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The Linux Foundation Announces Agenda for LinuxCon and ContainerCon Europe

By 2016-07-218月 22nd, 2017Press Release

ContainerCon comes to Europe for the first time alongside LinuxCon, offering opportunities to collaborate, share and learn from open source leaders

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the agenda for LinuxCon and ContainerCon Europe, taking place October 4-6 in Berlin, Germany. The event will offer unparalleled open source technical content for technologists of all levels and a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Linux.

Speakers and sessions at LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe will cover the most important topics in open source development today, including containers, networking, security, cloud applications, the Linux kernel and more.

Keynote speakers previously announced include:

  • Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger Project and founder of the Apache Software Foundation

  • Solomon Hykes, founder, CTO and chief product officer at Docker

  • Jilayne Lovejoy, open source attorney at ARM

  • Colin McNamara, director of the DevOps practice, Dimension Data

  • Stormy Peters, vice president of developer relations, Cloud Foundry Foundation

  • Christopher Schlaeger, director kernel and operating systems, Amazon Development  

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  • Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation

LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe will feature more than 180 sessions, including keynotes; deep technical sessions, with new content on the latest kernel updates, DevOps, professional open source management, networking, hypervisors/virtualization, storage technologies and interfaces, security, Internet of Things; talks related to open source collaboration and best practices; and bonus tutorials on Friday, October 7. ContainerCon, which has previously only taken place in North America, comes to Europe this year to gather leaders in the development and deployment of containers and the Linux kernel to innovate on the delivery of open source infrastructure.

The full schedule of sessions can be viewed at

“If you want to meet the developers and maintainers of the most influential open source projects in the world, LinuxCon and ContainerCon is the place to be,” said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. “There’s a lot to celebrate with 2016 being the 25th anniversary of Linux, but even more so looking at how incredibly influential and prevalent open source software has become across industries. In Berlin, we’re going to see innovation, collaboration, sharing, community and so much more that will help drive us to another 25 years of open source success.”

For the first time, this year Embedded Linux Conference Europe will take place separately from LinuxCon, and will instead be co-located with the all new OpenIoT Summit Europe. These events will take place October 11-13, 2016, at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Speaker and agenda information for ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe will be announced next week.

LinuxCon and ContainerCon are made possible by support from Diamond Sponsor Huawei; Platinum Sponsors Citrix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, Oracle and SUSE; and Gold Sponsors Cloud Native Computing Foundation, IBM and Red Hat.

For attendees who register before July 31, the All-Access Pass early registration fee is $800. This year, LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe will also feature a Hall Pass option, providing access to the exhibit hall, lounge spaces, evening booth crawl and more for only $100. Visit to register.

Members of the press who would like to apply for a press pass should contact Dan Brown (

Additional Resources

YouTube: The Linux Foundation Event Experience (

About The Linux Foundation

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