The Linux Foundation Announces 2016 Events Schedule

New and returning Linux Foundation events provide neutral forums for the world’s leading technologists to meet, collaborate and innovate across open technologies

SAN FRANCISCO, January 7, 2016 - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced its 2016 events schedule. Linux Foundation events are where the creators, maintainers and practitioners of the world's most important open source projects meet. Linux Foundation events in 2015 attracted nearly 15,000 developers, maintainers, sysadmins, thought leaders, business executives and other industry professionals from more than 3,100 organizations across 85 countries.

Open source continues to dominate software development, with more companies than ever using collaborative development to accelerate technology and drive innovation. Linux Foundation events enable attendees to see technology trends early and influence the evolution of the world’s largest shared technology resources. The Linux Foundation’s 2016 events bring together the industry’s best talent and most influential developers, maintainers and sysadmins to examine trends in open source, including Big Data, cloud native applications, containers, IoT, Linux, networking, security, and more.

“The world’s most innovative technologies are made possible by individuals and companies working together to build common, open source infrastructure,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “Linux Foundation events are where the world’s best technologists meet, collaborate and advance the greatest shared technologies of our time. They are also the place to identify technology trends early, as open source developers and IT managers start projects or advance their ideas during these in-person opportunities.”

The Linux Foundation’s original event, its Collaboration Summit, started in 2007 and returns this year with a renewed focus on cross-collaboration between open source projects. In addition to tracks focused on specific project areas, such as open networking, IoT, Big Data and containers, there will be tracks dedicated to topics that apply to all projects, including security; governance, operations and ecosystem development; licensing and IPR; training and certification; and open source business program development. The Linux Foundation’s Collaboration Summit is the venue to learn how to manage external R&D and maximize collaborative development and open source for technology innovation and business results.

New Linux Foundation events in 2016 include the Open Networking Summit, the leading event covering the technologies and projects across SDN, NFV, and the open networking space; and the OpenIoT Summit, an event that will join Embedded Linux Conference North America and bring together embedded and application developers with systems architects and firmware developers to advance the technical work required for the future of IoT.

The complete schedule and descriptions of all 2016 events follows.

The Linux Foundation’s 2016 Schedule of Events

Open Networking Summit - NEW

March 14-17, 2016, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

Open Networking Summit (ONS) brings the networking ecosystem of end-users, engineers, business leaders and researchers together in Silicon Valley to discuss the possibilities and shape the future of the networking industry.

Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

March 29-31, 2016, Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA

An exclusive, invitation-only gathering where the world’s thought leaders in open source software and collaborative development convene to share best practices and learn how to manage the largest shared technology investments of our time.

Embedded Linux Conference North America

April 4-6, 2016, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) has been the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for the past 10 years for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products.

After a decade of collaboration, the conference is extending its scope to include user-space developers, the people building applications on embedded Linux, and will be the preeminent space for product vendors and kernel and systems developers to collaborate with these influential technologists.

OpenIoT Summit - NEW

April 4-6, 2016, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

The new OpenIoT Summit is a technical event created to serve the unique needs of system architects, firmware developers, software developers and application developers in this emerging IoT ecosystem.

Linux Storage, Filesystem and Memory Management Summit

April 18-19, 2016, Marriott City Center, Raleigh, NC

Invitation-only event that brings together developers and researchers who work with the Linux storage, memory management and file system stack.

Vault: Linux Storage and Filesystems Conference

April 20-21, 2016, Marriott City Center, Raleigh, NC

Co-located with the LSF-MM Summit, Vault taps into the expertise of developers leading file system and storage innovations in a general technical conference setting open to everyone.

Apache: Big Data North America

May 9-12, 2016, Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC

Apache: Big Data North America gathers together the projects, people and technologies working in Big Data, ubiquitous computing, and data engineering and science to educate, collaborate, and connect in a completely project-neutral environment.

