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Linux creator Linus Torvalds confirmed for Linux Kernel Panel; event sessions and keynotes to help define open cloud, forecast future of cloud computing and Linux development
SAN FRANCISCO, June 21 — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the complete program and new keynote confirmations for LinuxCon and CloudOpen, taking place together in San Diego, Calif., August 29-31, 2012.
This is the debut year of CloudOpen, which is the only event dedicated to open source, standards and APIs in the cloud. It is designed for software developers and IT managers responsible for deploying and developing cloud solutions and will cover all major open cloud technologies. The event is being run in parallel with LinuxCon North America, which is the world's leading conference addressing all matters Linux for the global business and technical communities.
Keynote Sessions to Deliver Both Technical and Business Insights on Future of Linux, Open Source and Cloud Computing
The latest keynote confirmations for LinuxCon and CloudOpen include:
Previously confirmed keynotes include Twitter's Chris Aniszczyk, Qualcomm Innovation Center's Rob Chandhok, former HP executive and author of "Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing Innovation," Phil McKinney; and Jim Zemlin.
"The LinuxCon and CloudOpen events are providing a unique, neutral forum where the most important technical issues and content can be presented and discussed," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "Collaboration begets the best technologies, and we're looking forward to what will result from this year's powerhouse of Linux and cloud events taking place in San Diego this August."
Sessions Spotlight Latest Technology Trends, Hottest Projects in Linux and the Cloud
The following sessions provide some examples of the breadth of technical content planned for this year's events:
The LinuxCon and CloudOpen schedules include more than 140 keynotes and sessions. The complete schedule for LinuxCon can be seen here: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon/schedule. The CloudOpen schedule is available here: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen/schedule.
Beyond Sessions: Multiple Opportunities for Networking, Collaboration
LinuxCon, well-known for its accessible and engaging evening events, will together with CloudOpen host the following social opportunities this year:
To maximize collaboration across all Linux and open cloud stakeholders, LinuxCon and CloudOpen are co-located with more than 10 other events this year: the Linux Kernel Summit, Linux Plumbers Conference, Opscode Chef Workshop; Red Hat Gluster Workshop; oVirt Workshops; Security Mini-Summit; GStreamer Conference: The C Conference; and Xen Summit.
Registration for both LinuxCon and CloudOpen this year is U.S. $500 through July 28th. To register, visit https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon/register. For more information about LinuxCon, CloudOpen or other Linux events, visit http://events.linuxfoundation.org or watch this video that showcases the LinuxCon experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTFqJC_tDdQ
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth
of Linux. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research, Linux videos and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community's leading experts as instructors.
Source: The Linux Foundation
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