In the next eight weeks, I had five business trips to cover open-source and Linux tradeshows. Now, I have none. Looking farther ahead, I have seven more shows this year. I doubt any of them will be held in real life.
Nevertheless, shows in June onward are largely still happening. But I’d keep a close eye on their websites. Things can change quickly as the security conferences and pretty much all other technology shows.infection numbers keep growing. It’s the same for
Here’s the current status of Linux and open-source conferences:
- Linux Foundation Member Summit: March 10 to March 12, Lake Tahoe, Calif. – Canceled
- Automotive Grade Linux: March 18 to March 19, Honolulu – Canceled
- SUSECon: March 23 to March 27, Dublin, Ireland – Virtual
- Linaro Connect: March 24-25, Budapest, Hungary – Virtual
- KubeCon: March 30 to April 2, Amsterdam – Postponed until July/August
- Open Data Science Conference: April 13 to April 18, Boston – Still running
- Open Networking & Edge Summit: April 20 to April 21, LA – Postponed to the fall
- Red Hat Summit: April 27 to April 29, San Francisco – Virtual
- LinuxFest Northwest: April 24 to April 26, Bellingham, Wash. – Still running
- Linux Storage, Filesystem & Memory Management Summit: April 27 to April 29 – Still running
- OpenDev + PTG (formerly OpenStack Summit): June 8 to June 11, Vancouver – Still running
- SouthEast LinuxFest: June 12 to June 14 – Still running
- Open Source Summit North America: June 22 to June 24, Austin, Texas – Still running
- Cloud Foundry Summit: June 25, Austin, Texas – Still running
The Apache Foundation has also announced it canceled its Roadshow/DC (scheduled for March 25) and Apache Roadshow/Chicago (scheduled for May 18 to May 20), and it postponed its Apache Roadshow/Seattle (was scheduled for June 10 to June 12).
Other top tech conferences that have already been canceled or are going virtual include Facebook’s F8 developer conference (canceled), Google’s I/O developer conference (canceled), and IBM’s Think 2020 (virtual).
Come the summer conference season, as you can see, most groups are hoping the COVID-19 outbreak will weaken and they can run as planned. I fear even if the coronavirus calms down in the summer, there won’t be time for the early summer shows to reset in time to run. I hope I’m wrong.
ZDNet will update the list with new cancellation announcements as news develops.
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