Premier open source gathering brings together technical, community and business leaders from across the globe to collaborate, learn and share

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the schedule of sessions and speakers for Open Source Summit North America, taking place August 29-31 in Vancouver, BC, including expanded pre-event lighting talks, workshops and tutorials on August 28.

Open Source Summit North America is the leading conference for developers, sysadmins, devops professionals, architects and other technologists – along with open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. It covers cornerstone open source technologies including Linux, cloud infrastructure and cloud native applications, along with the latest open source technologies including AI, blockchain, networking and more. The event also features the Open Collaboration Conference tracks for ecosystem leaders to learn to navigate open source transformation with content covering compliance, community leadership and open source program office management, as well as the Diversity Empowerment Summit which highlights the ways in which the community can benefit from expanding diversity and inclusion practices.

Session highlights include:

  • Patterns and Pains of Migrating Legacy Applications to Kubernetes – Josef Adersberger, CTO, QAware
  • Building OCI Images Without Privilege – Tycho Andersen, Technical Lead, Cisco
  • Beyond Code: Secret Ingredients to Successful Open Source Practices – Lauren Britton, Sr. Open Source Program Manager, VMware
  • Understanding Microservices with Distributed Tracing  – Lita Cho, Senior Software Engineer, Lyft
  • Keys to Building Inclusive Teams – Michael Greene, Vice President and General Manager, System Technologies & Optimization Division, Intel
  • High Altitude, Low Risk: Measuring Reliability in the Cloud Using Open Source Technology – Alex Kass, Engineering Manager, Digital Ocean
  • Building Stable Trees with Machine Learning – Sasha Levin, Linux Kernel Hacker, Microsoft
  • OSS Security Chaos Engineering – Driving Transformation, Innovation, and Open Source with Giants  – Aaron Rinehart, Chief Enterprise Security Architect, UnitedHealth Group
  • Open Source Contribution at Amazon – Alolita Sharma, Principal Technologist, Amazon Web Services

The full lineup of sessions can be viewed here. Open Source Summit North America 2018 kicks off on Tuesday, August 28 with pre-event co-located events, tutorials, labs and workshops as well as lightning talks.

The event also includes a variety of onsite activities in addition to educational sessions, including the inaugural Diversity in Open Source Reception, First Time Attendee Breakfast, 5k Fun Run, Morning Meditation, Women in Open Source Lunch, onsite and offsite attendee receptions and more.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Open Source Summit North America is made possible by Diamond Sponsors Intel and SUSE; Platinum Sponsor Red Hat; and Gold Sponsors Amazon Web Services, IBM, Kenzan and VMware.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

Recap: Open Source Summit North America 2017 (https://events17.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-summit-north-america)

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 industry 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.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Premier open source event features senior leaders across AI, blockchain, cloud, security and software-defined networking

SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for Open Source Summit North America, taking place August 29-31 in Vancouver, BC.

Open Source Summit North America is the leading conference for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. Over 2,000 are expected to gather for the event.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Ajay Agrawal, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Expert, Author of Prediction Machines, and Founder of The Creative Destruction Lab
  • Jennifer Cloer, Founder of reTHINKit and Creator and Executive Producer of The Chasing Grace Project
  • Wim Coekaerts, Senior Vice President of Operating Systems and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle
  • Ben Golub, Executive Chairman and Interim CEO, and Shawn Wilkinson, Co-founder, Storj Labs
  • Preethi Kasireddy, Founder & CEO, TruStory
  • Window Snyder, Chief Security Officer, Fastly
  • Imad Sousou, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Open Source Technology Center, Intel
  • Sana Tariq, Senior Architect, E2E Service Orchestration, TELUS

The full schedule of sessions will be announced next week, with additional keynotes announced shortly thereafter.

Registration is $800 through June 17. Additional alumni, non-profit and Linux Foundation member discounts are available as well; details are available on the event registration page. Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are currently being accepted. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please click here.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Open Source Summit North America is made possible thanks to Diamond Sponsors Intel and SUSE; Platinum Sponsor Red Hat; and Gold Sponsors Amazon Web Services, IBM and VMware.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

Open Source Summit 2017 Event Recap (https://events17.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-summit-north-america)

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 industry 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.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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New speakers include leading minds from Accenture, Alibaba, Baidu, China Mobile, Constellation Research, Didi, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Manulife, Microsoft, OFO, SUSE, Tencent and Xturing Biotechnology

SAN FRANCISCO and BEIJING, May 24, 2018 – LF Asia, LLC today announced additional keynote speakers, events, and the schedule for the Executive Business Leadership track at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China (LC3), taking place June 25-27 in Beijing.

