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Twelve keynote videos from LinuxCon 2013

Sep 20, 2013  |  Rick Lehrbaum
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The Linux Foundation held its LinuxCon North America conference in New Orleans this week, and has once again pubished keynote session videos. The videos feature Linux luminaries including Google’s Chris DiBona, Valve’s Gabe Newell, Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton, Intel’s Dirk Hohndel, and a panel with Tejun Heo, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Sarah Sharp, and Linus Torvalds (do sparks fly?).

LinuxCon is the Linux Foundation’s major public conference, and the flipside to its invitation-only Linux Collaboration Summit, which was held in April. Unlike the Embedded Linux Conference, held in February, embedded and mobile topics mostly took a back seat to desktop and cloud/server Linux discussions, which dominated the conversation.

Click the titles below to view YouTube videos of the 12 available keynotes:

The Technium — Kevin Kelly — What comes after the Internet? What is bigger than the web? What will produce more wealth than all the startups to date? The answer is a planetary super-organism comprised of 4 billion mobile phones, 80 quintillion transistor chips, a million miles of fiber optic cables, and 6 billion human minds all wired together. The whole thing acts like a single organism, with its own behavior and character — but at a scale we have little experience with. This is more than just a metaphor. In this presentation, Kevin takes the idea of a global super-organism seriously by describing what we know about it so far, how it is growing, where its boundaries are, and what it will mean for us as individuals and collectively. Both the smallest one-person enterprises today, and the largest mega-corporations on Earth, will have to learn how this Technium operates, and how to exploit it.
Linux, Cloud, and Next Generation Workloads — Brad McCredie, IBM — Brad McCredie, the visionary behind OpenPOWER, shares insights into the future of Linux-based cloud technologies.
Open Matters: HP & OpenStack — Brian Aker, HP — HP’s public and private cloud products are built using OpenStack. The OpenStack project has rapidly been adopted as the leading open source cloud solution because it avoids vendor lock-in, and its inclusive development model has attracted enthusiastic contributors, and so is becoming ubiquitous across public, managed, and private clouds. Ten years ago, HP bet big on open source by backing Linux when it was new and untrusted by enterprise users. Today, HP continues that policy by backing OpenStack. We will present how we got here and where HP is investing in OpenStack’s future.
What Five Years of Android Has Meant — Chris DiBona, Google — Chris DiBona shares insight into the impact Android has had on Google.
Shiny New Toys — Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi– An update on some of the cool things we’ve seen people doing with the Pi in the last six months, and a preview of our forthcoming accelerated desktop environment and web browser.
State of Linux — Jim Zemlin, The Linux Foundation — Join Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin as he highlights the state of the Linux platform and the expectations for the next 12 months.
Linux & Gaming — Gabe Newell, Valve — Join Gabe Newell as he shares his insights on the future of Linux gaming.
Before I Die — Candy Chang– In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: "Before I die I want to ___." Her neighbors’ answers — surprising, poignant, funny — became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What’s your answer?)
Linux Kernel Panel — A roundtable discussion on the Linux Kernel from maintainers Tejun Heo, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Sarah Sharp and Linus Torvalds. The session is moderated by Ric Wheeler.
New Frontiers — Dirk Hohndel, Intel — Hear from Intel’s Chief and Open Source Technologist — Dirk Hohndel — who discusses upcoming technologies from Intel.
Test Your Linux Trivia Knowledge — What is a black squirrel wake-up call? What do the letters in UEFI stand for? We asked LinuxCon and CloudOpen attendees in New Orleans on Sept. 16-18, 2013, to give us their best answers in this Linux trivia video. They played along and came up with some great answers — some more correct than others.
Developers, The New Superpower — Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack — Hear from OpenStack Executive Director Jonathan Bryce on the role of developers and their impact on technology and beyond.

 

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