I remember my first Ohio Linux Fest like it was yesterday. Well, it’s been a while, so maybe like it was last week. Anyway, it was back in 2006, and I had a really good time. The conference is free to attend, it has nationwide draw, and the content is awesome.
The only time I had more fun than that was in 2011 when I actually lived in Columbus, and I got to “work” at the LOPSA booth. I really like meeting people, and being on the show floor is the perfect way to do that. Warner Moore and I rounded up a bunch of the local LOPSA members and had a great time all day, meeting new people, saying hello to old friends, and introducing people to LOPSA who had never heard of it.
Warner and the Columbus Chapter are doing it again this year. If you’re going to be at OLF, they need your help, too. If you can spend just a couple of hours at the booth helping to meet people and talk about LOPSA, that would be a big help – and you don’t even need to be an expert. We’ve got documentation to help teach you about the organization and what’s newsworthy about it.
Warner has set up a sign-up sheet at SignUp Genius (a very cool service, if I must say so – check it out!) to make it easy to sign up for whatever time works for you.
If you’re in the area, or you’re going to be attending, I really recommend investing a little time. I had a lot of fun doing it, and I’m sure you will, too.