Upcoming events

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LinuxConf AU

Auckland, NZ

Monday 12 January 2015Friday 16 January 2015

linux.conf.au is one of the foremost open source conferences in the world, and is considered the most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere. Every year open source geeks from across the globe gather to meet their fellow technologists, share the latest ideas and innovations, and spend a week collaborating on free, open source software projects.

More information is available at http://linux.conf.au/

Miniconf: Clouds, Containers, and Orchestration

Joe Brockmeier

Mon 12 Jan 2015 10:40am 5:20pm NZDT

The Clouds, Containers, and Orchestration miniconf will focus on the open source tools and best practices for working with cloud tools, containers, and orchestration software (e.g., Kubernetes, Apache Mesos, geard, and others). We'll have the leading developers working on those tools, as well as users who are deploying them in real production environments to share their knowledge and show where tools will be going in 2015.

See the linuxconf.au schedule for details.

Miniconf: Open Source Documentation

Tim Hildred

Mon 12 Jan 2015 2:15pm 5:20pm NZDT

People often complain about the quality of open source project documentation. At the same time, documentation is a great place to get started contributing to an open source community. This miniconf will explore practical aspects of Open Source documentation, with an eye to applying them right away.

See the linuxconf.au schedule for details.

Displayport MST

David Airlie

Wed 14 Jan 2015 2:15pm 3:00pm NZDT

Displayport is a VESA standard for transporting video/audio/other data between devices, it is used on lots of laptop and monitors. The Displayport 1.2 standard introduced a new technology called multi-stream transport (MST), and a number of laptop dock manufacturers (Lenovo, Dell) started using this technology to provide the output ports on the dock; however nobody told the Linux community this was coming (or nobody in the community noticed in time). Armed with a dock and shiny Lenovo laptop provided by the Red Hat IT department, David descended into the murky world of MST. This talk is his tale.

See the linuxconf.au schedule for details.

Deploying to the Cloud with Golden Images, Heat, and Docker

Steve Baker

Thu 15 Jan 2015 11:35am 12:20pm NZDT

Image-based deployment of cloud applications is becoming a reality thanks to the growing popularity of Docker; however image-based deployments bring new challenges when it comes to orchestrating and managing the life-cycle of complex container-based applications. Heat is an orchestration service that can be offered by an OpenStack cloud. Steve will demonstrate how Heat is an ideal solution to orchestrate image-based applications, whether they are packaged as Docker images or full golden images. Image-building tools, such as diskimage-builder, will also be presented, along with options for how to manage images in the OpenStack or Docker registries. This presentation is focused on Heat, but is aimed at anyone who deploys applications to the cloud, regardless of whether they use Heat, OpenStack, or Docker.

See the linuxconf.au schedule for details.

Programming Considered Harmful

Dave Chinner

Thu 15 Jan 2015 4:35pm 5:30pm NZDT

Dave will demonstrate that humans cannot Program. There is evidence everywhere that we fail badly at Programming and we repeatedly demonstrate that our attempts to Program don't improve as complexity increases. Using examples from the Linux Kernel, Dave will state his case for why he thinks we should be engineering complex software rather than Programming, and how that impacts on our code design and review processes.

See the linuxconf.au schedule for details.

Connecting Containers: Building a PaaS with Docker and Kubernetes

Katie Miller

Thu 15 Jan 2015 4:35pm 5:30pm NZDT

Learn how Red Hat is using Docker and Google's Kubernetes project to redefine modern application platform services. New container-centric tools for managing resources in the cloud have helped to establish new best practices, prompting a redesign of Red Hat's open source OpenShift Platform as a Service. This talk will give an overview of Docker, Kubernetes and the container-focused Atomic OS, and explain how these open source building blocks have been used to create the next generation OpenShift V3 PaaS.

FreeIPA: Open Source Identity Management

Fraser Tweedale

Fri 16 Jan 2015 2:15pm 3:00pm NZDT

Fraser's talk will cover the basics of FreeIPA, the main features it provides (and why those features matter), the deployment process, how to enroll clients in the domain, and interoperability with Active Directory and other technologies. He will conclude with a look ahead to what's on the roadmap.

See the linuxconf.au schedule for details.

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Brussels, Belgium

Saturday 31 January 2015Sunday 1 February 2015

FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community for the community. The goal is to provide open source software developers and communities a place to meet to:

  • get in touch with other developers and projects;
  • be informed about the latest developments in the open source world;
  • attend interesting talks and presentations on various topics by open source project leaders and committers;
  • to promote the development and the benefits of open source solutions.

