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About Seattle

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
friendly faces
 

History

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

 

Local Industry

Seattle is the proud headquarters and/or birthplace of these successful companies: 

  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Costco
  • Microsoft
  • Nintendo
  • Nordstrom
  • Starbucks
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • and many more

 

Music Scene

The musical careers of many famous musicians have roots in Seattle, including (but not limited to):

  • Foo Fighters
  • Heart
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Kenny G
  • Macklemore
  • Nirvana
  • Pearl Jam
  • Quincy Jones
  • Ray Charles
  • Soundgarden
  • and many more

 

Attractions

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

 

Local geekery

Ada's Technical Books & Cafe 
Archie McPhee 
Golden Age Collectables 
Living Computer Museum 
Metrix Create:Space 
REPC Recycled Computer Store 
Seattle Pinball Museum 
Scarecrow Video 

 

More Resources

Official guide to visiting Seattle 
How to ride the local buses
Information about parks and gardens
Local meteorologist Cliff Mass' weather blog

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Attendee Reception Sponsor

Women in Open Source Luncheon Sponsor

Technology Showcase Booth Crawl Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Hacking Lounge Sponsor

Code: Debugging the Gender Gap Film Screening Sponsor

Media Partners