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Session Agenda Announced for The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit North America

Premier open source gathering brings together technical, community and business leaders from across the globe to collaborate, learn and share

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the schedule of sessions and speakers for Open Source Summit North America, taking place August 29-31 in Vancouver, BC, including expanded pre-event lighting talks, workshops and tutorials on August 28.

Open Source Summit North America is the leading conference for developers, sysadmins, devops professionals, architects and other technologists – along with open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. It covers cornerstone open source technologies including Linux, cloud infrastructure and cloud native applications, along with the latest open source technologies including AI, blockchain, networking and more. The event also features the Open Collaboration Conference tracks for ecosystem leaders to learn to navigate open source transformation with content covering compliance, community leadership and open source program office management, as well as the Diversity Empowerment Summit which highlights the ways in which the community can benefit from expanding diversity and inclusion practices.

Session highlights include:

  • Patterns and Pains of Migrating Legacy Applications to Kubernetes – Josef Adersberger, CTO, QAware
  • Building OCI Images Without Privilege – Tycho Andersen, Technical Lead, Cisco
  • Beyond Code: Secret Ingredients to Successful Open Source Practices – Lauren Britton, Sr. Open Source Program Manager, VMware
  • Understanding Microservices with Distributed Tracing  – Lita Cho, Senior Software Engineer, Lyft
  • Keys to Building Inclusive Teams – Michael Greene, Vice President and General Manager, System Technologies & Optimization Division, Intel
  • High Altitude, Low Risk: Measuring Reliability in the Cloud Using Open Source Technology – Alex Kass, Engineering Manager, Digital Ocean
  • Building Stable Trees with Machine Learning – Sasha Levin, Linux Kernel Hacker, Microsoft
  • OSS Security Chaos Engineering – Driving Transformation, Innovation, and Open Source with Giants  – Aaron Rinehart, Chief Enterprise Security Architect, UnitedHealth Group
  • Open Source Contribution at Amazon – Alolita Sharma, Principal Technologist, Amazon Web Services

The full lineup of sessions can be viewed here. Open Source Summit North America 2018 kicks off on Tuesday, August 28 with pre-event co-located events, tutorials, labs and workshops as well as lightning talks.

The event also includes a variety of onsite activities in addition to educational sessions, including the inaugural Diversity in Open Source Reception, First Time Attendee Breakfast, 5k Fun Run, Morning Meditation, Women in Open Source Lunch, onsite and offsite attendee receptions and more.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

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

Open Source Summit North America is made possible by Diamond Sponsors Intel and SUSE; Platinum Sponsor Red Hat; and Gold Sponsors Amazon Web Services, IBM, Kenzan and VMware.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (

Recap: Open Source Summit North America 2017 (

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