SOURCE: The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation

December 06, 2016 12:00 ET

The Linux Foundation Announces 2017 Events Schedule

Linux Foundation events, including new LinuxCon China, offer neutral forums for leading technologists to meet, collaborate and innovate across open source technologies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 06, 2016) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced its 2017 events schedule. Linux Foundation events are where the creators, maintainers and practitioners of the world's most important open source projects meet. Linux Foundation events in 2016 attracted over 20,000 developers, maintainers, sysadmins, thought leaders, business executives and other industry professionals from more than 4,000 organizations across 85 countries.

The Linux Foundation's 2017 events will gather 25,000 or more open source influencers to learn about new trends in open source and share knowledge of best practices across projects dealing with operating systems, cloud applications, containers, IoT, networking, data processing, security, storage and more. There are also events looking at the business side of open source, gathering business and technical leaders in compliance, governance, legal topics and related areas.

"Linux Foundation events bring together the top professionals from all areas of open source to collaborate and advance the greatest shared technology projects in history," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "Our events are unique in that all proceeds are channeled directly back into the technical communities that these gathering support, driving future collaboration."

The Linux Foundation's very first event, Collaboration Summit, evolves in 2017 into Open Source Leadership Summit, an invitation-only think tank for open source software and collaborative development thought leaders to convene, share best practices and learn how to manage the largest shared technology investments of our time.

New Linux Foundation events in 2017 include the expansion of LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen to China, where attendees can expect to collaborate, share information and learn about the newest and most interesting open source technologies, including Linux, containers, cloud technologies, networking, microservices and more; in addition to gaining insight into how to navigate and lead in the open source community. CloudNativeCon + KubeCon also expands to Europe in March, gathering all Cloud Native Computing Foundation projects under one roof.

LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen in Japan, North America and Europe have combined into a new umbrella event, Open Source Summit. Each subset of The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit brings part of the open source community to the table, providing a holistic overview of the entire open source ecosystem. The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit in North America and Europe will also contain a brand new event, Community Leadership Conference. Attendees will have access to sessions across all events in a single venue, enabling them to collaborate and share information across a wide range of open source topics and areas of technology.

The complete schedule and descriptions of all 2017 events follows.

The Linux Foundation's 2017 Schedule of Events

Open Source Leadership Summit

February 14 -- 16, 2017

Lake Tahoe, CA

Open Source Leadership Summit is an invitation-only think tank for open source software and collaborative development thought leaders to convene, share best practices and learn how to manage the largest shared technology investments of our time.

Embedded Linux Conference

February 21 -- 23, 2017

Portland, OR

ELC is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. Now in its 12th year, the conference gathers user-space developers, product vendors, kernel and systems developers to collaborate.

OpenIoT Summit

February 21 -- 23, 2017

Portland, OR

OpenIoT Summit is a technical event created to serve the unique needs of system architects, firmware developers, software developers and application developers in this emerging IoT ecosystem.

Linux Storage Filesystem and MM Summit

March 20 -- 21, 2017

Cambridge, MA

The Linux Storage, Filesystem & Memory Management Summit is a two day invitation-only workshop gathering development and research experts and kernel subsystem maintainers to map out and implement improvements to the Linux filesystem, storage and memory management subsystems

Vault

March 22 -- 23, 2017

Cambridge, MA

Vault brings together the leading developers and users in file systems and storage in the Linux kernel and related projects to forge a path to continued innovation and education. At Vault, hardware vendors collaborate within the Linux community to develop cutting-edge storage hardware, helping transform Linux into a leader in the storage industry.

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe

March 29 -- 30, 2017

Berlin, Germany

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon gathers all CNCF projects under one roof. The leading technologists from multiple open source cloud native communities will gather to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

Open Networking Summit

April 3 -- 6, 2017

Santa Clara, CA

ONS brings together the networking industry ecosystem of early adopters, service providers, enterprises, disruptive and incumbent vendors, open source projects, leading researchers, business executives and investors to discuss breaking SDN and NFV developments for immediate impact to shape the future of the networking industry.

Apache Big Data North America

May 16 -- 18, 2017

Miami, FL

Apache: Big Data North America is the only event that brings together the full suite of Big Data open source projects. This event gathers the Apache projects, people and technologies working in Big Data, ubiquitous computing and data engineering and science to educate, collaborate and connect in a completely project-neutral environment.

