code or technical support; if you are looking to meet other open source video developers and share ideas – Kaltura.org is the place for you.
If you are looking for fully hosted video solutions; if you are looking for a commercially licensed video platform, with no obligations to contribute code; if you are looking for warranty, for custom work, SLAs and enterprise level support and maintenance – Kaltura.com is the place for you.
SkySQL Ab, the company behind the SkySQL™ Enterprise subscription, is the first choice in affordable database solutions for the MySQL® database for the enterprise and cloud. Founded by former executives, personnel, and investors of MySQL AB, SkySQL Ab is an open source software company committed to furthering the future development of MySQL-based database technologies, while delivering cost-effective database solutions and exceptional customer service. SkySQL Ab’s customers include ATOS Worldline, Canal+, Deutsche Telekom, ClubMed, Lotte.com, La Poste, Constant Contact and Virgin Mobile. SkySQL’s worldwide headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland. The company has operations in Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please call +1(877) 303-5799, or visit www.skysql.com, and follow conversations at www.twitter.com/skysql.
openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. You can surf the web, manage your e-mails and photos, do office work, play videos or music and have a lot of fun!
CloudStack is open source software written in Java that is designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, scalable cloud computing platform. CloudStack current supports the most popular open source hypervisors VMware, Oracle VM, KVM, XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform.
For more information please visit www.cloudstack.org.
PARSEC Group is a US based, full-service IT consulting, training and support company for Red Hat, Red Hat-derived distributions, and Ubuntu, as well as most other major operating systems.
Since 1986, PARSEC Group has been providing world class services to hundreds of consulting clients and has trained tens of thousands of technical professionals worldwide.
By supporting multiple operating systems, we support those issues that arise when having the systems work together. PARSEC Group solves the whole issue. When PARSEC Group supports your computing infrastructure, finger pointing is eliminated.
Esri is an exciting company doing important work. Our technology enables organizations to create responsible and sustainable solutions to problems at local and global scales.
At Esri, we believe that geography is at the heart of a more resilient and sustainable future. Governments, industry leaders, academics and NGOs trust us to connect them with the analytical knowledge they need to make these critical decisions that shape the planet.
We invite you to discover ways that you can leverage our technology and expertise in your own organization.Exceptional Software
Esri develops geographic information systems (GIS) that function as an integral component in nearly every type of organization.Financially Strong
Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's highly volatile business world. Private ownership means no stockholders forcing short-term decisions at the expense of long-term objectives.
Founded in 1999, Pogo Linux, Inc. is an open-source systems integrator based out of Seattle, WA. With a multi-OS focus and in-house technical expertise, we offer a wide range of workstations, servers and network storage solutions for the technology needs of IT departments in organizations of all sizes
With many options available in the commodity hardware market, the search for a reliable technology partner can be a challenge. While most offer competitive pricing, IT professionals need a greater overall value in solution, service, and support. Over the course of our 11 years in business, IT departments in small- and mid-sized organizations – including SMBs, Fortune 1000 corporations, government agencies and higher education – have turned to Pogo Linux for all their technology infrastructure needs.
Oracle is a strong supporter of Linux and FOSS projects like MySQL.
Oracle Technology Network (OTN) , has been proud to support LinuxFest Northwest for several years,
You can find us on the web at http://otn.oracle.com/linux
You can find Oracle's Linux Engineering resources at :
http:/oss.oracle.com/ for linux and FOSS projects
http://oss.oracle.com/git to get access to our public git repository
http://public-yum.oracle.com/beta to try out our newest high perfomance linux kernel, this is the one they used in the new world record x86 TPC benchmark.
Oracle Linux and Oracle VM can be downloaded for free from
CentOS Solutions provides high-quality, customer-focused products for use with CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Our flagship product, CentOS Studio is a repository management system that makes it easy to build, test, deploy and maintain CentOS and RHEL-based systems and applications. CentOS Studio provides a flexible foundation to meet the deployment needs of solution providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), hosting providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and systems administrators.
Visit our website at http://www.centossolutions.com.
Linux Fund is a 501©3 non-profit dedicated to helping the Open Source community with funding and organizational issues. Linux Fund has been a long time supporter of LinuxFest Northwest and the concept of inexpensive community sponsored Open Source events like LinuxFest Northwest. Other Linux Fund programs include:
- BSDFund – A special fund that provides provides financial and advisory support to BSD-related projects.
