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The Linux Foundation Releases Conference Schedule for Open Source Summit North America 2024
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The leading gathering for the global open source community offers 200+ sessions presented through 16 microconferences, exploring the most crucial and innovative topics driving open source advancements today.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, last week announced the full schedule for Open Source Summit North America, the premier event for open source code and community contributors. The conference is taking place April 16-18 in Seattle, Washington, with pre-event programming and co-located events happening April 15-19. The schedule can be viewed here.

Comprised of 16 microconferences, including LinuxCon, Open AI + Data Forum, SupplyChainSecurityCon, CloudOpen, OSPOCon, Open Source 101, OpenGovCon, ContainerCon and more, Open Source Summit North America 2024's schedule features 200+ talks (keynote presentations, conference sessions, lightning talks, tutorials, and BoFs) and includes content for developers, system operators and community, across a wide range of topics, subjects, and skill levels.

New microconferences for 2024 include:

    --  Digital Trust: Aims to explore the latest trends, challenges, and
        solutions in using open source tools to enhance trustworthiness and
        security in the digital landscape.

    --  Standards & Specification Forum: Supports collaboration and open
        conversation surrounding specification development and adoption from
        ideation to international standard.
    --  TechDocsCon: Offers an open forum for those interested in open source
        project documentation to exchange real-world experiences, discuss
        documentation impact and success metrics, and identify effective

Embedded Open Source Summit is also being held April 16-18 in Seattle, Washington, alongside Open Source Summit North America. To view the EOSS schedule, click here. Those who register for Open Source Summit can add on registration for Embedded Open Source Summit for free.

2024 OSS Conference Session Highlights Include:

    --  Adopting CDEvents and Embracing Interoperability - Andrea Frittoli, Open
        Source Developer Advocate, IBM (cdCon)

    --  Mind the Gap Between the Future and the Present - Taylor Thomas,
        Director of Engineering, Cosmonic (CloudOpen)

    --  Reinventing Container Linux for the Wasm Era (and More) With System
        Extensions - Andrew Randall, Principal PM Manager, Microsoft

    --  Sustainable Supply Chains: Digital Trust for Organizational Identities
        in the Mining Sector - Nancy Norris, Senior Director, ESG & Digital
        Trust, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, Government
        of British Columbia (Digital Trust)

    --  Beyond Code: Recognizing the Crucial Role of 'Glue Work' in Open Source
        - Julia Furst, Global Technologist, Veeam; Anita Sarma, Professor,
        Associate Head of Research, Oregon State University; & Zixuan Feng, Ph.D
        Student, Oregon State University (Diversity Empowerment Summit)
    --  KernelCI - How Can It Impact Your Future? - Pawe? Wieczorek, Consultant
        Software Engineer, Collabora (LinuxCon)

    --  Designing and Optimizing High-Performance Data Platforms: Privacy
        Intelligence Platforms - Khushboo Agarwal, Senior Software Developer
        Engineer, Meta Platforms, Inc. (Open AI + Data Forum)

    --  The Public vs Private Sector WAR for Software Talent - Drew Belk, Vice
        President of Delivery, Defense Unicorns & Duong Hang, Deputy Director,
        Air Force Platform One (OpenGovCon)

    --  A Gentle Introduction to AI & ML for Developers - Melissa McKay,
        Developer Advocate, Office of the CTO, JFrog (Open Source 101)

    --  The State of Funding in Open Source - Kara Sowles - Senior Open Source
        Program Manager, GitHub (Open Source Leadership Summit)

    --  Case Study: 10+ Years of Developing an SBOM System and the Dos and
        Don'ts - Mark Gisi, Director, Open Source Program Office, Wind River
        Systems (Operations Management Summit)

    --  OSPOs in Academia: Increasing the Impact of Educational Institutions and
        Open Source Communities - Stephanie Lieggi, Executive Director, UCSC
        OSPO and CROSS, UC Santa Cruz & Sayeed Choudhury, Director of Open
        Source Programs Office, Carnegie Mellon University (OSPOCon)

    --  Navigating the AI Frontier: Regulations, Laws, and Ethical Consideration
        - Karen Bennett, Founder, xplAInr.AI (Standards & Specifications Forum)

    --  When to Send Flowers? End of Life and End of Support Across the
        Ecosystem - Allan Friedman, Senior Advisor and Strategist, CISA

    --  WITNESS: A "What if?" Tool for Exploring Policy Options and Climate
        Change - Michael Tiemann, Project Leader, Open Source for Climate
    --  Learning By Example: Highlights from Google Season of Docs - Erin
        McKean, Developer Relations Program Manager, Google (TechDocsCon)

Keynote speakers will be announced soon.

Registration is offered at the early bird price of US$649 through February 24, which represents a savings of US$300, and a $150 reduction from 2023 pricing. Discounted rates are available for academics, government, hobbyists and small business, view full details here. Members of The Linux Foundation receive a 20 percent discount off registration and can contact to request a member discount code.

Registration includes access to: all conference content, social events & networking activities, solutions showcase, continental breakfasts, lunches (new in 2024), morning and afternoon coffee & snacks Tuesday - Thursday, a conference T-shirt, and more. View all details here.

Applications for diversity and need-based scholarships are currently being accepted. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please click here. The Linux Foundation's Travel Fund is also accepting applications, with the goal of enabling open source developers and community members to attend events that they would otherwise be unable to attend due to a lack of funding. To learn more and apply, please click here.

Event Sponsors
Open Source Summit North America 2024 is made possible thanks to our 34 sponsors (and counting), including:
Diamond Sponsors: AWS, Google, and Hedera.
Platinum Sponsors: Docker, Microsoft, OpenSearch, and Red Hat.
Gold Sponsors: Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Coder, Discover, Instaclustr by NetApp, Intel,, Opentext, SUSE, and Umbraco

For information on becoming an event sponsor, click here or email us.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Kristin O'Connell.

The Linux Foundation is the world's leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world's infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, PyTorch, RISC-V, SPDX, OpenChain, and more. The Linux Foundation focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration.

Linux Foundation Events are where the world's leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world's largest shared technologies.

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