The Linux Plumbers Conference is on the move! Consider hosting it in your
city in 2010.
The Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) Steering Committee would like to
announce that the application window for hosting the 2010 LPC event is now
open, and you are invited to submit an application to be the 2010 host.
About the Linux Plumbers Conference
The Linux Plumbers Conference is a three day, intense, developer centric
conference for low level system infrastructure (aka, the Plumbing of
Linux). This includes the kernel, the desktop, system utilities, and
libraries. It is a "working" conference, bringing together developers to
discuss and solve problems which would benefit from face to face
interaction. This especially includes problems which cross project
boundaries, brainstorming sessions, or problems which need consensus
building. The conference is divided into several microconferences focusing
on different "plumbing" topics, as well as a general track for topics that
don't fit into the microconferences.
In just two years, LPC has emerged as one of the top Linux conferences for
developers in the world, and attracts an international gathering of the
best and the brightest minds working on Linux system infrastructure today.
The first LPC was held in 2008 in Portland and produced by a team of
local Linux developers in conjunction with assistance from the Linux
Foundation. The event was hugely successful – it created a lot of buzz in
the community, and hosted 300 developers, including Linus Torvalds himself.
LPC is co-located for 2009 with LinuxCon, which
gives LPC attendees and speakers a chance to maximize their travel dollars
and attend a more general and inclusive conference in addition to LPC.
Organizers of LPC work closely with the LinuxCon event team to plan a week
of activities and events for the attendees that will create opportunities
for networking, communication, and just plain fun. Applicants for 2010 are
encouraged to submit a proposal which includes co-locating with LinuxCon in
2010, although standalone LPC conference proposals are also welcomed.
Hosting the Linux Plumbers Conference
Hosting LPC is an extremely rewarding yet challenging experience. LPC is
hosted every year by a team of volunteers in cooperation with the Linux
Foundation. For 2008 and 2009, LPC has been held in the beautiful city of
Portland, Oregon, however, applications from teams who want to host LPC in
any city in North America are welcome.
The planning team is usually comprised of a lead organizer, with several
other team members who handle specific aspects of the conference
organization, such as program, marketing, and website development. The
Linux Foundation event team provides logistical support to the LPC planning
team. If you should decide you would like to host the conference, you and
your core team members should be prepared to make a one year commitment.
As conference organizers, you have the opportunity to bring the Linux
development community to your front door. If you live in an area with a
concentration of Linux developers, this can be of mutual benefit to many in
your local community - allowing your local area developers to participate
in greater numbers than they might otherwise be able to. In addition - you
get to show the world your commitment to Linux - as individuals, industry
partners, and local community members.
More details about the role of the hosting team, the LPC steering
committee, and the application process can be found at:
More information about the conference can be found at:
Applications will be accepted from now until July 1, 2009.
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