- LinuxFund/FOSSFA – A partnership with an African NGO to help spread Open Source software in Africa.
- gEDA/PCB – An Open Hardware project.
- Special funds to help a number of Open Source projects including gnash, inkscape, and vector section.
- Open.org – An effort to purchase and develop this domain for the benefit of the Open Source community.
Please visit our web site at LinuxFund.org and consider making a donation or applying for the Linux Fund credit card.
Zenoss Core is an open source IT monitoring product that delivers the functionality to effectively manage the configuration, health, performance of networks, servers and applications through a single, integrated software package.
- Single Integrated Product - to monitor your entire IT infrastructure
- Open Source CMDB - a single repository for your IT assets
- Easy To Use Browser-Based GUI - everyday users do not need Linux skills, access from anywhere
- Enterprise-Ready Architecture - tiered architecture that scales to thousands of nodes
- ZenPacks Framework - packaging system for Zenoss plugins, skins, etc...
- Open Source - free and open source
At the heart of Zenoss Core is a unified model of the entire IT environment. The model is the basis for the Zenoss approach.
Brown Paper Tickets is a Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company focused on making the world better, one ticket at a time. Give more. Take less. We keep prices as low as possible while providing the very best services, support package and features. We're not looking to make the most money possible, we're looking to change the live events industry for the better. And why stop there? Play nice. Have fun. Be a good citizen and share what you have. It works.
The Fedora Project is the name of a worldwide community of people who love, use, and build free software. We want to lead in the creation and spread of free code and content by working together as a community. Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat, the world's most trusted provider of open source technology. Red Hat invests in Fedora to encourage collaboration and incubate innovative new free software technologies.
The four foundations of freedom, features, friends, and first are the core values of the Fedora community. Read more about them below.
Logos Bible Software is a growing company located in beautiful Bellingham, Washington (with a second software development office near Phoenix, Arizona). We offer a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, dental care, and 401(k). We also offer free soda pop, espresso machines, a bike shop, reduced cost gym memberships, and continuous learning programs. Please visit our blog to learn about our corporate culture.
Logos Bible Software is hiring. Check out our jobs page. Here are some of our more technical openings:
Candela Technologies offers the LANforge-FIRE traffic generation and LANforge-ICE network emulation products. LANforge-FIRE is used to stress-test networks, including Ethernet and Wireless Ethernet. LANforge-ICE is used to add network impairments in a controllable manner for development and testing of network applications and equipment.
10gen develops MongoDB, and offers production support, training, and consulting for the open source database.
MongoDB focuses on four main things: flexibility, power, speed, and ease of use.
MongoDB stores data in JSON documents (which we serialize to BSON). JSON provides us a rich data model that seamlessly maps to native programming language types, and since its schema-less, makes it much easier to evolve your data model than with a system with enforced schemas such as a RDBMS.
MongoDB provides a lot of the features of a traditional RDBMS such as secondary indexes, dynamic queries, sorting, rich updates, upserts (update if document exists, insert if it doesn't), and easy aggregation. This gives you the breadth of functionality that you are used to from an RDBMS, with the flexibility and scaling capability that the non-relational model allows.
Ravenna Solutions provides software for independent schools.
Visit us at: http://www.ravennasolutions.com/
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, it sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by providing unified resources and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed platforms.
The Linux Foundation's mission is to promote, protect and standardize the Linux platform to fuel its growth around the world. The Linux Foundation marshals the resources of the Linux ecosystem to provide much needed services that are not easily offered by a single community member, entity or company. It uses a shared resources strategy – much as open source developers do – to collaborate on platform development while enhancing the Linux market for everyone: end users, the community, developers and industry..
Linux Journal, currently celebrating its 18th year of publication, is the original magazine of the global Linux community, delivering readers the advice and inspiration they need to get the most out of their Linux systems.
In-depth information provides a full 360-degree look at featured topics relating to Linux, giving a comprehensive source of everything readers need for creating and completing their own projects -- not just tools they will use today, but relevant and encompassing information they will turn to in future months and years. In addition to how-to content, Linux Journal includes opinions, new product information, profiles of leaders making major contributions in Open Source and product reviews. It also covers business, social and technical news and developments in order to fulfill its mission as the central forum and advocate for the greater Linux community throughout the world.
