Upcoming events

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ApacheCon North America

Austin, TX

Monday 13 AprilFriday 17 April

ApacheCon brings together the open source community to learn about and collaborate on the technologies and projects driving the future of open source, big data and cloud computing. Apache projects have and continue to be hugely influential in the innovation and development of software development across a plethora of categories from content, databases and servers, to big data, cloud, mobile and virtual machine. The developers, programmers, committers and users driving this innovation and utilizing these tools will meet in Austin, April 13-17, for collaboration, education and community building.

More information is available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/

Choosing tomcat Connectors: Internals and Performances

Jean-Frederic Clere

Wed 15 Apr 2015 4:15am 5:05am CDT

Attendees will learn the differences between BIO and NIO, what APR can do for you, and whether or not using AJP makes any sense. You'll be able to see what a proxy can do for you and see what connectors are likely to be the best fit for your environments. You will see some performance comparisons — including the results of a race against Apache httpd and other servers. A part of the presentation will be dedicated to the Tomcat8 new connector and WebSockets.

What's New In Apache HTTPD 2.4

Jim Jagielski

Mon 13 Apr 2015 12:45pm 1:35pm CDT

Learn about the new features and capabilities in Apache 2.4.

Reverse Proxy with Apache HTTPD 2.4

Jim Jagielski

Mon 13 Apr 2015 4:00am 4:50am CDT

One of the biggest new improvements in the httpd 2.4 line has been the features and performance improvements in mod_proxy, which implements reverse proxy capability in httpd. Jim will detail those.

RTFM? Write a Better FM!

Rich Bowen

Mon 13 Apr 2015 4:00am 4:50am CDT

Ever notice that the projects most likely to tell you to RTFM tend to have the worst FM? That's because the virtues of a docs team - Dilligence, Patience, and Humility - happen to be the virtues of kinder politer people, too. Come learn some tips of writing better documentation, providing better end-user support, and just possibly growing your project community.

Pharmacovigilance - Big Data for RealTime Drug Monitoring

Pei Chen, Jay Vyas

Mon 13 Apr 2015 2:30am 3:20am CDT

Real Time Drug Safety Monitoring in the Cloud - Collecting and harnessing knowledge from large public data sources in real time to monitor and detect adverse drug effects. In this presentation, Pei and Jay will demonstrate an entire system using Apache BigTop, OpenStack, Spark, cTAKES, Cassandra to proactively monitor and detect adverse drug events from Twitter data.

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Container Camp

San Francisco, CA

Friday 17 April

Container Camp is a one day community conference featuring talks on software virtualization.

More information is available at http://container.camp/

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Southfield, MI

Friday 24 AprilSunday 26 April

Penguicon is a 1,400-person 3-day conference in Southfield, MI combining sci-fi fandom with open source software ideals - a technical conference and a social convention all-in-one. Tracks include Tech (programming, circuits, system administration), Science (astronomy, neuroscience, genetics), DIY (makerspaces), Ecology (homesteading), Gaming and Videogames, After Dark (18+), Costuming, Food (make your own cheese or soda), Literature (Sci-Fi), Action/Adventure (learn martial arts, poi, how to hold your breath), Film, Music (nerdcore rap, chiptunes, filk), and Mayhem (Zombie Tag, scavenger hunts).

There are over 100 hours of tech programming planned for 2015, including Advanced Python, Advancements in 3D Printed Firearm Tech, Artemis & Wine, Bash Scripting, BIOS hacking with RPi, Cryptoparty Installfest, Designing Industrial Control Systems to Resist Cyberattack, DIY Bionics with 3D Printers, Ingress, Zenoss, Python, IPv6, Juju, MariaDB, and a Keynote address from security expert Bruce Schneier.

Check out their introduction video, "What is Penguicon?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulPb9JIgMw4. More information is available at http://2015.penguicon.org/.

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LinuxFest Northwest

Bellingham, WA

Saturday 25 AprilSunday 26 April

LinuxFest Northwest is a two-day event with more than 80 presentations, 50 exhibitors, and 1500+ attendees. Come for the code, stay for the people.

More information is available at http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/2015

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DrupalCon Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Monday 11 MayFriday 15 May

DrupalCon brings together thousands of people from across the globe who use, develop, design, and support Drupal.

More information is available at https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015

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Protocols Plugfest Europe

Zaragoza, Spain

Tuesday 12 MayThursday 14 May

The event offers 3 full days of sessions about Open source offerings, Microsoft interoperable products and technologies, and interoperable industry solutions. It will bring together open source developers, technical managers, students and decision-makers from across the technology industry, in an environment where businesses and open source communities can work closely together and share implementation knowledge.

Additional details about the conference are available on the conference website.

