Gold Sponsors

  • Dell Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • NComputing
  • OpenMoko
  • Savoir-faire Linux
  • Sun Microsystems
  • System76, Inc.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse

Download the
Ubuntu Live Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF).

Media Partnerships

For Media Partnership opportunities, please contact Avila Reese

Contact Us

View a complete list of Ubuntu Live contacts.

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Conference News & Coverage

The inaugural Ubuntu Live conference is now a wrap. Check out all the highlights:

Join us at the first official event for the global Ubuntu community! Useful, accessible, customizable, and freely available, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux variant on the planet. Ubuntu Live is being launched to provide a meeting place for Ubuntu users, contributors, and partners--and the Ubuntu-curious. Learn how Ubuntu can make a critical difference in your business or project and engage with the global open source community at the largest Ubuntu gathering yet.

Conference Speakers

Daniel Holbach
Daniel Holbach

Daniel Holbach started working on Ubuntu about three years ago, when he should have focused on his thesis instead. He works in the Desktop Team and is involved in a lot of Ubuntu's teams. He tries ...more

Mark Shuttleworth

Ubuntu/Canonical Ltd.
Mark Shuttleworth studied finance and information technology at the University of Cape Town, and went on to found Thawte, a company specializing in digital certificates and internet privacy. He sold Thawte to the U.S. ...more

Pauwl Lunow

Pauwl is responsible for innovation at one of the worlds largest IT service providers. With 11 years of consulting experience and 7 more doing major infrastructure projects at a leading global oil company, he advises ...more

Etienne Goyer

Etienne Goyer is a Senior Ubuntu System Support Analyst working in Canonical's Montreal office. In the past ten years, he did every job possible in IT, from lowly support monkey to system architect. Along the ...more

Kristian Hermansen

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Kristian Hermansen is a security researcher and developer at Cisco Systems. He spends most of his time hacking around and breaking things. Recently he has been striving to build a massive computational infrastructure based ...more

Matt Asay

Alfresco Software
Matt Asay is VP of Business Development for Alfresco. Prior to Alfresco Asay co-founded Novell's Linux Business Office, founded the Open Source Business Conference, and ran embedded Linux vendor Lineo's Network & Communications ...more

Ben Collins

Canonical Ltd

Richard Weideman

Canonical Ltd
Richard Weideman is the Education Programme Manager for Canonical, and is the first line contact for all education issues across the range of Ubuntu software, and he manages the development team for Edubuntu. Richard has a development ...more

Daniel Holbach
Daniel Holbach,
Mark Shuttleworth
Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu/Canonical Ltd.
Pauwl Lunow
Pauwl Lunow, Qhuba
Etienne Goyer
Etienne Goyer, Canonical
Kristian Hermansen
Kristian Hermansen, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Matt Asay
Matt Asay, Alfresco Software
Ben Collins
Ben Collins, Canonical Ltd
Richard Weideman
Richard Weideman, Canonical Ltd
Also Speaking:

Ubuntu Live's wide-ranging program will give participants all the knowledge they need to explore and set in motion the powerful features in Ubuntu and related applications. Expert-led tutorials, big-picture plenary gatherings, focused sessions, and a lively "hallway track" bring all participants face to face with the worldwide Ubuntu community. Ubuntu Live tutorials coincide with OSCON to further connect Ubuntu users with the larger open source community. Make 2007 your summer of open source. Join us at the very first Ubuntu Live, happening July 22-24, 2007 in Portland, Oregon.

Some of the topics we will be exploring at Ubuntu Live are:

  • Using Ubuntu at the edge of the network
  • Ubuntu in small and medium businesses
  • Ubuntu in the NGO/non-profit sector
  • High performance computing
  • Ubuntu Community contributions
  • Ubuntu use in developing economies
  • Ubuntu in education
  • Building Ubuntu-based appliances and products
  • Point of sale, mobile, scientific research, banking, and other verticals
  • Performance optimization in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu derivatives, such as Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu

Ubuntu Live Tracks

  • Technical: Discussion of Ubuntu development, developing on Ubuntu, and deploying/administering Ubuntu.
  • Ubuntu in Action: General case studies or examples of Ubuntu in real world use.
  • Education: Ubuntu in educational settings
  • NGO: Ubuntu in non-profits
  • Community: Community initiatives, what's special about the Ubuntu community, etc
  • Products & Services: Hear from ISVs and other service providers who are making products or businesses based on Ubuntu.