World's premier Linux events bring global community of administrators, developers and vendors together in collaboration
LinuxCon North America co-located in San Diego with Linux Kernel Summit and Linux Plumbers Conference; Barcelona to host LinuxCon Europe 2012
Exclusive discounts available for early event and training registration
SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2012 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its 2012 event and onsite Linux training  schedule. The organization is also opening the Call for Presentations (CFPs) for its remaining 2012 event lineup, which includes LinuxCon conferences in North America, Japan and Europe.
LinuxCon North America will take place this year in San Diego, Calif., where it will be co-located with the Linux Plumbers Conference and exclusive Linux Kernel Summit. Hosting these events together in one location will ensure the brightest minds in Linux are together in one place to advance the state of the art of the Linux platform. LinuxCon Europe, which debuted to a sold out crowd in Prague in 2011, will be in Barcelona, Spain this year. Embedded Linux Conference Europe and KVM Forum will also take place in Barcelona. LinuxCon Japan returns to Yokohama.
“The Linux Foundation’s 2012 event lineup and onsite Linux training schedule are designed to facilitate face-to-face collaboration among the community’s best and brightest,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “These neutral forums help advance the most pressing opportunities for Linux and bring to bear the highest quality technical content. We’re especially excited about the trifecta of events taking place in San Diego. This area is a hotbed for software development and embedded design.”
The Linux Foundation has also designed an annual event-specific Linux training schedule to help attendees maximize their educational experiences onsite. The Linux Foundation’s courses are designed to give attendees hands on experience and the advanced technical skills needed to thrive in their careers today. With all indicators showing an increasing demand for Linux talent, this program helps prepare new and veteran professionals for the best Linux jobs.
To view the 2012 onsite Linux training schedule, please visit: https://training.linuxfoundation.org/about/types-of-linux-training/events-training 
The Linux Foundation is offering a special promotion to those who want to commit early and book their registration for this year’s events and/or onsite training courses. The first 50 people to register for any LinuxCon event will receive a 35 percent discount by using the code ‘12PM35’ when registering online. In addition, a 35 percent discount is available for onsite training courses and is limited to five people per course. The code is ‘JANSPESH’ and is valid through January 31, 2012. These event and training offers will go quickly, so people who are interested are encouraged to register now.
The Linux Foundation’s 2012 Schedule of Events
February 13-14, 2012, Hotel Sofitel SF Bay, Redwood Shores, Calif.
A technical summit for OEMs, their device manufacturers, integrators, custom builders, and the growing Android and Linux Kernel developer communities.
February 15-17, 2012, Hotel Sofitel SF Bay, Redwood Shores, Calif.
The premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products.
April 1-2, 2012, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, Calif.
Invitation-only event that brings together developers and researchers who work with the Linux storage and file system stack.
April 2-4, 2012, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, Calif.
Invitation-only event where legal counsel from member organizations collaborate on protecting and advancing Linux and open source.
April 3-5, 2012, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, Calif.
An exclusive, invitation-only summit that brings together core kernel developers, distribution maintainers, ISVs, end users, system vendors and other community organizations for plenary sessions and workgroup meetings that help solve the most pressing issues facing Linux today.
April 30-May 1, 2012, New York Stock Exchange, New York, New York
An invitation-only event that brings together high-performance end users with the highest-level Linux community developers.
LinuxCon Japan 
June 6-8, 2012, Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
The premier Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts.
Linux Kernel Summit 
August 26-28, 2012, Sheraton San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
This Summit brings together the world's leading core kernel developers to discuss the state of the existing kernel and to plan the next development cycle.
August 29-31, 2012, Sheraton San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
LinuxCon is the leading annual technical conference in North America, providing a needed collaboration and education space for the Linux community.
November 5-7, 2012, Hotel Fira Palace, Barcelona, Spain
LinuxCon Europe brings together the European Linux community to collaborate and advance Linux for the region. ELC Europe is in its 7th year and has the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers.
KVM Forum 
November 7-9, 2012, Hotel Fira Palace, Barcelona, Spain
Brings together the community of developers working on and defining the KVM hypervisor.
For more information on any of these events, including registration and CFP details, please visit the Linux Foundation events page at: http://events.linuxfoundation.org .
The Linux Foundation's events provide a neutral, collaborative environment that advances the state of the art of the Linux platform and provides networking and education in the technical, business and legal arenas, including professional Linux training opportunities. Pressing issues facing Linux are solved in these open forums where the Linux community collaborates on everything from the next kernel release to workgroup milestones to major enterprise deployments.
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation  is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences , including LinuxCon , and generating original Linux research  and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com , reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training  opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community’s leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter. 
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