The Linux Foundation has released its entire 2018 events schedule.
The nonprofit organisation insists that it maintains a mission focused on the ‘creators, maintainers and practitioners’ of open source projects.
Looking back at the current year, the Foundation says that this years’ events attracted over 25,000 developers, sysadmins, architects, community thought leaders, business executives and other industry professionals from more than 5,000 organisations across 85 countries.
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For the 2018 period – target attendance is expected to reach up to 30,000 open source influencers.
Detailed ‘subtopics’ (if you will allow the expression) under the wider Linux banner discussed at these events will focus on projects dealing with operating systems, cloud applications, containers, IoT, networking, data processing, security, storage, AI, software architecture and edge computing.
There is also a business focus, that is – business and technical leaders will gather to learn about compliance, governance and the physical reality of building an open source office.
“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.
Zemlin also notes that new to Linux Foundation events in 2018 is the expansion of Open Networking Summit (ONS) to Europe in addition to its parent event held in the Americas region.
Without listing ‘every’ single event, here’s a snapshot of how 2018 looks:
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 a vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products.
Open Networking Summit March 26 – 29, 2018, Los Angeles, California, US.
Cloud Foundry Summit North America April 18-20, 2018, Boston, Massachusetts, US.
Cloud Foundry Summit is an event for end users to learn the platform from those who build and use it every day. Developers will gather in Boston to learn how to run apps at scale – using a platform or containers on multiple clouds.
Open Source Summit is a 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. It has a co-located Automotive Linux Summit 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.
After the summer break
Open Networking Summit Europe – 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.
Open Source Summit Europe October 22-24, 2018, Edinburgh, UK.
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.
Speaking proposals are now (at the time of writing) being accepted for most of these 2018 events.