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IBM Executive Forum at Open Source Summit

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In the IT industry, there are many hot topics to keep up with. Stay ahead of the curve on Blockchain, AI, Security and ways to attract and delight customers in an age of increasing expectations and shrinking attention spans.

Join us for presentations from IBM experts, clients and partners, including Ron Argent, CEO, Cognition Foundry and Rajarshi Das, Chief Data Scientist, Fatbrain. During a networking lunch and roundtables with subject matter experts, you can get answers to questions you may have, such as "What's a Blockchain?" or "How can AI help me get a competitive edge?". 

Come away from this session with a fresh perspective, several new connections and a better understanding of the opportunities and potential pitfalls.

This session is now at capacity. You can add yourself to the waitlist by adding this to your existing OSS NA registration.

Date: Tuesday, September 12
Location: Gold Ballroom 2, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: Complimentary



10:55 am - 12:10 pm: Hear from experts on BlockChain, AI, Ultra-Secure Multi-Tenancy, attracting the right clients
12:10 - 1:15 pm: Networking Lunch, provided by IBM
1:15 - 2:15 pm: Roundtable Discussions, Private Demos

Register for IBM Executive Forum



Cloud Native & Open Source: Kubernetes, Istio, Security, and More

Come and discuss Kubernetes, Istio, security, containerd, CNI and more from the emerging cloud native and container open source ecosystem. Bring general or technical questions about any of the projects and we'll try to answer your question. We'll provide a broad view of the projects being discussed, then dive into the mechanics and details.

This session will be run in a Q&A format: 

  • Matt Baldwin - StackPointCloud (host)

  • Vishnu Kannan - Google

  • Sebastien Goasguen - Bitnami

  • Spike Curtis - Tigera

  • Stephen Day - Docker

Twitter: @baldwimathew & @kubernetesLA

Date: Tuesday, September 12
Time: 6:15 - 8:00 pm
Location: Diamond Ballroom 6, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: Complimentary! No prior registration required.



Hacking for Humanity - A Social Innovation Hackathon with Girls in Tech

The Linux Foundation has teamed up with Girls in Tech Los Angeles to bring its members a unique two-day hackathon program to tackle global challenges. We invite women and men across all fields, including developers, designers, product developers, and entrepreneurs, plus businesses that want to embrace the idea of social innovation or initiatives that combine a positive mission with business. 

Participants will be challenged to spark new ways to foster stronger collaborations and communications amongst people in the private, public and people sectors, and build a robust social marketplace to accelerate the growth of the social sector. 

For this hackathon, we'll be working on challenges from the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, The Raw Science Foundation, The National Association of Social Workers and The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

Register for this hackathon today!


Date + Time: Thursday, September 14, 10:00 am - Friday, September 15, 6:00 pm
Location: Plaza I/II, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: Complimentary - Register Here!



How to Build Habit-Forming Products Workshop

Learn how to build repeat engagement in this in-depth product development strategy workshop presented by Nir Eyal

In an age of ever-increasing distractions, quickly creating customer habits is an important characteristic of successful products. How do companies create products people use every day? What are the secrets of building services customers love? How can designers create products compelling enough to "hook" users?

Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, has constructed a practical framework and process for designing better products. This development process gives product managers, designers, and marketers a new way for thinking of the necessary components of changing user behavior. Nir will share the tactics of companies like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Whatsapp and Twitter use to drive engagement.

Who should attend this workshop:
This seminar is for anyone seeking to understand habit-forming product design. The workshop is tailored to product managers, entrepreneurs or designers working in companies large and small. Although no previous background is required, attendees are encouraged to come to the workshop with a product or business idea in mind. 

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Location: Atrium III, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: $199 USD (plus taxes and fees)

How to Register:
Pre-registration is required. Click here to register for this workshop!



Kubernetes Core Concepts Live Training

Presented by Sebastien Goasguen

This one day lesson serves as a crash course to learn the basics of Kubernetes. It is suitable for beginners and aimed at developers and system administrators who want to get started with Kubernetes. You will discover the Kubernetes architecture and how to install it. You will then learn how to use its basic primitives (i.e pods, deployments and services) to build your own distributed application. The course will be a mix of lectures, demos and hands-on exercises.

This training course is for you because....

