Program for 2011 End User Summit Announced

Feb 15, 2011

The 2011 End User Summit program was announced by the Linux Foundation. The End User Summit which is sponsored by IBM and Softlayer, is invitation only and designed to bring together enterprise Linux end users and kernel developers. Find who should be attending and how individuals can request an invitation.

“The Linux Foundation End User Summit is really about bridging collaborative opportunities between the world’s leading Linux users, vendors and the kernel community,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “This is the only event that can catapult Linux into the future in just a day and a half. Everyone who is anyone in enterprise Linux will be in this room in March.”

When will the 2011 End User Summit be held?

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Date: March 1-2, 2011

Where: Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, New Jersey

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What exactly is the 2011 End User Summit?

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The End User Summit is a unique, invitation-only opportunity for the most advanced enterprise users to collaborate with leaders from within the Linux community, including the highest-level maintainers and developers. By bringing together sophisticated end users and senior Linux developers, The Linux Foundation hopes to accelerate innovation and adoption of Linux in the most cutting-edge environments. Companies from financial services, healthcare, energy and government, among other industries, will be attending.

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Can individuals request and invitation?

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Yes, individuals can go to the The Linux Foundation 2011 End User Summit Event page and click on the request invitation link.

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Who are the keynote speakers?

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Jim Zemlin, Executive Director for The Linux Foundation will give the opening remarks and the keynote speaker lineup includes: Jens Axboe, kernel developer at Fusion I-O; Evan Bauer, an architect at DealerTrack; Linux Weekly News (LWN.net) Editor Jonathan Corbet; David Ferrucci, Principal Investigator of the IBM Watson Supercomputer; Steve Rostedt, a kernel developer at Red Hat and Red Hat’s Chief Technology Officer Brian Stevens.

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Who should attend?

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CTOs, Chief Architects and their top technical teams including architects and senior IT representatives, kernel developers and Linux community leaders.

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What other sessions are on the schedule?

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More information on 2011 End User Summit can be found on the 2011 End User Summit Event page.

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More information about the 2011 End User Summit can be found in 2011 End User Summit Program announcement and the 2011 End User Summit event pages.

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