The Linux Foundation Sets Speaker Lineup for Collaboration Summit

by Ostatic Staff - Feb. 28, 2013

The Linux Foundation is holding its annual Collaboration Summit April 15-17 in San Francisco, Calif.  And now, the linuep of keynote speakers and other details about the meetup are in place. "Leaders from the Linux developer, industry and end-user communities will gather at the invitation-only Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit to advance the state-of-the-art of Linux and open source software," the announcement notes. Here are more details on what to expect at the conference, and details on complete video sessions form last year's Collaboration Summit.

The Collaboration Summit homepage is here, and you can find a very complete collection of free videos from last year's event here. According to the Linux Foundation, the following somewhat exhaustive set of topics will be tackled at this year's summit: automotive engineering, big data, cloud computing, virtualization, mobile and embedded development, filesystems, kernel development, legal topics, the Linux Standard Base, SPDX, parallel processing, Tizen, tools, and tracing.

Keynote speakers and topics include:

- Netflix's Adrian Cockcroft will discuss the challenges and demands of living in a world of cloud-based services.

- Editor and Linux Kernel Developer Jon Corbet will update attendees on the state of the Linux kernel with a new Linux Weather Forecast.

- Jaguar Land Rover's Technology Lead for the Next-Generation of Infotainment Systems Matt Jones will cover how the company is using Linux and the collaborative development model to design the cars of tomorrow.

- Adapteva CEO Andreas Olofsson will introduce summit attendees to Parallela, a $99 supercomputer and Kickstarter project with the goal of democratizing access to parallel computing.

- Dr. Sang-bum Suh, VP of the Software Platform Team in Samsung's Software R&D Center will speak about the importance of open source software from mobile to cloud at Samsung Electronics.

- Red Hat Gluster Community Manager John Mark Walker will share how open source data storage is at the vanguard of a new era of data storage and management.

- The Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects panel hosted by Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin will include project leaders from OpenMAMA, Yocto and a special guest from a new initiative to be announced onsite.

There are also a lot of notable educational sessions. Citrix will hold one on the open cloud, and Red Hat will hold one on storage.

To request an invitation to the Collaboration Summit, you can visit: