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Actor and online entrepreneur Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be speaking at Open Source Summit North America — Sept. 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA — about his experiences with collaborative technologies.

Gordon-Levitt, the founder and director of HITRECORD — an online production company that makes art collaboratively with more than half a million artists of all kinds — will share his views on the evolution of the Internet as a collaborative medium and offer some key technological lessons learned since the company’s launch.

Other new additions to the keynote lineup are:

  • Wim Coekaerts, Senior Vice President, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle

  • Chris Wright, Vice President & Chief Technologist, Office of Technology at Red Hat

And, previously announced speakers include:

  • Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux and Git, in conversation with Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation

  • Tanmay Bakshi, a 13-year-old Algorithm-ist and Cognitive Developer, Author and TEDx Speaker

  • Bindi Belanger, Executive Program Director, Ticketmaster

  • Christine Corbett Moran, NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, CalTech

  • Dan Lyons, FORTUNE Columnist and Bestselling Author of “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble”

  • Jono Bacon, Community Manager, Author, Podcaster

  • Nir Eyal, Behavioral Designer and Bestselling Author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products”

  • Ross Mauri, General Manager, IBM z Systems & LinuxONE, IBM

  • Zeynep Tufekci, Professor, New York Times Writer, Author and Technosociologist

The full exciting lineup of Open Source Summit North America speakers and 200+ sessions can be viewed here.

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Check out the session highlights for the new Diversity Empowerment Summit (DES), which will take place Sept. 14, 2017, in Los Angeles as part of Open Source Summit North America.

Featured sessions and speakers for DES include:

  • Chaos Theory + Civil Liberties = 21st Century Corporate Practices – Kate Ertmann, GO

  • Open Your Arms to Open Source – Solutions to Bring in Social Innovation to All Walks of Life All Over the World – Arpana Durgaprasad, IBM

  • You’re Not a *Real* Software Engineer – Amy Chen, Rancher Labs

  • CO.LAB: A Collaborative, Mobile Learning Experience – John Adams, Red Hat

Other diversity and inclusion activities at Open Source Summit North America include:

Note that registration for DES is included in Open Source Summit registration fees at no additional cost.  Anyone in open source who wants to learn more about furthering diversity and inclusion in the community, as well as the broader technology industry, is encouraged to attend.

Onsite resources to increase accessibility to the event include:

  • Nursing room

  • Complimentary child care

  • Wheelchair & medical equipment rental from One Stop Mobility

  • Quiet room where conversation and interaction are not allowed

  • Communication stickers to indicate an attendee’s requested level of interaction

  • Non-binary restrooms

  • Strictly enforced Code of Conduct

The full lineup of all Open Source Summit North America sessions, including those at the DES, features more than 200 sessions covering everything from Cloud and Containers, to Security and Networking, to Linux and Kernel Development. Register now & Save $150!

MesosCon is an annual conference held in three locations around the globe and organized by the Apache Mesos community in partnership with The Linux Foundation. The events bring together users and developers of the open source orchestration framework to share and learn about the project and its growing ecosystem.

The MesosCon program committee is now seeking proposals for MesosCon North America and MesosCon Europe from speakers with fresh ideas, enlightening case studies, best practices, or deep technical knowledge.

All MesosCon events this year will be held directly following Open Source Summit in China, North America, and Europe. Event dates and locations are as follows:

MesosCon Asia June 21 – 22, 2017 in Beijing, China

MesosCon North America September 14 – 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA

MesosCon Europe October 26 – 27, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic

Last year, experts from Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and Hubspot, among many others shared how they use Apache Mesos at MesosCon North America.

Best practices, lessons learned, and case studies are again among the topics the program committee is seeking for 2017. Some sample proposal topics include:  

  • Best practices and lessons on deploying and running Mesos at scale

  • Deep dives and tutorials into Mesos

  • Interesting extensions to Mesos (e.g., new communication models, support for new containerizers, new resource types and allocation models, etc.)

  • Improvements/additions to the Mesos ecosystem (packaging systems, monitoring, log aggregation, load balancing, service discovery)

  • New frameworks

  • Microservices design

  • Continuous Delivery / DevOps (automating into production)

Submit a proposal to speak at MesosCon North America » The deadline is May 20.

Submit a proposal to speak at MesosCon Europe » The deadline is July 8.

The deadline has passed for submitting proposals for MesosCon Asia.

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Apache, Apache Mesos, and Mesos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) in the United States and/or other countries. MesosCon is run in partnership with the ASF.

The API Strategy & Practice Conference has become a Linux Foundation event and will be jointly produced with the Open API Initiative (OAI), a Linux Foundation project, The Linux Foundation announced today.

APIStrat2017, to be held Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 in Portland, OR,  will bring together everyone — from developers and IT teams, business users and executives to the API curious — to discuss opportunities and challenges in the API space. The event is now seeking speaking proposals from developers, industry thought leaders, and technical experts.

For the past seven years, APIStrat was organized by 3Scale, acquired by Red Hat in June 2016, which has donated the event to The Linux Foundation. This year, the eighth edition of the conference will once again provide a vendor-neutral space for discussion of the latest API topics.

“Like the Open API Initiative, (APIstrat) shares a commitment to a standard common format for API definitions, and see the transition for the event as a good fit,” said Steven Willmott, senior director and head of API Infrastructure, Red Hat.

In addition to APIStrat, The Linux Foundation hosts a variety of events that bring together the world’s leading technologists. These include Open Source Summit North America and Europe, MesosCon, ApacheCon, Apache Big Data, and many more.

“Linux Foundation events aim to bring together more than 20,000 members of the open source community this year alone,” said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. “We’re pleased to team with OAI members and contributors to bring an already vibrant and well-regarded event to a broader open source community.”

Hundreds of companies are now using the open source Prometheus monitoring solution in production, across industries ranging from telecommunications and cloud providers to video streaming and databases.

In advance of CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017 to be held March 29-30 in Berlin, we talked to Brian Brazil, the founder of Robust Perception and one of the core developers of the Prometheus project, who will be giving a keynote on Prometheus at CloudNativeCon. Make sure to catch the full Prometheus track at the conference.

Linux.com: What makes monitoring more challenging in a Cloud Native environment?

Brian Brazil: Traditional monitoring tools come from a time when environments were static and machines and services were individually managed. By contrast, a Cloud Native environment is highly automated and dynamic, which requires a more sophisticated approach.

With a traditional setup there were a relatively small number of services, each with their own machine. Monitoring was on machine metrics such as CPU usage and free memory, which were the best way available to alert on user-facing issues. In a Cloud Native world, where many different services not only share machines, but the way in which they’re sharing them is in constant flux, such an approach is not scalable.

For example with a mixed workload of user-facing and batch jobs, a high CPU usage merely indicates that you’re getting good value for money out of your resources. It doesn’t necessarily indicate anything about end-user experience. Thus, metrics like latency, failure ratios, and processing times from services spread across machines must be aggregated up and then used for graphs and alerts.

In the same way that the move was made from manual management of machines and services to tools like Chef and now Kubernetes, we must make a similar transition in the monitoring space.

Linux.com: What are the advantages of Prometheus?

Brian Brazil: Prometheus was created with a dynamic cloud environment in mind. It has integrations with systems such as Kubernetes and EC2 that keep it up to date with what type of containers are running where, which is essential with the rate of change in a modern environment.

Prometheus client libraries allow you to instrument your applications for the metrics and KPIs that matter in your system. For third-party application such as Cassandra, HAProxy or MySQL, there’s a variety of exporters to expose their useful metrics.

The data Prometheus collects is enriched by labels. Labels are arbitrary key-value pairs that can be used to distinguish the development cluster from the production environment, or which HTTP endpoints the metric is broken out by.

The PromQL query language allows for aggregation based on these labels, calculation of 95th percentile latencies per container, service or datacenter, forecasting, and any other math you’d care to do. What’s more: if you can graph it, you can alert on it. This gives you the power to have alerts on what really matters to you and your users, and helps eliminate those late night alerts for non-issues.

Linux.com: Are there things that catch new users off guard?

Brian Brazil: One common misunderstanding is the type of monitoring system that Prometheus is, and where it fits as part of your overall monitoring strategy.

