Michael Dexter recently attended SeaGL, or Seattle GNU/Linux Conference to promote BSD. Read his story about the small conference packed with many users of various open source software.
The third SeaGL Seattle GNU/Linux Conference took place October 23rd and 24th at Seattle Central College in Washington State. I drove up from Portland, Oregon to host a FreeBSD table and talk to students, professors and users about BSD topics ranging from FreeBSD to FreeNAS, OpenZFS, pfSense and even OpenBSD. Adds a free-of-charge event, SeaGL attracted a broad range of attendees which made for pretty intense engagement with users of all levels of expertise.
At three years of age, SeaGL is definitely a toddler of a conference with a confident, yet innocent attitude that is refreshing among the many “all-business” events in the community. Setting up meant picking an available table. Making a badge meant grabbing a pen. Giving a lightning talk meant signing up between other lightning talks. While it “aspires to be like SCALE in Los Angeles”, I look at SeaGL the same way I look at my toddler: “Please stay small and innocent as long as you can!”
Full story: https://www.ixsystems.com/whats-new/seagl-2015/