February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport
The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system they have created is called Debian GNU/Linux, or simply Debian for short.
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide.
Droplabs is a collaborative hackerspace and Drupal coworking and event space in Downtown Los Angeles. Created in early 2011 by LA Drupal members for the LA Drupal community, we are focused on serving the greater LA Drupal community, enriching the Drupal skills and lives of its members, and bringing joy to our Drupal practice. Our founders represent several local area businesses that have deep roots in the Drupal and open source communities.
From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense.
Facebook is the world's larger social network with over 900 million active users. Founded in 2004, Facebook¹s mission is to make the world more open and connected. As an employer, Facebook strives to hire the best people who want to move fast and make an impact. The company empowers people in every way it can to allow our employees to focus on what they love to do. People around the world use Facebook everyday to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what¹s going on, and to share and express what matters to them.
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. We strongly believe in the bedrock principles that created all the components of our operating system, and because of this we guarantee that Fedora will always be free for anybody anywhere to use, modify and distribute.
FreeBSD is an advanced open source operating system for x86-compatible, AMD-compatible, UltraSPARC, IA-64, PC-98, and ARM architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley. FreeBSD is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals, with additional platforms in various stages of development.
Gentoo Linux is a special flavor of Linux that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need. Extreme configurability, performance and top-notch user and developer communities are all hallmarks of the Gentoo experience.
Thanks to a technology called Portage, Gentoo Linux can become an ideal secure server, development workstation, professional desktop, gaming system, embedded solution or something else.
The GNOME project provides two things: The GNOME desktop environment, which is an intuitive and attractive desktop for users, and the GNOME development platform, an extensive framework for building applications that integrate into the rest of the desktop. You can learn more about how GNOME can work for you in our Why Choose GNOME? page.