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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

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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.

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