Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Social and Networking Activities Will Accompany Keynotes, Educational Sessions and Co-Located Events to Celebrate Community and Increase Collaboration Opportunities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today is releasing a preview of onsite activities, keynotes, co-located events and more taking place at LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) Europe, October 13-15, 2014 at the Congress Centre, Düsseldorf, Germany.

The speakers and sessions planned for this year's events showcase how leaders in diverse industries are using the power of open source and collaboration to innovate and advance technology for all. LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe are unique in the region for providing a neutral forum where the leading minds in Linux and open source can come together to advance technologies in a variety of areas, including healthcare, manufacturing, and data science.

"People want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, and the opportunities that Linux and open source software represent for the future of technology naturally bring people together in collaboration," said Amanda McPherson, chief marketing officer, The Linux Foundation. "LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference Europe provide the forum for this meeting of the minds and work to be done. Because this work is driven by people and people like to have fun, we also offer a variety of activities that encourage networking and more opportunities to talk about projects."

This year's LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe events introduce new evening social activities to complement technical content and leading keynote speakers. Highlights include:

First-Time Attendee Reception

Sunday, October 12 - 5:00pm-6:30pm
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Karl Arnold Platz 5, 40474 Düsseldorf

For those attending a LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe for the first time, we invite you to enjoy other first-timers at a meet-and-greet reception. It can be difficult coming to a large conference for the first time and not knowing a lot of other people or the lay of the land. This is an excellent opportunity to get a brief introduction to what to expect over the week, and meet other attendees who are in the same boat! Joining us to welcome our new attendees will be some key contributors to the Linux community.

VIP Reception

Monday, October 13 - 7:00pm-9:30pm
Brauerei Zum Schiffchen
Hafenstraße 5, 40213 Düsseldorf

Open to speakers, media and sponsors, the opening night VIP reception offers beer, wine and dinner at the Brauerei Zum Schiffchen. Situated in Old Town, it is the oldest restaurant in Düsseldorf and the traditional atmosphere, food and biergarten make it a must-visit. The restaurant was first mentioned in the chronicles of 1628 and Napoleon is among the long list of patrons.

Onsite Attendee Reception & Booth Crawl

Tuesday, October 14 - 5:30pm-7:00pm

After the final sessions on Tuesday, all attendees are invited to attend an Oktoberfest-themed Booth Crawl with drinks, hors d'oeuvres and more on Level 1 of the Congress Centre Düsseldorf. This is a great time to check out the sponsor showcase and mingle with fellow attendees. The Booth Crawl will also feature a blind taste test between two popular local beers.

Attendee Closing Event

Wednesday, October 15 - 7:00pm-10:00pm
Nachtresidenz
Bahnstraße 13, 40212 Düsseldorf

Open to all attendees, the closing night event takes place at Nachtresidenz, an architecturally unique venue in Old Town Düsseldorf. Home to the 100-year-old Residence Theatre, attendees will feel as if they have stepped back in time. Dinner, drinks and special entertainment -- such as fortune tellers, magicians and street dancers -- are all included.

For more details on all of the exciting evening activities, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe/extend-the-experience/evening-events

Keynote Previews
An early look at a few of the keynotes confirmed for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe are detailed in the following stories:

Frank Karlitscheck, founder of the ownCloud Project, will talk about giving groups of private clouds public cloud capabilities while still maintaining their integrity, security and privacy, and what this could mean to the future of the cloud. https://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/788752-open-source-owncloud-seeks-to-combine-public-private-and-hybrid-clouds

Joanna Rutkowska, founder and CEO at Invisible Things Lab, will cover Qubes OS and how it is a practical approach to secure client systems.
https://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/788085-qubes-the-open-source-os-built-for-security

Chris Schlaeger, managing director at Amazon Development Center, will present a keynote covering the building blocks of Amazon Web Services.
https://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/787161-how-amazon-web-services-uses-linux-and-open-source

Additional keynote speakers include XPRIZE senior director of community Jono Bacon; OpenMRS founder and president Paul Biondich; Linux creator Linus Torvalds; and The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin. You can review the complete LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC program here: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-europe/program/schedule.

Co-located Events
Co-located events at LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC include GStreamer Conference, Infrastructure.Next, KVM Forum, OpenDaylight HackFest, Tracing Summit, U-Boot Mini-Summit, Yocto Project Developer Day and more. More information about all co-located events is available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe/extend-the-experience/co-located-events.

Workshops and Tutorials
The conferences will also host important workshops on numerous topics including women in open source in the Women's Resume Writing Workshop presented by Leslie Hawthorn of Elasticsearch. Jono Bacon will also offer his Community Management Workshop.

A summary of Leslie Hawthorne's workshop that was held at LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America can be found at https://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/787840-lessons-from-the-womens-resume-writing-workshop-at-linuxcon.

More information about all activities for women, including the Women in Open Source Networking Luncheon, is available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe/extend-the-experience/women-attendees.

Other newly announced workshops include:
HP Helion OpenStack Workshop
Join HP Helion OpenStack® specialists for a technical workshop: HP Helion OpenStack Technical Overview. This is a great opportunity for developers, technical IT professionals and OpenStack enthusiasts to get a technical overview of the HP Helion OpenStack Community and how to adopt it in an Enterprise IT environment.

oVirt Workshop
oVirt strives to become the best open source and comprehensive data center virtualization management suite. The oVirt community is rapidly evolving and growing, and one of the ways its vibrant community connects is through Global Workshops. This workshop is designed to encourage collaboration in the community, lay the foundation for best practices in oVirt use, convey end-user stories, and help answer questions about the project from both a developer and user's perspective.

LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe sponsors include Diamond sponsor SUSE, Platinum sponsors HP, Huawei and Intel, and Gold sponsors Citrix, Datacentred, IBM, prpl Foundation, Qualcomm, Red Hat, RusBITech, Samsung, and The Yocto Project.

The Linux Foundation will again offer attendance to LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe with just one registration fee. To register, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe/attend/register

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, Tizen, and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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The Linux Foundation
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