Click here to close now.

Welcome!

Linux Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Dan Ristic, Jason Bloomberg

News Feed Item

PREVIEW: LinuxCon and CloudOpen Will Include Linux Quiz Show, Comic Book Hero Costume Contest and 5K Fun Run

Costume Contest, Game Show and More Will Complement Keynotes, Sessions and Co-Located Events to Celebrate Community and Increase Collaboration and Networking Opportunities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/14 -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today released a preview of onsite activities, keynotes, co-located events and more taking place at LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America August 20-22, 2014 at the Sheraton, Chicago. Late-breaking keynote confirmations being announced include Douglas Balog of IBM, Michael Enescu of Cisco, and Imad Sousou of Intel.

The Linux and open source community has become a model for how collaboration can advance technologies and transform markets. From working together on deeply complex technology problems to celebrating the diversity of a global community, Linux and open source developers and users value a wide variety of opportunities to maximize their time at events.

"Linux Foundation events gather the world's leading open source developers with the users who want to learn from them," said Amanda McPherson, chief marketing officer, The Linux Foundation. "We work hard to ensure that the right projects and people are represented from the worlds of Linux and open cloud technologies, but we also work to ensure the right structures are there for communication and education. We have created a unique set of fun and engaging activities to hopefully strengthen the bonds and collaboration between our speakers, sponsors and attendees. So if you see an adult in an anime costume running in a 5k, you know LinuxCon must be in town."

This year's LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America introduce new activities to complement its technical content and leading keynote speakers. For more details on all of the exciting onsite activities, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america/extend-the-experience/onsite-activities

Linux Quiz Show, Wednesday - Friday, August 20-22
Attendees will be able to watch their colleagues go head to head against top Linux developers. The Linux Quiz Show will take place on the keynote stage, and prizes will be given away to the winners.

  • Wednesday, 10:30am-10:45am -- Beat the Kernel Developer
  • Thursday, 10:00am-10:15am -- Back to the 80's
  • Friday, 10:00am-10:15am -- Head in the Clouds

Comic Book Hero Costume Contest, Thursday, August 21
Attendees are invited to dust off their capes and stretch out their tights for the first ever LinuxCon and CloudOpen Comic Book Hero Costume Contest. Attendees can bring their costume or choose one from the costume store available onsite Wednesday, August 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ballroom Office. Judging will take place during the evening Booth Crawl in the Sheraton Ballroom where winners will need to be present to win. Special prizes for the best costumes.

5K Linux Fun Run, Friday, August 22
The Linux Foundation will host an early morning run on the last day of the event. Participants are invited to meet in the Sheraton Lobby at 6:15 a.m.

Keynote Previews
An early look at a few of the keynotes confirmed for LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America are detailed in the following stories:

Michael Enescu, CTO of open source initiatives at Cisco, "Linux is the Single Best Tech for IoT," http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/779505-cisco-linux-is-the-single-and-best-tech-for-iot

Anthony Moschella, vice president at Makerbot, "Makerbot Offers Lessons in Open Source Innovation with Linux,"
http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/781446-makerbot-offers-lessons-in-open-source-innovation-with-linux

Imad Sousou, vice president software and services group and general manager, Intel Open Source Technology Center, "The Future of Linux and Intel in the New, Connected World," http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/780420-imad-sousou-the-future-of-linux-and-intel-in-the-new-connected-world

Additional keynote speakers include edX CEO Anant Agarwal; IBM's Douglas Balog; HP's Eileen Evans; Docker founder Solomon Hykes; Open Prosthetics Project's Jonathan Kuniholm; Local Motors' Jay Rogers; Linux creator Linus Torvalds; and The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin. You can review the complete LinuxCon and CloudOpen program here: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-north-america/program/schedule

Co-located Events
Co-located events at LinuxCon and CloudOpen include Linux Kernel Summit, Linux Security Summit, #MesosCon, OpenDaylight Mini-Summit, UEFI Mini-Summit, and Xen Project Developer Summit. More information about all co-located events is available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america/extend-the-experience/co-located-events.

For a preview of #MesosCon, you view the full schedule, including a panel moderated by Mesosphere CEO Florian Leibert, at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/mesoscon/program/schedule.

Workshops and Tutorials
Workshops and tutorials will cover technical topics such as Linux as a Networking Platform presented by Cumulus Networks and a Container Sprint organized by LXC Maintainers. It will also host important workshops on women in open source and diversity in the community with an Ally Skills Workshop presented by the Ada Initiative and a Women's Resume Writing Workshop presented by Leslie Hawthorn of Elasticsearch. Jono Bacon will also offer a Community Management Workshop.

A preview of Leslie Hawthorne's workshop can be seen in this recent QA on Linux.com, "Why Women in Tech Can, and Should, Write a Better Resume" http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/780604-why-women-in-tech-can-and-should-write-a-better-resume

More information about these activities is available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america/extend-the-experience/tutorials-workshops.

Receptions
Attendees can also take advantage of these networking opportunities onsite:

* VIP Reception for speakers, sponsors and members of the media, The dec Rooftop Bar at the Ritz-Carlton, Tuesday, August 19
* First-Time Attendee Meet and Greet, Fountainview Room, Tuesday, August 19
* Women in Open Source Networking Luncheon, sponsored by GitHub, Mayfair Room, Wednesday, August 20
* Attendee Reception, sponsored by Qualcomm, Museum of Science and Industry, Wednesday, August 20
* Attendee Happy Hour and Booth Crawl, Sheraton Ballroom, Thursday, August 21

Details on all the evening events can be found at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america/extend-the-experience/evening-events.

LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America sponsors include Diamond sponsor Cisco, Platinum sponsors Citrix, HP, IBM and SoftLayer; and Gold sponsors GitHub, Google, Intel, OpenDaylight, Qualcomm, RackSpace, Red Hat, Samsung and SUSE.

The Linux Foundation will again offer attendance at both LinuxCon and CloudOpen with just one registration fee. To register for LinuxCon North America, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america/attend/register

To register for CloudOpen North America, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-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.

Embedded Video Available

Embedded Video Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2646273

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
In this session we look at creating interactive communications via the web by adding messaging, file transfer, and group communication (group chat and audio/video conferencing) into the web experience. We will also discuss potential applications of this technology in areas including B2B, B2C, P2P, and gaming. Peter is Technical Director at Acision. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science. After graduation Peter worked on a PSTN switch developing signalling stacks for SS7, ISDN and similar protocols and creating advanced routing and serv...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY., and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool f...
Recent technology advances in miniaturization has positioned the wearables as the pinnacle of technology convergence with the human body. We inquire if wearables are mere standard miniaturized devices extended with the connectivity and present our views on considerations like design, applications, performance, efficiency, interoperability, usage scenarios, human device interaction and consequent trade-offs enabling wearables to impart optimal value.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet conditions, Dyn ensures traffic gets delivered faster, safer, and more reliably than ever.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Open Data Centers (ODC), a carrier-neutral colocation provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Open Data Centers is a carrier-neutral data center operator in New Jersey and New York City offering alternative connectivity options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers.
SYS-CON Events announced today that On the Avenue Marketing Group, a sales and marketing firm that utilizes events to market and sell products to consumers, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. On the Avenue Marketing Group (OTA) is a sales and marketing firm that utilizes events to market and sell products to consumers. On behalf of our clients, we attend thousands of fairs, festivals, expos, concerts, conferences, and sporting events annually, helping them reach millions of individuals ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ActiveState, the leading independent Cloud Foundry and Docker-based PaaS provider, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. ActiveState believes that enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that prevent them from doing so. The Company is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges thro...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vitria Technology, Inc. will exhibit at SYS-CON’s @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Vitria will showcase the company’s new IoT Analytics Platform through live demonstrations at booth #330. Vitria’s IoT Analytics Platform, fully integrated and powered by an operational intelligence engine, enables customers to rapidly build and operationalize advanced analytics to deliver timely business outcomes for use cases across the industrial, enterprise, and consumer segments.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo® and DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo® and DevOps Summit 2015 Silicon Valley, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Akana, formerly SOA Software, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo® New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Akana’s comprehensive suite of API Management, API Security, Integrated SOA Governance, and Cloud Integration solutions helps businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels – mobile, cloud and Internet of Things. Akana enables enterprises to share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive part...
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, shared some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, a...
VoxImplant has announced full WebRTC support in the newest versions of its Android SDK and iOS SDK. The updated SDKs, which enable audio and video calls on mobile devices, are now compatible with the WebRTC standard to allow any mobile app to communicate with WebRTC-enabled browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and, when available, Microsoft Spartan. The WebRTC-updated SDKs represent VoxImplant's continued leadership in simplifying the development of real-time communications (RTC) services for app developers. VoxImplant (built by Zingaya, the real-time communication servi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CommVault has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and sim...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SafeLogic has been named “Bag Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo® New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SafeLogic provides security products for applications in mobile and server/appliance environments. SafeLogic’s flagship product CryptoComply is a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic engine designed to secure data on servers, workstations, appliances, mobile devices, and in the Cloud.
SYS-CON Events announced today that StorPool Storage will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. StorPool is distributed storage software that allows service providers, enterprises and other cloud builders to run data storage on standard x86 servers, instead of using expensive and inefficient storage arrays (SAN).
The IoT Bootcamp is coming to Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo on June 9-10 at the Javits Center in New York. Instructor. Registration is now available at http://iotbootcamp.sys-con.com/ Instructor Janakiram MSV previously taught the famously successful Multi-Cloud Bootcamp at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo in November in Santa Clara. Now he is expanding the focus to Janakiram is the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. He is a Microsoft Regional Director for Hyderabad, India, and one of the f...
SYS-CON Events announced today that kintone has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. kintone promotes cloud-based workgroup productivity, transparency and profitability with a seamless collaboration space, build your own business application (BYOA) platform, and workflow automation system.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Site24x7, the cloud infrastructure monitoring service, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Site24x7 is a cloud infrastructure monitoring service that helps monitor the uptime and performance of websites, online applications, servers, mobile websites and custom APIs. The monitoring is done from 50+ locations across the world and from various wireless carriers, thus providing a global perspective of the end-user experience. Site24x7 supports monitoring H...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Intelligent Systems Services will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Established in 1994, Intelligent Systems Services Inc. is located near Washington, DC, with representatives and partners nationwide. ISS’s well-established track record is based on the continuous pursuit of excellence in designing, implementing and supporting nationwide clients’ mission-critical systems. ISS has completed many successful projects in Healthcare, Commercial, Manufacturing, ...
WebRTC is an up-and-coming standard that enables real-time voice and video to be directly embedded into browsers making the browser a primary user interface for communications and collaboration. WebRTC runs in a number of browsers today and is currently supported in over a billion installed browsers globally, across a range of platform OS and devices. Today, organizations that choose to deploy WebRTC applications and use a host machine that supports audio through USB or Bluetooth can use Plantronics products to connect and transit or receive the audio associated with the WebRTC session.