Thursday, September 3, 2009

Linuxcon keynotes- streamed for free!

As some of you may already know, Linuxcon will be holding its first annual conference in Portland, Oregon from September 21-23, 2009. For those of you that cannot afford to travel to Portland, pay for a hotel room, and pay to attend Linuxcon, listen up: The keynote addresses at Linuxcon will be streamed over the web, free of charge. It looks like this video streaming is being offered in conjunction with Linux Pro magazine. The program for the Linuxcon stream is here. If you are looking to experience more of Linuxcon than just the keynote speakers, some of the other conference sessions will be streamed live (including live chat with other virtual participants), then archived for later perusal. The additional sessions will not be free, though. Virtual attendance of the entire event will set you back 99 dollars. That cost also includes access to the archive of all saved conference sessions in addition to the ability to see them live. If you don't need to watch the sessions live, access to the archive after Linuxcon has completed will only set you back 49 dollars. Linux Magazine and Linux Pro Magazine subscribers are apparently entitled to a 20 percent discount on this live streaming fee. No discount for Linux Journal subscribers, sadly.

Linux geeks, take advantage of these free keynotes! Listen to influential members of Linux projects, and increase your knowledge!