Prometheus is metrics based, meaning it is designed to efficiently deal with numbers — numbers such as how many HTTP requests you’ve served and their latency. What Prometheus is not is an event logging system, and is thus not suitable for tracking the details of each individual HTTP request made. By having both a metrics solution and an event logging solution (such as the ELK stack), you’ll cover a good range in terms of breadth and depth. Neither is sufficient on their own, due to the different engineering tradeoffs each must make.

Linux.com: What has the response to Prometheus been?

Brian Brazil: From its humble beginnings in 2012 when Prometheus had just two developers working on it part time, today in 2017 hundreds of developers have contributed to the Prometheus project itself. In addition a rich ecosystem has spawned, with over 150 third-party party integrations — and that’s just the ones we know of.

There are hundreds of companies using Prometheus in production across all industries from telecommunications to cloud providers, video streaming to databases and startups to Fortune 500s. Since announcing 1.0 last year, the growth in users and the ecosystem has only accelerated.

Linux.com: Are there any talks in particular to watch out for at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe?

Brian Brazil: For those who are used to more static environments, or just trying to reduce pager noise, Alerting in Cloud Native Environments by Fabian Reinartz of CoreOS is essential. If you’re already running Prometheus in a rapidly growing system, in Configuring Prometheus for High Performance, then Soundcloud’s Björn Rabenstein , who wrote the current storage system, will cover what you’ll need to know.

For those on the development side, there’s a workshop on Prometheus Instrumentation that’ll take you from instrumenting your code all the way through visualising the results. My own talk on Counting in Prometheus is a deep dive into the deceptively simple sounding question of counting how many requests there were in the past hour, and how it really works in various monitoring systems.

Not everything is cloud native, Prometheus: The Unsung Heroes is a user story of how Prometheus can monitor infrastructure such as load balancers via SNMP. Finally, in Integrating Long-Term Storage with Prometheus, Julius Volz looks at the plans for our most sought after pieces of future functionality.

All talks will be recorded, so if you aren’t lucky enough to attend in person, you can watch the talks later online.

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Women in Open Source will kick off a webinar series that will discuss cultivating more diverse viewpoints and voices in open source, including both inspirational ideas and practical tips the community can immediately put into action. The first webinar, “From Abstract to Presentation: How To Develop a Winning Speaking Submission” will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 8 a.m. Pacific Time.

Register today for this free webinar, brought to you by Women in Open Source.

In this webinar, Deb Nicholson, FOSS policy and community advocate, will discuss how to write a winning abstract for a CFP to become a speaker. From picking interesting topics and writing a compelling proposal to the best style and format and how to get the biggest audience once chosen, Deb will summarize the most important factors to consider. And she’ll spend time answering your questions. So mark your calendars and join us!

Deb is community outreach director for the Open Invention Network, the largest patent non-aggression community in history and supports freedom of action in Linux as a key element of open source software. She’s won the O’Reilly Open Source Award, one of the most recognized awards in the FLOSS world, for her work on GNU MediaGoblin and OpenHatch.

For news on future Women in Open Source events and initiatives, join the Women in Open Source email list and Slack channel. Please send a request to join via email to sconway@linuxfoundation.org.

Some of the world’s largest and most successful companies gathered this week at Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe to share best practices around open source use and participation. Companies from diverse industries — from healthcare and finance, to telecom and high tech — discussed the strategies and processes they have adopted to create business success with open source software.

Below, are five lessons learned, taken from a sampling of talks by engineers and community managers at Capital One, Google, and Walmart, which have all adopted a strategic approach to open source.  

1. Give developers freedom to contribute

Walmart has worked hard to develop a culture that embraces open source. Key to this cultural transformation has been convincing managers that it’s beneficial to devote developer resources to open source contributions — and to give developers the freedom to contribute however they wish.

“We’ve found that the team members that have a choice of what (open source projects) to work on are the most passionate about really diving in,” said Megan Rossetti, senior engineer, cloud technology, at Walmart.

2. Always be evaluating open source options

Walmart has also created an open source management structure and process to help institutionalize and enable open source participation. The company has an internal open source team to find and shepherd new open source projects and contributions.

