Announcing LinuxCon 2010
The Linux Foundation — the non-profit organization dedicated to all things Linux — is involved in a number of conferences throughout the year. Among those, the newest is LinuxCon, which will be celebrating it's second year in 2010.
The location of industry conferences can be somewhat volatile — even those that have convened in the same city for the better part of a decade can suddenly turn up in another area. LinuxCon, at least for now, looks to be one that will jump from city to city each year, creating both an opportunity for individuals in geographically diverse locations to attend, and a nice guessing game over where that will be.
This week, the Linux Foundation announced where the conference's next hop will land, and when that will be. The second annual LinuxCon will assemble in Boston, Massachusetts from August 10 - 12, 2010, and will as always include a variety of speakers, networking opportunities, panel presentations, and other conference staples. Though the lineup has yet to be announced, past presenters have included Ubuntu's Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life, Mark Shuttleworth, Hewlett-Packard's Bdale Garbee, IBM Vice President Bob Sutor, and — of course — Developer-in-Chief Linus Torvalds.
Attendees will have the added benefit of being able to attend several other events that will also be underway. Though they were co-located last year, the Linux Plumber's Conference will not be on-site in Boston — it is scheduled for November 3 - 5, 2010 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Several other events will run concurrently, however, including FOSS DevCamp and LDAPCon, will also take place at the same time. The Linux Foundation Training Program offered sessions during last year's conference, though its 2010 schedule has not currently been published. It should be noted that entry to, and the cost of, these concurrent events is not included in the LinuxCon registration.
Those interested in submitting a proposal to present at the conference may wish to keep an eye on the Call For Participation page on the Foundation's LinuxCon site. At this early stage of the game, details on when the call will be issued, like most information, have yet to be announced. Registration dates for the conference have been announced, however, and will open in February. Full details will be provided on the registration page at that time.
Conference fees do not appear to have been announced as of yet, but will likely be similar to last year's fees. The registration fees for LinuxCon 2009 were: $299 for Early Birds who registered a minimum of three months in advance, $399 for post-EB registrations no later than one month prior, and $499 for late registrations, which were available until three days before the event. Students, as is frequently the case, received the lowest rate, at $199. Discounts were available to a number of groups: Linux Foundation members received 30% off, as did those attending the LPC, while companies with three registrants and up saved 15%.
Justin Ryan is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
Join Linux Journal's Mike Diehl and Pat Cameron of Help Systems.
Free to Linux Journal readers.Register Now!
- Stunnel Security for Oracle
- SourceClear Open
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Google's SwiftShader Released
With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide