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Initial Keynote Speakers Announced for The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit North America 2017

By 2017-06-158月 22nd, 2017Press Release

Speakers include a 13 year old Algorithm-ist, TED speakers, bestselling authors, Linux creator Linus Torvalds and many more

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2017The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the initial set of keynote speakers for Open Source Summit North America 2017, taking place September 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA.

Open Source Summit is the premier open source technical conference in North America, gathering 2,000+ developers, operators and community leadership professionals to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest in open technologies, including Linux, containers, cloud computing and more.

This is the first year for Open Source Summit, which combines the existing LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen conferences under a new name with the all new Open Community Conference and Diversity Empowerment Summit.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Jono Bacon, Community Manager, Author, Podcaster

  • Tanmay Bakshi, 13 year old Algorithm-ist & Cognitive Developer, Author and TEDx Speaker

  • Bindi Belanger, Executive Program Director, Ticketmaster

  • Christine Corbett Moran, NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, CALTECH

  • Nir Eyal, Behavioral Designer and Bestselling Author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products”

  • Dan Lyons, FORTUNE columnist and Bestselling Author of “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble”

  • Ross Mauri, General Manager, IBM z Systems & LinuxONE, IBM

  • Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux and Git

  • Zeynep Tufekci, Professor, New York Times Writer, Author and Technosociologist

  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

The full agenda of sessions will be announced next week.

Registration is discounted to $800 through June 24, and academic and hobbyist rates are also available. Applications are also being accepted for diversity and needs-based scholarships.

Members of the press who would like to request a complimentary press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at  

Open Source Summit North America is made possible by Diamond Sponsors IBM and Intel; Platinum Sponsors Cisco, Google Cloud Platform, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Red Hat and SUSE; and Gold Sponsors Cloud Native Computing Foundation, {code} by Dell EMC, CoreOS and VMware.

Additional Resources

YouTube: The Linux Foundation Event Experience (

LinuxCon North America 2016 Event Recap


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