• OLF Conference

    Hilton Columbus Downtown

    Join our 20th annual conference!
    We started at OSU as an inter-Linux Users Group gathering. OLF Conference has grown to be the largest Mid-West Conference for the Linux and Open Source Community. This year, we will be in the conference area on the 4th floor of the new Hilton Tower in Downtown Columbus.

    We are Non -Profit, All Volunteer.
    Open Libra Free Conference is operated by Ohio LInuxFest Corp. - a 501C3 registered in the state of Ohio.

    This year, the conference will be in person, with the main speaker room streamed for those who cannot attend. We'd love to see that you are coming at the meetup site, but you will need to register at our website. Registration is now open at www.olfconference.org

    There are currently 23 presentations scheduled, in addition to three professional training opportunities. You can view our schedule NOW! https://olfconference.org/2022-schedule/

  • Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Boot Camp (embedded in OLF Conference)

    Hilton Columbus Downtown

    On Dec 2-3, 2022 we are offering professional training concurrently with the annual OLF Conference. This part of the program is referred to as OLFI - Ohio LInuxFest Institute.

    One of these all-day classes is Boot Camp for LPI Certification.
    Date Friday December 2, 2022 from 8am to 5pm
    Objectives and instructor bio for Don Corbet are seen here:
    Your tuition will include lunch, tshirt and admission to the full conference experience and social networking - both days!
    The schedule for the rest of the conference experience is here: https://olfconference.org/2022-schedule/

    Bring along friends for an enjoyable time, as there will an "Early Penguin Track" while you are in the training. (In case they would prefer a variety of one hour sessions.) Enthusiast registration is only $10 for two days! See the registration levels here and make sure you select Professional Pass in order to be registered for this Boot Camp. No inflation here, the Professional Pass has remained at a low cost of $399. https://olfconference.org/2022-registration/

    PS: LPI has a nice shout out about the Boot Camp on their web site at https://www.lpi.org/articles/linux-professional-institute-lpi-ohio-linuxfest-2022 They also offer a 50% discount for the exam fee for OLF/OLFI registered attendees.

  • Code Jam Columbus

    Online event

    I'm need to move Code Jam to another night, as my other vocation - Ohio Roller Derby - is starting back up soon, and will be carving out Thursday evenings for itself.

    I'm thinking about Second Wednesday. Does anybody have any opinions?


    An Evening of Kibitzing and Coding.

    Columbus Code Jam is a casual meetup to pair on cool projects, to get one-on-one guidance from experienced developers & sys admins, to network, learn, and eat pizza.

    Twitter: @CodeJamCMH

    Some topics we've discussed while hacking:

    Git Workflows for moving from single-developers to small teams.

    Modelling tree structures in RDBMS tables and the SQL to query them.

    Computing in the bad-old-days of dial-up.

    What are the IT needs of a small not-for-profit foundation looking to create an informational web site for foundation members/subscribers?

    How often does one need to collect data samples to monitor the performance of an application.

    Demonstrating the difference between 'programming' and 'coding' by deriving an algorithm to sort a list of numbers.

    Where can an entrepreneur go in Columbus to find technical resources and/or investors.

    What additional tools and skills are needed to go from an HTML/CSS/JS prototype to a full-featured application.

    How to refactor large methods into several smaller methods in a Rails Model.

    What kinds of web site analytics are available for word press sites?

    What are some good online resources for a single-founder software startup dealing with marketing and launching software products?

    Come and add your voice and language to the conversation.

    Please RSVP so that we can ensure that there are enough refreshments for everybody.

    Refreshments for Columbus Code Jam are provided by Len Jaffe. Are you interested in sponsoring Code Jam? Contact Len Jaffe for details.

    Columbus Code Jam is brought to you by: Ohio Roller Derby (http://www.ohiorollerderby.com/), Columbus Perl Underground (http://columbus.pm.org/), and a nice hot cup of coffee.

  • Pair Programming & Mentoring

    Online event

    To avoid the spread of COVID-19, we will not be offering face-to-face meetups until the pandemic resolves. Our code challenges, curriculum and remote code review from mentors will continue to be available to all users at paircolumbus.org.


    1. Use this our time slot to pair with friends remotely on our code challenges.
    2. Sign up for our newsletter on our website or email us for more information.

    Learn more at:


    Pair Programming is powered by Pair Columbus (paircolumbus.org (http://paircolumbus.org/)) and sponsored by CoverMyMeds, Cards For All People & CustomShirts.com. Woot woot!

    We welcome all people of various skill levels. Our members include beginners, test engineers, programmers and accomplished web developers. We focus on self-directed learning through practice and mentorship.

  • Central Ohio Azure

    Microsoft - Scarlet/Gray (MPR 1&2)

  • AWS Columbus Holiday Server-less Meetup!

    Olentangy River Brewing Company

    More details about the AWS Columbus Holiday Meetup is available here: https://www.meetup.com/columbus-aws-amazon-web-services-meetup/events/289241333/

    Happy Holidays!

    This will be a holiday meetup! We are working on getting sponsors, stay tuned!

    • Pumpkin Pies and Cookies: Sponsored By Angelo Mandato

    Please register for this meetup only if you are planning to attend in-person

    Olentangy River Brewing Company, 303 Green Meadows Dr S, Lewis Center, OH 43035

    THANK YOU Olentangy River Brewing Company for hosting our meetup! To learn more about Olentangy River Brewing Company, please visit their website: https://www.olentangybrew.com/

    Learn more: https://www.awscolumbus.com/get-involved/

    Want to sponsor the pizza and/or bar tab?
    Please contact me if you would like to sponsor this meetup's pizza and/or bar tab: [masked]

  • Cloud Nirvana summit - 1/2 day on Dec 13th

    Needs a location

    This is a ticketed event - Click here to register - you must register on eventbrite site

    Good morning. As you face the headwinds of 2023 are you being asked to reduce your cloud costs, improve security posture and accelerate your digital transformation? Would you like to get some practical advice from your peers? Is there someone on your team who could benefit?

    Note: Attendance limited to practitioners. No sales, acct mgrs etc from consulting, product or service firms.

    Join speakers like Ursula Laveck (Director Cloud Operations- Belron), Jana More (CISO- Belron), Sean Erikson (VP EA- Grange) share their lessons learned Columbus 1st Cloud focused conference - “Cloud Nirvana” on Dec 13th from 12-5pm.

    The conference is a ½ day session covering the following topics:

    Click here to register

    · Strategic Optimization - How do you strategically manage the cost/capability equation? How do you leverage Finops to reign in soaring costs?
    · Cloud Security – How do you confidently move into the cloud and keep our data and applications secure?
    · App Dev, Agility & Innovation in Cloud – Just because you are “running” in cloud, doesn’t mean you are cloud-native.
    · Cloud Sustainability – Enterprises should make sustainability a top business priority and take a holistic view by balancing all three dimensions: Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity
    · Why Cloud? (“What is the Board conversation?”) – How do you “sell” cloud to the business? Why adopt the cloud? Why is it transformational from a business perspective.

    With only 100 available seats the conference promises to be a great opportunity to learn, connect, and collaborate. Register now and join your peers from ADP, Andelyn Biosciences, Belron® International, Big Lots, Cardinal Health, CAS, CBC Companies, Columbus Blue Jackets, Cardinal Health, Encova Insurance, GEICO, Grange Insurance, Nationwide, OCLC, SERS, Silicon Valley Bank,T-CETRA, Team Fishel, Upstart who have already registered.

    Best Regards,

  • Columbus Arduino Raspberry Pi Enthusiasts (CARPE)

    Location visible to members

    Pull out that raspberry pi and/or arduino you bought 2 years ago and come have a reason to use it!

    **Improving is ending the lease at the end of the year, so if anyone has a new place we could meet, let me know**

    In this reincarnation of CARPE, we will try to have more focus on hands-on learning and less on lectures. Harlan and I will bring many of gadgets and whatnot to play with, so you don't have to bring anything (unless you want to show off of course - we're OK with that). Everyone of all expertise levels is encouraged to come - whether you are an embedded software engineer or don't even know what a resistor is. Children are encouraged to come but should be accompanied by an adult. Free pizza as well!

    We are graciously being hosted by Improving on One Easton Oval Suite. 175, Columbus, OH 43219. The doors are unlocked until 7 pm, after that you can text someone here and we will let you in. (Message me on Meetup for number)

    I trust that everyone can be adults (or supervised children) and be vaccinated, or masked if not.

  • NFT AI ART Columbus

    The Point at Otterbein

    NFT's are here to stay folks!

    This is a group for like minded people interested in understanding, leveraging, using, creating for, profiting from, trading too i suppose, NFT's.. everything around them, complexity, fear and exploits, best practices and more.


    This group will talk AI ART tools, techniques, artists, video, audio, prototypes and more in the AI assisted production space- ART specifically, but we can get into any aspect of some of the cooler things happening in AI in general.

  • Buckeye SharePoint User Group

    Microsoft Offices

    We are a group of local professionals with a passion for SharePoint. The group is open to anyone with an interest in working with the SharePoint technologies.

    click here to get more information and for meeting details (http://www.buckeyespug.com/SitePages/Home.aspx)