Open Source Summit to Include Embedded Linux Conference, Bring Together Both Technical and Leadership Programs Under One Roof

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The industry’s most popular open source event for the first time will include Embedded Linux Conference and offer two programs that cater to the developer and the open source professional

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynotes and program for Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference in North America. The event takes place August 21 – 23, 2019 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Early bird registration is open through Monday, May 20, 2019.

This year for the first time Open Source Summit North America combines with Embedded Linux Conference North America (ELC).  For more than a decade, ELC has been the premier vendor-neutral technical conference where developers working on embedded Linux and industrial IoT products and deployments gather for education and collaboration. Open Source Summit brings together developers and open source professionals to collaborate and learn about the latest technologies shaping the world around us. Formerly known as LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ContainerCon, the event is a technical summit and leadership summit in one.

“Open source development fuels the software industry, and people fuel open source development,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. “Creating spaces where these individuals – developers and leading technologists – can come together in community to advance software development is core to The Linux Foundation’s mission. Events are a fundamental component to community building and sustainability and for giving developers and open source professionals the tools and resources they require to do their important work.”

The Linux Foundation has been building and extending its events program to serve a growing and diverse set of communities and technologies for more than a decade. The organization exists to serve the open source community, identifying and being responsive to developer and technology leader needs. More than 35,000 of the world’s leading technologists attend these events annually to share in community, surface new ideas, learn and collaborate.

Keynote speakers confirmed for this year’s Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference in San Diego include:

  • Nicole Forsgren, Researcher & Strategist, Google Cloud and Co-Author of “Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations” (IT Revolution) speaking on DevOps.
  • Jeff Clune, Harris Associate Professor – Computer Science, University of Wyoming & Senior Research Manager (Staff Scientist), Uber AI Labs speaking on AI.
  • Christina Dunbar-Hester, Faculty Member at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Author of the forthcoming book “Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures” (Princeton University Press) speaking on Diversity.
  • Kairan Quazi, Student & Research Collaborator, Intel Labs’ Anticipatory Computing Lab speaking on AI and
  • Michele Gelfand, Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland and author of “Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World” (Scribner) speaking on community culture.
  • Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux Kernel Developer and Linux Foundation Fellow speaking on the Linux Kernel.
  • Chris Wright, vice president and CTO, Red Hat.

The event will feature 19 tracks with more than 300 sessions across three days, covering the following areas:

Open Source Technical Program & Embedded Linux Conference

  • Linux Systems
  • Security & Safety
  • Cloud Infrastructure & Automation
  • Embedded Linux
  • Automating Compliance
  • Open AI
  • Open IoT
  • Networking & Edge
  • Emerging Technologies & Project Highlights
  • Open Source Training Fundamentals (Cloud Administration Essentials, Embedded Development Essentials & Linux Administration Essentials)

Open Source Leadership Program

  • Growing & Sustaining Open Source Communities
  • Diversity Empowerment
  • Open Source Program Management/TODO
  • Best Practices for Open Source Development

To view the full program, please visit:

Additionally, numerous co-located events, tutorials and workshops will be offered on the two days prior to the event, including an Open Source in Gaming Day, Tracing Summit, Linux Security Summit, OpenPOWER Summit, State of the (LF) Edge workshop and Machine Learning Summit. The event also includes activities for attendees outside of conference content, including an attendee reception on the USS Midway, morning activities including a 5k Run, the annual Kids Day, Speed Mentoring, Speaker Office Hours and much more.

Linux Foundation members and LF project members receive a 20% discount on registration pricing. Academic, student, nonprofit and group discounts are also available. Email for discount codes. Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are being accepted now.

Event sponsors include Diamond sponsor Intel; Platinum sponsors IBM and Red Hat; and Gold sponsor VMware.

About the Linux Foundation

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