Skip to main content

The Linux Foundation Announces Additional Keynote Speakers for Open Source Summit North America

By 2017-07-121月 25th, 2018Press Release

Newly announced speakers include actor and online entrepreneur Joseph Gordon-Levitt

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2017The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced additional keynote speakers 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.

Initial keynote speakers were announced in June. In addition to those, the following have been confirmed as keynotes:

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Actor, Founder and Director of HITRECORD – an online production company that makes art collaboratively with over 600,000 artists of all kinds – will share his views on the evolution of the Internet as a collaborative medium, and key technological lessons learned since the company’s launch

  • Wim Coekaerts, Senior Vice President, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle

  • Chris Wright, Vice President & Chief Technologist, Office of Technology at Red Hat

The full lineup of all Open Source Summit North America speakers and 200+ sessions can be viewed here.

Open Source Summit North America also features tutorials and summits, all included with registration:

In addition, there will be a wide variety of additional activities including:

Evening social and networking events include:

  • Partner Reception (invitation required) – Sept 11, 6:30-8:30pm, The Rooftop at The Standard Downtown

  • Onsite Attendee Reception + Sponsor Showcase – Sept 12, 5:15-7pm, Platinum Ballroom at JW Marriott LA Live

  • All-Attendee Reception – Sept 13, 6:30-9pm, Paramount Studios Hollywood

Registration is discounted by $150 through July 30, and academic and hobbyist rates are also available. In addition, applications are 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, Intel and Microsoft; Platinum Sponsors Cisco, Google Cloud Platform, 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

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

# # #

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page:

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

The Linux Foundation
Follow Us