Sponsors

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

James Reinders
James Reinders

Intel Corporation
James is a senior engineer who joined Intel Corporation in 1989 and has contributed to projects including the world's first TeraFLOP supercomputer (ASCI Red), compilers and architecture work for a number of Intel processors ...more

Doug Fisher

Intel Corporation
Doug Fisher is vice president, Software and Solutions Group (SSG), and general manager of SSG’s Systems Software Division at Intel. He leads a worldwide organization responsible for a broad range of development, enabling, architecture ...more

Pauwl Lunow

Qhuba
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

Mårten Mickos

MySQL AB
Mårten Mickos, CEO of MySQL, brings a strong track record of leadership in global high-tech companies to MySQL AB. Prior to joining MySQL in 2001, Mickos was CEO at MatchON Sports, which he grew ...more

Amit Bhutani

Dell
Amit Bhutani (amit_bhutani@dell.com) is a Sr. Linux Software Engineer at Dell. He has been leading Red Hat and Novell’s Enterprise Linux efforts at Dell since early 2004. His most notable accomplishments include launching the ...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

Mark Surman

The Shuttleworth Foundation
Mark Surman is in the business of connecting things: people, ideas, everything. A community technology activist for almost 20 years, Mark is currently Director of telecentre.org, a $21 million program that invests in grassroots ...more

Gordon Hopper


Gordon is a software engineer and systems architect. Gordon is an advocate for Linux and open standards. He holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering and an MS degree in Computer Science. Gordon is passionate about security, ...more

James Reinders
James Reinders, Intel Corporation
Doug Fisher
Doug Fisher, Intel Corporation
Pauwl Lunow
Pauwl Lunow, Qhuba
Mårten Mickos
Mårten Mickos, MySQL AB
Amit Bhutani
Amit Bhutani, Dell
Mark Shuttleworth
Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu/Canonical Ltd.
Mark Surman
Mark Surman, The Shuttleworth Foundation
Gordon Hopper
Gordon Hopper,
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.