Co-located Tech Events in New Orleans Add New Keynote Speakers

Linux FoundationThe nonprofit dedicated to accelerating Linux, The Linux Foundation, has co-located two upcoming events in New Orleans this fall, September 16 through 18th at the Hyatt. LinuxCon celebrates all things Linux, including the latest technical issues, which will be discussed by the attending developers, system administrators and architects. The CloudOpen conference brings open source projects and companies that drive cloud and big data.

The Linux Foundation has announced three new keynotes for the events, including: TED Senior Fellow and Artist Candy Chang, Google’s Director of Open Source Chris DiBona, and Linux creator Linus Torvalds. They will be joining Open Stack’s Jonathan Bryce and Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton, among others.

In addition to the added speakers, the organizers are working to increase opportunities for learning, collaboration and participation. They will be rolling out details later this month, but a sneak peek is available here.

Other confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of OpenStack Foundation, will talk about “Developers: The New Superpower.”

  • Martin Fink, CTO and Director of HP Labs, will reflect on his long career in open source software and where the industry is headed today.

  • Kevin Kelly, digital visionary and founding executive editor, Wired Magazine, will present “The Technium,” in which he ponders: What comes after the Internet? What is bigger than the web? What will produce more wealth than all the startups to date?

  • Gabe Newell, Co-founder and managing director of Valve, will talk about the company’s perspective on Linux for gaming.

  • Dirk Hohndel, Intel’s chief Linux and open source technologist, will talk about mobile computing and the role of HTML5.

  • Eben Upton, Founder of Raspberry Pi Foundation, will share the latest work on the popular technology.

  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation, will reveal new information about Linux, open cloud and collaboration.

For more information, visit To register for LinuxCon, click here. To register for CloudOpen, click here.