All submissions must be received by June 17, 2013 at 11:55pm (CST).
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.
LinuxCon is the leading annual technical conference in North America, providing a much needed collaboration and education space for the Linux community. Launched in 2009, LinuxCon has quickly become known for offering top speaking talent, a cross-section of the leading players in the Linux community, innovative and timely content, a wide variety of opportunities for attendee collaboration and a place for smaller groups to co-locate for topic-specific mini-summits and workgroups.
The Linux Foundation invites our members, and the technical, business and legal leaders who are making a difference in the world of Linux and open source to submit a speaking proposal for LinuxCon North America 2013.
About the Shared LinuxCon North America / Linux Plumbers Conference Track
This year, the refereed track talks will be shared with LinuxCon North America. Sessions that were historically submitted to the Linux Plumbers Conference refereed track will now be submitted to LinuxCon North America as Developer presentations. Linux Plumbers committee members will be reviewing all submitted sessions with The Linux Foundation, with the top plumbing-related talks being accepted for a combined track on Wednesday, September 18th.
Additionally, any speaker who submits a high-quality presentation that will not to fit into the combined track due to limited space, will be invited to be featured in the LinuxCon schedule on Monday, September 16th and Tuesday, September 17th as a part of the 3-day Developer track. If you have any questions, please email cfp [AT] linuxfoundation [dot] org.
- Linux on mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, etc.)
- Open source compliance
- Cloud Computing
- Optimization of Linux in enterprise environments
- Case studies on impressive Linux performance in data centers or embedded computing
- Managing of Linux systems (i.e. tracing)
- Security and best practices for systems administration
- Legal issues facing the Linux and open source communities
- Non-technical subjects affecting the Linux ecosystem, including lifestyle, productivity, culture and more. Think wildcard.
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.
- 50-minute presentations, bofs, and 2-hour tutorials
1. Choose a submission type (Presentation, Panel, BoFs, Tutorial)
2. Choose the category for your proposal (Developer, Operations, Business/Legal, Other)
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.)
- Slide Due Date: We would very much appreciate it if you could please submit your slides (in .PDF format only) by September 9, 2013.
- Complimentary Event Pass For Speakers: In the instance that a submission has multiple presenters, only the primary speaker for a proposal will receive a complimentary pass for the event.
December 10, 2012: Call For Participation Open
June 17, 2013: Call For Participation Close
July 1, 2013: Speaker Acceptance/Rejection Notifications
September 9, 2013: Slides Due
September 16-18, 2013: LinuxCon North America 2013