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Sunday, September 10

1:00pm PDT

Kids Day

Register your child for Kid's Day, here!

The Linux Foundation is pleased to present our annual Kids Day at Open Source Summit North America 2017!  

Using the popular open-source kids’ programming language Scratch, LA Makerspace, a local nonprofit that brings coding education to communities in need, will lead a fun and interactive activity with a web component so that off-site children can also participate.

The project will introduce kids to the concept of “open source,” and how they can collaboratively code with others using a blocks-based programming language.

Kids will work together on laptops to create a collaborative multiplayer game where their avatars can interact, controlled by vision sensing. They will also use MaKey MaKeys to incorporate “in real life” components of the environment—such as a ball pit—to trigger events in the game. Kids from everywhere will be able to participate in building and playing the game via the Internet.

Once the project is completed on the day of the event, it will be available via Scratch’s platform, permanently, for kids to continue working together on future development.

LA Makerspace designed the activity in collaboration with members of the Scratch Foundation, who are dedicated to expanding creative learning opportunities with Scratch for children around the world.  

Who can attend?
This workshop is appropriate for children ages 7-16 and is open to all children, including those of OSSNA attendees.

Registration is complimentary, however, we do encourage you to make a donation to LA Makerspace.  Please complete this registration form for your child to attend.

Maker-style education is dedicated to the idea that we learn best by creative doing.  Bring a great attitude and an open mind!  Laptops and light refreshments will be provided.

Sunday September 10, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 3
Monday, September 11

7:00am PDT

Morning Meditation
The morning meditation will be offered from 7:00 - 8:00am at the JW Marriott LA Live. Bring your favorite yoga mat or towel, or use one of the complimentary ones provided. Please be sure to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.

The meditation is open to all attendees, and no prior experience is needed! To participate in the morning meditation session, please complete this quick RSVP form.

Monday September 11, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
JW Marriott Pool Deck

12:30pm PDT

Women in Open Source Lunch - Sponsored by Intel (Limited Availability, Registration Required)
We'd like to invite all attendees that identify as women or identify as non binary to join each other for a networking lunch at Open Source Summit North America. This is a chance to connect and network with each other onsite. We will begin with a brief introduction and then guests will be free to enjoy lunch and mingle with one another. All attendees must identify as a woman or non binary and will need to register to attend.
Register to attend today! Spots are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Monday September 11, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Gold 3

3:30pm PDT

Open Source Summit Speed Networking & Mentoring Session (Limited Availability, Registration Required)
Are you looking to grow your technical skills, get more involved in an open source community, or tackle a career-change? Whether you're new or not so new to open source, we invite you to register to attend our first ever Speed Networking and Mentoring event.
You'll have the chance to meet with several experienced mentors across many communities, from Linux and container technology to cloud and networking, for an insider's perspective on advancing your career.

Hosted by The Linux Foundation's Women in Open Source community, the session will have career, technical and community tracks with mentors answering questions in one of these areas.

Open to all OS Summit attendees. Pre-registration for this session is required. Be sure to sign up soon as spots are limited! You can add this to your existing Open Source Summit North America registration by clicking here.

Monday September 11, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 1

4:30pm PDT

Microsoft Technologist Q&A

Don't miss Microsoft's Technologist Q&A in Booth 203 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.

Can't make it at that time? They will also have another Q&A on Tuesday, from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

Monday September 11, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Platinum Ballroom

5:30pm PDT

Career Fair Mixer (Pre-Registration Required)
Click here to let us know if you are interested in participating in the career fair event to connect with hiring sponsors. We'll send you a link to upload your resume once we hear from you. Submitting a resume is encouraged but not required. 

Any resumes submitted will be shared with all OSS NA 2017 sponsors that are participating at the career fair event. Please note, we do not have the ability to only distribute resumes to specific sponsors and if your current employer is participating, they will receive your resume. No results are guaranteed from participating in this program.

Monday September 11, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Gold Lobby
Tuesday, September 12

6:45am PDT

5k Fun Run
Join us for an early morning 5k (3.02 miles) run and see nearby downtown Los Angeles landmarks. This will be the perfect way to wake up and get your energy going before the second day of the conference.

