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Why Attend

Here is a list of just some of the reasons you won't want to miss ContainerCon 2016!

  • 175+ conference sessions covering the most relevant and important topics facing Linux, cloud computing, containers and open source today. Learn everything you need to know whether you are a developer, sys admin, devops expert, architect, community manager or other open source professional. View the Schedule.
  • The opportunity to connect with over 2,000 open source professionals from around the globe for collaboration, problem solving and opportunities. See Who is Attending.
  • Learn about the newest technologies and products in open source today.
  • Have fun with your fellow community at social networking events throughout the week.
  • Get educational deep dives in co-located events, BoFs, trainings, hackfests, mini-summits and more.


ContainerCon is the place to learn about how to become cloud native.

Containers are revolutionizing the way we automate, deploy and scale workloads; ContainerCon is the place to learn about how to best used these technologies to your advantage. Over time the layers of infrastructure have all been abstracted in ways to make it possible to manipulate workloads in the much the same way software developers update software. From hardware virtualization, to storage and even networking(software defined networking) containers helping to drive what is being termed cloud native.

While there is no formal definition of cloud native it does imply a number of things:

Portability - Workloads are no longer bound to the architecture on which they are run. Container technology like Docker allows workloads to be migrated from developer workstation through a workflow to production without having to significantly alter the environments.

Automation - Infrastructure as code is the battle cry of the cloud native automating the development and deployment of IT through continuous integration(CI) loops and self-healing systems.

Improved Efficiency - The introduction of new ways to automate reduce the administrative overhead that keeps sysadmin busy and frees their time to improve systems rather than simply maintain them.

Cultural Change - The rise of DevOps and the increased tendency for operations professionals and developers to collaborate on the delivery of services -- microservices and traditional service delivery - has resulted in users viewing speed and agility in delivering services to be valued as much as  stability.

In summary cloud native is a result of better tooling, self-healing and automated systems that speed time to deployment and recovery. However there is no set process that yields better results, what is clear that paradigm has shifted and sharing knowledge and experience is key for these users to be successful.

The ContainerCon program will include experts in both the development and operations community together to share their experience and help define how containers are shaping computing today and in the future.

ContainerCon expands upon the Linux Foundation’s success in Linux by bringing together leaders in the development and deployment of containers, the Linux kernel, to continue to innovate on the delivery of open source infrastructure. By co-locating with LinuxCon, ContainerCon will bring together a diverse range of experts from cloud computing and Linux to offer a general technical conference that is open to everyone; creating a place where companies on the leading edge can network with users and developers to advance computing.



ContainerCon is being held alongside LinuxCon North America in 2016. One registration fee covers both events so attendees interested in a variety of topics can choose from over 200+ combined sessions.

LinuxCon is the place to learn from the best and the brightest, delivering content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community and from around the world. There's simply no other event in North America where developers, sys admins, architects and all types and levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux platform.

For more information on LinuxCon, click here.


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