SOLD OUT: Open Source and Linux Moving Into the Mainstream



  • Join IBM and SDForum for a morning on Open Source and Linux. This seminar offers a unique opportunity to hear from Brian Behlendorf, President and Co-founder, The Apache Software Foundation, and also hear directly from IBM about their role in Linux technologies and this fast-growing industry.

    This event is sold out. If you would like to get on the waiting list, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, company and phone number.

    Keynote Speaker

    Brian Behlendorf (bio), President and Co-founder, The Apache Software Foundation; Founder and CTO of CollabNet

    Linux Speakers

    Katalin Bartfai-Walcott, Global Offering Executive, Linux and Open Source Strategy & Solutions, IBM Global Services
    Tom Leavitt, Chief Architect, Pumpkin

    The IBM San Mateo Solution Partnership Center is hosting an Open Source/Linux Seminar, focusing on this continuously evolving operating environment that absorbs and integrates the best of open source and standards development. The open source nature of the code allows the large development community to rapidly exchange ideas and technologies at a much faster pace than in traditional software environments. Mark your calendars to join us and learn more about the operating system that has grown more quickly than any operating system in history, across a broad range of systems!

    PLUS! Attendees will have an opportunity to win a $1195 pass to Solutions, The IBM Technical Developer Conference.


    Speaker Bio: Brian Behlendorf

    Organic (Co-Founder and CTO), Wired Magazine and HotWired (Chief Engineer), Apache Software Foundation (President)

    Brian Behlendorf founded CollabNet, with O'Reilly & Associates, in July 1999. The company provides tools and services based on open source methods. Before launching CollabNet, Behlendorf was co-founder and CTO of Organic Online, a Web design and engineering consultancy located in San Francisco. During his five years at Organic, Behlendorf helped create Internet strategies for dozens of Fortune 500 companies. During that time, he co-founded and contributed heavily to the Apache Web Server Project, co-founded and supported the VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) effort, and assisted several IETF working groups, particularly the HTTP standardization effort. Before starting Organic, Behlendorf was the first Chief Engineer at Wired Magazine and later HotWired, one of the first large-scale publishing Web sites.

    Behlendorf is President of the Apache Software Foundation. He also serves as a Technical Advisor to Critical Path (CPTH) and Topica.

    Event Logistics


    IBM Solution Partnership Center
    2929 Campus Drive, Suite 275
    San Mateo, CA 94403


    8:30-9:10am Registration/Networking Breakfast/Demos
    9:10-9:15am Welcome
    9:15-10:15am Open Source with Brian Behlendorf
    10:15-10:45am Break & Demos
    10:45-11:10am Linux & Open Source with Katalin Bartfai-Walcott
    11:10-11:30am Customer testimonial - Pumpkin
    11:30-11:45am IBM Offerings
    11:45-12:00pm Q&A, Raffle and Close


    Cost (including Continental Breakfast)