To participate in the Open Source Summit North America 2017 Fun Run, complete this quick RSVP Form.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 6:45am - 8:00am PDT
JW Marriott Hotel Lobby

7:45am PDT

Have a Short Stack with The New Stack Breakfast

Just like in “Batteries Not Included," magical new hardware often drops in when you least expect it - zooming in and changing the game like some friendly alien life form. But that tech is years (and billions of dollars) in development, and getting the software stack to embrace new architectures and hardware is notoriously difficult. The fast pace of today’s open source world, combined with further abstraction from the hardware, seems to make that even harder.

With new data center-class chips bubbling up from the giant Arm ecosystem, Google creating things like the Tensor Processing Unit and Titan, and acronyms like GPU, FPGA, and SoC filling the air, we ask: is hardware the next innovation layer? Should the software world care more about it?

Hardware geeks!  Software geeks!  Come one come all! While you munch on pancakes and check out a table full of cool gear from OSS vendors, Alex Williams will ask panelists from Red Hat, Microsoft, Comcast, Packet and IDC what’s the scoop.

Please note that this event can only accommodate 100 attendees. Please arrive early to secure your seat.

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Joab Jackson

Reporter, The New Stack
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Alex Williams

Founder and Publisher, The New Stack
Alex Williams is founder and publisher of The New Stack, an online technology publication that explains and analyzes at scale application development and management. He was an editor at ReadWrite and TechCrunch before leaving in 2014 to start The New Stack. Alex hosts The New Stack... Read More →

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Al Gillen

Analyst, IDC
As Group Vice President, Software Development and Open Source, Al Gillen oversees IDC's software development research portfolio. Research disciplines in this group include developer research covering census, demographics and developer activities; platform and cloud application services... Read More →
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Ashley McNamara

Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft
Ashley is a 20-year tech industry veteran, starting from homebrew hardware all the way through cloud evangelism, community management, and mentorship. She is currently a Developer Advocate for Microsoft, with a focus on Cloud Native tools and the Go community. She is also an active... Read More →
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Nithya Ruff

Executive Director, Open Source Program Officer, Comcast & Chair, Board of Directors, The Linux Foundation
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office. She is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. Nithya has been director-at-large on the Linux Foundation Board for the last 3 years and was recently... Read More →
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Aaron Welch

SVP, Product, Packet
Aaron Welch co-founded Packet in 2014 and directed product development and architecture for the company through 2016.  He now leads open source and technical integration efforts, where he works with a broad array of partners and technical communities.   He has been known to pound... Read More →
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Chris Wright

Senior Vice President & CTO, Red Hat
Chris Wright is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) at Red Hat. Wright leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 7:45am - 8:30am PDT
Gold 3

10:55am PDT

Dan Lyons Book Signing
Immediately following keynote sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to meet author Dan Lyons in the Platinum Ballroom Foyer. The first 100 attendees will receive a free signed copy of his book Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. Attendees may also bring their own copy to have signed.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 10:55am - 11:15am PDT
Platinum Foyer

11:00am PDT

Rogue Wave Technologist Q&A
Don't miss Rogue Wave's Technologist Q&A at Booth #512 at 11:00am.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Platinum Ballroom

11:30am PDT

{code} Technologist Q&A

 Don't miss this technologist Q&A at Booth #511 at 11:30am.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Platinum Ballroom

11:35am PDT

Bitnami Technologist Q&A

Don't miss Bitnami's Technologist Q&A at Booth #413 at 11:35am.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 11:35am - 12:05pm PDT
Platinum Ballroom

11:45am PDT

Codefresh Technologist Q&A

Don't miss this technologist Q&A at Booth #108 at 11:45am.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Platinum Ballroom

2:00pm PDT

CHAOSS Project Breakout Session
This is a follow-on session to Monday's BOF session on Community Health Analytics for Open Source and the focus of this session will be on Growth-Maturity-Decline metric as is being discussed in the CHAOSS Metrics Committee.

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Matt Germonprez

Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Professor of Information Systems in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He uses qualitative field-studies to research corporate engagement with open communities and the dynamics of design in... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 2

2:00pm PDT

CoreOS Technologist Q&A

Don't miss CoreOS' Technologist Q&A at Booth #411 from 2om-7pm.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Platinum Ballroom

3:30pm PDT

Linux Academy Technologist Q&A
Don't miss Linux Academy's Technologist Q&A at Booth #210 on 3:30pm.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Platinum Ballroom

6:15pm PDT

Cloud Native & Open Source: Kubernetes, Istio, Security, and More
Come and discuss Kubernetes, Istio, security, containerd, CNI, and more from the emerging cloud native and container open source ecosystem. Bring general or technical questions about any of the projects and we'll try and answer your question.  We'll provide a broad view of the projects being discussed, then dive into the mechanics and details.

