Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Linux Foundation Events Bring Together a Global Community of Developers and IT Users Working on the Largest Variety of Open Source Projects

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced its 2015 events schedule, which includes LinuxCon and CloudOpen in North America and Europe, the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, Embedded Linux Conference, Android Builders Summit and ApacheCon, as well as new events for 2015, open source storage and filesystems conference, Vault, and ContainerCon, focused on the rapidly expanding container industry.

We are now accepting speaking proposals for 2015 events. Upcoming CFP deadlines include Vault (Dec. 7), Collaboration Summit (Dec. 8), Android Builders Summit (Jan. 5), Embedded Linux Conference (Jan. 9), ApacheCon North America (Feb. 1), Automotive Linux Summit (Feb. 10) and LinuxCon + CloudOpen Japan (Feb. 12). To submit a proposal: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/cfp.

The way software is built is changing. According to research firm Forrester, 84 percent of developers today depend on open source software1. More companies than ever are using open source software and collaborative development to accelerate technology and drive innovation. The Linux Foundation in 2015 will offer a growing variety of events, showcasing the latest trends in open source, to bring together the world's best developers, IT professionals and companies that are on the cutting edge of this transformation. Linux Foundation events are the neutral place where companies can reach the maintainers and developers across all the important open source software projects in enterprise, networking, embedded, IoT and cloud infrastructure.

"Hosting neutral forums where top developer and IT talent can come together to collaborate tomorrow's biggest innovations is important work that we're humbled to be able to do for the community and industry," said Amanda McPherson, CMO and VP of Developer Programs at The Linux Foundation. "With the expansion of Linux and open source to so many industries, we will continue to increase the size and diversity of our events to meet the demands of the industry. We invite you to join us in 2015 for unrivaled opportunities to learn, innovate and collaborate."

LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America will take place this year in Seattle and will be co-located with the all new ContainerCon, amongst other events including KVM Forum, Linux Plumbers Conference, #MesosCon and Xen Project Developer Summit. LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe will be in Dublin, Ireland, along with Embedded Linux Conference and other events.

The Linux Foundation's 2015 Schedule of Events

Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

February 18-20, 2015, Hyatt Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, CA

An exclusive, invitation-only summit that brings together core kernel developers, distribution maintainers, ISVs, end users, system vendors and other community organizations for sessions and workgroup meetings that help solve the most pressing issues facing Linux today.

Linux Storage, Filesystem and MM Summit

March 9-10, 2015, Revere Hotel, Boston, MA

Invitation-only event that brings together developers and researchers who work with the Linux storage, memory management and file system stack.

Vault - NEW

March 11-12, 2015, Revere Hotel, Boston, MA

New for 2015, Vault -- co-located with the Linux Storage, Filesystem and MM Summit -- will tap into the expertise of developers leading file system and storage innovations in a general technical conference setting open to everyone.

Android Builders Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America

March 23-25, 2015, San Jose Marriott, San Jose, CA

Android Builders Summit is a technical summit for OEMs, their device manufacturers, integrators, custom builders, and the growing Android and Linux Kernel developer communities.

Now in its 11th year, Embedded Linux Conference is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. This year's theme is 'Drones, Things and Automobiles,' with tracks dedicated to the Internet of Things, commercial drones, and Automotive Grade Linux.

ApacheCon

April 13-17, 2015, Hyatt Austin, Austin, TX

ApacheCon is the only event dedicated to bringing together the 100+ Apache Software Foundation project communities as well as other open source projects across multiple sectors in one venue to advance the work that is defining the future of technology and that represents a new generation of software development. It hosts collaboration on some of the today's hottest open source projects, including Apache projects like Cassandra, Cordova, CloudStack, CouchDB, Geronimo, Hadoop, Hive, HTTP Server, Lucene, OpenOffice, Struts, Subversion and Tomcat, among many others. This year ApacheCon will also feature a dedicated CloudStack Day for attendees.

Automotive Linux Summit

June 1-2, 2015, Chinzan-so Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan

The Automotive Linux Summit brings together innovative minds from automotive and open-source, including systems engineers, Linux experts, R&D managers, business executives, legal and compliance specialists and community developers.

LinuxCon Japan + CloudOpen Japan

June 3-5, 2015, Chinzan-so Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan

LinuxCon Japan is the premier Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts.

CloudOpen Japan brings together the open source projects, products and companies that are driving the cloud and big data ecosystems today, along with best practices from the world of traditional open source.

LinuxCon North America + CloudOpen North America + ContainerCon

August 17-19, 2015, Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, WA

LinuxCon is the leading annual technical conference in North America, bringing together developers, system administrators, DevOps professionals, business executives and more in a collaboration and education space for the Linux community.

CloudOpen brings together the open source projects, products and companies that are driving the cloud and big data ecosystems today to share best practices from the world of traditional open source.

The Linux Foundation is also launching a new conference in conjunction with LinuxCon + CloudOpen North America this year -- ContainerCon -- to bring together leading contributors in Linux containers, the Linux kernel, and related projects to forge a path to continued innovation and education. ContainerCon will include content on Docker, LXC and container management systems.

#MesosCon

August 20-21, 2015, Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, WA

#MesosCon fosters greater collaboration around Apache Mesos, bringing together users and developers to learn and share while accelerating growth of the project's ecosystem.

LinuxCon Europe + CloudOpen Europe + Embedded Linux Conference Europe

October 5-7, 2015, Convention Centre Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

LinuxCon Europe brings together the European Linux community, from developers, system administrators and DevOps professionals to business executives and more in a collaboration and education space for the Linux community. Previous locations have included Prague and Barcelona.

CloudOpen Europe brings together the open source projects, products and companies that are driving the cloud and big data ecosystems today to share best practices from the world of traditional open source.

Now in its 11th year, Embedded Linux Conference Europe is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products.

Dates and locations for ApacheCon Europe, Korea Linux Forum and the Linux Kernel Summit will also be announced soon.

For more information about all Linux Foundation events, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org.

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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.

The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, Tizen and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. OpenDaylight is a trademark of the OpenDaylight Project. OpenBEL is a trademark of OpenBEL Consortium. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds."Apache", "Apache Cassandra", "Apache Cordova", "Apache CloudStack", "Apache CouchDB", "Apache Geronimo", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache Hive", "Apache HTTP Server", "Apache Lucene", "Apache OpenOffice", "Apache Struts", "Apache Subversion" and "Apache Tomcat", "Cassandra", "Cordova", "CloudStack", "CouchDB", "Geronimo", "Hadoop", "Hive", "HTTP Server", "Lucene", "OpenOffice", "Struts", "Subversion", "Tomcat", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

1 ZDNet, October 29, 2014: http://www.zdnet.com/survey-indicates-four-out-of-five-developers-now-use-open-source-7000035167/

Dan Brown
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