The 2004 Regina Open Source Expo is coming up soon, May 7 and 8, 2004. While the first day focuses on the business and corporate environment, presentations on the 8th are directed to the home user and hobbyist.
I think this is a great opportunity for people who are interested in Linux and Open Source, but are nervous about getting started. The conference also features an Installfest which allows you to bring in your home computer, and the volunteers at the conference will help you set up a distro of Linux on your machine.
I also really like how they have setup the conference website. The entire website is developed and served with open source tools, and they have made the process transparent through the following page:
It’s great to see what is possible through open source tools, and even more importantly, to share these ideas with the interested public.