This session will be run in a Q&A format:
  • Matt Baldwin - Stackpoint (host)
  • Saad Ali - Google
  • Sebastien Goasguen - Bitnami
  • Spike Curtis - Tigera
  • Stephen Day - Docker
Twitter: @baldwimathew & @kubernetesLA

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Saad Ali

Staff Software Engineer, Google
Saad Ali is a Staff Software Engineer at Google and member of the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee. He works on the open-source Kubernetes project, and has led the development of the Kubernetes storage and volume subsystem. He serves as a lead of the Kubernetes Storage SIG, and... Read More →
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Matt Baldwin

Director, Cloud Native Engineering, NetApp
Matt Baldwin is the Founder and CEO of StackPointCloud, Inc., a Kubernetes company. He is one of the creators of Stackpoint.io, the leading management and automation platform for public cloud Kubernetes. Along with his work on Stackpoint.io he also helps run the global Kubernetes... Read More →
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Spike Curtis

Senior Software Engineer, Tigera
Spike Curtis is a software developer at Tigera. He co-leads the Istio Security Working Group and is a contributing author of SPIFFE specifications.  He is also a core developer for Calico.
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Stephen Day

Containerd Maintainer, Cruise Automation
Stephen Day is a software engineer at Docker. His many contributions to Docker ecosystem projects include SwarmKit and the version 2 specification for the Docker Registry HTTP API, and evolving the available models for container image distribution. He currently works on containerd... Read More →
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Sebastien Goasguen

Kubernetes Lead, Bitnami
Sebastien Goasguen is a twenty year open source veteran. A member of the Apache Software Foundation, he worked on Apache CloudStack and Libcloud for several years before diving into the container world. He is the founder of Skippbox, a Kubernetes startup acquired by Bitnami where... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 6:15pm - 8:00pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 6
Wednesday, September 13

6:45am PDT

Downtown Los Angeles Sightseeing Bus Tour
Want to see the sights of beautiful Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) before the final day of the conference? Sign up for our complimentary double-decker sightseeing bus tour! Space is limited, so make sure you sign up today! 

Wednesday September 13, 2017 6:45am - 8:00am PDT
JW Marriott Hotel Lobby

10:30am PDT

Puppy Pawlooza
Animals are valued companions and healers, holding a special place in our hearts. Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows the pure joy they bring to our lives. Over the years, research has found that animals can lower blood pressure and decrease stress levels. Regardless of age, a visit from a furry friend is sure to foster smiles and uplift spirits.

We are excited to partner with the LA Animal Rescue to bring Puppy Pawlooza to Open Source Summit! Attendees are welcome to enjoy playtime with these shelter dogs Wednesday inside the sponsor showcase. If a couple of hours with these furry friends isn't enough, all dogs will be available for adoption!

Wednesday September 13, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Platinum Foyer
Thursday, September 14

8:00am PDT

Moby Summit, presented by Docker (Additional Cost & Registration Required)
Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Diamond Ballroom 8/9/10, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: Donations Requested
How to Register:Purchase tickets for Moby Summit here!

The Moby Summit is a small collaborative event taking place on Thursday, September 14 alongside Open Source Summit North America. This summit is for container users who are actively maintaining, contributing or generally involved in the design and development of the Moby Project and it's components: runC/ containerd, LinuxKit, Infrakit, SwarmKit, HyperKit, DataKit, VPNKit, Notary, libnetwork, etc.All revenue from ticket sales will be donated to a non-profit organization promoting diversity in the tech industry.

High-Level Agenda (subject to change)
8:00 - 9:00 am - Registration + Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 am - Opening Words
9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Talks (to be announced shortly)
12:15 - 1:15 pm - Lunch
1:15 - 4:30 pm - Birds of a Feather sessions
4:30 - 5:00 pm - BoFs Recap + AMA / Panel

Thursday September 14, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 8-9

8:30am PDT

Kubernetes Core Concepts Live Training (Additional Cost & Registration Required)
How to Register:
Pre-registration is required. Add this training to your existing Open Source Summit North America registration here
Registration Cost: $429 USD

This one day course serves as a crash course to learn the basics of Kubernetes. It is suitable for beginners and aimed at developers and system administrators who want to get started with Kubernetes.You will discover the Kubernetes architecture and how to install it. You will then learn how to use its basic primitives (i.e pods, deployments and services) to build your own distributed application. The course will be a mix of lectures, demos and hands-on exercises.

