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

By 2017-08-021月 25th, 2018Press Release

Premier open source event brings leading speakers on open source technology and community to Prague

SAN FRANCISCO, August 2, 2017The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the initial set of keynote speakers for Open Source Summit Europe 2017, taking place October 23-26 in Prague, Czech Republic.

LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen combine with the new Open Community Conference and Diversity Empowerment Summit under one umbrella name in 2017 – the Open Source Summit. At Open Source Summit Europe, attendees will collaborate, share information and learn across a wide variety of topics, with 2,000 technologists and community members.

Registration also includes access to all activities and sessions at the co-located Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Jono Bacon, Community/Developer Strategy Consultant and Author

  • Keila Banks, 15 Year Old Programmer, Web Designer and Technologist, with her father Phillip Banks

  • Mitchell Hashimoto, Founder of HashiCorp and Creator of Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul, Terraform, Vault, and Nomad

  • Neha Narkhede, Co-founder & CTO, Confluent

  • Sarah Novotny, Program Manager, Kubernetes Community, Google

  • Reuben Paul, 11 year old Hacker, CyberShaolin Founder and Cyber Security Ambassador

  • Imad Sousou, VP, Software Services Group & GM, Open Source Technology Center, Intel Corporation

  • Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux and Git in conversation with Dirk Hohndel, VP, Chief Open Source Officer, VMware

  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

The full agenda of sessions will be announced in two weeks.

Registration is discounted to $800 through August 20, 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 Europe is made possible by Diamond Sponsor Intel, Platinum Sponsor SUSE, and Gold Sponsors Civil Infrastructure Platform, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, {code} by Dell EMC, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, OpenSDS, Red Hat and VMware.

Additional Resources

YouTube: The Linux Foundation Event Experience (

LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe 2016 Event Recap (   

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