Attend the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Symposium With BIT
The Linux Foundation has combined several events to present one of the largest gatherings in the world dedicated to open technologies, including Linux, containers, cloud computing, and diversity in technology: the Open Source Summit.
The Open Source Summit takes place September 11-14, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA and includes LinuxCon, ContainerCon, CloudOpen and the new Open Community Conference.
Also new to this year’s events is the Diversity Empowerment Summit. The Linux Foundation created the summit to “help promote and facilitate an increase in diversity, inclusion, empowerment and social innovation in the open source community, and to provide a venue for discussion and collaboration.”
In a partnership with Blacks in Technology, the Linux Foundation has offered BIT members several ways to participate in the discussion around open technologies that will take place in Los Angeles. These include free passes, discount codes, and scholarships.
Free Passes for Open Source Summit
To be considered for a free pass, follow these steps:
- Become a member of the Blacks In Technology community
- Subscribe to our newsletter
- Fill out the following form
Note that the pass is only for admission to the event and does not cover travel, lodging, or any other expenses.
The Linux Foundation is also offering BIT members a discount code to purchase Open Source Summit passes at a reduced price.
Follow this link to register and select your registration type (All-Access Registration, Hall Pass Registration, or Academic Registration). Enter this code for 20% off: OSSNADIV2017
The Hall Pass is an exceptional deal as it offers full access to the Diversity Empowerment Summit and other parts of the Summit including the Expo Hall, technology showcase, networking events, and keynote sessions via live feed.
The Linux Foundation is also providing diversity and need based scholarships to attend the Open Source Summit. “The Linux Foundation’s diversity scholarship program provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities” that might not otherwise be able to participate. Need based scholarships are provided for individuals who are not be able to get funding from their companies and are active members of the open source community.
About Open Source Summit 2017
More than 2000 attendees and several dozen top-tier sponsors are expected to participate in Open Source Summit 2017. Follow this link to for the complete schedule and speakers including details on a conversation with Linux and Git Creator Linus Torvalds. Follow this link to learn more about the sponsors including Red Hat, SUSE, IBM, Google Cloud Platform, and many more. For more information on the Linux Foundation, visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org.