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On 04/29/2011 03:39 PM, einker wrote:
> Apr, 29, 2011
> Bellingham's LinuxFest Northwest offers information about open
> source software
> *DAVE GALLAGHER / THE BELLINGHAM HERALD*
> BELLINGHAM - It'll still have the robot demonstrations and Web
> developers talking about new software applications, but LinuxFest
> Northwest is adding a business component this year.
> This is the 12th year for the tech event, which features a variety of
> demonstrations and speakers. The event is free and takes place 9:30
> a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, at Bellingham
> Technical College.
> This year several of the sessions will include topics about how to
> turn a program idea into a business. It's an opportunity to take some
> of the enthusiasm generated at LinuxFest and apply it toward possible
> business ventures, said Dennis King, a shareholder of BIG Idea Lab, a
> Bellingham incubator for high-tech firms.
> "(Linux) gives more opportunities for people to take a great idea and
> develop it into a business," said King, noting that the free tools in
> the Linux operating system allows for inexpensive startups. Today
> entrepreneurs can get things going with just a computer and an
> Internet connection, he said.
> The sessions being presented by BIG Idea Lab include starting up a
> business and customer development.
> LinuxFest Northwest is also known as an event for those unfamiliar
> with Linux who want to learn the basics. Along with several
> introductory courses, booths are staffed with people willing to talk
> about the operating system, which can be used as an alternative to
> for-profit operating systems such as Microsoft Windows and Vista.
> For more information about the event, including listings of all the
> sessions offered, visit linuxfestnorthwest.org
> Reach DAVE GALLAGHER atdave.gallagher-at-bellinghamherald.com
> or call 715-2269. Visit
> his business blog online at blogs.bellinghamherald.com/business
> or get updates on Twitter
> at twitter.com/BhamHeraldBiz .
> Evan M. Inker
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