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Linux Foundation Releases Program for LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference Europe

Premier European Open Source Conferences and Co-Located Events Showcase Growth of Linux and Open Source Principles Across Technology Disciplines

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/15/14 -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the schedule and program for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, taking place October 13-15, 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The speakers and sessions planned for this year's events showcase how leaders in diverse industries are using the power of open source and collaboration to innovate and advance technology for all. The open source principles espoused by Linux and other projects have grown and expanded to now be used in many other areas including healthcare, manufacturing, data science and more.

"Linux today is the foundation for the technologies that run our lives. It has blazed a trail for other collaborative, open source projects that together make up the global technology infrastructure," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "The Linux Foundation brings together the world's top Linux and open source developers, SysAdmins and experts in one place to advance the state-of-the-art in Linux and open source technology and collaboration. This work is defining the future of the way technologies are built and consumed."

The following sessions provide some examples of the exclusive content available at this year's LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe events:

LinuxCon Europe:

  • Big Data: Getting Smaller All The Time, Matt Asay, MongoDB
  • Open Source: A Job and an Adventure, Dawn Foster
  • Scaling Userspace @ Facebook, Ben Maurer, Facebook

CloudOpen Europe:

  • DevOps and the Database - Is this a "Tale of the Forgotten Service?" Chip Childers, Cumulogic
  • Large Scale Identification of Race Conditions In OpenStack CI, Joe Gordon, OpenStack
  • Avoiding the 1000 Euro VM in Your First Cloud, Tim Mackey, Citrix

ELC Europe:

  • rtmux: A thin multiplexer to provide hard realtime applications for Linux, Jim Huang, ITRI
  • Tame the USB Gadgets Talkative Beast, Krzysztof Opasiak, Samsung
  • Setting up ktest.pl (Embedded Edition), Steve Rostedt, Red Hat

Keynote speakers previously announced for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC include a kernel developer panel featuring Linux creator Linus Torvalds, as well as keynote presentations from XPRIZE Senior Director of Community Jono Bacon; Founder and President of OpenMRS Paul Biondich; Founder of the ownCloud Project Frank Karlitschek; Founder and CEO of Invisible Things Lab Joanna Rutkowska,; Managing Director of Amazon Development Center Chris Schlaeger; and Executive Director of The Linux Foundation Jim Zemlin.

To review the complete programs for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe/program/schedule

LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe will also be co-located with a variety of other technical events to increase opportunities for learning and collaboration. These events include a Community Management Workshop, GStreamer Conference, KVM Forum, Linux Tracing Summit, Linux Plumbers Conference, Real-Time Linux Workshop, U-Boot Mini Summit, and the Yocto Project Dev Day.

More than Education

New Networking Passes Increase Access, Collaboration
The Linux Foundation for the first time this year will offer Networking Passes for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC, which will include access to these unique opportunities to anyone. The Networking Pass will get attendees into all events except the conference sessions. The pass is $250 through August 22, 2014 and $300 thereafter.

Women in OS Luncheon
The Linux Foundation will host a Women in Open Source Luncheon at LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe. The luncheon will be free and will take place Monday, October 13, 2014. This is a networking opportunity for women in open source to connect and learn from each other. Attendees may register for the Women in OS Luncheon at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VkiiBj-2vavhRbnb071WMNhr8UFMw8Qw_AdWKOFIJpw/viewform.

The Linux Foundation is also offering scholarships for women who want to attend LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe but are not sponsored by a company or do not have personal funds to attend. To apply, please visit: https://docs.google.com/a/linuxfoundation.org/forms/d/1AdbDVsszzoWch7VZb6BRNXroxZ6L0l0xxXbDqjECEeI/viewform.

Newcomers Reception
The Linux Foundation this year will host a Newcomers Reception on Monday, October 13, 2014. The reception will help maximize the experience for first-time attendees and speakers who might otherwise not be inclined to introduce themselves to other attendees throughout the conference. Registration is open to first-time attendees only at https://docs.google.com/a/linuxfoundation.org/forms/d/1iet68W6njaEWcXRzEJyfYWSJnT0JWOuKXPbGU94DmMM/viewform.

LinuxCon, CloudOpen and ELC Europe are made possible with generous support from sponsors including LinuxCon Diamond sponsor SUSE; Platinum sponsor HP; LinuxCon Gold Sponsors IBM, Qualcomm, Red Hat, RusBITech and Samsung; CloudOpen Gold sponsors Citrix and Datacentred; and ELC Gold sponsor The Yocto Project.

For a full list of sponsors, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe/sponsor/our-sponsors, http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-europe/sponsor/our-sponsors and http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/embedded-linux-conference-europe/sponsor/our-sponsors.

Early registration closes for these events August 22, 2014, after which the price will increase $150 to $750 through October 3, and to $850 after that. One pass gets attendees into all three events. To register for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe/attend/register

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, Tizen, and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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