Samba HA: An Operetta in Three Parts

José A. Rivera

Tue 12 May 2015 4:00pm 4:45pm CEST

Cross Forest Trusts with Active Directory: protocols and practices

Simo Sorce

Tue 12 May 2015 6:45pm 7:30pm CEST

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Maker Faire Bay Area

San Mateo, CA

Friday 15 MaySunday 17 May

Maker Faire showcases the work of all kinds and ages of makers — anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

More information is available at http://makerfaire.com/bay-area-2015/

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OpenStack Summit

Vancouver, BC

Monday 18 MayFriday 22 May

The OpenStack Summit is a five-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software.

More information is available at https://www.openstack.org/summit/vancouver-2015/

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Göttingen, Germany

Tuesday 19 MayThursday 21 May

The SAMBA eXPerience 2015 in Göttingen, Germany will be the 14th international SAMBA conference for users and developers. Attendants will meet the SAMBA Team, discuss requirements, new features and get an update on current developments. The conference is organized by SerNet.

Additional details about the conference are available on the conference website.

SMB3 Multi-Channel in Samba

Michael Adam

Wed 20 May 2015 2:00pm 2:45pm CEST

Handling Persistent Problems: Persistent Handles in Samba

Ira Cooper

Wed 20 May 2015 2:45pm 3:30pm CEST

Implementing the Witness protocol in Samba

Günther Deschner

Wed 20 May 2015 4:00pm 4:45pm CEST

Playing nice with others: Samba HA with Pacemaker

José Rivera

Wed 20 May 2015 4:45pm 5:30pm CEST

Using Samba libraries outside Samba

Jakub Hrozek

Thu 21 May 2015 10:30am 11:15am CEST

Status update MIT KDC integration

Günther Deschner

Thu 21 May 2015 11:15am 12:00pm CEST

Handling POSIX attributes for trusted Active Directory users and groups in FreeIPA

Alexander Bokovoy

Thu 21 May 2015 12:30pm 1:15pm CEST

How to use the Samba Selftest Suite

Andreas Schneider

Thu 21 May 2015 12:30pm 1:15pm CEST

Opening Samba to a Wider World with plugins

Sumit Bose

Thu 21 May 2015 1:15pm 2:00pm CEST

Tools for the Vagabonding Samba Developer

Michael Adam

Thu 21 May 2015 1:15pm 2:00pm CEST

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LinuxCon Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday 3 JuneFriday 5 June

LinuxCon Japan is the premier Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts.

More information is available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-japan

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Light Reading Big Telecom Event

Chicago, IL

Tuesday 9 JuneWednesday 10 June

The largest, best qualified gathering of telecom service providers.

Additional details about the conference are available at http://www.bigtelecomevent.com/.

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Southeast LinuxFest

Charlotte, NC

Friday 12 JuneSunday 14 June

The SouthEast LinuxFest is a community event for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and Open Source Software. It is part educational conference and part social gathering. Like Linux itself, it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to communicate tips and ideas, and to benefit all who use Linux and Open Source Software. SELF is the place to learn, to make new friends, to network with new business partners, and most importantly, to have fun!

Additional details about the conference are available at http://www.southeastlinuxfest.org/.

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Open Networking Summit

Santa Clara, CA

Monday 15 JuneThursday 18 June

ONS features the best content, with distinguished speakers from depth-breadth across the industry; showcases the most SDN/NFV exhibits under one roof and is the place engage with the SDN community - comprising of thought leaders, business leaders, luminaries, early adopters and users, researchers, innovators.

Additional details about the conference are available at http://opennetsummit.org/conference/.

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Devoxx UK

Cambridge, MA

Wednesday 17 JuneFriday 19 June

Devoxx UK is a conference focused on Java, web, mobile, and JVM languages, and is run by top developer talent, community groups, and expert event specialists. Devoxx UK 2015 takes place at the Business Design Centre in London.

More information is available at http://www.devoxx.co.uk/

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San Francisco, CA

Monday 22 JuneTuesday 23 June

DockerCon 2015 is a two-day, multi-track conference organized by Docker, Inc. The conference will feature topics and content covering all aspects of Docker and the surrounding ecosystem and will be suitable for Developers, DevOps, Systems Administration and C-level executives.

Additional details about the conference are available at http://dockercon.com.

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Red Hat Summit

Boston, MA

Tuesday 23 JuneFriday 26 June

The Red Hat Summit is the premier open source technology event to showcase the latest and greatest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies.

More information is available at http://www.redhat.com/summit/

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Boston, MA

Tuesday 23 JuneFriday 26 June

Co-located with Red Hat Summit, DevNation is a cross-technology open source application development conference that offers technical sessions, labs, expert panels, hackerfests, and birds-of-a-feather discussions on topics ranging from development operations, cloud and mobile development to big data and application integration.

