Welcome!

Open Source Cloud Authors: Kevin Jackson, Liz McMillan, Carmen Gonzalez, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

The Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speaker Line Up for LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America

Keynote Speakers Linux Creator Linus Torvalds and Leaders From Docker, edX, HP, Local Motors, MakerBot and Open Prosthetics Project to Demonstrate the Spread of Linux and Open Source Principles and Methods to Other Areas of Society

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/21/14 -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the keynote speakers for LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America, taking place August 20-22 at the Sheraton Chicago.

LinuxCon, which has sold out every year since its debut, is the world's leading conference addressing all matters Linux, offering collaboration and education for everyone in the ecosystem from developers and maintainers to sys admins, architects, business executives and community members. LinuxCon will feature innovative content on the latest kernel updates, storage technologies and interfaces, security, Internet of Things, gaming on Linux and talks related to the Linux ecosystem. CloudOpen features technical content that addresses open cloud platforms, tools and big data strategies. It is the only venue where competing open cloud technologies come together under one roof to advance Chef, CloudStack, Gluster, Hadoop, KVM, Linux, OpenStack, oVirt, Puppet, the Xen Project and more.

LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America will be co-located with a variety of technical events to increase opportunities for learning and collaboration. These events include the Linux Kernel Summit, an annual gathering of the world's leading kernel developers to discuss the next release cycle; new event #MesosCon, a one-day conference presented by Mesosphere and Twitter focused on Apache Mesos and that brings together users and developers to collaborate and advance the project; the Xen Project Developer Summit; the Linux Security Summit; and many more.

The speakers giving keynote addresses at this year's LinuxCon and CloudOpen showcase the advances of Linux and open cloud but also how the methods and principles of Linux and open source are spreading to other aspects of society, such as education and medical devices.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, will discuss "reinventing education through massive open online courses"
  • Eileen Evans, vice president & deputy general counsel, cloud computing and open source at HP will present a talk on the new open source professional and the skills and knowledge they need to be successful
  • Solomon Hykes, founder and CTO at Docker, will discuss using open source to create lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application
  • Jonathan Kuniholm, president, Open Prosthetics Project will talk about using open source to produce innovations in the field of prosthetics and freely share designs
  • Anthony Moschella, vice president, product, MakerBot will discuss the sharing of open source designs for 3D printing
  • Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, will share how open collaboration is fostering a new era in vehicle development
  • Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, will talk about the role of foundations in supporting open source development
  • Additionally, the always highly anticipated Linux Kernel Panel keynote will feature Linux creator and Linux Foundation Fellow Linus Torvalds and leading kernel developers and maintainers who will provide insights into the state of the Linux kernel as well as ongoing and future work.

These speakers showcase how leaders in diverse industries are using the power of the community to innovate and advance technology for all. DevOps professionals can learn directly from many of the leading open source projects revolutionizing how computing infrastructure is being managed and delivered. CloudOpen attendees will be presented with projects that fit this narrative, from Docker to Mesos to OpenStack.

"Linux is the largest collaborative project in the history of computing and today is informing collaboration in diverse areas of society from printing to education, science and medical discovery," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "The keynote speakers for this year's LinuxCon and CloudOpen are working on projects that demonstrate the pervasiveness of collaborative development and how the principles and methodologies inherent in the Linux community are spreading into new areas."

LinuxCon will additionally feature a dedicated track on containers and how that technology is changing the world of server virtualization and management. Other unique sessions include a community management training class offered by Jono Bacon, author of 'The Art of Community.' Bacon will discuss how to build and grow a community, including building collaborative workflows, defining a governance structure, planning, marketing, and evaluating effectiveness.

LinuxCon North America is made possible with generous support from our sponsors including Platinum sponsors HP and IBM and Gold sponsors Samsung and Google. CloudOpen North America is made possible with generous support from our sponsors including Platinum Sponsor HP.

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

Additional Resources
Pictures: LinuxCon North America + CloudOpen 2013 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bcornec/sets/72157636383786144/)
YouTube: The Linux Foundation Event Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WUeelICQ2U)

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.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

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
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"IoT is going to be a huge industry with a lot of value for end users, for industries, for consumers, for manufacturers. How can we use cloud to effectively manage IoT applications," stated Ian Khan, Innovation & Marketing Manager at Solgeniakhela, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
We are always online. We access our data, our finances, work, and various services on the Internet. But we live in a congested world of information in which the roads were built two decades ago. The quest for better, faster Internet routing has been around for a decade, but nobody solved this problem. We’ve seen band-aid approaches like CDNs that attack a niche's slice of static content part of the Internet, but that’s it. It does not address the dynamic services-based Internet of today. It does...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and mor...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
"Dice has been around for the last 20 years. We have been helping tech professionals find new jobs and career opportunities," explained Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
Successful digital transformation requires new organizational competencies and capabilities. Research tells us that the biggest impediment to successful transformation is human; consequently, the biggest enabler is a properly skilled and empowered workforce. In the digital age, new individual and collective competencies are required. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bob Newhouse, CEO and founder of Agilitiv, drew together recent research and lessons learned from emerging and established compa...
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...