The City of Vancouver known for its beautiful vista’s, stellar Olympic Performances, sore losers (look no further than this year’s Stanley Cup Riots) and now the venue for Linux’s 20th Anniversary Celebration!
I am jealous of all that are able to go to the conference as the line up of Key Note Speakers and Events looks absolutely amazing but alas, I will be on the outside looking in again this year. If you have been kept in the dark, did not know that this was happening or are curious about what happens at an International Gathering of Linux Geeks, look no further than the Conference Sponsor the Linux Foundation!
Some of the note worthy activities happening this year at the Vancouver Hyatt Regency:
- Imagine a World Without Linux Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation
- The Challenges of the Next 20 Years of Linux Jim Whitehurst, CEO at Red Hat
- Improving Sustainability with Cloud Computing Don Hardaway
- A Conversation with Linus Torvalds
- Linux “Roaring 20’s” 20th Anniversary Gala at LinuxCon Commodore Ballroom
- Beyond Linux: Changing the World With Open Source Ruth Suehle, Red Hat
- Hands-On Virtualization: Running and Tuning KVM Stefan Hajnoczi, IBM
- The Future of Open Source in the Cloud Marten Mickos, Chief Executive Officer at Eucalyptus Systems
- Yes We Can, the Real Faces of Linux Carla Schroder
- and Many, Many More options for 3 full days of Linux Heaven
With more than 100 separate events in 5 locations at the Hyatt Regency it is a encouraging to see such great sponsorship of the Penguin and all its derivatives. There will even be a Student Day dedicated to the next generation of Geeks that focus’s on introducing and extending the reach of Linux into the youth of the world!
As always there will be some great core training available at the event. These full day training classes include:
- LF324 Linux Performance Tuning (View Course Overview)
- LF410 Embedded Linux Development: A Crash Course (View Course Overview)
- LF326 Advanced Linux Performance Tuning (View Course Overview)
- LF384 Overview of Open Source Compliance End-to-End Process (View Course Overview)
While I will not be there in person, I will be there in spirit and I will be soaking away a few pennies each week to be able to partake in the joy’s of LinuxCon 2012! Despite this being a very special event marking the 20th Anniversary of Linux I feel that as the ecosystem further matures and there finally is a tipping point of Open Source in the North American Market…next year’s event will eclipse the celebration in Vancouver.
I would like to pay tribute to Linus Torvald’s historic statement on the comp.os.minix News group back on August 25, 1991:
I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.
Who would have thought that that innocent statement 20 years ago would lead to the vibrant community that we see today.
I leave you with the Linux Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Video that looks to the humble beginnings of Linux: