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Monday, November 5

9:00am CET

Advancing the User Experience - Mark Shuttleworth, Founder at Canonical

Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth will talk about how Ubuntu is advancing the user experience both on the desktop and in the cloud.


Mark Shuttleworth

Founder, Canonical
Mark founded the Ubuntu project in 2004 and continues to serve as an active member of the Technical Board and the Community Council. He works with product teams at Canonical on strategy and user experience. Mark studied Finance and Information Technology at the University of Cape... Read More →

Monday November 5, 2012 9:00am - 9:20am CET

9:20am CET

Mostly Sunny: Why Evernote Runs Their Own Linux Servers Instead of "The Cloud" - Dave Engberg, CTO at Evernote

A high-level walkthrough of our service architecture and an analysis of the cost metrics compared to (e.g.) AWS.


Dave Engberg

CTO, Evernote
Dave is the CTO at Evernote.

Monday November 5, 2012 9:20am - 9:40am CET

4:25pm CET

Linux: At the Forefront - Brian Stevens, CTO and VP Worldwide Engineering at Red Hat

In his keynote, Linux: At the Forefront, Brian will explore the many roles Linux has played in the past 20 years to create value through disruptive enterprise innovations that greatly increases the level of IT infrastructure efficiency. Considering the evolving landscape of today’s IT solutions, he will illustrate the continuation of this open source software legacy and its impact on new and future usage and business models.


Brian Stevens

CTO and Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Red Hat
Brian Stevens joined Red Hat's senior management team in 2001 and has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage, and virtualization strategies. As CTO and Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Stevens has responsibility for Red Hat engineering globally... Read More →

Monday November 5, 2012 4:25pm - 4:45pm CET

4:45pm CET

Linux Kernel Report - Jon Corbet, Editor at LWN.net

The Linux kernel is at the core of any Linux system; the performance and capabilities of the kernel will, in the end, place an upper bound on what the system as a whole can do. This talk will review recent events in the kernel development community, discuss the current state of the kernel and the challenges it faces, and look forward to how the kernel may address those challenges. Attendees of any technical ability should gain a better understanding of how the kernel got to its current state and what can be expected in the near future.


Jon Corbet

Editor, LWN.net
Jonathan Corbet is a Linux kernel contributor, co-founder of LWN.net (and the author of its Kernel Page), and the lead author of Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Monday November 5, 2012 4:45pm - 5:30pm CET
Tuesday, November 6

9:00am CET

Open Source Cloud Platforms - Marten Mickos, CEO at Eucalyptus Systems

Eucalyptus Systems’ CEO Marten Mickos will talk about how open source cloud platforms are liberating application workloads to run across public, private, hybrid and ultimately mobile clouds. 


Marten Mickos

CEO, Eucalyptus Systems
Marten Mickos builds global disruptive businesses. As CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Mickos grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1bn, he served as Senior Vice President... Read More →

Tuesday November 6, 2012 9:00am - 9:20am CET

9:20am CET

Scaling an Open Source Community: How we Grew the OpenStack Project - Monty Taylor, Manager of Automation and Deployment at HP

OpenStack started off as one of the fastest growing Open Source projects around. While that's extremely exciting, it's also the type of growth that can derail projects if they aren't prepared for it. From day one,  we had to set up for success and plan for problems before the arose. How we did it is interesting enough, but understanding why we made the choices we made will go a long way to understanding how to grow other projects through similar times.


Monty Taylor

Manager of Automation and Deployment, HP
Monty Taylor runs developer automation for the OpenStack project, including the developer tooling, continuous integration and automation systems. Monty is also a core developer on the Drizzle project and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc. before they got gobbled up. He’s an expert in distributed systems and will bend your ear with stories of Burning Man if you let him... Read More →

Tuesday November 6, 2012 9:20am - 9:40am CET

4:25pm CET

Importance of Linux at Intel - Imad Sousou, Director of OTC at Intel

Director of Intel’s Open Source Technology Center Imad Sousou will discuss the importance of Linux at Intel and how the company works upstream to contribute to the Linux kernel.Sousou’s team drives Linux and open source software strategy and execution across all Intel platforms and technologies.

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Imad Sousou

Director, Open Source Technology Center (OTC), Intel
Imad Sousou is the Director of Intel's Open Source Technology Center (OTC), which is chartered with driving Linux and Open Source strategy and execution across Intel platforms and technologies. Imad manages the technology aspects of Linux and Open Source software, including leading... Read More →

Tuesday November 6, 2012 4:25pm - 4:45pm CET

4:45pm CET

Forward-Looking Development: The Next Evolution in Enterprise Linux Software Development - Ralf Flaxa, VP of Engineering at SUSE

Through a new, forward-looking development model, SUSE is able to offer the latest features and performance enhancements, support the latest hardware, and do it all while continuing to deliver enterprise reliability and application compatibility.  In the past, you had to settle for one or two at the expense of the others. A forward-looking development model is the next evolution in Linux software development, and decidedly superior to a backward looking model.

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Ralf Flaxa

Vice President of Engineering, SUSE
As Vice President of Engineering for SUSE, Ralf Flaxa is responsible for leading the team of engineers that develop SUSE Linux solutions. Flaxa joined and contributed to the Linux community since late 1991 and has over 15 years of international management experience working for global... Read More →

Tuesday November 6, 2012 4:45pm - 5:05pm CET
Wednesday, November 7

9:20am CET

Research Into Open Hardware - Catarina Mota, Founder at openMaterials

openMaterials Co-Founder Catarina Mota will discuss her research as it relates to open hardware.


Catarina Mota

Founder, openMaterials
Biography coming soon.

Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:20am - 9:40am CET

9:40am CET

Linux: Where Are We Going - Linux Creator Linus Torvalds and Intel's Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist, Dirk Hohndel

Linux creator Linus Torvalds will take the stage with Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologies Dirk Hohndel to discuss the latest technical advancements in the kernel.


Dirk Hohndel

Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist, Intel
Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist, Intel Corporation Dirk Hohndel has been an active developer and contributor in the Linux space since its earliest days. Among other roles, he worked as Chief Technology Officer of SuSE and as Vice President of The XFree86 Project... Read More →

Linus Torvalds

Fellow, The Linux Foundation
Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel and oversaw open source development of the widely-used Linux operating system. Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland. Torvalds enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988, graduating with a master's degree in computer... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:40am - 10:10am CET