“As we onboard new projects, we are always evaluating where does it make sense to bring in open source and to contribute back to open source,” said Andrew Mitry, a senior distinguished engineer at Walmart.

3. Use the right license

Capital One has also made significant strides to become a good open source partner in a way that doesn’t compromise customers or violate financial industry regulations. The company sees a great benefit in releasing open source projects that encourage broad use and participation from other companies. They’ve learned that this means projects must be structured in a way that encourages openness.

“If you want to make sure your code can be used, you really should pick a license written by someone who knows what they’re doing, preferably one of the ones approved by the FSF (Free Software Foundation) or OSI (Open Source Initiative),” said Jonathan Bodner, lead software engineer, technology fellows at Capital One.

“Also, if you want to encourage companies to join the community for your software you probably should pick one of the permissive licenses.”

4. Lead from behind

Kubernetes, an open source project hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, is one of the fastest growing open source communities on GitHub. Despite massive participation, the project always needs good leaders – those willing to “chop wood and carry water,” said Sarah Novotny, head of the Kubernetes Community Program at Google.

“Being a leader in the open source community is not always about control and it is not always about making sure you have the most commits or the only viewpoint or the only direction,” Novotny said. “We need people willing to do work that is not as glamorous, that’s not as much in the fore. This is very much leadership from behind… It’s making sure that you have influence in the community that is longstanding and promotes the health of the project long term.”

5. Let go of IP

By releasing its Kubernetes container orchestration technology as open source and donating it to The Linux Foundation (under CNCF), Google opened up the project to outside contribution and increased enterprise participation. That, in turn, helped the technology become ubiquitous and profitable for Google which built cloud services on top of the project. Letting go of the project’s intellectual property was ultimately what created that success, said Craig McLuckie, CEO and founder of Heptio, and founder of Kubernetes at Google.

“Nothing poisons an ecosystem faster than playing heavy with trademark,” McLuckie said. “One of the first things we did with Kubernetes was donate it to the Linux Foundation to make it very clear that we were not going to play those games. And in many ways that actually opened up the community…

“It would have really held us back if we had held the IP. If we’d held that trademark and copyright on the project it would have hurt us.”

 

Want to learn more about open source in the enterprise? Recorded keynote talks from Open Source Leadership Summit 2017 are available now on YouTube. Watch now! 

 

Engagement in an open source community leads to collaboration, says Jason Hibbets, community evangelist at Red Hat. And social media is one good tool that projects can use to help increase engagement in their communities, he adds, “because you can reach a broad audience at pretty much no-to-low costs.”

Hibbets will discuss how Red Hat has increased engagement with one such social media tool, Twitter chats, in his talk at Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe on Feb. 16, 2017. Here, he shares with us some of his reasoning behind why engagement is important, some best practices for increasing engagement, and a few lessons learned from Red Hat’s Twitter chats.

Linux.com: Why should an open source project be concerned with building engagement?

Jason Hibbets: Let’s first start with why have a community in the first place? A community is a group of people who come together with a common vision, collective passion, and shared purpose. Communities bring together a diverse group of people to share work and can accomplish more than individuals can alone.

Many open source projects exemplify these qualities and come together to form a community. Typically, an individual wants to solve a problem (scratch their own itch) and it just so happens that other people are trying to solve a similar problem. When communities collaborate to solve these problems together, it leads to better outcomes and results.

So, why should leaders be concerned with engagement? Engagement leads to collaboration. And if communities can collaborate, then work gets done and they can achieve something together. As an individual, your knowledge is limited. There will be a point when you want feedback, need advice, or get stuck. If you have an engaged community, you are building in a human-powered support system.

Linux.com: What are some of the best practices, in general, for increasing engagement and gaining more active followers?

HIbbets: I’ll share two best practices, but believe me there are a lot more. The first is to provide a safe environment. The second is to create value.

Having a well-written Code of Conduct and enforcing those rules is a foundation for having a safe and inviting environment. This can ultimately lead to increased participation from a more diverse group of contributors and creative problem-solving with faster, more innovative solutions.

A second best practice is to provide value. In the community programs I’ve built, you need to think about why a person would volunteer their precious time to contribute–this is commonly referred to as the “what’s in it for me?” question.

