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Linux Foundation Announces Speakers and Schedule for LinuxCon and ContainerCon


SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced keynote speakers and the full schedule for LinuxCon and ContainerCon, which takes place August 22-24 in Toronto, Canada. The annual event will include rich technical content that will appeal to technologists of all levels and a celebration of open source and its history to mark the 25th anniversary of Linux.


The keynote speakers will focus on the technologies and trends having the biggest impact on open source development today, including containers, networking and IoT, as well as hardware, cloud applications, and the Linux kernel.


Keynote speakers not previously announced include:


  • Joe Beda, entrepreneur in residence at Accel Partners and lead software engineer for Google and Microsoft

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

  • Abhishek Chauhan, vice president and CTO at Citrix

  • Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat

  • Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation


Keynote speakers previously announced include:


  • Cory Doctorow, science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger

  • Dr. Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur, management expert and author of five books including “BEYOND MEASURE: The Big Impact of Small Changes”

  • Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, science and STEM education evangelist and author of “Save our Science”

  • Linus Torvalds, Linux and Git creator and Linux Foundation fellow


LinuxCon will feature more than 150 sessions, ranging from tutorials to deep technical sessions, with new content on the latest kernel updates, DevOps, Professional Open Source Management, networking, hypervisors/virtualization, storage technologies and interfaces, security, Internet of Things and talks related to open source collaboration and best practices. 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.


The full schedule of session can be viewed at  


“LinuxCon has a proven track record of bringing together open source innovators and influencers to share knowledge advance the community,,” said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. “This year, it’s more than a meeting of the minds. It’s also a celebration of open source software as we mark the 25th anniversary of Linux.”


LinuxCon and ContainerCon are made possible by support from Diamond Sponsor Huawei; Platinum Sponsors Citrix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Red Hat and SUSE; Gold Sponsors DataDog and SanDisk; Silver Sponsors Google, Linux Academy, NetApp and Sysdig; and Bronze Sponsors Deis, DigitalOcean, Docker, EMC and Igalia.


Those who register by June 5 will save up to $300. This year, LinuxCon and 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.) or Maemalynn Meanor (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