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openSUSE Conference Keynote Announcement – Register Today to Attend!

July 30th, 2009 by

The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the first confirmed keynote for the first-ever openSUSE Conference. The openSUSE Conference is an opportunity for openSUSE contributors to attend talks, workshops, Birds of a Feather sessions, and collaborate together face to face. The conference will be held from September 17 through September 20 in Nürnberg, Germany. Register today to reserve your spot!

The opening keynote will be given by Leslie Hawthorn of Google. Leslie is a program manager for Google’s Open Source Programs Office, and community manager for the Google Summer of Code. The topic of the keynote is “Mentoring for Fun and Profit,” and the full description can be found on the openSUSE Conference Web site.

The openSUSE Conference is for anyone and everyone making a contribution to openSUSE. Whether you’re a developer, packager, translator, artist, or ambassador, you belong at the openSUSE Conference if you want to help promote, improve, and influence the openSUSE Project.

The conference will have two daily tracks of pre-planned talks, plus “BarCamp” style tracks for attendees to plan and provide their own content. Scheduled talks include:

  • openSUSE Build Service and Cross-Platform Packaging: Peter Linnell
  • Git in the openSUSE Build Service: Andreas Gruenbacher
  • openSUSE & Moblin: Michael Meeks
  • Building Commercial Grade Appliances with SUSE Studio: Marcus Moeller

The openSUSE KDE team will be holding a full program of contributor workshops and sprints during the openSUSE Conference.

We’ll also be celebrating Software Freedom Day on Saturday, September 19th with Open Day — a full day of introductory sessions for users new to Linux, open source, and openSUSE.

Register Today!

If you haven’t registered yet, do it today! Attendance is free, but we do have limited capacity at the venue, and other logistics require a good headcount prior to the event. Be sure to register today!

Conference Details:

  • Dates: 17 September through 20 September.
  • Location: Tagungszentrum BFW Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany.
  • Cost: Free to attend.

More to come! More keynotes will be announced shortly, and keep watching News.opensuse.org and the opensuse-announce mailing list for further updates on the openSUSE Conference. We’ll see you in September!