When contributors are finding value in the community, they are more likely to be engaged. And if they are more engaged, they can become your advocate. Which can lead to the best type of marketing for your community, word-of-mouth recommendations.

For more best practices about community building, I recommend reading The Art of Community by Jono Bacon.

Linux.com: Why is social media, and Twitter in particular, a good place for open source projects to do outreach?

Hibbets: In general, social media is a good place for outreach and amplification because you can reach a broad audience at pretty much no-to-low costs (other than your time). The challenge, of course, is putting in the investment and time to build a following, a content strategy, and determine the right way to fit into each social media community.

Twitter is a great platform for open source projects because of ease-of-use and, for now, unfiltered streams. Engagement levels can be higher, and people follow specific hashtags. Once you filter through all the noise, there is a lot of valuable information that can be found for open source communities.

And bonus, there’s a lot of open source behind each Tweet.

Linux.com: What is a Twitter chat?

Hibbets: I like to describe a Twitter chat as a public-facing conversation at a set time, using Twitter as the platform and a hashtag as the way to follow. It’s the equivalent of using a chat room in IRC (Internet relay chat) or similar chat functionality, but instead, you’re using and following a hashtag on Twitter. What it boils down to for our Open Organization community on Opensource.com is to have focused discussions on topics with several source matters experts invited to participate and help lead the discussion. For example, last October, we talked about the intersection of DevOps and Open Organizations.

There are several different formats Twitter chats can take. We chose to do more of a live event where we are actively Tweeting questions for an hour and watching the responses come in. My team leads the conversation, monitors the responses, and learns from our community. Participants learn from other participants and make valuable connections that enhance their network.

Linux.com: How do you measure progress and what’s the goal?

Hibbets: My talk at the Open Source Leadership Conference will be on building a community using Twitter chats for our Open Organization community. The examples I will use come from my experience doing this for the Open Organization community, so  I’ll focus on my response on that aspect.

First off, the goal is two-fold: to build awareness of our community and attract new people to join the conversation.

By hosting a Twitter chat, we are able to have an amazing conversation with our community. Seeing the engagement, responses, and interactions really makes me proud as a community manager. We are having a conversation that is engaging to people with vastly different roles–from solutions architects to consultants, and open source project leaders to people managers outside of open source. We have a diverse audience of participants.

So, how do we measure success? There are two main metrics we are concerned with: the number of unique participants and how many Tweets they generate. From there, we can calculate more impressive numbers like total reach and total timeline exposures. These numbers can impress managers, which is helpful, but the more meaningful metrics are really around the number of active participants as well as how many new people continue to join.

To give you some context, on average, we have about 30-50 unique participants generating about 300-400 tweets in about an hour.

Linux.com: What did you learn from hosting regular Twitter chats with your community?

Hibbets: There are three things we learned I’d like to share. First, there are people out there who not only want to have this conversation in the first place, but want to continue the conversation. The number of repeat participants that come back to our Twitter chats is high for the Open Organizations community. .

Second, being prepared makes our “live” events successful. We did a number of things (which I cover in extreme detail in my talk) that makes our event run smoothly. A few examples include promoting your Twitter chat in advance, preparing your questions ahead of time, and sharing your questions with invited guests in advance.

Third, having guest hosts and source matter experts is critical. Nothing draws a crowd more than a crowd, right? We found that inviting experts to join us and putting them in the spotlight worked really well for our community building efforts.

Join us for a future #OpenOrgChat Twitter chat to see what it’s all about.

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Executives, experts, analysts, and leaders in open source technology will convene this week at Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe. The event is invitation-only but The Linux Foundation is pleased to offer free live video streaming of all keynote sessions on Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

Catch the livestream to hear some of the world’s largest and most successful organizations discuss how to start, build, participate in and advance open source strategy and development.  

AT&T, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, IDC, Leading Edge Forum, Mozilla, and VMware are among the many organizations that will keynote next week.

The livestream will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. Pacific. Sign up now! You can also follow our live event updates on Twitter with #LFOSLS.

All keynotes will be broadcast live, including talks by Camille Fournier, former CTO of Rent the Runway and author of O’Reilly’s forthcoming book The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change; Dan Lyons, New York Times best-selling author of Disrupted; Donna Dillenberger, IBM Fellow at the Watson Research Center; and entrepreneur William Hurley aka ‘whurley’ whose retirement savings startup Honest Dollar was acquired last year by Goldman Sachs.

