Apache Foundation's Gianugo Rabellino to Keynote openSUSE Conference

27. Aug 2009 | News Team | No License

The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce its second confirmed keynote for the first-ever openSUSE Conference. Our closing keynote will be delivered by Gianugo Rabellino, Chief Executive Officer of Sourcesense and member of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Rabellino serves as Vice President of the Apache XML Project Management Committee, is a committer on several ASF projects including Cocoon, Xindice, and Jackrabbit, as well as mentor of a number of projects currently in development at the ASF Incubator.

Rabellino’s keynote, “Open Development in the trenches: a decade at the Apache Software Foundation” will provide a “look behind the scenes” at the Apache Software Foundation’s 10 years of open source leadership.

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 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 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


The openSUSE Conference will also have a major “unconference” component. We’ll have plenty of time for contributors to discuss and work on topics they’re interested in face to face.

Unconference planning is being done on the openSUSE wiki. Want to lead a session? Jump in and edit the wiki!

Register Today!

The conference is less than a month away. If you haven’t registered yet, you need to do so today! Registration is at conference.opensuse.org/registration. We’ll accept registrations up to the conference, but space is limited.

Hotels and Getting There

Time is running out to book your hotel for the openSUSE Conference. Limited space is still available in the venue. All registrants should have received information on booking hotel. Registrations are being made through Alexia Henrie (ahenrie at novell.com). More information on hotels and directions can be found on the Web site.

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