Linux Foundation Events


Linux Foundation events are where 45,000 of the world’s leading technologists meet to share ideas, learn and collaborate.

Open source communities are nearly always virtual and distributed, so when they get together face to face, they can make quick progress on issues big and small. In this way, events help maintain the vibrancy of global open source communities and ensure their long-term sustainability.

Open source is ubiquitous in computing—nearly all leading organizations use it to power their work. To deliver the most innovative products and services to their users and customers, companies must learn directly from the technologists who steer the most widely used and influential projects.

Linux Foundation events are the meeting place of choice for open source maintainers, developers, cloud architects, network architects, infrastructure managers, and administrators. They are:

  • The best place to quickly gain visibility within the open source community, and to advance open source development work, by forming connections with the people evaluating and creating the next generation of technology.
  • A forum to identify software trends early to inform future technology investments.
  • The ripest recruiting ground in today’s technology landscape.
  • The ideal venue to showcase technologies and services to influential open source professionals, media, and analysts around the globe.

The Linux Foundation partners with member companies and others to help them navigate the world of open source and best understand how to work in person with crucial but often hard to reach audiences. And, unlike for-profit event management firms, any money generated by our events is channeled back into supporting open source communities to support their growth.

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The Linux Foundation events continue to stay 2 steps ahead of the leading edge in innovation and deliver technical education, networking and best practices like no other show. What I also like is the ability to connect with key people and not feel overwhelmed with crowds. Kudos on the effort to make it an inclusive and diverse conference. A must-attend conference on my open source and technology events calendar.

—Nithya A. Ruff, Senior Director, Open Source Practice, Comcast

2019 Linux Foundation Event Snapshot

45,000+ Attendees

28% YoY Growth

12,000+ Organizations

Including corporations, associations, and academic institutions worldwide

113 Countries

+ 7.2% of attendees from Canada
+ 6.9% of attendees from Germany
+ 5.5% of attendees from the UK
+ 4% of attendees from China
+ 3.7% of attendees from India
+ 3.7% of attendees from Japan

Audience by Job Function

  • Software Engineer (31.3%)
  • Senior Software Engineer (8.0%)
  • Software Developer (6.6%)
  • Developer (5.8%)
  • Engineer (5%)
  • DevOps Engineer (4.4%)
  • CEO (4.1%)
  • Student (4.0%)
  • CTO (3.9%)
  • Principal Software Engineer (3.4%)
  • Product Manager (3.1%)
  • Director (2.9%)
  • Architect (2.8%)
  • Principal Engineer (2.7%)
  • Software Architect (2.1%)

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