LinuxCon Is This Week In Chicago
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Events on 18 August 2014 at 10:30 AM EDT. 1 Comment
The Linux Foundation's LinuxCon North America event is happening this week in Chicago.

Along with the Linux Kernel Developers Summit and other Linux Foundation events, LinuxCon NA is the primary event taking place later this week at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

There will be Phoronix coverage of the event while those curious about some of the interesting talks, they're listed below for the talks I'll try to make and cover.


- The Linux kernel keynote panel.

- Linux Performance Tools, presented by a Netflix engineer.

- Xen Project 4.4: Features and Futures.

- Stealing Chromium: Embedding HTML5 With the Servo Browser Engine.


- Kpatch Without Stop Machine.

- "How Linux Distros Became Boring (and Fedora's Plan to Put Boring Where It Belongs)" (Talking About Fedora.Next).

- SteamOS Magic by Keith Packard of Intel.

- "Why You Should Consider Using btrfs, Real COW Snapshots and File Level Incremental Server OS Upgrades Like Google Does".


- Bryce Harrington on Cairo vs. Skia drawing libraries.

- David Airlie on Virgil3D for the VirtIO GPU.

- Novm: Hypervisor Reloaded.

- LLVMLinux with the usual talk about building the Linux kernel with LLVM's Clang.

The complete LinuxCon North America schedule can be found via the LF event site. If there's any other talks you would like to see covered on Phoronix, let me know via Twitter. If there's any Phoronix readers wishing to meet up during LinuxCon North America, let me know as well, though I'm not sure of my schedule for the week with now living in Indiana rather than Chicago and taking the train in each day for the event.

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