We are excited to welcome you to LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ContainerCon North America 2015 in Seattle, Washington.
This year's event is being held in the heart of the city, just minutes from the waterfront and famous Pike Place Market.
Summer in Seattle is ....
more sun, less rain
tons of greenery
Seattle was founded in 1851 and named after Chief Si'ahl
The first major industry in the region was logging
Seattle was the gateway to Alaska during Klondike Gold Rush
By 1910, Seattle was one of the 25 largest cities in the US
Seattle became very well known during and post-WWII for its involvement in the aircraft industry
Seattle became a technology hub in the 1980s
Nicknames for the city include:
- The Emerald City
- Jet City
- Rain City
- Coffee Capital of the World
Seattle is the proud headquarters and/or birthplace of these successful companies:
- and many more
The musical careers of many famous musicians have roots in Seattle, including (but not limited to):
- Foo Fighters
- Jimi Hendrix
- Kenny G
- Pearl Jam
- Quincy Jones
- Ray Charles
- and many more
Woodland Park Zoo - which houses over 1000 animals
Space Needle - built for the 1962 World's Fair
Underground Tour - tour of the first Seattle which burnt down in 1889
Wing Luke Museum - the country's only museum devoted to Asian-American history
EMP museum - dedicated to contemporary popular culture, and venue for this year’s attendee reception!
University of Washington - one of the top 20 institutions worldwide
Museum of Flight - the largest private air and space museum in the world