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Convince Your Boss

Want to attend The Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2014 but not sure how to bring up the subject with your boss? Well, we’ve got a sample letter to help make the process easier. See you in Düsseldorf!

“Convince Your Boss” Letter

Dear {Boss Name},

I’d like to attend The Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) 2014 taking place October 13-15, 2014, in Düsseldorf, Germany. I’ve researched many conferences, and the Embedded Linux Conference is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. This conference, now in it's 7th year, has the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers.

Over 1,000 of the most talented individuals in the industry gather together for this event—it’s like a pop up think tank! We’ve seen the Linux ecosystem shift and grow exponentially in recent years, and much of the work that has led to these accomplishments happened at Embedded Linux Conference.

Here’s how I envision my attendance at Embedded Linux Conference strengthening our company:

  • ELCE is embedded Linux experts talking about solutions to your embedded Linux problems. ELCE consists of 3 days of presentations, valuable tutorials and Bird-of-a-Feather sessions.
  • The co-located LinuxCon offers content across three different verticals (Developer, Operations and Business); 6 tracks over 3 days for a total of over 100 sessions. These sessions include presentations, hands-on tutorials, deep-dive technical lectures, and visionary keynotes from industry leaders.
  • The co-located CloudOpen has another 55 sessions covering a variety of topics also relevant to my job; containers, virtualization, big data, cloud platforms and much more.
  • There is no additional cost to attend LinuxCon + CloudOpen sessions!

You can learn more about the event by clicking here and view last year’s keynotes and other videos here.

There is an early bird registration price of US$600 (full price is US$850) which ends August 1. Included in the registration fee is attendance to all ELCE + LinuxCon + CloudOpen sessions, attendance to some co-located events, access to the technology showcase, hallway tracks and lounges, continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks. It also includes entrance to Evening Events including the Opening Reception and Booth Crawl.

I would be happy to write a post-conference report detailing what I’ve learned, and recommend any changes we can implement to improve our practices.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns; I hope we can make this opportunity work.


{Your Name}


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