For more details on FOSDEM, see the event website at https://fosdem.org/2015/

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Brno, Czech Republic

Friday 6 February 2015Sunday 8 February 2015

"Spanning 3 days, DevConf.cz brings together approximately 1000 developers, administrators, and users from the Fedora, JBoss, and Red Hat communities. With almost 100 talks and workshops spread over 6 different tracks, DevConf.cz is one of the largest events celebrating free software in the Czech Republic. Speakers include Red Hat's Ric Wheeler, Lennart Poettering, Stephen Gallagher, Stef Walter, Simo Sorce, Richard Hughes, Ralph Bean, Pavel Tisnovsky, Ondřej Vašík, Miroslav Suchý, Matthew Miller, Marcela Mašláňová, Lukáš Fryč, Lukáš Czerner, Langdon White, Kay Sievers, Karen Noel, Dmitri Pal, Dennis Gilmore, Daniel C. B. Williams, Daniel Walsh, Daniel Vrátil, Slavek Kabrda, and Alexander Larsson."

More information is available at http://www.devconf.cz/

Cockpit Hackfest


Fri 6 Feb 2015 2:10pm 5:10pm CET

Learn how to hack on Cockpit, build plugins or prototypes, and more. If you want to get your feet wet (or dirty) this is the place to be. Devconf does not require an admission fee. The Hackfest will be held in Room A113, Brno University of Technology. Devconf does not require an admission fee. Just come: http://devconf.cz.

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SCaLE 13x

Los Angeles, CA

Thursday 19 February 2015Sunday 22 February 2015

SCALE 13x – the 13th annual Southern California Linux Expo – will be held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. As the first-of-the-year Linux and Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) expo in North America, SCALE 13x expects to host more than 100 exhibitors this year, along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials, and special events. Held annually in Los Angeles, SCALE is the largest community-run FOSS conference in North America.

More information is available at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale13x

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Linux Storage Filesystem & MM Summit

Boston, MA

Monday 9 March 2015Tuesday 10 March 2015

The Linux Storage Filesystem & MM Summit is a small by-invitation summit which brings together developers and researchers who work with the Linux storage, file system and memory management stacks.

More information is available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linux-storage-filesystem-and-mm-summit

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VAULT: Linux Storage and Filesystems Conference

Boston, MA

Wednesday 11 March 2015Thursday 12 March 2015

Vault will bring together the leading developers in file systems and storage in the Linux kernel with related projects to forge a path to continued innovation and education.

More information is available at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/vault

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Hannover, Germany

Monday 16 March 2015Friday 20 March 2015

CeBIT is the world's leading IT trade fair and conference for professional users: it is clearly geared to global IT business and the mounting challenges faced by business operations in an increasingly complex marketplace.

More information is available at http://www.cebit.de/en/

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Software Architecture Conference

Boston, MA

Tuesday 17 March 2015Thursday 19 March 2015

The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference provides a gathering place for software architects and aspiring software architects alike. Fast-paced, focused, and practical, the event offers the wide breadth of professional training that software architects need to stay current with emerging technologies, hone their leadership and soft skills, and serve the business goals of their organization.

More information is available at http://softwarearchitecturecon.com/sa2015

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Cambridge, MA

Saturday 21 March 2015Sunday 22 March 2015

LibrePlanet is an annual conference for free software enthusiasts. LibrePlanet brings together software developers, policy experts, activists and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments and face challenges to software freedom. Newcomers are always welcome, and LibrePlanet 2015 will feature programming for all ages and experience levels. In 2015, the theme of LibrePlanet is "Free Software Everywhere."

More information is available at https://www.libreplanet.org/2015/

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PyCon Montreal

Montreal, QC

Wednesday 8 April 2015Thursday 16 April 2015

PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. It is produced and underwritten by the Python Software Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and promoting Python. Through PyCon, the PSF advances its mission of growing the international community of Python programmers.

More information is available at https://us.pycon.org/2015/

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ApacheCon North America

Austin, TX

Monday 13 April 2015Friday 17 April 2015

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/

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LinuxFest Northwest

Bellingham, WA

Saturday 25 April 2015Sunday 26 April 2015

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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OpenStack Summit

Vancouver, BC

Monday 18 May 2015Friday 22 May 2015

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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LinuxCon Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday 3 June 2015Friday 5 June 2015

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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Devoxx UK

Cambridge, MA

Wednesday 17 June 2015Friday 19 June 2015

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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Boston, MA

Tuesday 23 June 2015Friday 26 June 2015

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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Red Hat Summit

Boston, MA

Tuesday 23 June 2015Friday 26 June 2015

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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Portland, OR

Monday 20 July 2015Friday 24 July 2015

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 July 2015Friday 31 July 2015

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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LinuxCon North America

Seattle, WA

Monday 17 August 2015Wednesday 19 August 2015

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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LinuxCon Europe

Dublin, Ireland

Monday 5 October 2015Wednesday 7 October 2015

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 October 2015Friday 16 October 2015

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 November 2015Friday 13 November 2015

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 November 2015Wednesday 11 November 2015

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/