LPC 2013 Videos and Slides are Now Available

We are pleased to announce that videos and slides for the Linux Plumbers Conference 2013 are now available on our new Resources page. All the videos that were recorded are listed on that page. If a specific video is not listed, then the session wasn’t recorded. Slides have been uploaded by the presenters. Keep in mind that and not all the Microconference sessions used slides. Pointers to the Etherpads containing the Microconference notes are also available. Enjoy!
We’d like to thank Francois Demange for recording, uploading and editing the videos.

Call for Linux Plumbers Conference Planning Committee applications for Düsseldorf in 2014

The Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board, as the Steering Committee for Linux Plumbers Conference would like to announce the call for applications to become the next Plumbers planning team. The application process is documented here:


Because of the tight deadline applications must be in no later than 3 November and are expected to be decided on by mid to end of November. The venue designated at this stage is Düsseldorf, Germany, co-located with LinuxCon Europe on the week of 13-17 October. However strong applications co-locating with LinuxCon North America in Chicago on the week of 18-22 August will be considered on merit.

James Bottomley

on behalf of Plumbers Steering Committee

Thanks for a great LPC!

Thanks to everyone for a great LPC! FYI, we’re constantly getting spammed by WordPress junk right now, so if you have a question or issue for the committee, please use contact@lists.linuxplumbersconf.org to contact us.  And see you in 2014!

LPC Closing Plenary and Party at Grand Isle Restaurant

Don’t miss our LPC closing events this PM! First, James Bottomley will host the closing plenary at 5:15 in Celestin F,G,& H (rooms will be combined), where each microconference lead will give a summary of the work that’s happened here this week. It’s a great way to catch up on any microconferences you missed.

After that, all LPC attendees are invited to meet in the lobby of the Hyatt at 6:30 to catch a bus to Grand Isle restaurant for the LPC Closing Party from 7 to 10 pm.  The event will feature a wide array of food options from traditional New Orleans seafood and fantastic slow roasted pork, to custom vegetarian creations the chef has designed just for our event.  The restaurant has been asked to specifically identify the vegetarian items to avoid confusion; if you have any issues or questions during the party or have a specific dietary need and are concerned about the menu items, please find one of the green-lanyard-wearing conference committee members (James Bottomley, Becky Bruce, Jes Sorensen, or Chris Johnston), and we’ll work with the restaurant to make sure you’re well-fed .  FYI, the bar will be open, except for the Cognacs.

Buses will be running back to the hotel until just after 10.  If you plan to go out afterwards, the party venue is near the Riverwalk, and is a quick walk to the French Quarter.  The Harrah’s Casino is also just next door  to the restaurant and is also a popular destination in the area.

Whatever you decide to do tonight, as we like to say here in N’awlins, Laissez les bon temps rouler!  Thanks to everyone for a great #linuxplumbers!

LPC Announcements for Thursday & Friday

Just a reminder that, as requested, tonight is a free night at Linux Plumbers conference.  You will be on your own for dinner and entertainment, so get out and enjoy New Orleans!

Breakfast will be served Friday, 9/20 starting at 8am – our apologies for leaving this off the schedule – the omission has been corrected.  The microconference sessions will begin at 9am.

Also, please join us for the closing plenary Friday at 5:15 for a wrap-up of the discussions that have taken place at the microconferences this year, followed by the Linux Plumbers Conference closing party at Grand Isle restaurant at 7pm. Buses will begin departing from the Hyatt around 6:30.

Pre-Conference Logistics/Announcements Email

(All LPC attendees should receive the following email from the LPC Registration system shortly. We are posting it here for everyone’s reference.)

We look forward to welcoming you to Linux Plumbers Conference this week, September 18th-20th at the Hyatt New Orleans.  Below, please find all logistical details you may need for your arrival.


Please bring your confirmation ID with you to check-in onsite in order to expedite the process.

Registration is located behind the lobby escalators on the 2nd level of the Hyatt and is open at the following times:
Sunday, September 15th: 3:00pm – 6:00pm (We encourage you to register early to beat the lines)
Monday, September 16th – Thursday, September 19th: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, September 20th – 8:30am – 2:00pm


Hyatt Regency New Orleans (http://neworleans.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.htm)
601 Loyola Avenue,
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113


Please go to http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america/attend/hotel for information regarding Airport Transportation & Travel.


To view the full schedule of events for LPC, please go to http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2013/ocw/events/LPC2013/schedule

The Wednesday keynote sessions are shared with LinuxCon and are located on the 3rd level of the hotel in the Celestin Ballroom. Get to the keynotes early; many will include giveaways and raffle prizes to early arrivals!


Continental breakfast and coffee breaks are included for all attendees and are located in Celestin Foyer. For lunch, Linux Plumbers attendees will receive gift certificates valued at $22 each that can be used to purchase lunch each day at one of the many onsite restaurants. Please see the tickets for restrictions on usage.


