June 30, 2009, 11:54 am
This year is moving by quickly and it seems that LinuxCon is now just a few months away.Â¬â It has been very exciting watching the event take shape, and I know it will be a success for this, and years to come.Â¬â Some of the highlights that I see for this year include:
The speakers: WeâÃÃ´ve got the big names, some you see at many other events, and some that are rarely seen.Â¬â Check out who is speaking.
The added value of co-located events: Okay, so this year more than ever, it is important to get the most bang for your buck.Â¬â Well spend a week in Portland, OR this September, and that is very much going to happen!Â¬â In addition to all of the great content and programming you will find at LinuxCon alone over three days, you will also find the following events: LDAPCon, the Linux Plumbers Conference, an openSUSE Developer Day, FOSS Dev Camp, a SE Linux mini-summit and, with the absence of Brainshare this year, Novell will be presenting their Linux content at their own tracks at LinuxCon.Â¬â Plus, we keep adding to this list every week.Â¬â Attendees will get so much out of being here!
The fun: In addition to great content, we want you to enjoy your time at LinuxCon outside the classroom.Â¬â So we have put in a ton of âÃÃ²hallway trackâÃÃ´ time each day.Â¬â We are working on some fun and relaxing evening events (free beer!) plus some cool lounge areas for attendees to take a break in during the day.Â¬â We are brainstorming on some fun schwag ideas - let us know if you have any thoughts - and much more.Â¬â We promise that you will have a good time while youâÃÃ´re here!Â¬â Hey, itâÃÃ´s Portland - how can you not!?
If you havenâÃÃ´t registered to attend LinuxCon this year, you should - and make sure to do so before August 15th when the registration fee goes up.Â¬â It is only US$399 until then, and you can get an even larger discount if you are: a Linux Foundation Individual Member (30% off), a company sending three or more people (15% off) or attending Linux Plumbers Conference (also 30% off).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at events at linuxfoundation dot org.Â¬â We look forward to seeing you there!