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OS Summit keynotes

Watch keynotes and technical sessions from OS Summit and ELC Europe here.

If you weren’t able to attend Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) Europe last week, don’t worry! We’ve recorded keynote presentations from both events and all the technical sessions from ELC Europe to share with you here.

Check out the on-stage conversation with Linus Torvalds and VMware’s Dirk Hohndel, opening remarks from The Linux Foundation’s Executive Director Jim Zemlin, and a special presentation from 11-year-old CyberShaolin founder Reuben Paul. You can watch these and other ELC and OS Summit keynotes below for insight into open source collaboration, community and technical expertise on containers, cloud computing, embedded Linux, Linux kernel, networking, and much more.

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The Kids Day Workshop at Open Source Summit in Los Angeles was organized by LA MakerSpace in conjunction with The Linux Foundation.

At this year’s Kids Day workshop at Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, The Linux Foundation collaborated with LA MakerSpace.org to provide kids with an introduction to coding ideas and approaches. The LA MakerSpace is heavily influenced by the maker culture, so they have a very hands-on approach when it comes to teaching coding.

Hands On

That hands-on approach was visible at the workshop through the use of a lot of real-life accessories. For example, the space featured a huge ball pit with sensors installed so kids could program the sensors and collect data. A cup of water was used as a switch; when you dipped your finger in the water, it sent a signal to turn a device on or off.  And, the kids used an open source Scratch program to learn coding.

Excitement at the Kids Day Workshop at Open Source Summit in Los Angeles.

I talked to some parents who accompanied their children and they were excited about the workshop. Most of the kids had some previous exposure to coding, but they said this experience was unique and fun.

One of the mothers I met at the event had a very strict policy about screen time and access to devices like the iPad. But she brought her daughter, Penelope, to the workshop so that she could be exposed to the “creative” side of such platforms. Penelope had tried coding in second grade and was very excited to be at the event.

Shelton and his mom at Kids Day. (Photo by Swapnil Bhartiya)

Shelton’s mom learned about the workshop from a Swiss friend that she hosted as an exchange student years ago. This friend knew of Shelton’s interest in coding and recommended the workshop. Shelton’s mom also suggested there could also be coding classes for parents so adults could also venture into new areas.

Alex’s dad is a system engineer at Walt Disney, and he brought Alex to the workshop to expose him to coding and software development. Alex plays a lot of games and his dad hoped that this workshop might help Alex develop an interest in that side of technology.

Mya Stark, Executive Director of LA Makerspace, who organized the event with her team members, said, “What LA MakerSpace does is that we are dedicated to everybody having equal access to learn technology skills.”

“The way that we are doing that primarily right now is that we work with the LA city and county public library systems, and we take our instructors, like you see there, out to the branches and we help kids learn things like coding, robotics, e-textile, stop-motion animation.”

Open Source Approach

However, Stark said, they came to the Kids Day workshop with a different approach, since it’s about Linux and open source. They looked at different possibilities to find something that was meant for kids. They picked Scratch because it’s a platform on which kids are collaborating all over the world. And it’s open source.

“Scratch is basically like GitHub in that you make a project, somebody else makes a project, and then you remix it, which is essentially like forking. And then kids are kind of interacting through that whole sphere with each other,” said Stark.

Stark’s team also invested a lot of time finding ways to create a group coding project at the Open Source Summit. Their focus was on something that was also going to be able to be played with kids around the world and contributed upon as well.

“What we’re hoping they take away is that they really learn how fun Scratch is, and that they want to continue it when they get home. If they didn’t have a Scratch account, now they’ll have one. They’ll be familiar with the platform. They’ll understand the collaborative nature of it and all the different things that they can find already on there that they can play with and tweak and make their own. So that would be the goal,” Stark said.

Open Source Summit North America is less than two months away! Join 2,000+ open source professionals Sept. 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA, for exciting keynotes and technical talks covering all things Linux, cloud, containers, networking, emerging open source technologies, and more.

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With your registration, you also get access to many special events throughout the four-day conference. Special events include:

  • New Speed Networking Workshop: Looking to grow your technical skills, get more involved in an open source community, or make a job change? This networking and mentoring session taking place Monday, Sept. 11 is for you!

  • New Recruiting Program: Considering a career move or a job change? This year we are making it easier than ever for attendees to connect with companies looking for new candidates.

  • Evening Events: Join fellow attendees for conversation, collaboration and fun at numerous evening events including the attendee reception at Paramount Studios featuring studio tours, live music, and dinner from LA favorites In-N-Out, Coolhaus, Pink’s and more!

  • Women in Open Source Lunch: All women attendees are invited to connect at this networking lunch, sponsored by Intel, on Monday, Sept. 11.

  • Dan Lyons Book Signing: Attendees will have the opportunity to meet author Dan Lyons on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The first 100 attendees will receive a free signed copy of his book Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble.

  • Thursday Summits & Tutorials: Plan to stay on September 14, to attend the Diversity Empowerment Summit (Hosted by HPE & Intel), Networking Mini-Summit or deep-dive tutorials – all included in your OSS NA registration!

  • New Executive Track: Full details coming soon on this special event, hosted by IBM, taking place Tuesday, Sept. 12.

  • Morning Activities for Attendees: Morning meditation, a 5K fun run, and a downtown Los Angeles sightseeing bus tour.

Check back for updates on even more activities, including our Attendee Partner Program, Kids Day (an opportunity for kids to learn Scratch programming, in partnership with LA Makerspace), and Puppy Pawlooza (enjoy playtime with shelter dogs thanks to our partnership with LA Animal Rescue).

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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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