Upcoming Linux conferences
By Elena on Feb 15, 2010
It's that time of the year again, the season of the Linux conferences is starting. Several conferences are planned in 2010.
The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, April 14-16 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA
This conference has a mixed audience of Linux contributors and end users, such as IT architects etc. This year, like last year, there will be a tracing session and for the first time there will be a half a day session devoted to the GNU/ Linux toolchain. Speakers of the latter session will talk about gcc, libstdc++, linker, etc.
The official link is: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/collaboration-summit
There is an open CFP and topics idea as well, until February 19.
The Gcc Summit, Ottawa, Canada
The information for this year is not out yet, but should be soon. It's a very good conference for all things GNU toolchain related. Usually happens in June, so watch the website for a CFP.
The Ottawa Linux Symposium, July 13-16, Ottawa, Canada
The CFP is open with submissions due by February 28.
The website: http://www.linuxsymposium.org/2010/
LinuxCon, August 10-12, Boston, MA USA
CFP closes on March 31. A more technical conference. There are three types of presentations: Developer (kernel, core development, software engineering), Operations (systems administration and management, systems architecture, Linux migration and deployment) and Business (open source governance, enterprise, ecosystem).
Linux Kongress, September 21-24, Nuremberg, Germany
Japan Linux Symposium, September 27-29, Tokyo, Japan
The Linux Foundation End Users Summit,October 25, Jersey City, NJ, USA
This is an invitation-only event aimed at bringing together members of the Linux developers communities and high performance end users. There are usually good presentations and updates from the business side and the technical side.
Linux Plumber's Conference, November 3-5, Cambridge, MA, USA
LPC is a technical conference focused on the Linux "plumbing", that is, the infrastructure of a Linux system. This definition spans from the kernel to the toolchain, libraries, utilities, obviously involving both kernel space and user space.
The Plumbers conference is not structured around presentations of completed work, or problems and solutions confined to a single layer of the Linux ecosystem. The emphasis is on those aspects of the OS that could limit the further adoption of Linux and that require cooperation from multiple areas. For instance defining interfaces between layers, to improve functionality, etc. The LPC encourages BOFs type meetings and brainstorming sessions where technical experts from different areas can make progress towards the solution of interdisciplinary problems spanning multiple components of the Linux system. Look for a Call for Topics soon.