Co-Located Events

Open Source Summit 2018 features numerous co-located events offering attendees additional opportunities for learning and collaboration. This year’s confirmed co-located events include:

Linux Security Summit (LSS) North America

Date: August 27 – 28, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building
Learning Focus: Analyzing and solving Linux security challenges
Designed For: Linux developers, researchers, and end users
Registration Costs: $100USD; Add the Linux Security Summit to your existing Open Source Summit registration here.

The Linux Security Summit (LSS) is a technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users. Its primary aim is to foster community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges.


Cloud & Container Apprentice Linux Engineer Tutorials

Learning Focus: Hands-on learning for Linux and Open Source based Cloud & Container Apprentice Engineers
Designed For: New to Linux Engineers
Registration Cost: No fee to attend

Sessions are capped at 50 attendees.  Get there early to save your seat!

Are you new to using Linux and open source based cloud & container technologies? Then this track of tutorials is for you! A series of 90-minute hands-on tutorials concurrent with the main schedule. Prospective apprentice engineers can take as many courses as they want, but classes are limited to 50 students. Each course contains a 30-minute presentation and 60 minutes of guided hands-on experience. Apprentices learn valuable skills from professional trainers in a hands-on environment. Trainers have an opportunity to demonstrate their training skills.  Additional registration required and seating will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

Wednesday, August 29
11:10am – VM/Container/Cloud Overview (History and Differentiation Talk) – Phil Hopkins, The Linux Foundation
2:10pm – Xen: The Way of the Panda – Lars Kurth, The Xen Project
4:00pm – KVM: Kernels within Kernels – Lee Elston, The Linux Foundation

Thursday, August 30
11:00am – Getting Started with LXD and System Containers – Stéphane Graber & Christian Brauner, Canonical Ltd.
2:00pm – Docker: Riding the Whale – Speaker to be Announced
4:00pm – Kubernetes: Who’s Driving Your Whale? – Ihor Dvoretskyi, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Friday, August 31
11:00am – Software Defined Networking and You – Timothy Serewicz, The Linux Foundation
4:00pm – Cloud Foundry Applications – Tim Harris, Cloud Foundry Foundation

mountpoint 2018

Date: Monday, August 27 – Tuesday, August 28
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
Location: Room 109/110 at the Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building
Learning Focus: SDS
Designed For: Ceph and Gluster communities, SDS experts, and partners
Registration Costs: $25USD – Pre-registration Required

Software-defined Storage (SDS) is changing the traditional way we think of storage. Decoupling software from hardware allows you to choose your hardware vendors and provides enterprises with more flexibility. mountpoint 2018 unites the Ceph and Gluster communities, SDS experts, and partners to bring you an exciting two-day event. Help lead the conversation on open source software-defined storage and share your knowledge.

Why Attend?

  • Learn about the latest trends in SDS and open source technologies
  • Talk with leading experts to learn how to start, implement, and scale your SDS environment
  • Network with peers on best practices and case studies
  • Hear from other community members and contributors on what workloads they are using for SDS
  • Learn to how to overcome the pitfalls of SDS
  • Gain a competitive advantage by learning about the latest trends of SDS
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Cloud-native Network Functions (CNF) Seminar

Date: August 28, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 4:30pm
Learned Focus: Telcos are engaging on how their Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) could evolve into Cloud-native Network Functions (CNFs) running on Kubernetes.
Designed for: Cloud Architects, Network Architects, and Developers
Registration Cost: There is no charge for the seminar but it is capacity controlled. If you attend, please be willing to speak up.

Two of the fastest-growing Linux Foundation projects – ONAP (part of LF Networking) and Kubernetes (part of CNCF) – are coming together in the next generation telecom architecture.

Telcos are engaging on how their Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) could evolve into Cloud-native Network Functions (CNFs) running on Kubernetes. This interactive seminar will be co-moderated by LF Networking GM Arpit Joshipura and Cloud Native Computing Foundation executive director Dan Kohn. Among topics we plan to discuss:

  • Differences and similarities: networking & cloud native terminologies explained side by side.
  • Deeper dive into Telecom Services: Migrating & Automating Network Functions to Virtual Networking Functions to Cloud-native Network Functions (CNF)
  • Overview of Sub-Projects focusing on this migration, including Cross-Cloud CI, ONAP/OVP, etc.
  • What is the role for a service mesh like Envoy, Istio, or Linkerd in connecting together CNFs with load balancing, canary deployments, policy enforcement, and more.
  • What is involved in telcos adopting modern continuous integration/ continuous deployment (CI/CD) tools to be able to rapidly innovate and improve their CNFs while retaining confidence in the reliability.
  • What are the differing security needs of trusted (open source and vendor-provided) code vs. running untrusted code. What’s the role for security isolation technologies like gVisor or Kata?
  • How does CNI fit in? How does VPP/Ligato fit in?
  • What are the requirements on the underlying OS?
  • What are strengths and weaknesses of different network architectures such as multi-interface pods and Network Service Mesh?
  • What is the status of IPv6 and dual-stack support in K8s?
Add The Cloud-native Network Functions (CNF) Seminar to your OSS Registration

LFCS & Linux on Azure Training Courses (presented by ITGilde and The Linux Foundation)

Date: Wednesday, August 29 & Thursday, August 30
Wednesday, August 29
Module 1 Part 1: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Module 1 Part 2: 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Module 2 – 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday, August 30
Module 3 Part 1: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Module 3 Part 2: 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Module 4 – 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Location: Rooms 205/206 & 208/209 at Vancouver Convention Centre West
Registration Costs:
Individual Modules: $89 each
Four Modules: $299

The Linux Foundation training partner, ITGilde, is hosting 2 parallel training tracks during Open Source Summit.

To allow you to spend your time efficiently, we have organized the tracks in four modules. You can register for individual modules or register for 4 modules (see pricing above). You don’t have to take all modules in the same track. Modules 1 and 2 of each track will be hosted on Wednesday, August 29. Modules 3 and 4 of each track will be hosted on Thursday, August 30.

All modules are bring-your-own-laptop. After registration, you will receive additional information on how to set p your laptop to attend these classes.

The training courses are led by Sander van Vugt and Frederik Vos. Sander is a best-selling author of more than 60 books and 25 video courses about Linux. Frederik is working on his first book about managing Linux in Azure environments.

LFCS Track (Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator Track) – delivered by Sander van Vugt
The LFCS track (Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator Track) prepares you for the LFCS exam in just 2 days.

Wednesday – August 29

Module 1 (AM): Getting Started with Linux and LFCS
This module addresses novice Linux users who would like guidance in getting started with Linux and LFCS.

Topics Covered:

  • Installing Linux
  • Using Essential Commands
  • The Linux File System Hierarchy and using Mounts

Module 2 (PM): Advanced LFCS Topics, Part 1
In this module, advanced LFCS topics will be discussed, including user and permission management.

Topics Covered:

  • User Management
  • Permission Management
  • The Linux Boot Procedure
  • Linux Networking

Thursday – August 30

Module 3 (AM): Advanced LFCS Topics, Part 2
In this module, advanced LFCS topics will be discussed, including storage management (partitions, LVM, RAID)

Topics Covered:

  • Managing disk partitions
  • Working with LVM storage
  • Managing encrypted storage
  • Working with RAID devices

Module 4 (PM): Sample LFCS Exam
In this module, you’ll work through a sample exam and the exam questions/solutions will be discussed.

Linux on Azure Track – delivered by Frederik Vos
The Linux on Azure Track prepares you for managing LInux on Azure, with a heavy focus on Linux-specifics of managing Azure cloud.

Wednesday – August 29

Module 1 (AM): Getting Started with Azure
In this module, you will learn how to set up an Azure account, work with Azure shell, and deploy your first instances on Azure.

Topics Covered:

  • Setting up an Azure account
  • Azure Architecture
  • Access to Azure with command-line interfaces

Module 2 (PM): Using Containers in Azure
This module introduces Docker and explains how Azure can be used to deploy and manage Docker containers.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to container virtualization and microservices
  • Docker Basics
  • Docker Tooling
  • Kubernetes Basics
  • Azure Kubernetes Services
  • Azure Container Registry

Thursday – August 30

Module 3 (AM): Using Configuration Management in an Azure Environment
In this module, you will learn how to use Ansible configuration management in an Azure environment to manage Linux and other cloud resources in Azure.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Configuration management and Ansible
  • Managing the inventory
  • Writing Ansible playbooks
  • Using Ansible roles
  • Ansible and Azure Integration

Module 4 (PM): Troubleshooting Linux in Azure
In this module, you’ll learn how to use Linux and Azure tools to troubleshoot Linux in an Azure environment.

