LinuxCon  is known for its deep technical content and unmatched networking opportunities. This year LinuxCon and CloudOpen will provide 140 sessions, 15 keynotes, nine co-located events, and three onsite Linux training  opportunities.
But it's also known for some amazing parties (ahem, "evening events"). The Linux community knows how to have a good time; we just try to provide the best venues possible for facilitating FUN as well as learning and networking.
This year the parties start Tuesday, the evening prior to opening day of LinuxCon and CloudOpen, and go through Thursday night. Today we're able to share more details with you about what to expect, so make sure to add these to your custom schedule!
Because this is the first-ever CloudOpen, CloudStack is sponsoring the event launch party on the eve of the opening day. It will take place on the Andaz Rooftop overlooking San Diego’s famed Gaslamp District . These are the best views in the city (except maybe those from the cockpit of a fighter jet). Join us poolside and enjoy drinks and south-of-the-border inspired bites with your friends and colleagues as we anticipate the conference in the days ahead.
On Wednesday - opening day - Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC) and Code Aurora Forum are sponsoring a welcome reception at Bali Hai Restaurant overlooking the San Diego cityscape.
If anybody knows San Diego, it's definitely the folks from Qualcomm (headquartered in San Diego) so we can't wait to check out this venue. Join us for good food, cold beer and plenty of fun as we are transported via water taxi to an evening in paradise. The festivities include a classic rock band, arcade games and photo booth. Bring a sweater, settle in next to the bonfire, and take in the spectacular views of the San Diego skyline.
Meet in the hotel lobby to be escorted to your water taxi, or pick up driving directions at our Information Desk - it's just a short drive from the hotel.
Thursday night we'll join event sponsor Intel at the historic Hotel del Coronado  on the ocean. We'll wind down the week and enjoy libations and dinner on the Windsor Lawn overlooking Coronado Beach (voted best beach in the U.S. in 2012). After dinner, we'll move onto the beach to cook "smores" in the fire pits, take in the sunset and watch Polynesian dance entertainment.
The Hotel Del Coronado, built in 1888 and named a National Historic Landmark in 1977, is one of the most recognizable and beautiful beach resorts in North America.
Phew. That's a lot of partying packed into three nights. Can't decide which one sounds like the most fun? Then, we'll see you at all of them!
For more information about the evening events and other LinuxCon/CloudOpen experiences, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon/events-and-experiences  For more information and to register, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/