ApacheCon North America

May 11-13, 2016, Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC

ApacheCon North America is the only event dedicated to bringing together the 350+ Apache Software Foundation project communities in one venue to advance the work that is defining the future of technology and that represents a new generation of software development.

Cloud Foundry Summit North America

May 24-25, 2016, Santa Clara, CA

Cloud Foundry Summit is the premier event for developers, providers and users of the industry's leading open source platform-as-a-service.

MesosCon North America

June 1-2, 2016, Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, CO

MesosCon fosters greater collaboration around Apache Mesos, bringing together users and developers to learn and share while accelerating growth of the project's ecosystem.

OPNFV Summit

June 22-23, 2016, Berlin, Germany

The OPNFV Summit is designed to provide a collaboration and education space for innovators, developers, and end users of NFV. The summit brings together the community, projects, products, and companies in the networking industry that are accelerating NFV deployments.

LinuxCon Japan + ContainerCon Japan

July 13-15, 2016, Chinzan-so Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan

LinuxCon Japan is the premier Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts.

ContainerCon Japan gathers leading contributors in Linux containers, the Linux kernel, and related projects to forge a path to continued innovation and education.

Automotive Linux Summit

July 13-14, 2016, Chinzan-so Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan

The Automotive Linux Summit brings together innovative minds from automotive and open-source, including systems engineers, Linux experts, R&D managers, business executives, legal and compliance specialists and community developers.

LinuxCon North America + ContainerCon North America

August 22-24, 2016, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON

LinuxCon is the leading annual technical conference in North America, bringing together developers, system administrators, DevOps professionals, business executives and more in a collaboration and education space for the Linux community.

ContainerCon brings together leading contributors in Linux containers, the Linux kernel, and related projects to forge a path to continued innovation and education. ContainerCon will include content on Docker, LXC and container management systems.

OpenDaylight Summit

September 27-29, 2016, Meydenbauer Center, Seattle, WA

OpenDaylight Summit brings together users, developers and the SDN community to discuss, debate and demonstrate the latest technologies and trends in open SDN. Hear directly from developers about what OpenDaylight is doing to support a range of use cases such as network virtualization, multi-layer orchestration, NFV and others, and give the community direct feedback on which use cases matter most.

LinuxCon Europe + ContainerCon Europe

October 4-6, 2016, Intercontinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany

LinuxCon Europe brings together the European Linux community, from developers, system administrators and DevOps professionals to business executives and more in a collaboration and education space for the Linux community.

ContainerCon Europe will bring together a diverse range of experts from cloud computing and Linux containers to offer a general technical conference that is open to everyone; creating a place where companies on the leading edge can network with users and developers to advance computing.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe

October 6-7, 2016, Intercontinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) has been the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for the past 10 years for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products.

After a decade of collaboration, the conference is extending its scope to include user-space developers, the people building applications on embedded Linux, and will be the preeminent space for product vendors and kernel and systems developers to collaborate with these influential technologists.

Linux Kernel Summit

October 31-November 1, 2016, Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM

The Linux Kernel Summit brings together the world's leading core kernel developers to discuss the state of the existing kernel and plan the next development cycle.

Linux Plumbers Conference

November 2-4, 2016, Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM

The Linux Plumbers Conference brings together the top developers working on the “plumbing” of Linux — kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing systems, etc. — and gives them three days to work together on core design problems.

Additional events will be announced in the coming months.

Speaking proposals are now being accepted for 2016 events. Upcoming CFP deadlines include Open Networking Summit (Jan 15), Vault (Jan 29), Collaboration Summit (Feb 2), Embedded Linux Conference (Feb 5), OpenIoT Summit (Feb 5), ApacheCon (Feb 12), and Apache: Big Data (Feb 12). To submit a proposal, visit http://events.linuxfoundation.org/cfp.

For more information about all Linux Foundation events, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org.

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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 www.linuxfoundation.org.

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