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Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Lineup for LinuxCon, ContainerCon Europe and 25th Anniversary


SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the lineup of early keynote speakers for LinuxCon and ContainerCon Europe, which takes place October 4-6 in Berlin, Germany. This year’s event will mark the 25th anniversary of Linux and will host a celebration of the open source community. The story of Linux is important to informing how we manage and support professional open source projects into the future.


This celebration and face-to-face collaboration will be supported by the following headliners:

  • Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger Project and founder of the Apache Software Foundation

  • Solomon Hykes, founder, CTO and chief product officer at Docker

  • Jilayne Lovejoy, open source attorney at ARM

  • Colin McNamara, director of the DevOps practice, Dimension Data

  • Stormy Peters, vice president of developer relations, Cloud Foundry Foundation

  • Christopher Schlaeger, director kernel and operating systems, Amazon Development Center Germany

  • Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation


Additional keynote speakers and on-site activities will be announced in the coming weeks.


LinuxCon is the place where the Linux and broader open source communities gather together under one roof. It hosts content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads across project communities and offers the opportunity for developers, system administrators, architects and more to assemble for education and problem-solving.


ContainerCon expands this annual event by bringing together leaders in the development and deployment of containers and the Linux kernel to innovate on the delivery of open source infrastructure. By co-locating with LinuxCon, ContainerCon brings together a diverse range of experts from cloud computing and microservices to offer a technical conference that is open to everyone, creating a place where companies on the leading edge can network with users and developers to advance computing. LinuxCon and ContainerCon offer more than 150 sessions, ranging from tutorials to deep technical sessions, with new content on the latest kernel updates, DevOps, Professional Open Source Management, storage technologies and interfaces, security, Internet of Things and talks related to open source collaboration and best practices.


For the first time, this year Embedded Linux Conference Europe will take place separately from LinuxCon, and will instead be co-located with the all new OpenIoT Summit Europe. These events will take place October 11-13, 2016, at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Speaker and agenda information for ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe will be shared in the coming weeks.


LinuxCon and ContainerCon are made possible by support from Diamond Sponsor Huawei; Platinum Sponsors Citrix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, Oracle and SUSE; Gold Sponsors IBM and RedHat.


For attendees who register before July 23, the All-Access Pass early registration fee is $800. This year, LinuxCon + ContainerCon will also feature a Hall Pass option, providing access to the exhibit hall, lounge spaces, evening booth crawl and more for only $100. Visit to register.


Members of the press who would like to apply for a press pass should contact Dan Brown (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 


Additional Resources

YouTube: The Linux Foundation Event Experience (


About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at