Agenda-at-a-Glance

The complete schedule will be announced in mid-August. In the meantime, learn more about features of this year’s agenda below.

Schedule Overview

Monday, October 22

  • Keynotes
  • Conference Sessions
  • Sponsor Showcase
  • Birds of a Feather Evening Sessions
  • Speaker & Media Reception

Tuesday, October 23

  • Keynotes
  • Conference Sessions
  • Sponsor Showcase
  • Onsite Attendee Reception

Wednesday, October 24

  • Keynotes
  • Conference Sessions
  • Sponsor Showcase
  • Attendee Offsite Reception

Areas of Focus

Cloud Native Apps/Serverless/Microservices

  • Cloud & Microservices
  • Containers – Libraries, Runtimes, Composition
  • Hypervisors
  • Workload Orchestration – Mesos, Kubernetes; Distributed Services
  • Serverless Computing
CloudNative/DevOps Infrastructure & Automation

  • DevOps
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Integration
  • Lean IT
  • Moving at Cloud-speed
  • Containers
  • Monitoring
Artificial Intelligence

  • AI/ML Use Cases – Practical applications of AI and machine learning that solve real business/research problems.
  • AI/ML Operations and Infrastructure – Demonstrations of how teams can deploy, scale, and manage AI/ML applications and workflows.
  • AI/ML Frameworks – New, updated, or extended frameworks for AI, deep learning, statistical analysis, etc.
Linux Systems

  • Embedded Systems (Phones and Tablets, Automotive and Self-driving, Yocto, Wearables)
  • Filesystems And Storage (Long-Term Archiving, Client-Server Filesystems, Compression, Deduplication, Distributed Storage, NVMe, etc.)
  • Linux Kernel Development
  • Linux On The Desktop (Porting Proprietary Software, Hardware With Linux
  • Preinstalled, Wine and Emulators, Influencing Closed-Source Companies)
  • Mission-Critical, Real-Time Operating Systems, Real-Time, and Long Life Systems
Community Leadership Conference

  • Measuring open source community health, metrics, and incentivization
  • Software collaboration methodologies, platforms, and approaches
  • Bringing open source principles into internal communities (inner-sourcing)
  • Working with and managing remote teams
  • Issue management and triage
  • Communication platforms and methods
  • Open source governance methods, models, and approaches
  • Mentoring and training programs
  • Event strategy and management
  • Content management and social media
Diversity & Inclusion

  • Strategies for Inclusiveness
  • Diversity research
  • Team Dynamics
  • Diversity topics specific to gender
  • Diversity topics outside of gender
  • How to be an ally
Emerging Open Tech / Wildcards

  • Networking (Software Defined Networking, NFV, OpenFlow, Overlays, Networks as Code)
  • Blockchain
  • Edge Computing
  • Hardware (Architectures, Maker Culture, Small Devices)
  • Apache incubating projects
  • DevOps Culture
  • Community
  • Advocacy
  • Government