LPC videos are going up

We’ve started populating the Program page with available videos, including Linus’s git tutorial and some of the security, networking and x  sessions. We’d like to thank the Linux Foundation video site which is hosting these for us.  Not all of the sessions were taped, unfortunately – only the sessions in one of the tracks/rooms all day long were taped – something we hope that next year’s organizing committee will be able to improve upon!

A few broken URLs and slide pointers have been cleaned up. If you don’t see your slides here please do send/ resend them to us at contact@linuxplumbersconf.org. Speakers who want to add their updates, summaries or notes on the sessions can do so by editing their proposal pages as well (linked to on the Program page).

If you have any questions or suggestions for next year’s conference, please do send in your comments to us at contact@linuxplumbersconf.org.

Thank you all!

The 2009 Linux Plumbers Conference Organizing Committee would like to thank all of our generous sponsors, our fantastic speakers, our enthusiastic attendees, our superb program committee, the Linux Foundation’s indefatigible Angela Brown, the very supportive Linux Foundation Board, the efficient Marriott team,  Oregon State University and its wonderful Open Source Lab which hosts our computer infrastructure, and all of the tremendous people who volunteered to help us pull off an outstanding conference! We had a remarkably successful event and we hope a good time was had by all.

So thank you!

Conference Material
We’re adding all of the slides, videos and BoF notes that we can get our hands on to our Program page  as they become available. We hope to have the videos online in the next couple of weeks. If you took notes and have a write-up, a summary, photographs, video or any other material related to the conference that you’d like to share with us,  please contact us!. We’d love to gather whatever we can and build it up into a comprehensive repository. We’d particularly like to hear about progress as a result of discussions at LPC: did you resolve a problem? Implement a feature? Get code submitted? We’d love to hear about it!

LPC Registration opens 7:30AM PT Wednesday (come early!)

As we were unfortunately unable to open registration this evening for LPC as planned, we’re urging conference attendees to get an early start on Wednesday morning.

We will open registration around 7:30AM, PT. The conference begins at 9:00AM PT with our welcome and David S. Miller’s keynote address.

As we anticipate that we’ll need to process the entire LPC attendee population prior to the conference start for logistical reasons, we’re hoping all 315 of you arrive at a beautifully optimized constant rate at  our registration desk in the time interval between 7:30AM and 8:59AM.

We suspect that’s possibly a tad unlikely. We suspect the much more likely scenario is a rather ill-distributed bell or poisson. Of course, given that practically all of our attendees are software engineers, perhaps it should not surprise us if 305 of you show up at 8:59, thereby maximizing sleep and minimizing time spent waiting for Dave Miller to start talking (while the remaining arrive at 6:47AM having taken the only convenient max train). Please don’t do that. Be kind to your conference organizers! Come early! Come staggered!

But seriously, our trained professional registration folks are well prepared for these sorts of things and are confident of getting all of you done really quickly.

Enjoy the conference!

Keynote update and reminders…

I’m delighted to be able to say that we will have David S. Miller, networking maintainer for Linux, key Sparc dude, and long time Linux kernel contributor joining Keith Packard in our keynote lineup at Linux Plumbers Conference. David will be talking on Wednesday and Keith, legendary X Window guru and Linux icon, will be talking on Thursday.

David’s talk and Keith’s talk are on our schedule, as is the joint Intel sponsored reception event for LinuxCon and Linux Plumbers attendees at McCormick and Schmick’s on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 6:00PM PT onwards.

See you all there!

It’s good and it’s bad – we’ve hit our registration capacity

We’ve reached our conference registration maximum, I’m afraid, and if you attempt to register now, you’ll get our message saying so. While we’re delighted that there has been so much interest in our conference, we’re also sorry to be turning people away. However, wait! All is not lost! If you’re interested in attending Linux Plumbers Conference this year, please do go ahead and send us an email at  contact@linuxplumbersconf.org. We are processing a few cancellations and will continue to do so, and will allow additional registrations as we can. First come, first served, so get in touch!

Schedule, BoFs, and time running out to register!

If you delay any longer, you’ll have lost out on the opportunity to participate in a terrific technical smorgasbord of events.  Our program schedule is up. One update to the program schedule we will highlight here is a keynote talk by Christopher Marklund of Laika, the animation studio, producer of classics like Coraline.

If you’d like to submit a Birds of a Feather (BoF) session, you may  do so here.

If you’re interested in attending LPC, please register right away, as we are very close to reaching our maximum capacity and will need to start turning away people soon.

We’re very interested, as always, in hearing from the community. If you have any feedback at all – questions, comments, suggestions, criticism – you can always reach us at contact@linuxplumbersconf.org. We’d love to hear from you, especially if you have suggestions to improve the conference, this website or related communications.

See you all next week!

Program content up – register soon!

We are happy to announce our Microconference and General Track program content. See our Program page for speaker selections and session descriptions. If you have any questions regarding the conference or our program, don’t hesitate to contact us at  contact@linuxplumbersconf.org. Register soon, spots going fast!

Keynote update

We regret to announce that Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will be unable to join us during the conference dates due to a change in his schedule. We are excited, however, about our program -  an early preview of which is available here. Stay tuned for our formal program announcement to come!

Early-bird registration extension – up to August 5

We’ve received requests to extend the early-bird deadline by a few days as people were having some issues with registration. The early-bird registration rate of $275 will now end at midnight on Aug 5, Pacific Time (UTC-0700).  Starting August 6, the regular registration rate of $325 will apply.

However, spots are going fast, we recommend you register soon!

Early-bird deadline ends Friday, July 31!

Our early-bird registration discount period ends Friday, July 31st, PT.    Registration fees will go up starting 12:00AM PT, August 1st, from the low, low rate of $275 to the regular registration fee of $325. If you were thinking of attending Linux Plumbers Conference this year (and we know you were!), act now! Spots are going fast…