Call For Papers

We are proud to officially open the call for papers for Texas Linux Fest 2013, scheduled for May 31-June 1 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

Texas Linux Fest 2013 is the fourth annual Linux and open source software event for Texas and the surrounding region. We are assembling a one day general session program (June 1) for the business and home Linux user, and for the experienced developer and newcomer alike. May 31 will contain vendor sessions, provided by our awesome sponsors.

Join in and submit your session:

In that spirit, we invite you to share your work with the rest of the community by submitting your session for this year's schedule.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • The Linux Kernel
  • Open Source Programming Languages
  • Databases
  • Linux Distributions: Desktop, Server, and Mobile
  • Embedded Linux and Open Source on Devices
  • Open Hardware
  • Network Services
  • Free Software Licensing
  • Community Management
  • Open Source Multimedia
  • Open Source in Government
  • Linux and Open Source For Beginners
  • Open Source For Small Businesses
  • Open Source Marketing and Evangelism
  • Open Source in Education
  • Open Source in Science and Medicine

Session slots are 30 minutes in length. However, if you have a strong case for presenting a double-length presentation or workshop, please let us know in the "special arrangements" section. We cannot guarantee availability, so be prepared to discuss your plan. Basic technical setup will include an overhead projector and a Linux laptop with PDF and LibreOffice presentation software. Special setup needs will be accommodated; simply let us know in the "special arrangements" section.

To submit your session for consideration:

  1. Create an Account

  2. Fill out the Session Form

If you have more than one session idea, please submit a separate session form for each.

For questions or help with the session submission process, please contact the team.

Important Dates:

  • January 7: Call For Papers opens
  • April 5 11:59 p.m.: Deadline for proposals
  • April 15: Notification of acceptance sent to speakers