The following social events are scheduled and open to all attendees:

Wednesday, September 18, 5:30pm
Mardi Gras Parade and “Big Easy Bash” Attendee Reception at the House of Blues

New Orleans is best known for music & food, and at this year’s closing event you’ll enjoy the best of both!  Attendees will be treated to a full Bayou-themed dinner buffet, drinks, and live entertainment at the House of Blues New Orleans. This event also includes LinuxCon/Cloud Open attendees.

This event begins with our very own Mardi Gras parade complete with a Grand Marshal, floats, marching band and more!  The parade will depart from the Hyatt at 5:45pm. For those that choose not to join the parade, buses will also depart the hotel at 6:15pm.

Friday, September 20, 7:00pm
Closing Party at Grand Isle Restaurant

The traditional LPC Closing Party will be held at 7pm at Grand Isle restaurant.  The evening will feature a dinner buffet focusing on modern Cajun and Creole cuisine and will host a full bar. Attendees can meet in the Hyatt lobby starting at 6:30 to catch a bus to the event.  Note that this event is only for LPC attendees and their spouses who have purchased a Spouse Pass for the conference.


For those attendees who have requested guest tickets for evening events, you’ll be able to pick those up at registration desk.  To purchase guest tickets, please go to https://www.regonline.com/register/login.aspx?eventID=1185944, then login and select “View or Change Your Existing Reservation”.


This year’s event offers many additional opportunities to learn. In addition to LinuxCon and Cloud Open, which are also in New Orleans during the week of the conference, there are also a number of other co-located events. Co-located events include the Gluster Workshop, ENEA Hacker Day, OpenDaylight Mini-Summit, Tizen Mini-Summit, Xen Project User Summit, Linux Wireless Summit, Linux Security Summit and the UEFI Plugfest  Please visit the Linux Foundation’s Co-Located Events page for more information about these events and registration instructions.

Note that LPC offers a special rate for attendees going to LinuxCon – if you decide to register for LinuxCon, please go to your LPC registration using https://www.regonline.com/register/login.aspx?eventID=1185944 and add LinuxCon there in order to get the LPC attendee rate.


The LPC Planning Team would like to extend our thanks to our sponsors, whose support makes Linux Plumbers possible. Thank you!

Platinum Sponsor: Intel
Gold Sponsors: IBM, Samsung
Silver Sponsors: Hewlett Packard, Google, NetApp, Qualcomm
Bronze Sponsors: Linaro, Oracle, Texas Instruments
Media Sponsor: LWN.net

Special thanks go to The Linux Foundation for all their help with planning and logistics!


Share your experience and receive updates at the events.  The official hashtag is #linuxplumbers.  You can also follow the planning committee for updates at @linuxplumbers.


The Linux Foundation will be collecting used hardware to donate to this local non-profit for their after-school programs. If you have anything you would like to donate, please bring it to us onsite at Registration. There are other ways to can help out onsite as well. Click here for more information. http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america/extend-the-experience/onsiteactivities


Please read, and abide, by our policy, which can be found here:


If you need any assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to visit the Registration Desk onsite or contact the Linux Plumbers Planning Committee at contact@lists.linuxplumbersconf.org prior to the events.  You can also look for the LPC Planning Committee in person – they will be wearing bright green lanyards instead of the normal white and blue Linux Foundation ones. Please don’t hesitate to ask us questions!

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!
Best regards,

The Linux Plumbers Planning Committee

Guest Ticket Registration Now Available

We are pleased to announce that we have added the Guest Ticket option to the registration system.  A Guest Ticket allows a registered attendee to purchase a companion ticket for a spouse, significant other, family member, or any other guest that grants admission to the Wednesday and Friday social events.  The cost for a Guest Ticket is $100, and can be added to your existing registration by following the instructions on our Attend page.  Please purchase Guest Tickets prior to September 17, as we need an accurate head count for event planning.

Registration Is Now Closed

We are pleased to announce that we have reached the maximum capacity for registration to the Linux Plumbers Conference, therefore, as of now, the registration is closed. We have deliberately limited the number of registrations to 325 in order to allow for meaningful participation in the MicroConferences and productive interaction among the participants.

Thanks to all of you that have registered, we look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Opening Plenary Session and Keynotes

On Wednesday September 18, LPC will kick off with an opening plenary session for LPC attendees (the exact time will be announced shortly). Following that session, LPC attendees are invited to attend the LinuxCon keynote sessions. The list of LinuxCon keynotes for Wednesday can be found by going to the LinuxCon keynote schedule and scrolling to the bottom of the page. The current keynote lineup includes a presentation by Dirk Hohndel from Intel and a Linux Kernel Developer Panel moderated by Jon Corbet of LWN.net. Enjoy!

Schedule for Refereed Track Presentations Available

This year, as previously announced, the refereed track talks for LPC will be shared with LinuxCon North America on Wednesday, September 18. This means that the presentations that are part of this “Linux Plumbers Conference Shared Track” will be available for attendees from both LinuxCon and LPC. We are pleased to announce that the schedule for this track is now available on the LinuxCon North America website.  Click here to see a list of the talks as well as more detailed information about each talk.