Topics Covered:

  • Logging in Linux
  • Log management in Azure
  • Linux troubleshooting: boot process
  • Linux troubleshooting: acces
  • Support + troubleshooting settings
  • Using the troubleshoot blade
  • Azure advisor

About the Authors
Sander van Vugt is an authorized Linux Foundation instructor, as well as an author for Pearson Education. He has authored best-selling video courses, such as Red Hat Systems Administration (RHCSA) with virtual machines, Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) and Getting Started with Kubernetes LiveLessons.

Frederik Vos is an authorized Linux Foundation instructor, as well as an author for Packt publishing. He is currently working on a book about managing Linux on Azure, and he is specialized in Virtualization.

About ITGilde
ITGilde is a Linux Foundation training partner in EMEA, with a total of six certified Linux Foundation instructors that have delivered courses around the world. ITGilde also develops courseware for Linux Foundation, such as the LFS 305 course.

CHAOSScon North America 2018

Date: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Location: University of British Columbia
Registration Costs: Complimentary; Pre-registration required

Meet the CHAOSS community. Learn about metrics and tools used by several open source projects, communities, and engineering teams to track and analyze their development activities, communities health, diversity, risk, and value.

This conference will show CHAOSS updates, use cases, and hands-on workshops for developers, community managers, project managers, and anyone interested in measuring open source project health.

Specific CHAOSS software highlighted will be GrimoireLab and Augur with their respective updates and demos.

We will also share insights from the CHAOSS workgroups on Diversity and Inclusion, Growth-Maturity-Decline, Risk, and Value that branched out from the CHAOSS metrics work.

CHAOSSCon NA will be at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

More information and schedule are available:

Add CHAOSScon North America 2018 to your OSS registration
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Acumos AI Developer Mini Summit

Date: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Room 205, Vancouver Convention Centre West
Registration Costs: Complimentary; Pre-registration required

More details to be announced soon!

Add Acumos AI Developer Mini Summit to your OSS registration

OpenChain Mini Summit

Date: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Room 205, Vancouver Convention Centre West
Registration Costs: Complimentary; Pre-registration required

The OpenChain Project will host an open source license compliance workshop adjacent to Open Source Summit. The workshop will feature new compliance reference material, new training material and new case studies. We will have interactive panels and plenty of networking to ensure an excellent opportunity to get the latest and most useful information about compliance. The workshop is open to everyone and is free of charge.

Add OpenChain Mini Summit to your OSS registration

Egeria Open Metadata & Governance Workshop

Date: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Location: Room 208/209, Vancouver Convention Centre West
Registration Costs: Complimentary; Pre-registration required

Egeria is a new project from the ODPi that supports the free flow of metadata between different technologies and vendor offerings, enabling organizations to locate, manage and use their data more effectively.  It is built on open standards and delivered open source (Apache 2.0 licensed). Come to our all day workshop to find out more. We begin the day with an overview of the goals of the project, then demos and a deep dive into the code.  We end the day with a meet the experts social event with beer, pizzas and posters from participants.

Attendance is free to conference registrants and you can drop-in for specific sessions or stay all day.  If you have a poster describing an interesting metadata challenge, project or technology you are working on, there will be space to display it at the social event.

Below is the detailed agenda:

  • 09:30-10:30 What is open metadata and why do we need it
  • 10:30-11:00 Demo of Egeria and Atlas
  • 11:00-11:30 Break
  • 11:30-13:00 Deep dive into the Egeria code
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:30 Egeria roadmap and brainstorm meeting
  • 15:30-16:00 Summary, readout and next steps
  • 16:00-17:30 Meet the experts social (beer, pizza, posters, demos, whiteboards)
Add Egeria Open Metadata & Governance Workshop to your OSS registration

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