More information is available at http://www.devnation.org/

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Pune, India

Friday 26 JuneSunday 28 June

FUDCon (Fedora Users and Developers Conference) is an important event in the world of free software that is held in different parts of the world, typically once a year to the region. The FUDCon is a combination of sessions, talks, workshops and hackfest in which project participants can work on specific initiatives. Topics include: infrastructure, development of features, construction and / or consolidation of the community, management and governance, marketing, testing and QA, packaging, etc.

More information about the conference is available at http://fudcon.fedoraproject.org/APAC/.

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Community Leadership Summit

Portland, OR

Saturday 18 JulySunday 19 July

The Community Leadership Summit 2015 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community.

The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community.

At the heart of Community Leadership Summit 2015 is an open unconference style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These unconference sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, panel debates and networking opportunities.

More information about the conference is available at http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/.

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Portland, OR

Monday 20 JulyFriday 24 July

OSCON is where all of the pieces come together: developers, innovators, businesspeople, and investors. In the early days, this trailblazing O'Reilly event was focused on changing mainstream business thinking and practices; today OSCON is about how the close partnership between business and the open source community is building the future. That future is everywhere you look.

More information is available at http://www.oscon.com

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Open Daylight Summit

Santa Clara, CA

Monday 27 JulyFriday 31 July

The 2nd Annual OpenDaylight Summit is designed to provide a collaboration and education space for innovators, developers, and users in the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) space. The OpenDaylight Summit brings together the community, projects, products, and companies in the networking industry that are driving the SDN and NFV ecosystems today, along with best practices from the world of traditional open source. The event is divided into three sections: Tutorials, Conference, and Developer Forum.

More information is available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/opendaylight-summit

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Friday 7 AugustSunday 9 August

GUADEC is the main conference for GNOME users, developers, foundation leaders, individuals, governments and businesses worldwide. GUADEC is not just a software conference though! People come together to meet collaborators from chat rooms and mailing lists, to network, to visit old friends and make new ones, and to have fun.

More information about the conference is available at https://www.guadec.org/.

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Rochester, NY

Wednesday 12 AugustSaturday 15 August

Since 2005, Fedora users and developers have gathered at an event named for them, the Fedora Users and Developers conference (FUDCon). Flock is a newer conference for Fedora contributors to come together, discuss new ideas, work to make those ideas a reality, and continue to promote the core values of the Fedora Community: Freedom, Friends, Features, and First.

More information is available at http://flocktofedora.com/

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Heidelberg, German

Saturday 15 AugustSaturday 22 August

DebConf is the annual Debian developers meeting, an event filled with discussions, workshops and coding parties – all of them highly technical in nature.

More information about the conference is available at https://www.debconf15.debconf.org.

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LinuxCon North America

Seattle, WA

Monday 17 AugustWednesday 19 August

There's simply no other event in North America where developers, sys admins, architects and all levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux platform.

More information is available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america

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Seattle, WA

Monday 17 AugustWednesday 19 August

The Linux Foundation is launching a new conference called ContainerCon to bring together leading contributors in Linux containers, the Linux kernel, and related projects to forge a path to continued innovation and education.

Additional details about the conference are available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/containercon.

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KVM Forum

Seattle, WA

Wednesday 19 AugustFriday 21 August

KVM Forum brings together the community of developers and users that define the KVM ecosystem for an annual technical conference. Additional details about the conference are available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kvm-forum.

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LinuxCon Europe

Dublin, Ireland

Monday 5 OctoberWednesday 7 October

There's simply no other event in Europe where developers, sys admins, architects and all levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux platform.

More information is available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe

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Grace Hopper Celebration of Women

Houston, TX

Wednesday 14 OctoberFriday 16 October

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the World's Largest Gathering of Women Technologists. GHC is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM.

More information is available at http://gracehopper.org/

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Washington, DC

Sunday 8 NovemberFriday 13 November

USENIX’s Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference—now in its 29th year—is the premier conference for IT operations, where systems engineers, operations professionals, and academic researchers share real-world knowledge about designing, building, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world.

More information is available at https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa15

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OSCON Europe

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Monday 9 NovemberWednesday 11 November

Since 1999, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) has been unique gathering of all things open source. You'll encounter the open source ecosystem in its entirety—the full open source stack—exactly as you approach it in your work. You'll learn about the latest developments, add to your skills, and discover how other people are solving the same problems you're working on.

At OSCON, participants find inspiration, confront new challenges, share their expertise, renew bonds to community, make significant connections, and find ways to give back to the open source movement.

More information is available at http://lanyrd.com/2015/oscon-europe/