At LC3, attendees can expect to collaborate, share information and learn about the most important open source technologies and topics today, including cloud native, serverless, microservices, IoT, AI, networking, Linux and more; in addition to gaining insight into how to navigate and lead in the open source community.

Newly added keynote speakers include:

  • Alan Clark, Director, CTO Office, SUSE
  • Peixin Hou, Chief Architect of Open Software and Systems in the Central Software Institute, Huawei
  • Sven Loberg, Managing Director within Accenture’s Emerging Technology practice with responsibility for Open Source and Software Innovation
  • Tao Ma, Principal Engineer, Alibaba Cloud
  • Imad Sousou, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Open Source Technology Center, Intel
  • Evan Xiao, Vice President, Strategy & Industry Development, Huawei
  • Liu Xin, General Manager of Mobile Internet Group, Tencent
  • Cloud Native Computing Panel Discussion hosted by Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation and featuring panelists Junjie Cai, Chief Architect of the Elastic Compute Service, Alibaba Cloud; Liu Hai Feng, Chief Architect, JD.com; Anni Lai, Open Source Strategy and Business Dev, Cloud BU, Huawei; Todd Moore, Vice President of Open Tech, IBM; Michelle Noorali, Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft; and Liu Xin, General Manager of Mobile Internet Group, Tencent

These join previously announced keynote speakers:

  • Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
  • Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux Kernel Maintainer
  • Michelle Noorali, Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft
  • Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux & Git, in conversation with Dirk Hohndel, VP & Chief Open Source Officer, VMware
  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

In addition to previously announced tracks, LC3 will feature a new Executive Business Leadership track on June 26, targeted at gathering executive business leaders across Chinese technology companies to collaborate, to share learnings, and to gain insights from industry leaders including:

  • Dr. Feng Junlan, Director of the newly founded China Mobile Artificial Intelligence and Smart Operations R&D Center, will share insights on network intelligence, intelligent operations and China Mobile’s related strategic considerations and practice
  • Chao Wang, CTO of Xturing Biotechnology will talk about building gene sequencing tools by using container technology
  • R “Ray” Wang, head of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research and best-selling author of the Harvard Business Review Press book, Disrupting Digital Business, will share practical guidance on how to jump-start growth with AI-driven smart services
  • Chenyu Xue, M2M Director of OFO will discuss the sharing economy how OFO implements an open source spirit into its company philosophy
  • Jonathan Le Lous, Director of DevOps at Manulife, will share on integrating DevOps and Open Source tooling inside a multinational insurance company.
  • Deep Learning Panel Discussion, hosted by Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation and featuring panelists Peixin Hou, Chief Architect of Open Software and Systems, Huawei; Dr. Huan Jun, Head of Baidu Beijing Big Data Lab; Dr. Feng Junlan, Chief Scientist of the China Mobile Research Institute and the Director of the China Mobile Artificial Intelligence and Smart Operations R&D Center, China Mobile; Todd Moore, Vice President of Open Tech, IBM; Dr. Xu Ming Qiang, Partner Technology Director, Azure; Dr. Xiaolong Zhu, Senior AI Architect of Tencent and Member of LF Deep Learning TAC, Tencent

These sessions will take place following the morning keynote sessions including Sven Loberg, Accenture; Evan Xiao, Huawei; and the Cloud Native Panel Discussion.

The full agenda can be viewed here.

LC3 will also feature several co-located events, providing attendees with the opportunity to learn and experience even more:

  • OpenChain Workshop – June 25, 8:00 – 12:00
  • ARM Innovator Asia Tour – June 25, 18:00 – 21:00, Microsoft Garage Beijing
  • DPDK China Summit – June 28, 8:00 – 17:00
  • Tencent Workshop Series
    • TARS: Open Source Microservice Architecture From Tencent – June 25, 13:20
    • TARS Promoting the Open Source Community – June 25, 14:10
    • The Way to the TARS Container – June 25, 15:00
    • Some DevOps Practices on TARS – June 25, 15:50
    • TSeer: The Tencent Open Source Nameservice Framework – June 25, 16:40
    • Using TARS to Code in Golang – June 26, 13:20
    • Using TARS to Code in Java – June 26, 14:10
    • Using TARS to Code in PHP – June 26, 15:00
    • Using TARS to Code in NodeJS – June 26, 15:50
    • Actual TARS Operations on the PC – June 26, 16:40

Note some co-located events require pre-registration.

Registration is discounted to RMB940 (US$150) through June 18. Academic, hobbyist and non-profit rates are also available. Applications are being accepted for needs-based and diversity scholarships.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at pr@lfasiallc.com.

This is the second year LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen will take place in China. Last year’s inaugural event drew over 2,000 attendees, and over 3,000 are expected to join in 2018.

This event is made possible thanks to Strategic Sponsor Huawei; Diamond Sponsors Alibaba Cloud, Intel, SUSE and Tencent; Platinum Sponsor Microsoft; and Gold Sponsors Baidu, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Pivotal, and Red Hat.

Additional Resources

Youku: LC3 2017 Videos (http://i.youku.com/i/UNDY1NTU1NzA2NA==/videos?spm=a2hzp.8244740.0.0)

About LF Asia, LLC

LF Asia, LLC is a US limited liability corporation producing events for open source technologies and open source projects in Asia. The events we produce bring together developers and other key technologists, executives and operators working in open source technology for the purpose of education and networking. Learn more at www.lfasiallc.com.

LC3, LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen are trademarks of and used with permission from The Linux Foundation. Please visit The Linux Foundation’s trademark website for more information: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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open mainframe

To learn more about open source and mainframe, join us May 15 at 1:00 pm ET for a webinar led by Open Mainframe Project members Steven Dickens of IBM, Len Santalucia of Vicom Infinity, and Mike Riggs of The Supreme Court of Virginia.

When I mention the word “mainframe” to someone, the natural response is colored by a view of an architecture of days gone by — perhaps even invoking a memory of the Epcot Spaceship Earth ride. This is the heritage of mainframe, but it is certainly not its present state.

From the days of the System/360 in the mid 1960s through to the modern mainframe of the z14, the systems have been designed along four guiding principles of security, availability, performance, and scalability. This is exactly why mainframes are entrenched in the industries where those principles are top level requirements — think banking, insurance, healthcare, transportation, government, and retail. You can’t go a single day without being impacted by a mainframe — whether that’s getting a paycheck, shopping in a store, going to the doctor, or taking a trip.

What is often a surprise to people is how massive open source is on mainframe. Ninety percent of mainframe customers leverage Linux on their mainframe, with broad support across all the top Linux distributions along with a growing number of community distributions. Key open source applications such as MongoDB, Hyperledger, Docker, and PostgreSQL thrive on the architecture and are actively used in production. And DevOps culture is strong on mainframe, with tools such as Chef, Kubernetes, and OpenStack used for managing mainframe infrastructure alongside cloud and distributed.

Learn more

You can learn more about open source and mainframe, both the history along with the current and future states of open source on mainframe, in our upcoming presentation. Join us May 15 at 1:00pm ET for a session led by Open Mainframe Project members Steven Dickens of IBM, Len Santalucia of Vicom Infinity, and Mike Riggs of The Supreme Court of Virginia.

In the meantime, check out our podcast series “I Am A Mainframer” on both iTunes and Stitcher to learn more about the people who work with mainframe and what they see the future of mainframe to be.

Speaking proposals for summit sessions are being accepted through this Sunday

SAN FRANCISCO, January 18, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the lineup of keynote speakers for Open Source Leadership Summit, taking place March 6-8 in Sonoma, CA.

The Linux Foundation Open Source Leadership Summit is the premier forum where open source leaders convene to drive digital transformation with open source technologies and learn how to collaboratively manage the largest shared technology investment of our time. An intimate, by invitation only event, Open Source Leadership Summit fosters innovation, growth and partnerships among the leading projects and corporations working in open technology development. It is a must-attend for business and technical leaders looking to advance open source strategy, implementation and investment.

Confirmed keynote speakers and panelists for this year’s event include:

  • Deepak Agarwal, VP of Artificial Intelligence, LinkedIn
  • Subbu Allamaraju, VP of Technology, Expedia
  • Dustin Bennett, Software Engineer Sr. Manager, The Home Depot
  • Austen Collins, Founder & CEO, Serverless Inc.
  • Justin Dean, SVP Platform & TechOps, Ticketmaster
  • Ashley Eckard, Sr. Software Engineer, The Home Depot
  • Dr. Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology, AT&T Labs
  • Chen Goldberg, Director of Engineering, Google Cloud
  • Nidhi Gupta, SVP of Engineering, Hired
  • Patrick Heim, Operating Partner & CISO, ClearSky Security
  • John M. Jack, Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz and Advisor to The Linux Foundation
  • Edward Kearns, Chief Data Officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Marten Mickos, CEO, HackerOne
  • Tarry Singh, Author, AI, ML & Deep Learning Executive, and Deep Learning Mentor at Coursera
  • Aaron Symanski, Chief Technology Officer, Change Healthcare
  • Rachel Thomas, Co-Founder, Fast.ai
  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

The full lineup of keynotes and sessions will be announced in early February.

Speaking proposals for summit sessions are still being accepted through this Sunday, January 21. Those wishing to submit a proposal can do so here.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

Open Source Leadership Summit 2017 Event Recap

(https://events17.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-leadership-summit)

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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The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.