Schedule is Set for LinuxCon and CloudOpen

by Ostatic Staff - Apr. 21, 2014

The Linux Foundation has announced the keynote speakers for its LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America event, which takes place August 20-22 at the Sheraton Chicago. It looks like it will be a good event, and the CloudOpen schedule looks particularly compelling. LinuxCon has actually sold out every year since its debut, and the CloudOpen part of the conference has been increasing in scope. Here are details on the conference.

LinuxCon will feature sessions and addresses focused on the latest kernel updates, storage technologies and interfaces, security, The Internet of Things, gaming on Linux and more. CloudOpen features content that addresses open cloud platforms, tools and big data strategies, and because much of the interesting work going on in the cloud computing arena is focused on open source, there are lots of platforms to talk about. CloudOpen will have content focused on Chef, CloudStack, Gluster, Hadoop, KVM, Linux, OpenStack, oVirt, Puppet, the Xen Project and more.

Confirmed keynote speakers for the conference 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.

There will also be sessions on emerging and lesser known platforms and applications ranging from Docker to Mesos.

“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," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, in a statement.

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