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The Linux Foundation Announces 2018 Events Schedule

SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2017The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced its 2018 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 2017 attracted over 25,000 developers, sysadmins, architects, community thought leaders, business executives and other industry professionals from more than 5,000 organizations across 85 countries.

 

The Linux Foundation’s 2018 events will gather 30,000 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, AI, software architecture, edge computing and more. There are also events looking at the business side of open source, gathering business and technical leaders to learn about compliance, governance, building an open source office and other areas.

 

“It is essential in open source that individuals working on a project have the opportunity to meet and collaborate in person, and Linux Foundation events provide a neutral place for them to do that,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “In addition, these events gather leading experts on a wide variety of open source technologies in the same place, enabling them to share ideas and best practices not only within, but across projects. These events truly drive innovation and creativity throughout the community.”

 

New to Linux Foundation events in 2018 is the expansion of Open Networking Summit (ONS) to Europe. ONS brings together business and technical leaders across enterprise, cloud and service providers to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open networking and orchestration. For the first time since its founding seven years ago, ONS will offer two conferences in a single year, with the second taking place in Europe.

 

The complete schedule and descriptions of all 2018 events follows.

 

The Linux Foundation’s 2018 Schedule of Events

 

AGL All Member Meeting Japan   

February 20-21, 2018

The AGL AMM takes place bi-annually and brings the Automotive Grade Linux community together to learn about the latest developments, share best practices and collaborate to drive rapid innovation across the industry.

 

Open Source Leadership Summit  

March 6-8 2018

Sonoma Valley, California, US

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 North America + OpenIoT Summit

March 12-14, 2018

Portland, Oregon, US

ELC is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. OpenIoT Summit delivers the technical knowledge you need to deliver smart connected products and solutions that take advantage of the rapid evolution of IoT technologies. It is the only IoT event focused on the development of open IoT solutions.

 

Open Networking Summit

March 26 – 29, 2018

Los Angeles, California, US

ONS brings together business and technical leaders across enterprise, cloud and service providers to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open networking and orchestration.

 

Cloud Foundry Summit North America

April 18-20, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Cloud Foundry Summit is the premier event for end users to learn the platform from those who build and use it every day. Join thousands of developers in Boston to learn how to run apps at scale – using a platform or containers on multiple clouds.

 

Linux Storage, Filesystems and Memory Management Summit

April 23 – 25, 2018

Deer Valley, UT

The Linux Storage, Filesystem & Memory Management Summit gathers the foremost development and research experts and kernel subsystem maintainers to map out and implement improvements to the Linux filesystem, storage and memory management subsystems.

 

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe

May 1-3, 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon gathers all CNCF projects under one roof. Join leading technologists from open source cloud native communities to further the advancement of cloud native computing.

 

Open Source Summit Japan + Automotive Linux Summit

June 20-22, 2018

Tokyo, Japan

Open Source Summit is the leading conference for technologists and open source industry leaders to collaborate and share information, learn about the latest in open source technologies and find out how to gain a competitive advantage by using innovation open solutions.

 

The co-located Automotive Linux Summit connects the developer community driving the innovation in automotive Linux together with the vendors and users providing and using the code in order to drive the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena.

 

LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China

June 25-27, 2018

Beijing, China

At LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen, attendees will 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.

 

Linux Security Summit North America

August 27-28, 2018

Vancouver BC, Canada

A technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users with the primary aim of fostering community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges.

 

Open Source Summit North America

August 29-31, 2018

Vancouver BC, Canada

Open Source Summit is the premier open source technical conference in North America, gathering 2,000+ developers, operators and community leadership professionals to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest in open technologies, including Linux, containers, cloud computing and more.

 

Open Networking Summit Europe – NEW

September 25-27, 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

ONS Europe brings together business and technical leaders across enterprise, cloud and service providers to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open networking and orchestration.

 

Cloud Foundry Summit Europe

October 10-11, 2018

Basel, Switzerland

Cloud Foundry Summit is the premier event for end users to learn the platform from those who build and use it every day. Join thousands of developers to learn how to run apps at scale – using a platform or containers on multiple clouds.

 

JS Interactive (formerly Node.js Interactive)

October 10-12, 2018

Vancouver, Canada

At JS Interactive, attendees collaborate face-to-face, network, and learn how to better their skills with JS in IoT, server side, client side, serverless, and more. The program will cover a broad spectrum of the JavaScript ecosystem including Node.js, frameworks, best practices and stories from successful end-users. This is the one JavaScript conference you can’t afford to miss.

 

Embedded Linux Conference Europe + OpenIoT Summit Europe

October 22-24, 2018

Edinburgh, UK

ELC is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. OpenIoT Summit delivers the technical knowledge you need to deliver smart connected products and solutions that take advantage of the rapid evolution of IoT technologies. It is the only IoT event focused on the development of open IoT solution.

 

Open Source Summit Europe

October 22-24, 2018

Edinburgh, UK

Open Source Summit is the premier open source technical conference in Europe, gathering 2,000+ developers, operators and community leadership professionals to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest in open technologies, including Linux, containers, cloud computing and more.

 

Linux Security Summit Europe

October 25-26, 2018

Edinburgh, UK

A technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users with the primary aim of fostering community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges.

 

Kernel Summit + Linux Plumbers Conference

November 12-15, 2018

Vancouver BC, Canada

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.

 

The co-located Linux Plumbers Conference brings together the top developers working on the “plumbing” of Linux — kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing systems, etc. — and gives them three days to work together on core design problems.

 

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America

December 11-13, 2018

Seattle, WA

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon gathers all CNCF projects under one roof. Join leading technologists from open source cloud native communities to further the advancement of cloud native computing.

 

Event dates and locations will be announced shortly for additional 2018 events including:

 

  • The API Strategy & Practice Conference (APIStrat)

  • KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China – NEW

  • KVM Forum

  • MesosCon events

  • Open Compliance Forum

  • A new blockchain conference from the Hyperledger Project, and more.

 

Speaking proposals are now being accepted for the following 2018 events:

 

  • Cloud Foundry Summit North America (Submission Deadline: Dec 8)

  • Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit North America (Submission Deadline: Jan 7)

  • CloudNativeCon+KubeCon Europe (Submission Deadline: Jan 12)

  • Open Networking Summit North America (Submission Deadline: Jan 14)

  • Open Source Leadership Summit (Submission Deadline: Jan 21)

  • LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China (Submission Deadline: Mar 4)

  • Open Source Summit Japan (Submission Deadline: Mar 18)

  • Automotive Linux Summit (Submission Deadline: Mar 18)

  • Open Source Summit North America (Submission Deadline: Apr 29)

  • Open Networking Summit Europe (Submission Deadline: June 24)

  • Open Source Summit Europe (Submission Deadline: Jul 1)

  • Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe (Submission Deadline: Jul 1)

 

To submit a proposal to any of these events, visit http://events.linuxfoundation.org/cfp.

 

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 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 www.linuxfoundation.org.