LinuxCon Europe 2012 schedule announced
A tentative schedule for the second LinuxCon Europe event, which will take place from 5 to 7 November in Barcelona, has been posted on the conference's web site. Keynote speakers include Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth and Eucalyptus CEO Mårten Mickos. The conference will also feature a discussion of the latest technical advancements in the Linux kernel between Linus Torvalds and Intel's Chief of Linux and Open Source Technologies Dirk Hondel. Like its North American sister event, LinuxCon Europe is being organised by the Linux Foundation and is mostly targeted at software developers and business users of Linux but "anyone else with an interest in the Linux ecosystem" can attend as well, according to the event's web site.
Scheduled talks include Google's Theodore Ts'o speaking on "Optimizing File System Performance When Memory is Tight" and a talk by Intel developer Marcel Holtmann on new challenges for network support in embedded and consumer applications of Linux. Red Hat employee Ric Wheeler is heading a panel of developers from several SSD caching projects who will discuss how SSDs can be used in Linux as caches for more traditional storage media. Projects that are covered in the schedule include LibreOffice, OpenStack, oVirt, LXC, systemd and Qt.
As usual, the conference includes a variety of co-located events such as a KVM forum and oVirt Workshop, a Gluster Workshop, the Wireless Mini-summit and a Yocto Project Developer Day. The schedule for the co-located Embedded Linux Conference Europe has also been posted.