Linux foundation announces LinuxCon program, plans 20th anniversary celebration in Vancouver

by Knowlton Thomas

The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, has announced its program and schedule for this year’s LinuxCon North America event. It will take place in Vancouver from August 17 to 19.

LinuxCon is the world’s leading conference addressing all matters Linux. Sold out every year since its debut, LinuxCon includes technical content for developers plus business and legal insights. Linux legend Linus Torvalds will speak at the event.

A sampling of sessions include:

• “How to Set a Broken Arm,” presented by Grant Likely from Secret Lab, who will explore the current state of ARM and the Linux development community;

  “The Stable Linux Kernel Tree,” will be delivered by Linux kernel developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman of SUSE;

• “Optimizing Performance of Persistent Data Storage in KVM-based Clouds” will be detailed by IBM’s Khoa Huynh

Keynote speakers include: 

  Phil McKinney, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at HP;

  Marten Mickos, Chief Executive Officer at Eucalyptus Systems;

  Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat CEO.

To review the complete LinuxCon program, go here.


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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