Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Keynotes

Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Keynotes

The first-time Linux event welcomes industry experts to share latest advancements and opportunities for the platform

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2009 – The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced confirmed keynotes for the year’s highly anticipated LinuxCon. LinuxCon combines the developer and end user communities to produce more than 75 sessions that address “all matters Linux.” The event takes place September 21 – 23, 2009 in Portland, Oregon at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

The LinuxCon keynotes represent both community and industry, with community luminaries such as Mark Shuttleworth and industry experts such as IBM’s Bob Sutor. Confirmed keynotes include:

• Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier, openSUSE community manager, Novell;
• Bdale Garbee, open source & Linux chief technologist at Hewlett Packard, and well-known kernel developer;
• Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu distribution and Canonical; and
• Bob Sutor, vice president of Standards and Open Source at IBM.

LinuxCon welcomes everyone who has a stake in Linux. Linux users and developers will meet and learn from their peers as well as teach others, such as up-and-coming developers and new Linux users. LinuxCon eliminates the traditional tradeshow environment to provide a forum where attendees can educate themselves on the latest technical advances of the Linux platform.

Three tracks – developer, business and operations – will provide the foundation for sessions that include tutorials, keynotes, a technology showcase and targeted mini-summits on topics such as mobile, desktop and embedded, and much more. LinuxCon will be co-located with the annual Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC), which attracts a star-studded pool of technical talent.

Registration is now open for LinuxCon. Early Bird registration costs $299 per person (until June 1, 2009), and Standard registration costs $399 (until August 14, 2009).

To get additional details or register for the event, please visit the LinuxCon website. To get updates via Twitter, follow the Linux Foundation here.

Linux Foundation events provide kernel developers, IT professionals, end users, senior executives, industry experts, and the media with a vendor-neutral, nonprofit forum in which collaboration and education advance knowledge and accelerate the advancement of Linux. The events provide a platform for new Linux and open source developments to be revealed and discussed.

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, The Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by providing unified resources and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed platforms. For more information, please visit www.linuxfoundation.org.

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