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Keynotes and Schedule Announced for the Premier North American Gathering of Linux, Containers and Open Cloud Experts

By 2015-06-038月 22nd, 2017Press Release

LinuxCon, CloudOpen and ContainerCon headliners will share the stories behind the work advancing the world’s most critical Linux and open source cloud and container technologies

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2015The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today is announcing keynote speakers and the schedule for co-located events LinuxCon, CloudOpen and ContainerCon North America, taking place August 17-19, 2015 in Seattle, WA.

Keynote announcements include:

  • Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar and author of Peers Inc., will discuss how open collaborative systems are reinventing capitalism and how FOSS is a key ingredient.

  • Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and virtualization engineering at Oracle, will discuss how the cloud revolution is changing the role of the operating system and how OS vendors are responding to next generation application development requirements with features like containers.

  • Matt Hicks, VP of Engineering at Red Hat, will talk about revolutionizing application delivery with Linux and containers.

  • Duncan Johnston-Watt, founder and CEO of Cloudsoft, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at – the Apache licensed open source Docker cloud maker.

  • Ross Mauri, general manager, z Systems, IBM will cover why an open infrastructure matters.

  • Greg Maxwell, co-founder of Blockstream and core committer to Bitcoin, will speak about how Bitcoin and the Blockchain will enable a new world of open innovation.

  • Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances and marketing at SUSE, will talk about the role of open source in the software-defined enterprise data center.

  • Sam Ramji, CEO, Cloud Foundry, will discuss the technologies driving the new level of velocity and efficiency for application developers, including tech like containers, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry.

  • Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security technologist and CTO at Resilient Systems, will speak about the Sony attack, security trends, and incident response.

  • Deepak Singh, general manager of Amazon EC2 container service, will speak about the evolution of computing in the cloud – from monoliths to event driven computing and containers.

  • Nisha Talagala, software fellow at SanDisk, will discuss the disruptive power of flash in the datacenter.

  • Marianna Tessel, SVP engineering, Docker, will cover what’s next for container technology.

  • Mauri Whalen, vice president and core system software director, Intel Open Source Technology Center, will explore the power behind the open data center.

  • Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation, will talk about the dominance of open source software in today’s infrastructure but also the threats that the community must overcome.

  • Additional keynote sessions include a talk from HP; a Linux kernel developer panel; and a Container Panel featuring Tim Hockin, Google; Brandon Philips, CoreOS; Matt Trifiro, Mesosphere; Jérôme Petazzoni, Docker; and Joe Brockmeier, Red Hat.

The technology industry today is dominated by software. In this world, code rules and developers, DevOps professionals and IT managers drive innovation. This year’s LinuxCon and CloudOpen events, and the new ContainerCon, will together provide in-depth technical sessions covering the topics most critical to advancing this work. Confirmed keynotes and more than 200 sessions will represent the diversity of the growing Linux, devops and open cloud communities while surfacing the topics at the intersections of this ecosystem, including Linux, container technologies, cloud services, orchestration, automation, software management, deployments and architectures.

The keynote speakers will bring another level of perspective by taking us behind the code to learn the stories of the people, projects and communities that are defining today’s technology infrastructure and by challenging our assumptions of what will come next. From the sharing economy to the potential of Bitcoin and the blockstream, this year’s keynotes show how the ideas behind open source are fueling innovation in all aspects of our economy. Attendees will learn first-hand how to harness the power of Linux and open source software to advance their technical and business objectives.

“LinuxCon, CloudOpen and ContainerCon gather the developers, maintainers and users of the open technologies powering the enterprise,” said Amanda McPherson, chief marketing officer, The Linux Foundation, and creator of LinuxCon, CloudOpen and ContainerCon. “From cloud native app development, to three tracks on containers, to MesosCon, at these events you can meet the innovators and leaders behind the code. There is no other event that brings as many open source projects — and their leaders — together in one place.”

Highlights include:

  • Managing Kubernetes and OpenShift with ManageIQ (Alissa Bonas, Red Hat)

  • In a world of ephemeral containers, how do we keep track of things? (Brian Dorsey, Google)

  • OpenStack Neutron: What’s New In Kilo and a Look Toward Liberty (Kyle Mestery, HP)

  • Some lessons from scaling a large, web-scale social platform (Igor Perisic, LinkedIn)

  • Docker, Containers, and Security: State of the Union (Jérôme Petazzoni, Docker)

  • Maintaining an Out-of-Tree Driver and an Upstream Driver Simultaneously – With Minimal Pain (Catherine Sullivan, Intel)

The full schedule of sessions is available here.

This year, LinuxCon, CloudOpen and ContainerCon are co-located with several other events, including:

Networking opportunities abound throughout the trifecta of events, including a happy hour booth crawl, an all attendee party at The Experience Music Project Museum, and a VIP reception for speakers, sponsors and press at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. More details on social and networking activities will be announced in the coming weeks, in addition to other special events focused on community diversity, and those new to Linux.

Registration is $725 through June 5, and includes full access to all LinuxCon, CloudOpen and ContainerCon sessions, activities and select co-located events. Unlike many conferences with complicated registration structures, one ticket gets you access to your pick of over 200 sessions at any of the three events. Please visit to register.

These events are made possible by sponsors including Diamond Sponsor Cloud Foundry Foundation; Platinum Sponsors Cloudsoft, HP, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, SanDisk, and SUSE; Gold Sponsors GitHub, Huawei, and Samsung; Silver Sponsors 100TB, ActiveState, Citrix, ENEA, Fox Technologies, Google, Linode, NetApp, Odin and Shippable; and our Bronze sponsors.

Additional Resources

YouTube: The Linux Foundation Event Experience (

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