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Linux Foundation Releases Program for LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America

LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Co-Located Events Showcase Growth of Linux and Open Source Principles Across Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/14 -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the schedule and program for LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America, taking place August 20-22, 2014 in Chicago, IL.

LinuxCon and Cloud Open are the largest technical conferences focused on Linux and neutral open cloud technologies in North America and provide developers and operations and devops professionals with leading edge technical education and networking opportunities. Keynote and session speakers include leaders from the Linux kernel community and Cisco, Docker, edX, HP, Local Motors, MySQL, OpenStack, Puppet Labs, Spotify and many more.

Featuring more than 140 sessions and keynotes, LinuxCon and CloudOpen are co-located with a Community Development Workshop presented by community expert Jono Bacon, the Linux Kernel Summit, Linux Security Summit, #MesosCon, OpenDaylight Project Mini-Summit, a UEFI Mini-Summit, and Xen Project User Summit. CloudOpen is the only technical conference that focuses on the open cloud and those projects that comprise it all in one place, including CloudStack, Ceph, Gluster, KVM, OpenStack, Puppet, SaltStack, Xen Project and more.

The following sessions provide some examples of the exclusive content available at this year's LinuxCon and CloudOpen events:

LinuxCon North America:

  • Making Open Source a Priority at Spotify, Noa Resare, Free Software Ombudsman at Spotify
  • From MySQL Single Instance to Big Data, Dave Stokes, Community Manager at MySQL
  • Ceph: A Decade in the Making and Still Going Strong, Sage Weil, Co-Founder and CTO at InkTank

CloudOpen North America:

  • Getting Data out of Your Cloud(s) with Open Source, Cody Herriges, Tech Lead of Systems at Puppet Labs
  • Image Management or Configuration Management? Yes., Thomas Hatch, CTO and Co-Founder at SaltStack
  • Is It Safe to Run Applications in Linux Containers?, Jerome Petazzoni, Senior Engineer at Docker

Recently announced keynote confirmations for LinuxCon and CloudOpen include a kernel developer panel featuring Linux creator Linus Torvalds, as well as keynote presentations from edX CEO Anant Agarwal, HP Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Cloud Computing and Open Source Eileen Evans, Docker Founder Solomon Hykes, Open Prosthetics Project President Jonathan Kuniholm, Vice President of Product at MakerBot Anthony Moschella, Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers and The Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.

To review the complete programs for LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america/program/schedule
http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-north-america/program/schedule.

More than Education

New Networking Passes Increase Access, Collaboration
LinuxCon and CloudOpen are widely recognized for both top-notch technical content and networking opportunities. These conferences are designed to encourage collaboration and connection that can lead to advances in technology, new ideas for open source projects, job opportunities and more.

The Linux Foundation for the first time this year will offer Networking Passes, which will include access to these unique opportunities to anyone. The Networking Pass will get attendees into all events except the conference sessions. The pass is $250 through June 6, 2014 and $300 thereafter.

Women in OSS Luncheon
The Linux Foundation will host for the second year in a row a Women in Open Source Luncheon at LinuxCon and CloudOpen. The luncheon will be free and will take place Thursday, August 21, 2014. This is a networking opportunity for women in open source to connect and learn from each other. Registration for the Women in OSS Luncheon will open July 1, 2014.

The Linux Foundation is also offering scholarships for women who want to attend LinuxCon and CloudOpen but are not sponsored by a company or do not have personal funds to attend. To apply, please visit: https://docs.google.com/a/linuxfoundation.org/forms/d/1eTxpMWCIQnK2aX_s-XQhsU2UPTWS0ggQFFB5w9nI354/viewform.

Newcomers Reception
The Linux Foundation this year will host a Newcomers Reception on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. It's important for the Linux Foundation to reach out to new speakers and attendees and encourage their participation in these events. The reception will help maximize the experience for first-time attendees and speakers who might otherwise not be inclined to introduce themselves to other attendees throughout the conference. By hosting this the night before LinuxCon + CloudOpen begin, the organization hopes it will increase interactions throughout the week and give new attendees the opportunity to meet some of the key Linux kernel contributors who will be attendance. Registration is open to first-time attendees only at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17GYWJveYeQ2Vz3-n6BVZD7QCiAJEjv5OzSNmriOKmOo/viewform.

LinuxCon and CloudOpen are made possible with generous support from sponsors including LinuxCon Diamond sponsor Cisco; LinuxCon Platinum sponsors HP, and IBM; CloudOpen Platinum sponsors Citrix and HP; and LinuxCon Gold sponsors Google, Intel and Samsung.

For a full list of sponsors, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america/sponsor and http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-north-america.

Early registration closes for both events June 6, 2014, after which the price will increase $150 to $750 through July 18, and to $850 after that. One pass gets attendees into both events. To register for LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America, please visit:
http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america/attend/register

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, Tizen, and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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