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LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference Europe Will Gather Experts on Topics Ranging From Containers and Internet of Things to Linux and IT Security

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 23, 2015) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today is announcing keynote speakers and the schedule for LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference Europe, taking place October 5-7, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

Keynote announcements include:

        Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network will look back at the history of patent aggression in Linux and OSS on the 10th Anniversary of OIN's founding as well as discuss the growing culture of co-opetition and patent non-aggression which we currently enjoy.

        Jeff Dionne, CEO of Smart Energy Instruments, will talk about 'Building the J-Core CPU as Open Hardware: Disruptive Open Source Principles Applied to Hardware and Software'.

        Martin Fink, CTO of HP will discuss the open source revolution and the intersection of cloud, networking, and telecommunications.

        Sean Gourley, TED fellow and co-founder and CTO of Quid, will present a keynote entitled 'Man vs. Machine', exploring what the brain can and cannot do and how these limits create niches for algorithms to exploit.

        Leigh Honeywell, senior staff security engineer at Slack Technologies will talk about incident response, usability, design thinking, user consent, and the future of information security, drawing on lessons from the proprietary and free software worlds.

        Lorenz Meier from The Dronecode Project and Tully Foote from the Open Robotics Project will discuss the future of drones and the open source platforms that are accelerating their usage.

        David Mohally, chief market product manager, SPO lab at Huawei, will present a keynote about NFV Network Slice as Service.

        Thomas Petazzoni, CTO of Free Electrons, will cover successful Open Source SoC mainline development.

        Mark Skarpness, director of embedded software at Intel, will discuss how open source is fueling the growth of the Internet of Things.

        Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation, will talk about the dominance of open source software in today's infrastructure but also the threats that the community must overcome.

        A panel covering the most recent updates related to container technology, moderated by Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, member of Red Hat's Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team.

        A panel discussing the latest trends in the Internet of Things, moderated by James Governor, analyst and co-founder of Red Monk.

        The annual Linux kernel developers panel, moderated by Grant Likely, Linaro Fellow, Linux kernel Device Tree maintainer and Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board Chair.

Open source software has the power to affect our lives in ways few imagined even a decade ago, spurring innovation across all manner of industries. This year's LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe will provide in-depth technical sessions covering the topics most critical to advancing this work. These events include more than a dozen keynotes and over 200 sessions demonstrating the wide variety of use cases for open source software including Linux, embedded systems and the cloud. Everything from the basics of the kernel to new technologies such as containers will be covered.

The keynote speakers will focus on the trends having the biggest impact on open source development today. This includes topics that are hot in the press such as containers and IoT, but also ones of equal importance including hardware, networking, cloud applications, and of course the Linux kernel itself.

"LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference bring together the top-level developers, maintainers and system administrators powering open source in Europe," said Amanda McPherson, chief marketing officer, The Linux Foundation, and creator of LinuxCon and CloudOpen. "These European events are our most popular events globally, and no other venue gathers so many leading minds in open source development in one place, offering the opportunity to learn and collaborate about the latest trends. From cloud and containers, to IoT and drones, this is the place to be."

Session highlights include:

        Manageable Application Containers: Lightning Quick Updates, Scaleable Security, Easy High Availability (Florian Haas, Hastexo)

        How to do Affordable Supercomputing at Home (Kristina Kapanova, IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

        System Recovery with BTRFS and Snapshots / Rollback (Thorsten Kukuk, SUSE)

        An Introduction for OpenStack Discovering Hardware Properties of Baremetal Nodes (Yuiko Mori, NEC)

        Improving Drone Flight Safety Through Machine Learning (Jonathan Pelham, PhD student in the Integrated Vehicle Health Management Centre at Cranfield University)

        Linux In a Lightbulb - How Far Are We on Tinification? (Pieter Smith, Philips Innovation Services)

The full schedule of sessions is available here.

On top of the unrivalled educational opportunities presented to attendees, this trio of events also includes a multitude of chances to go 'Behind the Code' and meet and network with the community. Events include a happy hour booth crawl with sponsors, an offsite all-attendee reception, and more. Additional details on social and networking activities will be announced in the coming weeks, in addition to other special events focused on community diversity and helping bring new members into the community.

Registration is $725 through July 25, and includes full access to all LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference sessions, activities and select co-located events. Unlike many conferences with complicated registration structures, one ticket gets you access to your pick of over 200 sessions at any of the three events. Please visit to register.

These events are made possible by sponsors including LinuxCon + CloudOpen Platinum Sponsors HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, and SUSE; ELC Platinum Sponsor Intel; LinuxCon + CloudOpen Gold Sponsors GitHub, Red Hat, and Samsung; LinuxCon + CloudOpen Silver Sponsors Citrix, ENEA, Fox Technologies, Google, and Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC); ELC Silver Sponsors GENIVI and Google; LinuxCon + CloudOpen Bronze sponsors Credativ, Elastic, GlobalLogic, Igalia, Proofpoint, SCOPE, and UEFI Forum; and ELC Bronze Sponsors Altera, Dog Hunter and Olimex.

Additional Resources
YouTube: The Linux Foundation Event Experience (

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

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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