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Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe Keynotes and Program

By 2013-08-208月 22nd, 2017Press Release

LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe co-located with Linux Kernel Summit represents largest gathering of Linux and open cloud professionals across Europe


SAN FRANCISCO, August 20, 2013 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the keynotes and program for LinuxCon Europe and the first-ever CloudOpen Europe, a conference that focuses on the open cloud and those projects that comprise it – Ceph, CloudStack, Chef, Gluster, KVM, OpenStack, Puppet, SaltStack, Xen Project and more – all in one place. The events take place in Edinburgh, Scotland October 21-23, 2013. 

LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe, together with co-located events like Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and Automotive Linux Summit, will host the largest gathering of its kind in the region. The events will features more than 180 sessions and keynotes and the following areco-located events: Audio Mini-Summit, Gluster Workshop, GStreamer Conference, KVM Forum, Linux Kernel Summit, OpenCompute Engineering Workshop, OpenDaylight Mini-Summit, oVirt Workshop, Tizen Dev Lab, Hackathon & Mini-Summit, Tracing Summit, and Xen Project Developer Summit. The combination of events taking place in one location this October will maximize learning and networking opportunities for attendees.   

LinuxCon and CloudOpen Keynote speakers include: 

  • Twitter’s Head of Open Source Chris Aniszczyk: “The Twitter Stack: How Twitter started on a monolithic architecture and eventually moved to a service oriented one solely relying on open source software along the way.” 
  • Cloud Computing and Open Source Expert at Citrix Mark Hinkle: “We won. What’s Next? How will Linux and open source further technology for the next 20 years?” 
  • A panel moderated by CloudSoft Founder and CEO Duncan Johnston Watt and featuring IBM Distinguished Engineer, Director of Cloud Innovation and CTO, IBM Cloud Services Division Mac Devine: “Gain the Competitive Edge with Next Generation Cloud Platforms.” 
  • Samsung’s Vice President of Advanced Software Platform at Samsung Research America, Yannick Pellet: “Leveraging Open Source R&D to Fuel Samsung’s Innovation.” 
  • Linux creator and Linux Foundation Fellow Linus Torvalds and Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist Dirk Hohndel: “Linux, Where Are We Going?”

LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe sessions will address the latest technology developments in Linux, collaborative development, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, and more. Session highlights include: 

LinuxCon Europe

  • “World of Tanks: Linux and Open Source Inside,” Maksim Melnikau, Solution Architect at
  • “Optimizing Linux Servers,” Davor Guttierrez, System Administrator at 3 Gen d.o.o. 
  • “Application-Level Debugging and Profiling: Gaps in the Tool Ecosystem,” Rosemary Francis, Technical Director of Ellexus Ltd. 

CloudOpen Europe

  • “Very Large Development: How to Run Code Review for 1000 Developers,” Joe Gordon, OpenStack
  • “Building Web Scale Using Open Source on the Internet Assembly Line,” Thomas Hatch, creator, principal architect and CTO of SaltStack
  • “10 Ways to Ruin Your Cloud Experience (and How to Mitigate Them),” Nils Magnus, senior system engineer at inovex GmbH 

To review the complete programs for LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe, please visit: and

Newcomers Reception 

The Linux Foundation this year will host a Newcomers Reception on Sunday, October, 20, 2013 in the Platform Café at EICC. It’s important for The Linux Foundation to reach out to new speakers and attendees and encourage their participation in these events. The reception will help maximize the experience for first-time attendees and speakers who might otherwise not be inclined to introduce themselves to other attendees throughout the conference. By hosting this on Sunday night, the organization hopes it will increase interactions throughout the week and give new attendees the opportunity to meet some of the key Linux kernel contributors who will be attendance. Registration is open to first-time attendees only: 

Women in OSS Luncheon

The Linux Foundation this year will host a Women in Open Source Luncheon at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe. The luncheon will be free and will take place Monday, October 21, 2013. This is a networking opportunity for women in open source to connect and learn from each other.

The Linux Foundation is also offering scholarships for women who want to attend LinuxCon and CloudOpen but are not sponsored by a company or do not have personal funds to attend. To apply, please visit: 

LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe are made possible with generous support from Diamond sponsor for both events, Intel; LinuxCon and CloudOpen Platinum sponsors HP and Open@Citrix; LinuxCon Gold sponsors Huawei, IBM, RusBITech, Samsung and SUSE; and CloudOpen Gold sponsor OpenDaylight. 

For a full list of sponsors, please visit LinuxCon Europe sponsors and CloudOpen Europe sponsors

Standard registration closes for both events September 1, 2013 after which the conference price will go up $100 to $675. One pass gets attendees into both events. To register for LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe, please visit: 

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/CloudOpen, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at


 Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, OpenDaylight, Tizen, and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. 

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