Available in both print and digital editions, /Linux Pro Magazine/ (/Linux Magazine/ outside North America) brings practical, hands-on solutions for real users who depend on Linux in their daily lives. Our readers are a new generation of Linux experts who are pushing the limits of Linux as a server, desktop, and development platform. They read /Linux Pro Magazine/ to learn more about technologies and products for Linux. Our unique combination of advanced coverage with a practical emphasis makes Linux Pro Magazine a great fit for the kinds of reader who tend to make decisions and pass on recommendations.
Libre Graphics magazine is a print publication devoted to showcasing and
promoting the intersection of art and design with Free/Libre Open Source
Software, standards and methods.
The League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) is a nonprofit corporation with members throughout the world. Our mission is to advance the practice of system administration; to support, recognize, educate, and encourage its practitioners; and to serve the public through education and outreach on system administration issues.
LOPSA membership benefits fall into two classes. The first involves support of you as a member and a sysadmin. LOPSA is working to provide educational and networking opportunities, a forum for support and ideas, and an active community engaged in discussion of sysadmin issues.
The Ubuntu community is made up of thousands of individuals and teams who advocate for Ubuntu and the use of Free Open Source Software.
Check us out at LinuxFest Northwest 2012
Almost 1000 shows contributed by the community - HPR is you!
Promote your Project, share your Passion, learn about Linux!
Hacker Public Radio (HPR) is an Internet Radio show (podcast) that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. HPR has a long lineage going back to Radio FreeK America, Binary Revolution Radio & Infonomicon, and it is a direct continuation of Twatech radio.
The Qt Seattle Users Group (qtsea.org) is the official, Nokia sponsored, user group for the Greater Seattle Area. Qt is a cross-platform (Linux, MacOS, Windows, Windows CE, Symbian, Maemo, MeeGo, and more) C++ development toolkit that also has bindings for Python. We have guest speakers/teachers, share projects with each other, geek out on the latest Qt related technology, eat pizza, work on projects together, and spread the word about how great Qt is. Come by our booth and see what Qt is all about!
The Next Generation I.T. Club is the official student run I.T. Club of Cascadia Community College in Bothell, Wa.
We give student hands on training in using infomation technology to build web servers,web applications, mobile applications, robots, and games.
We are the first official beta chapter node of WapTug.Org. (Web Application Programming Technology User Groups)
CrunchBang Linux is Debian-based distribution featuring the lightweight Openbox window manager. The distribution is built using the Debian Live Project and is designed to offer a modern, full-featured GNU/Linux system without sacrificing performance.
The Greater Seattle Linux User Group (GSLUG) is the main Seattle area LUG. We promote Linux use among all levels and hold monthly talks in the Seattle area.
FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for modern server, desktop, and embedded computer platforms. FreeBSD's code base has undergone over thirty years of continuous development, improvement, and optimization. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. FreeBSD provides advanced networking, impressive security features, and world class performance and is used by some of the world's busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.
Please note that at our table we will hand out DVDs and schwag for FreeBSD and PC-BSD (the desktop version of FreeBSD).
McKenna Interpreting Services schedules and coordinates volunteer sign language interpreters.
The KDE® Community is an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant atmosphere open for experimentation.
See http://Linux-Now.us . TAPCUG Linux SIG will demonstrate and hand out free CD's for the best Linux distributions including Bodhi Linux 1.4.0 and Kubuntu Linux 12.04. We plan to demonstrate Bodhi Linux on a Genesi i.MX51 ARM processor netbook and Bodhi/Kubuntu on an Asus eee 1000HA Intel processor netbook.
Since 1975, the USENIX Association has brought together the community of engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. The USENIX conferences have become the essential meeting grounds for the presentation and discussion of the most advanced information on the developments of all aspects of computing systems. Become a member today and take advantage of exclusive member benefits.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
CodeWeavers’ mission is to transform Mac OS X and Linux into Windows®-compatible operating systems. By doing so, we provide a bridge to help users migrate from the Windows software world to these other environments. We do this primarily by making it possible to use Windows software on Mac OS X and Linux.
CodeWeavers is the leading corporate backer of the Wine Project. Wine is an open source software initiative that is systematically re-implementing the Win32 API under Unix. Wine makes it possible for PCs running Unix-based operating systems (like OS X and Linux) to run Windows application as if natively. We offer a range of Wine-based products offering cross-platform capabilities for both corporate environments as well as individual users.
We also use our expertise in Wine to provide professional services to our customers, porting their applications directly to Linux or Mac OS X.
Lullabot is the world's top Drupal consulting and education company. Most people know Lullabot for the company's well-regarded Drupal Podcasts, comprehensive Drupal training videos and DVDs, award-winning community leadership, and the company's public and private Drupal training events. Lullabot has also provided technical architecture, guided development, and helped launch several of Drupal's top sites including those by The Grammys, Sony Music, IBM, O'Reilly Media, Lifetime Television, Fast Company, MTV UK, Harvard University, Walmart, the BBC, Verizon, and the Washington Post.
InformIT is the online presence of the family of information technology publishers and brands of Pearson, the world's largest learning company. InformIT is home to the leading technology publishing imprints Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall Professional, QUE, and Sams. We also offer
products geared toward the professional business audience from our publishing partner FT Press. Here you will gain access to trusted and quality content and resources from the authors, creators, innovators, and leaders of technology and business. Whether you're looking for a book on a new technology, a helpful article, timely newsletters or access to the Safari Books Online digital library, InformIT has a solution for you.
TAG informs, represents, and connects Whatcom area technology businesses and professionals.
We do this through work that focuses on the following areas:
- Connected Community – Building communities of best practices, events, networking opportunities & professional development activities
- Friendly Policy – Advocating for policies and laws locally that strengthen and support high tech companies & their ability to do business (taxes, facilities, parking, traffic)
- Workforce and Educational Development – Ensuring we have a well-trained and skilled talent base for companies to draw on for employees
- Technology Infrastructure – Supporting improved broadband infrastructure, facilitate access to business support services, and promote University R&D and industry partnerships
Western Washington and the Pacific Northwest
CSS Connects directly to the Qwest, Verizon, and AT&T ATM clouds and Central Offices. CSS has direct fiber access to Seattle, Everett, Bellingham, Vancouver, and Victoria. This allows us to service customers around the Pacific Northwest. CSS offers hybrid services across the area. These services include Fiber, Traditional Telco, and Wireless services. Our engineers will consult, design, and DELIVER your connectivity from T1 to OC-3 TODAY!
No Starch Press publishes the finest in geek entertainment — distinctive books on computing, such as bestsellers Steal This Computer Book, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, Practical Packet Analysis, and The Manga Guides. We focus on open source/Linux, security, hacking, programming, alternative operating systems, and science and math. Our titles have personality and attitude, our authors are passionate about their subjects, and we read and edit every book that bears our name. Our goal is to make computing accessible to technophile and novice alike, and our readers appreciate our straightforward presentation and fearless approach to the complex world of technology.
Open source software is just a step in the evolution of technology. It has now reached maturity. The next logical step is opening the designs of hardware OSS. Open Design Hardware can extend the capabilities of open source software, and vice versa. Furthermore, the two together puts powerful technology in the hands of people for whom it would be otherwise inaccessible.
30 YEARS of Craftsmanship
When Brenthaven began making wilderness packs over 30 years ago, our products were aimed at explorers and adventurers – people who needed to survive extreme conditions in the outdoors.
Today, Brenthaven designs the most protective cases for your mobile technology, and then crafts the product so it will survive the rigors of your active digital lifestyle. Our range of award-winning laptop bags and other mobile technology cases are designed with the same exquisite craftsmanship and integrity that has made Brenthaven a trusted name since 1980.
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PaulPaulito.com, a Linux Professional Institute Approved Training Partner (LPI-ATP), is a revolutionary online learning video platform that offers IT training courses for professionals in Open Source software technologies like Linux based operating systems.
PaulPaulito.com training courses are unique high-quality Linux training videos and Linux Practice Exams produced in the English, German and Spanish languages.
This Linux courseware can be used for just learning all kinds of Linux topics (Linux Fundamentals) or to prepare yourself for a vendor neutral certification like CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1.
PaulPaulito.com especially developed their Linux training videos to fit to mobile devices (m-Learning). For more information please visit www.paulpaulito.com
- The simplicity of a USB picture frame that can do more
- The magic of turning one computer into many
- The flexibility of devices that work with each other directly
The march of Moore’s law and simplicity of plug and play connectivity is turning the PC inside out. The most important things about your computer may not be what’s inside, but rather the growing collection of devices connected outside.