Linux Foundation Releases LinuxCon 2010 Schedule
Among the crown jewels of the annual conference season is the relatively young but wildly successful LinuxCon put on each year by the Linux Foundation. For those who will be in Boston for this year's event and are wondering what they'll be seeing, the details are now available.
Initially, those registering for LinuxCon had no clue what would be on the agenda — taking advantage of the 25% early bird discount came with the trade-off of registering blind. Earlier this month, the Foundation offered up a few choice details, revealing the names of the conference's keynote speakers and what they would be discussing.
With the conference date looming — August 10th - 12th is just over two months away — the full agenda has now been published, cluing-in those who have already signed up, and giving those who haven't a good reason to do so. In addition to the speakers already announced, conference goers will hear keynote addresses from:
- Wim Coekaerts (Senior Vice President, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, at Oracle): Coekaerts will take a technical look at Linux at Oracle.
- Rob Chandhok (President of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.): Chandok will discuss the challenges in open source and mobile today.
- Markus Rex (Senior Vice President and General Manager of Open Platform Solutions at Novell): Rex will speak about the changing nature of IT workloads on Linux.
- Intel & Nokia: A joint keynote titled, “Freedom to Innovate: Can MeeGo's Openness Change the Mobile Industry?"
The full program offers some sixty sessions, among them:
- How to Work with the Kernel Development Community (LWN's Jon Corbet)
- Where is the Linux Desktop Succeeding? (Canonical's Matt Asay)
- KVM: The Latest from the Core Development Team (Red Hat's Chris Wright)
- Linux Server Adoption: Where Are We Now? (IDC's Al Gillen)
- Linux Legal Landscape (The Linux Foundation's Karen Copenhaver)
- Android/Linux Kernel: Lessons Learned (Red Hat's Matthew Garrett)
- Efficiency? Lower Cost? Innovation?: What Does Linux Mean to the CIO in 2010? (IBM's Jean Staten Healy)
Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin commented on the conference's diverse program: “Linux now powers everything from the data center to your mobile phone to your TV, and LinuxCon reflects that momentum and breadth. If you’re a developer, we have technical content. If you’re a business executive, you will learn from the best. If you’re interested in legal issues, it’s all covered at LinuxCon.”
The cost to attend this year's conference is is $400 for general registration, with a special $100 student rate. (Students must present a valid student ID at check-in.) Regular registration is open through July 15th — beginning on the 16th, the fees will increase to $500 and $150, respectively.
Justin Ryan is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal.
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