Plumbers Conference Featured Speakers Announcement

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Featured Speakers, Early Bird Registration Deadline, and Conference Wiki
Linux Plumbers Conference
17-19 September 2008
Portland, Oregon USA

Featured Speakers at Linux Plumbers Conference

The Linux Plumbers Conference is pleased to announce two featured speakers for the upcoming conference. Greg Kroah-Hartman will give the conference keynote, speaking about the Linux ecosystem and why it matters. Jonathan Corbet will give a featured talk entitled “The Kernel Report,” which will include results from the Kernel Summit, held just prior to LPC.

Greg Kroah-Hartman is a Novell Fellow in the SuSE Labs division and maintains many crucial subsystems in the Linux kernel. Greg founded and runs the Linux Driver Project, which writes and maintains drivers for hardware vendors at no cost. Greg is an experienced speaker whose hard-hitting talks often drive the technical and political direction of Linux. Greg’s speaking credits include the keynote speech for Ottawa Linux Symposium 2006, “3 Myths, 2 Lies, and 5 Truths about Linux Kernel Development,” and “State of the Linux Kernel” at OSCON 2004-2007. Greg will also be running the “User and Kernel Interfaces” microconference at LPC.

Jonathan Corbet is the editor-in-chief of Linux Weekly News, a Linux kernel developer, and chronicler of many past Kernel Summits. Jonathan will give the Kernel Report, presenting the key results of the 2008 Kernel Summit and his thoughts on the current state of Linux development and where it may be heading in the near future.

Early Bird Registration Deadline

The registration fee for Linux Plumbers Conference is $250 until August 18th, when it will increase to $300. Speakers get free registration and speakers who register before accepted talks are announced will have their registration fee refunded in full. Register here:

Conference Wiki Open

The wiki for Linux Plumbers Conference is now open:

The wiki is for conference members to organize meetings, ad-hoc technical sessions, and meet-ups in “unconference” style. It can also be used to organize social events, bicycle rides, and excursions to the wide variety of Portland dining and drinking establishments.

About the Conference

The Linux Plumbers Conference is a developer conference for the open source community. LPC brings together the top developers working on the “plumbing” of Linux - kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing system, etc. - and gives them three days to work together on core design problems. LPC is co-located with and held directly following the 2008 Kernel Summit, in Portland, Oregon.

Major sponsors of the Linux Plumbers Conference include Intel, IBM, and NetApp. The LPC is underwritten by the Linux Foundation. LPC is a revenue-neutral event.

Linux Plumbers Conference
17-19 September 2008
Portland, Oregon USA