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Session Lineup Announced for The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit North America

By 2017-06-218月 22nd, 2017Press Release

Premier open source event combines LinuxCon, ContainerCon, CloudOpen, Open Community Conference and Diversity Empowerment Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2017The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the program for Open Source Summit North America, taking place September 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA.

The Linux Foundation 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 with the all new Open Community Conference and Diversity Empowerment Summit:

LinuxCon is the event where the leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community from around the world gather together for updates, education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux ecosystem.

Containers are revolutionizing the way we automate, deploy and scale workloads, and ContainerCon is the place to learn about how to best use these technologies to your advantage. The event brings together leading experts in both the development and operations community to share ideas and best practices for how containers are shaping computing today and in the future with a focus on DevOps culture, automation, portability and efficiency.

CloudOpen is the only event providing space for education and collaboration designed specifically to advance the open cloud. The conference gathers top professionals to discuss cloud platforms, automation and management tools, DevOps, virtualization, containers, software-defined networking, storage & filesystems, big data tools and platforms, open source best practices and much more.

Open Community Conference
The Open Community Conference provides world-class content and networking for building empowered and productive open source communities. The event provides presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and networking opportunities that bring together some of the leading practitioners to share their expertise in how you can build powerful communities. The Open Community Conference is led by Jono Bacon, a global leader in community strategy and management, author of The Art of Community, and community leadership consultant to many organizations including Huawei, HackerOne, Microsoft, GitLab, Creative Commons, Sony Mobile, ClusterHQ, and others.


Diversity Empowerment Summit

After receiving a large number of high quality diversity-related submissions for Open Source Summit North America, The Linux Foundation added a new Diversity Empowerment Summit to the schedule in order to accommodate all the great talks. The goal of the summit is to help promote and facilitate an increase in diversity, inclusion, empowerment and social innovation in the open source community, and to provide a venue for discussion and collaboration. In addition to the sessions at DES, many diversity-focused talks were also accepted for the other four events.

Over 200 educational sessions are on offer at Open Source Summit. In addition to previously announced keynote sessions, breakouts will be offered across technical, leadership and professional open source tracks.

 Session highlights include:

  • The Open Road to Autonomous Driving – Dan Cauchy, Automotive Grade Linux

  • Code Detective: How to Investigate Linux Performance Issues – Gabriel Krisman Bertazi, Collabora

  • Aim to Be an Open Source Zero – Guy Martin, Autodesk

  • How to Fail Fast and Rise Again – A Case Study on Transforming to Cloud Native – Ken Owens, Cisco DevNet

  • First 90 Days – Building an OSS Practice – Nithya Ruff, Comcast

  • Raspberry Pi Hacks – Ruth Suehle, Red Hat

  • From Zero to Serverless in 60 Seconds, Anywhere  – Alex Ellis, ADP

  • Choose Your Own Adventure: Finding the Right Path to Containerization – Erica von Buelow, CoreOS

  • Data Science: A Containerized, Cloud-Native Approach – Daniel Whitenack, Pachyderm

The lineup of sessions can be viewed here. Note the Diversity Empowerment Summit agenda 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



About The Linux Foundation

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