Looking Back on LinuxCon China 2017

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The following article has been contributed by ChenZi Cao, QA Engineer, SUSE China. 

 

 

 

Last Monday and Tuesday, I attended LinuxCon 2017 in Beijing. The event took place at China National Convention Center – a really impressive building.

China National Convention Center

At the event we learned about the newest and most interesting open source technologies, including Linux, containers, cloud technologies and networking etc.

On Monday, during the kick off meeting, I got to know that open source is getting more and more popular. Many companies joined several open source initiatives and would like to contribute to open source communities on a regular basis. I also heard for the first time that online payment (e.g. Alipay), online shopping, bicycle sharing and high-speed rail are the “New Four Great Inventions” of China. After the keynotes, the official conference program started. Many interesting topics were shared by speakers from all over the world. I personally attended the presentations

and many other good talks.

On Tuesday, Linus Torvalds came to LinuxCon, so a lot of people who are interested in open source “stormed” the convention center very early to wait for this super star. One quote from Linus’ interview impressed me very much: “I like the feeling when I wake up. I have a job, a job that I’m interested in and it’s challenging but not such a burden on me”. I have a job I’m interested in, too 😊.

After the interviews with Linus, I had the chance to listen to more presentations, and I also went to visit some exhibition booths. And in that afternoon, I won a prize in a lottery:  a Polaroid camera! I had never won prize in lotteries before. A really successful event .

I’m glad I could join LinuxCon China in Beijing this year!

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Meike Chabowski
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Meike Chabowski

Meike Chabowski works as Documentation Strategist at SUSE. Before joining the SUSE Documentation team, she was Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE, with a focus on Linux for Mainframes, Linux in Retail, and High Performance Computing. Prior to joining SUSE more than 20 years ago, Meike held marketing positions with several IT companies like defacto and Siemens, and was working as Assistant Professor for Mass Media. Meike holds a Master of Arts in Science of Mass Media and Theatre, as well as a Master of Arts in Education from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/ Germany, and in Italian Literature and Language from University of Parma/Italy.