One more hotel choice for your LFNW visit

There are a lot of people coming to LinuxFest Northwest this year! We’ve been working with our hotel partners to make sure we have nice, appropriate accomodations available for everyone who visits, and we now have one more discount option for LFNW2019 attendees.

Comfort Inn Bellingham is offering a 15% discount for LFNW2019 attendees. Use the code “LSN15” when making a reservation.

Welcome to the Comfort Inn Bellingham! Our hotel is located in Bellingham’s Cordata shopping district, and about 3.3 miles from Bellingham Technical College. Our hotel offers a free hot buffet breakfast including waffles, sausage and eggs, bacon, fruit, yogurt, and baked goods. Guests have access to the indoor pool, spa, sauna and exercise room. Our rooms have a mini-refrigerator, microwave, and we’re 100% non-smoking. Complimentary WIFI is available in all guest rooms and common areas. We offer complimentary parking and free airport transportation to Bellingham airport. During your stay, you can visit nearby attractions such as Mount Baker Theatre, Squalicum Harbor and Bellingham Bay. Don’t forget to ask for the LinuxFest Northwest discount code “LSN15” when making reservations by calling the hotel direct at (360) 738-1100. We look forward to hosting you for LinuxFest Northwest 2019.

This is in addition to the three options already available on the site:

  • Heliotrope Hotel
    Reserve your room by March 26, 2019 using the Code: “LFNW19” to access the discounted group rate for arrival on April 26, 2019 to departure on April 28, 2019.
  • Holiday Inn & Suites
    Come experience all that the Holiday Inn and Suites-Bellingham has to offer! Mention group code “LFN” for our discounted group rate.
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
    The Home2 Suites is Bellingham’s only Hilton Hotel offering free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Book your room online or call us at 360-734-3111 and ask for the “LF5” code.

Wherever you choose to stay, we’re looking forward to seeing you the last weekend of April!


Session scheduling plan

First off, we’d like to thank everyone who submitted a proposal to LFNW2019… we have some amazing content this year, and choosing which sessions will be presented is a hard choice. We’ve never had so many excellent proposals to choose from; whittling it down to our usual 80 sessions is a challenge!

We’ve heard from a few of you, that you’re anxious to know about your session, and we hear you. Here’s the current schedule, so you know what to expect:

  • Call for proposals closed on Jan 31.
  • We’re reviewing proposals, and will send out most acceptance and rejection notices by February 14th (+2 weeks - Happy Valentine’s day).
  • We need to hear back from you, confirming your accepted sessions, by February 28th (+2 weeks).
  • We will publish the session list on March 1st.
  • We will submit a draft schedule to presenters shortly thereafter, and expect to have a final schedule with all room assignments and times posted by March 15th.

We hope this helps you plan, and we look forward to talking to our presenters more often moving forward. Feel free to email us if you have any questions!


We've got a new logo!

This year will be the 20th LinuxFest Northwest so to celebrate, we are unveiling a fresh new logo! Twenty years is a huge milestone for any institution but LFNW is special from the rest. Entry to the fest is always free and every year it comes together just from the donations of our sponsors and the long hours put in by our staff. To say it is a labor of love is an understatement.

This logo is a representation of our beautiful Pacific Northwest from the boats in the bay up to the trees and mountains. Throw in a dash of Tux and here we are! We hope you love it as much as we do.

We’re very thankful to Fly Paper Graphics for the time and effort they put into the design, and their patience through many iterations. Expect a full update to the lfnw.org site shortly, as well as a press kit.