ApacheCon North America

May 16 -- 18, 2017

Miami, FL

ApacheCon gathers the ASF committers and open source community to learn and collaborate on the technologies and projects driving the future of open source, web technologies and cloud computing.

Open Source Summit Japan

May 31 -- June 2, 2017

Tokyo, Japan

LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen combine under one umbrella name in 2017 - Open Source Summit. Three events in one, Open Source Summit Japan is a technical conference where 600+ open source professionals, developers and operators will convene to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest in open technologies, including Linux, containers, cloud computing and more.

Automotive Linux Summit

June 1 -- 2, 2017

Tokyo, Japan

The Automotive Linux Summit gathers automotive systems engineers, Linux experts, R&D managers, business executives, open source licensing and compliance specialists and community developers. The event connects the developer community with the vendors and users providing and using the code in order to drive the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena.

OPNFV Summit

June 12 -- 15, 2017

Beijing, China

The OPNFV Summit brings together developers, end users, and communities working to advance open source Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley

June 13 -- 15, 2017

Santa Clara, California, US

Cloud Foundry Summit is the premier event for enterprise app developers. Want to focus on innovation and streamline your development pipeline? Summit 2017 will make you an expert in microservices and continuous delivery in your language or framework of choice. Fast-track yourself and your business with the quickest way to deliver apps!

LinuxCon ContainerCon CloudOpen China

June 19 -- 20, 2017

Beijing, China

At LC3, attendees can expect to collaborate, share information and learn about the newest and most interesting open source technologies, including Linux, containers, cloud technologies, networking, microservices and more.

Open Source Summit North America

September 11 -- 13, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

LinuxCon, ContainerCon, CloudOpen and the new Community Leadership Conference combine under one umbrella name in 2017 - Open Source Summit. Four events in one, Open Source Summit is a technical conference where 2,000+ developers, operators and community leadership professionals convene to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest in open technologies, including Linux, containers, cloud computing and more.

Linux Plumbers Conference

September 13 -- 15, 2017

Los Angeles, California, US

A three-day event for top developers working on the "plumbing" of Linux - kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing systems and more.

Linux Security Summit

September 14 -- 15, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

The Linux Security Summit (LSS) is a technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users. Its primary aim is to foster community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges.

MesosCon North America

September 14 -- 15, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

MesosCon North America is an annual conference organized by the Apache Mesos community, bringing together users and developers to share and learn about the project and its growing ecosystem.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe

October 23 -- 25, 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

ELC is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. Now in its 12th year, the conference gathers user-space developers, product vendors, kernel and systems developers to collaborate.

Open Source Summit Europe

October 23 -- 25, 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

LinuxCon, ContainerCon, CloudOpen and the new Community Leadership Conference combine under one umbrella name in 2017 - the Open Source Summit. At the Open Source Summit, you will collaborate, share information and learn across a wide variety of topics, with 2,000 technologists and community members.

KVM Forum

October 25 -- 27, 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

KVM Forum is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for developers and users to meet, discuss the state of Linux virtualization technology, and plan for the challenges ahead.

Linux Kernel Summit

October 26 -- 27, 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

The Linux Kernel Summit brings together the world's leading core kernel developers to discuss the state of the existing kernel and plan the next development cycle.

MesosCon Europe

October 26 -- 27, 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

MesosCon is an annual conference organized by the Apache Mesos community, bringing together users and developers to share and learn about the project and its growing ecosystem.

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon North America

December 6 -- 7, 2017

Austin, Texas, US

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon gathers leading technologists from multiple open source cloud native communities to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

Additional events will be announced in the coming months.

Speaking proposals are now being accepted for 2017 events. Upcoming CFP deadlines include Embedded Linux Conference North America (Dec 10), OpenIoT Summit (Dec 10), Open Source Leadership Summit (Dec 14), CloudNativeCon+KubeCon Europe (Dec 16), Vault (Jan 14), Open Networking Summit (Jan 21), ApacheCon (Feb 11), Apache: Big Data (Feb 11), Open Source Summit Japan (Mar 4), Automotive Linux Summit (Mar 4), LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China (Mar 18), Open Source Summit North America (May 6), MesosCon North America (May 20), MesosCon Europe (Jul 8), Open Source Summit Europe (Jul 8) and Embedded Linux Conference Europe (Jul 8), CloudNativeCon + KubeCon North America (Aug 21). To submit a proposal, visit http://events.linuxfoundation.org/cfp.

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

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