SOURCE: The Linux Foundation

May 02, 2016 14:00 ET

The Linux Foundation Announces Early Keynote Lineup for LinuxCon and ContainerCon, Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Linux

Top Innovators and Thought Leaders Will Gather to Mark the Anniversary of Linux and Inform the Future of Open Source Principles and Methods Across Industries

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 02, 2016) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the lineup of early keynote speakers for LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America, which take place August 22-24 in Toronto, Canada. This year's event will mark the 25th anniversary of Linux and will host a celebration of the open source community. The story of Linux is important to informing how we manage and support professional open source projects into the future.

This celebration and face-to-face collaboration will be supported by the following headliners:

  • Cory Doctorow, science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger
  • Dr. Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur, management expert and author of five books including "BEYOND MEASURE: The Big Impact of Small Changes"
  • Dr. Anissa Ramirez, science and STEM education evangelist and author of "Save our Science"
  • Linus Torvalds, Linux and Git creator and Linux Foundation fellow

Additional keynote speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

LinuxCon is the place where the Linux and broader open source communities gather together under one roof. It hosts content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads across project communities and offers the opportunity for developers, system administrators, architects and more technical talent to assemble for education and problem-solving. LinuxCon will feature more than 100 sessions, ranging from tutorials to deep technical sessions, with new content on the latest kernel updates, DevOps, Professional Open Source Management, storage technologies and interfaces, security, Internet of Things and talks related to open source collaboration and best practices.

ContainerCon expands this annual event by bringing together leaders in the development and deployment of containers and the Linux kernel to innovate on the delivery of open source infrastructure. By co-locating with LinuxCon, ContainerCon brings together a diverse range of experts from cloud computing and microservices to offer a technical conference that is open to everyone, creating a place where companies on the leading edge can network with users and developers to advance computing.

LinuxCon and ContainerCon are made possible by support from Platinum Sponsors Citrix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Red Hat and SUSE; Gold Sponsors DataDog and SanDisk; Silver Sponsors Google, Linux Academy, NetApp and Sysdig; and Bronze Sponsors Deis, DigitalOcean, Docker, EMC and Igalia.

For attendees who register before May 28, the All-Access Pass early registration fee is $800. This year, LinuxCon + ContainerCon will also feature a Hall Pass option, providing access to the exhibit hall, lounge spaces, evening booth crawl and more for only $100. Visit to register.

Members of the press who would like to apply for a press pass should contact Dan Brown ( or Maemalynn Meanor (

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YouTube: The Linux Foundation Event Experience (

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

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