Other featured keynotes include:

  • Katharina Borchert, Chief Innovation Officer, and Patrick Finch, Strategy Director, Mozilla who will discuss community innovation.

  • Al Gillen, GVP of Software Development and Open Source at IDC, will provide an analysis of open source in 2017 and beyond.

  • Abby Kearns, Executive Director of Cloud Foundry Foundation, will share how cross-foundation collaboration is a win for open source.

  • Chris Rice, SVP at AT&T Labs and Domain 2.0 Design and Architecture at AT&T, will talk about the future of networking and orchestration.

  • And more.

View the full schedule of keynotes.

And sign up now for the free live video stream.

Once you sign up, you’ll be able to view the livestream on the same page. If you sign up prior to the livestream day/time, simply return to this page and you’ll be able to view.

An elite group of networking industry executives, investors and entrepreneurs will meet behind closed doors for a think tank discussion at Open Networking Summit (ONS) this year.

The intimate, invitation-only Open Networking Innovation Forum will facilitate a frank and open dialogue centered around the opportunities and challenges facing open networking acceleration and open source business models.                     

The purpose of this invitation-only forum is                                             

  • Open Collaboration among open networking’s visionaries, thought leaders, early adopters, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators together in an intimate setting for a high-quality dialogue.    

  • Stimulating Discussion about the state of open networking, opportunities and challenges, how to accelerate adoption of open networking by various Enterprise IT Teams in a Software Defined World with emerging cloud business models.

  • Informal Networking with leaders representing the entire Enterprise, Cloud & Carrier ecosystem: CIO/CTO/VP IT/Architects, Users from multiple verticals, silicon, box, and software vendors, open source platforms providers, system integrators, venture capitalists, and others.                                      

ONS, to be held April 3-6 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, promises to be the largest, most comprehensive and most innovative networking and orchestration event of the year. The private innovation forum will take place the second day of ONS to gather executive leaders from a cross-section of the industry, including enterprise, carriers and cloud providers, startups and VCs, and others in the networking ecosystem.

In this informational Q&A, Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking and orchestration at The Linux Foundation, discusses why he organized a think tank event for networking industry executives and what they’ll likely discuss.

Linux.com: Why are you holding a leadership event for open networking executives at ONS?

Arpit Joshipura: ONS is a the largest networking event in Silicon Valley and attracts both developers and business executives. Executive leaders and creators of innovation need a neutral platform for discussion with other like-minded thought leaders. Linux Foundation serves as a catalyst to bring the top influencers together.

Linux.com: Who is invited?

Joshipura: Networking and Orchestration is a very innovative industry and touches many verticals and markets. We are working with key leaders to represent the entire ecosystem – all layers of the stack, from creators to end users across multiple industries. In addition, Silicon Valley is the innovation capital of the world and we will bring Venture Capitalists/Visionaries like Martin Casado from Andreessen Horowitz, and startup executives. A list of some of the confirmed attendees is available on our ONS Website (here)

Linux.com: What is the format?

Joshipura: We’ll hold roundtables, chats, and panels. The format is workshop-style brainstorming.

Linux.com: What will you discuss?

Joshipura: High-level topics for discussion include Architecture Harmonization, Business Models, Open Source Adoption catalysts and blockers, Innovative use cases, vendor research, and more. As the world of Software Defined Enterprise, Service Provider Network Automation and Cloud Technologies come together, there is a huge opportunity for collaboration on topics like 5G/Private Clouds/SDN/NFV that would have a huge impact on adjacent markets like Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Business Intelligence.

Linux.com: How will the outcome of the discussion be used?

Joshipura: This elite group will be collectively driving the vision and direction of the entire networking and orchestration industry for the next five years to come.

Linux.com: Will there be anything published about it afterward? Why is it closed to the press?

Joshipura: No. It is closed to press to allow for open discussions specifically as several enterprise verticals like FinTech, healthcare, travel and hospitality, retail and of course communications will be sharing use cases, best practices, and lessons learned.

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