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Open Source Summit Offers More Opportunities Than Ever for Collaboration and Learning with Dozens of Co-Located Events and Special Attendee Experiences

The premier open source gathering offers top-notch educational content in addition to opportunities for networking with the who’s who of the open source community

SAN FRANCISCO, August 2, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the lineup of co-located events and onsite activities for Open Source Summit, taking place August 29-31 in Vancouver, BC, including expanded pre-event lighting talks, workshops and tutorials on August 28.

Open Source Summit 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 like Linux and Kubernetes, along with other cloud infrastructure and cloud native applications, AI, blockchain, networking and more.

Registration is discounted to $950 through August 4. Discounts are available for Open Source Summit alumni, hobbyists, academics, non-profit professionals and groups. Hall Passes, which grant access to all conference activities except conference sessions, are also available for $150. Visit the registration page for more information.

Co-located events include:

  • Linux Security Summit North America – August 27-28*
  • mountpoint 2018 – August 27-28*
  • LF Deep Learning Workshop – August 28*
  • CHAOSScon North America – August 28*
  • Cloud-Native Network Functions (CNF) Seminar – August 28*
  • Egeria Open Metadata & Governance Workshop – August 28*
  • OpenAPI Workshop – August 28*
  • OpenChain Mini Summit – August 28*
  • OpenHPC Workshop – August 28*
  • LFCS & Linux on Azure Training Courses, presented by ITGilde and The Linux Foundation – August 29-30*
  • Cloud & Container Apprentice Linux Engineer Tutorials – August 29-31

Event experiences include:

  • All-Attendee Opening Reception at Vancouver Aquarium – August 29
  • Vancouver Sightseeing Bus Tour – August 29*
  • Meet & Eat – August 29-31*
  • 5K Fun Run – August 30*
  • Onsite Attendee Reception & Sponsor Showcase – August 30
  • Invitation Only Partner Reception – August 30
  • Morning Meditation – August 31*
  • Puppy Pawlooza – Date TBD

Features and add-ons include:

Other items:

  • Child care is provided free of charge to all attendees*
  • A networking app is provided to enable attendees to meet and network
  • Attendees are encouraged to donate to #YesWeCode to help individuals from underrepresented backgrounds find success in the tech sector

*Limited availability and/or requires pre-registration

The full lineup of 250+ sessions including lighting talks, labs, tutorials, conference sessions and keynotes and activities can be viewed here.

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 is made possible by Diamond Sponsors IBM, Intel and SUSE; Platinum Sponsor Red Hat; and Gold Sponsors Amazon Web Services, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Kenzan, Microsoft, SAP and VMware.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (

Recap: Open Source Summit North America 2017 (

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