This training course is for you because...
  • You're an administrator and want to understand the overall architecture of a Kubernetes cluster

  • You're an administrator and want to understand how to install Kubernetes yourself

  • You’re an application developer and want to understand the basic primitives of a Kubernetes application

  • You’re an application developer and want to learn the usage of `kubectl` to interact with your Kubernetes cluster and applications

  • You’re an application developer and want to understand how to use your Docker images in a Kubernetes cluster


Recommended Preparation - CLI for Noobies: A Primer on the Linux Command Line

The course is organized in four sections of approximately 1-1/2 hours each.

  • Introduction to containers and container orchestration

  • Kubernetes architecture and installation methods.

  • Kubernetes primitives and API

  • Running distributed application on Kubernetes

Detailed Agenda

Light Breakfast

Introduction to container orchestration / Why Kubernetes?


Kubernetes architecture and installation / Kubernetes API primitives


Pods, Replica Sets, Deployments and Services /  Rolling Updates and    roll-backs / Ingress Rules


Introduction to Helm and Charts / Demo: Deploying distributed applications with Helm

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Sebastien Goasguen

Kubernetes Lead, Bitnami
Sebastien Goasguen is a twenty year open source veteran. A member of the Apache Software Foundation, he worked on Apache CloudStack and Libcloud for several years before diving into the container world. He is the founder of Skippbox, a Kubernetes startup acquired by Bitnami where... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Olympic I

9:00am PDT

Open Source Entrepreneur Network Symposium (Additional Cost & Registration Required)
How to Register:

Pre-registration is required. Add this symposium to your existing Open Source Summit North America registration here
Registration Cost: 
$150 USD

Presented by John Mark Walker, Founder, Open Source Entrepreneur Network - osenetwork.com
Everyone uses open source now; that much is a given. It's not so much about whether you use open source, but how do you optimize your usage and contributions. How do you transform your engineering and product management organizations to incorporate open source? How do you clear legal hurdles without putting your company at risk? How do you take advantage of the innovation happening on the upstream platforms while continuing to deliver products on schedule? What is the best way to participate in these upstream communities and ecosystems? And if you sell a product, how do you utilize open source platforms and sell something that can be obtained for free?
In this symposium from the Open Source Entrepreneur Network, we will:
  • Discuss the myriad of business models for selling open source-based products and services
  • Investigate potential legal landmines around contributing to and using open source software
  • Look at best practices for incorporating the best of upstream open source innovation into your organization
The most successful organizations will be the ones that optimize the above - learn why participating and collaborating can be the key to building out your business and product strategy.

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John Mark Walker

Open edX Community Lead, edX
John Mark Walker is the Open edX Community Lead for edX. He has been an open source community and ecosystems expert for 2 decades, starting with VA Linux Systems and SourceForge.net. He was the Gluster Community Leader at Red Hat, and was the product and community owner for ViPR Controller... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Atrium III

6:30pm PDT

How to Build Habit-Forming Products Workshop (Additional Cost & Registration Required)
How to Register: Pre-registration is required. Click here to register for this workshop!
Registration Cost: $199 USD (plus taxes and fees)

Learn how to build repeat engagement in this in-depth product development strategy workshop.
In an age of ever-increasing distractions, quickly creating customer habits is an important characteristic of successful products. How do companies create products people use every day? What are the secrets of building services customers love? How can designers create products compelling enough to "hook" users?
Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, has constructed a practical framework and process for designing better products. This development process gives product managers, designers, and marketers a new way for thinking of the necessary components of changing user behavior. Nir will share the tactics of companies like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Whatsapp and Twitter use to drive engagement.

Who should attend this workshop:

This seminar is for anyone seeking to understand habit-forming product design. The workshop is tailored to product managers, entrepreneurs or designers working in companies large and small. Although no previous background is required, attendees are encouraged to come to the workshop with a product or business idea in mind. 

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Nir Eyal

Behavioral Designer and Bestselling Author
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 6:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
Atrium III