The CFP for the 2012 Enterprise End User Summit is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted. Submitting authors will be notified of their status by March 26th.
The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and advances Linux by marshalling the resources of its members and the open source development community to ensure Linux remains free and technically advanced. One of the ways that we do this is through our events.
The End User Summit is an exclusive invitation-only event that brings together high performance end users with the highest level Linux community developers. CTOs, architects, senior IT representatives and kernel developers are able to connect directly to advance the features most critical to using Linux in the enterprise. The Linux Foundation invites our members, and the technical, business and legal leaders who are making a difference in the world of the enterprise and finance industriesto submit a speaking proposal for the 2012 Enterprise End User Summit.
- High-Performance Computing
- File Systems
- Implementing, managing and maintaining open source compliance
- Cloud Computing and the role of it in enterprise computing
- Linux in mission-critical, high-availability, high-reliability environments
- Enabling value changes through integrated engineering processes
- Engaging with the open source community
- Real-time Linux
- Optimized system life-cycle management
- Linux in long life systems - long term maintenance and updates
Tips For Preparing a Successful Proposal
- Identify your target audience: There are a lot of smart people in the room so make sure your presentation will engage their interest.
- Stay "Commercial Free": This event is not a platform for a marketing presentation or sales pitch, submissions of this type will be rejected.
- What is the level of expertise required: is your presentation for beginners, core developers, IT professionals, CTOs?
- Keep it relevant: why would someone want to attend your presentation? Is this a critical project or are you providing insight into an existing problem and require community input?
- Watch the clock: you only have 45 minutes, so make sure your proposal has a very specific scope
- Not just technical knowledge: The Linux Foundation is looking for people who not only understand their topic but are able to present it in a captivating and interesting way. We are looking for the type of presenters who will engage people so that they close their laptops (or at least look up every once in a while) and listen.
If you are proposing a panel discussion, please ensure that you mention all of the participants (please include company name and job title). For technical tutorials, please keep in mind that your material needs to cover a 2hr time slot and should be focused on giving attendees the ability to walk away with skills and/or knowledge that they can use immediately.
- 45 minute presentations
- 45 minute panel discussions
- 2 hour technical tutorials
- 1 hour bofs
1. Choose a submission type (Presentation, Panel, BoFs, Tutorial)
2. Choose the category for your proposal (Developer, Operations, Business/Legal, Wildcard)
3. Select a specific topic that best describes the topic of your proposal (See "Suggested Topics" list)
4. Provide a 150 word biography including your speaking experience
5. Prepare a 150 word abstract that briefly summarizes your proposal. It should be split into two paragraphs:
- Paragraph 1 - A brief summary of your presentation, including key highlights
- Paragraph 2 - Who is your audience, what can they expect, your speaking experience and why your presentation is important to the Linux ecosystem and this event.
6. List any technical requirements that you have for your presentation (i.e. internet connectivity, whiteboard, etc.)
7. Please note that you ARE REQUIRED to submit your slides by April 23, 2012 in .PDF format.
February 6, 2012: Call For Participation Open
March 15, 2012: Call For Participation Close
March 26, 2012: Speaker Acceptance/Rejection Notifications
April 23, 2012: Slides Due
April 30 - May 1, 2012: Enterprise End User Summit