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Oct. 2013 Euro open source conferences detailed

Aug 20, 2013 — by Rick Lehrbaum 3,018 views

The nonprofit Linux Foundation announced conference programs and keynotes for LinuxCon Europe and its first CloudOpen Europe, which will be co-located with Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE), the Automotive Linux Summit, and about a dozen other open source events in Edinburgh, Scotland during the week of Oct 21-25.

LinuxCon Europe and CloudOpen Europe will feature more than 180 sessions and keynotes. The list of the two main events’ keynote speakers and topics appears below. See farther below for information regarding the other co-located events, including the European version of’s favorite: the Embedded Linux Conference.

  • Chris Anisczyk, Head of Open Source at Twitter — “The Twitter Stack: How Twitter started on a monolithic architecture and eventually moved to a service oriented one solely relying on open source software along the way.”
  • Mark Hinkle, Cloud Computing and Open Source Expert at Citrix — “We won. What’s Next? How will Linux and open source further technology for the next 20 years?”
  • Panel discussion — “Gain the Competitive Edge with Next Generation Cloud Platforms”
    (moderated by CloudSoft Founder and CEO Duncan Johnston Watt, and featuring IBM Distinguished Engineer, Director of Cloud Innovation and CTO, IBM Cloud Services Division Mac Devine)
  • Yannick Pellet, VP of Advanced Software Platform at Samsung Research America — “Leveraging Open Source R&D to Fuel Samsung’s Innovation”
  • Linus Torvalds, Linux Creator, and Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist at Intel — “Linux, Where Are We Going?”

Highlighted sessions at LinuxCon Europe and CloudOpen Europe include:


  • World of Tanks: Linux and Open Source Inside — by Maksim Melnikau, Solution Architect at
  • Optimizing Linux Servers — by Davor Guttierrez, System Administrator at 3 Gen d.o.o.
  • Application-Level Debugging and Profiling: Gaps in the Tool Ecosystem — by Rosemary Francis, Technical Director of Ellexus Ltd.
  • Very Large Development: How to Run Code Review for 1000 Developers — by Joe Gordon, OpenStack
  • Building Web Scale Using Open Source on the Internet Assembly Line — by Thomas Hatch, creator, principal architect, and CTO of SaltStack
  • “10 Ways to Ruin Your Cloud Experience (and How to Mitigate Them)” — by Nils Magnus, senior system engineer at inovex GmbH


ELCE and other co-located events

Alongside LinuxCon Europe and CloudOpen Europe a veritable alphabet soup of other open source summits and conferences will be taking place during the week of Oct. 21-25. These include: Automotive Linux Summit, Audio Mini-Summit, Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE), Gluster Workshop, GStreamer Conference, KVM Forum, Linux Kernel Summit, OpenCompute Engineering Workshop, OpenDaylight Mini-Summit, oVirt Workshop, Tizen Dev Lab, Hackathon & Mini-Summit, Tracing Summit, and Xen Project Developer Summit. Further details on the many of these events are summarized below. For further details and registration information, click the title of each event.

  • Embedded Linux Conference Europe — Oct 24 – 25 — The Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. This conference, now in it’s 7th year, has the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers. ELCE is embedded Linux experts talking about solutions to your embedded Linux problems. ELCE consists of 3 days of presentations, tutorials and Bird-of-a-Feather sessions.
  • Automotive Linux Summit — Oct. 24 – 25 — The Automotive Linux Summit will bring together the most innovative minds from automotive expertise and open-source excellence, including automotive systems engineers, Linux experts, Rand;D managers, business executives, open-source licensing and compliance specialists and community developers. The Automotive Linux Summit will deliver attendees top-notch speaking talent (from across Japan, Asia and the entire globe), innovative and abundant program content, and a wide variety of opportunities to connect with peers.
  • Gluster Workshop — Oct. 24 — GlusterFS is an open source, distributed file system capable of scaling to several petabytes (actually, 72 brontobytes!) and handling thousands of clients. In this workshop (presented by Red Hat), attendees will learn about the Gluster project’s history, roadmap and architecture. Presentations will include a deep dive into the latest release of GlusterFS, GlusterFS from the Systems Administrator’s perspective, Gluster FS as a development platform and Storage in OpenStack and oVirt environments. Attendees will also be treated to use case talks from organizations using Gluster in production.
  • Xen Project Developer Summit — Oct. 24 – 25 — The Xen Project creates an industry leading open source hypervisor that is powering some of the largest clouds in production today. During 10 years of development, Xen has been used for many different use cases covering datacentre and server virtualization, cloud computing, desktop virtualization, security for desktop computing and within hardware appliances. The Xen Project Developer Summit, brings together the Xen Project’s community of developers and power users for their annual developer conference. The conference is about sharing ideas and the latest developments, sharing experience, planning, collaboration and above all to have fun and to meet the community that defines the Xen Project.
  • GStreamer Conference — Oct. 22 – 23 — The GStreamer Conference is a conference for developers, decision-makers, and anyone else interested in the GStreamer multimedia framework and open source multimedia.
  • Tracing Summit — Oct. 23 — It focuses on the tracing area, gathering people involved in development and end-users of tracing tools as well as trace analysis tools. The main target of this one day conference is to provide room for discussion between people in the various areas that benefit from tracing, namely parallel, distributed and/or real-time systems, as well as kernel development.
  • KVM Forum — Oct. 21 – 23 — KVM is an industry leading open source hypervisor that provides an ideal platform for datacenter virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure, and cloud computing. Once again, it’s time to bring together the community of developers and users that define the KVM ecosystem for our annual technical conference. We will discuss the current state of affairs and plan for the future of KVM, its surrounding infrastructure, and management tools. So mark your calendar and join us in advancing KVM.
  • oVirt Workshop — Oct. 21 – 22
  • Tizen Developer Lab and Hackathon — Oct. 21 – 22
  • Yocto Developer Day — Oct. 23
  • Open Compute Engineering Workshop — Oct. 21 – 22 — The ultimate goal of the Open Compute Project is to spark a collaborative dialogue. We’re already talking with our peers about how we can work together on Open Compute Project technology. We want to recruit others to be part of this collaboration — and we invite you to join us in this mission to collectively develop the most efficient computing infrastructure possible.


The complete program for LinuxCon Europe is available here, and CloudOpen Europe’s is here. Registration for both events is $100 through the end of August, after which it increases to $675. To register, go here.

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