The Linux Foundation Announces 2011 Event Schedule and New Android and Meego Developer Training Courses

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, has announced its 2011 event schedule and the latest expansion of its Linux conference, LinuxCon, to Europe. LinuxCon Europe will take place October 26-28, 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Linux Foundation has also released the Call for Presentations for its full 2011 event lineup, which includes LinuxCon conferences in North America, Japan, Brazil and Europe, as well as other events focusing on embedded Linux in both North America and Europe.

The Linux Foundation this year will organize and host the Embedded Linux Conferences (ELC) in North America and Europe, as a result of last year's merger between The Linux Foundation and the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF). ELC, now in its sixth year, is dedicated to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers.

Separately, The Linux Foundation also announced six new training courses dedicated to the development of Linux-based mobile operating systems Android and MeeGo.

According to the foundation, Linux has become the dominant operating system (OS) for mobile and embedded computing devices, and Android and MeeGo today represent two of the leading platforms in this market. Android is the leading OS for smartphones in the United States and powers millions of phones around the globe. while MeeGo is providing the foundation for next-generation computing devices, from mobile PCs and netbooks to tablets and mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems.

"We continue to see unprecedented demand for Linux expertise from our members and the industry at large. The Linux Foundation Training Program gives professionals a unique learning opportunity to build their resume with the most sought-after skills," notes Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "We're happy to be able to offer Android and MeeGo developer training to equip professionals with the best skills to further their careers and to accelerate development efforts of Linux in the mobile computing market."

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