The Linux Foundation's LinuxCon, CloudOpen Conferences are Approaching

by Ostatic Staff - Jul. 06, 2012

If you're looking for a good way to close out the summer on a high note, keep in mind that the LinuxCon and CloudOpen conferences are taking place together in San Diego, Calif., August 29-31. And, The Linux Foundation has finalized the complete programs and keynote confirmations for the events. Here are the details on what looks like a good time if you're into Linux and the cloud.

CloudOpen, one of several emerging events focused on cloud computing, is targeted to cover open source, standards and APIs in the cloud. It's especially designed for software developers and IT managers responsible for deploying and developing cloud solutions. The event is being run in parallel with LinuxCon in San Diego.

According to The Linux Foundation's schedule, the keynote confirmations for LinuxCon and CloudOpen include:

  • Linux creator Linus Torvalds has been confirmed to join a Linux kernel panel moderated by James Bottomley, CTO of Server Virtualization at Parallels. This panel will include key kernel maintainers who will share the results of discussions that take place at the co-located Kernel Summit.
  • The event will kick off with a keynote panel that will attempt to define the open cloud for further collaboration during the week. Red Hat’s Gluster Community Manager John Mark Walker will moderate a panel that includes representatives from Citrix, Eucalyptus and OpenStack who will discuss how the open cloud is being defined, including perspective on the cloud stack, platforms and the role of open source software.
  • Veteran technology executives from Canonical, Google App Engine, and Opscode will debate IaaS vs. PaaS in a keynote panel titled “IaaS vs PaaS: Composite Primitives for Building in the Cloud.”
  • HP’s Bdale Garbee, CTO of Linux and Open Source, and Richard Kaufmann, Chief Technologist of HP’s Cloud Services will discuss the intersections for HP’s Linux and cloud strategies.
  • Senior Director of Cloud Computing at Citrix, Mark Hinkle, will speculate on the evolution of cloud computing in a keynote titled “The Cloud in 20 Years.”
  • Intel’s Director of Open Source Technology Center Imad Sousou will talk about importance of Linux at Intel.
  • SUSE’s Michael Miller, Vice President of Global Alliances, will deliver a keynote on building private clouds titled “Service Oriented Clouds: Responding to Lines of Business.”
  • Canonical Vice President of Cloud at Canonical Kyle MacDonald will present “Open Cloud: Collapsing the Layers.” 

Previously confirmed keynotes include Twitter's Chris Aniszczyk, Qualcomm's Rob Chandhok,  former HP executive and author of “Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing Innovation,” Phil McKinney and Linux Foundation head Jim Zemlin. 

Here are a few of the sessions planned for this year’s events:

  • The Giant IT Vending Machine, Erica Brescia, CEO at BitRock
  • Achieving Infrastructure Portability with Chef, Matt Ray, Senior Technical Evangelist at Opscode
  • OpenStack - Beyond the Software, Jonathan Bryce, Co-Founder at Rackspace
  • The Accidental DBA, Josh Berkus, CEO of PostgreSQL Experts
  • SLAM: A Mutable Slab Allocator, David Rientjes, Senior Software Engineer at Google
  • Build Cloud Aware Applications, Chris Haddad, Vice President of Technology Evangelism at WSO2
  • Why Management Needs Git, Paul Sherwood, CEO at Codethink
  • Life After BerkeleyDB: OpenLDAP's Memory-Mapped Database, Howard Chu, Chief Architect, OpenLDAP Project

The complete schedules for the events are much more extensive, including more than 140 keynotes and sessions. LinuxCon's schedule can be seen here: The CloudOpen schedule is available here:

Registration for both LinuxCon and CloudOpen is $500 through July 28th. You can get your ticket here.