Wichita State to host Linux software conference

Hubbard Hall at Wichita State University
Hubbard Hall at Wichita State University File photo

Wichita State University will host a statewide conference for enthusiasts of the computer operating system Linux this weekend, according to a news release.

The second annual Kansas Linux Fest will mostly take place Saturday and Sunday in Hubbard Hall on the WSU campus. Organizers of the free event expect up to 200 participants.

Linux, an open-source software platform, is the most widely used operating system in the world, favored for use with webservers, supercomputers, Android phones and personal computers, the release said.

“We are pleased to be able to bring this event to Wichita," said organizer Ben Roose, adviser to Wichita State’s Linux User Group student organization, in the release. “This is an opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about Linux and the open-source movement, and will allow enthusiasts to network with others.”

The event will be hosted by the university’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

To register and view a schedule of speakers, seminars and social events, visit

For more information, contact Polly Basore at 316-993-8802 or