+ You are an administrator and want to understand the overall architecture of a Kubernetes cluster
+ You are an administrator and want to understand how to install Kubernetes yourself
+ You are an application developer and want to understand the basic primitives of a Kubernetes application
+ You are an application developer and want to learn the usage of 'kubectl' to interact with your Kubernetes cluster and applications
+ You are an application developer and want to understand how to use your docker images in a Kubernetes cluster

View the Course Pre-Requisites, Syllabus and Detailed Agenda!


Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Olympic 1, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: $429 USD


How to Register:
Pre-registration is required. Add this course to your existing Open Source Summit North America registration here



Linux Plumbers Conference

The Linux Plumbers Conference is a forum for communication and problem solving for system-wide issues that cross project boundaries. This community event includes both invited guests and open general registration, gathering 400+ stakeholders, decision makers, and developers annually.

More information can be found on the conference website.


Dates: Wednesday, September 13 - Friday, September 15
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (subject to change)
Location: JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: $650 USD


How To Register: 
Please register for Linux Plumbers Conference here.



Linux Security Summit

The Linux Security Summit (LSS) is a technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users. Its primary aim is to foster community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges.


Dates: Thursday, September 14 - Friday, September 15
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (subject to change)
Location: Gold 4, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: $100 USD


How To Register: 
If you have already registered for OSS North America, you can add Linux Security Summit to your existing registration here. If you would like to attend Linux Security Summit only, please register here.



MesosCon North America

MesosCon North America is an annual conference organized by the Apache Mesos community, bringing together users and developers to share and learn about the project and its growing ecosystem. The event will consist of a full day hackathon on Wednesday, followed by keynotes and breakout sessions Thursday and Friday.


Dates: Wednesday, September 13 - Friday, September 15
Location: JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Costs:
MesosCon Registration Only - 

  • Standard: $400 USD (through August 14)

  • Late: $500 USD (from August 15 through the event)

  • Academic Registration Fee: $99 USD (through August 14) / $149 USD (August 15 through event)


MesosCon + Open Source Summit North America Registration - 
Already planning to attend Open Source Summit? Reduced pricing is available to OSS attendees.

  • Standard: $350 USD (through August 14) + OSS Fee

  • Late: $450 USD (from August 15 through the event) + OSS Fee


How to Register:

Already registered for OSS and want to add MesosCon? Click here to modify your existing OSS registration! If you would like to attend MesosCon North America only, please register here.



Moby Summit
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The Moby Summit is a small collaborative event taking place on Thursday, September 14 alongside Open Source Summit North America. This summit is for container users who are actively maintaining, contributing or generally involved in the design and development of the Moby Project and it's components: runC/ containerd, LinuxKit, Infrakit, SwarmKit, HyperKit, DataKit, VPNKit, Notary, libnetwork, etc.

All revenue from ticket sales will be donated to a non-profit organization promoting diversity in the tech industry.

High-Level Agenda (subject to change)

8:00 - 9:00 am - Registration + Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 am - Opening Words
9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Talks (to be announced shortly)
12:15 - 1:15 pm - Lunch
1:15 - 4:30 pm - Birds of a Feather sessions
4:30 - 5:00 pm - BoFs Recap + AMA / Panel
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Happy Hour


Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Diamond Ballroom 8/9, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: Donations Requested

How to Register:

Purchase tickets for Moby Summit here!



Open Source Entrepreneur Network Symposium

Presented by John Mark Walker, Founder, Open Source Entrepreneur Network -

In this symposium from the Open Source Entrepreneur Network, we will:
+ Discuss the myriad of business models for selling open source-based products and services
+ Investigate potential legal landmines around contributing to and using open source software
+ Look at best practices for incorporating the best of upstream open source innovation into your organization


Agenda - 

9:00 am: The Principles of Open Source Entrepreneurship - John Mark Walker, Creator of OSEN
10:00 am: How To Successfully Enter the FOSS Emerging Market - VM Brasseur, Technical Business and Open Source Strategy Consultant
11:00 am: Innovating In The Open: Lessons From a 3-Time Founder of Successful Open Source Based Businesses - Evan Powell, CEO, Cloudbyte
1:00 pm: There is no Open Source Business Model - Stephen Walli, Open Source and Tech Strategy Consultant
2:00 pm: Effective Business Leadership with Open Source Supply Chain Management - Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Leader
3:00 pm: The World Bank GeoNode Study: 200% ROI on Open Source Community Participation - James Vasile, Partner at Open Tech Strategies

Please see the full agenda details and speaker bios for this symposium here.


Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Atrium III, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: $150 USD


How to Register:
Pre-registration is required. Add this symposium to your existing Open Source Summit North America registration here




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