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Join Microsoft at Open Source Summit North America 2024

The rise of open source has had significant impact across the technology landscape—transforming software development, accelerating innovation, and driving digital transformation. In fact, 95% of organizations have either increased or maintained their use of open source software in the past year,1 and 96% of applications now leverage open source.2 Open source is fundamental to Microsoft and can be found throughout the company today—across Microsoft, developers are using open source technology and building it with the collaborators across the globe.

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Open Source Summit North America 2024

Engage with Microsoft experts at booth P6

We are committed to building open solutions and enabling customers, partners, and project communities to do the same. Microsoft open source contributions span multiple areas from operating systems (for example Linux) to programming languages (such as Node.js, Python, and PHP), and from data and AI (like PostgreSQL, TensorFlow, and ONNX) to web technologies (such as Webpack and Svelte). We have also open sourced many of our flagship offerings including .NET, VS Code, and TypeScript.

We’ve invested in making Azure a proven platform for running Linux and open source workloads. Linux is widely adopted in Azure as more than 60% of customer cores in Azure run Linux-based workloads. With Azure, you have the flexibility to build, secure, and scale intelligent applications using the open source software of your choice. Microsoft supports all major Linux distributions and has close collaboration with Red Hat, SUSE, Canonical, and the broader Linux community.

In addition, open source is core to our product strategy and a foundational part of our culture. Today, Microsoft has over 60,000 employees using GitHub and we manage over 14,000 public repositories covering everything from best practices and our entire documentation systems to innovative projects like PowerTools and PowerShell. The Microsoft Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) ensures that we consume open source properly, provide secure solutions to our customers, and participate authentically in open source communities.

As open source becomes more prevalent, we will continue to invest to support the ecosystem and to actively listen, learn, and improve to enable people to achieve more.

Join us at Open Source Summit North America 2024

Join Microsoft at Open Source Summit North America 2024, taking place in Seattle, Washington from April 16 to 18, 2024. Open Source Summit North America 2024 brings together open source developers, technologists, and community leaders to collaborate, share information, solve problems, and gain knowledge—furthering open source innovation and ensuring a sustainable open source ecosystem. Open Source Summit North America is made up of a collection of events covering the most important technologies, topics, and issues affecting open source today.

Register for Open Source Summit North America 2024 today!

Attend Microsoft sessions

Attend a Microsoft session at Open Source Summit North America 2024 to learn more about Microsoft’s contributions to the open source community, best practices for using open source technologies, and insights into emerging trends in open source. Add the below sessions to your Open Source Summit North America 2024 schedule.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Panel Discussion: Improving Supply Chain Integrity with OpenSSF TechnologiesJay White, Microsoft
Arnaud Le Hors, IBM
Issac Hepworth, Google
Michael Lieberman, Kusari
Marcela Melara, Intel Corporation
11:20 AM to
12:00 PM PDT  
You Don’t Know Jack (and Kashan): Lessons from Running Linux at HyperscaleJack Aboutboul, Microsoft
Khrum Kashan, Microsoft
12:15 PM to
12:55 PM PDT
Two GitOps Titans, One Powerful Solution: Flamingo (Flux + Argo)!  Joaquin Rodriguez, Microsoft
Priyanka Ravi, Weaveworks
3:25 PM to
4:05 PM PDT 
OSS Supply Chain Threats and Why You Need a Holistic Security Strategy  Adrian Diglio, Microsoft4:20 PM to
5:00 PM PDT

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Investigating Checkpoint and Restore for GPU-Accelerated ContainersNan Liu, Microsoft
Adrian Reber, Red Hat
11:00 AM to 11:40 AM PDT  
Panel Discussion: OSS Viability and Project SelectionEmma Irwin, Microsoft
Matt Germonprez, CHAOSS/University of Nebraska at Omaha
Dawn Foster, CHAOSS
Gary White, Verizon
11:55 AM to 12:35 PM PDT
Reinventing Container Linux for the Wasm Era (and More) with System Extensions   Andrew Randall, Microsoft2:00 PM to
2:40 PM PDT
Lightning Talk: Charting the Course for Secure Software Supply Chain with Guac-AI-Mole!   Ridwan Hoq, Microsoft2:10 PM to
2:20 PM PDT
Booting a Linux Kernel in a Higher Privilege Level  Thara Gopinath, Microsoft
Anna Trikalinou, Microsoft
2:55 PM to
3:35 PM PDT
Tales of Adopting OpenTelemetry: A First-Timer Journey Hope Oluwalolope, Microsoft4:00 PM to
4:40 PM PDT

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Keynote: Rebel to Pioneer: Open Source at MicrosoftRoss Gardler, Microsoft9:40 AM to
9:45 AM PDT
Repository Cohorts: How OSPOs Can Programmatically Categorize All Their Repositories  Justin Gosses, Microsoft
Natalia Luzuriaga,
Remy DeCausemaker, and
Issac Milarsky, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
11:00 AM to 11:40 AM PDT  
How to Start Contributing to the Linux Kernel Kelsey Steele, Microsoft
Allen Pais, Microsoft  
2:00 PM to
2:40 PM PDT
Logically Securing the Illogically Logical Use of Large Language Models   Jay White, Microsoft
Sarah Evans, Dell Technologies  
3:15 PM to
3:55 PM PDT
A Journey into Linux Interrupt Handling Bottom HalvesAllen Pais, Microsoft4:10 PM to
4:50 PM PDT

Meet with us in person

Come visit us at booth P6 where you can engage with Microsoft experts on various topics including open source projects and programs at Microsoft, AI, PostgreSQL, cloud native technologies, Linux on Azure, and more. You’ll also be able to see the latest open source technologies in action.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Learn more about Open Source at Microsoft

1 Perforce: 2024 State of Open Source Report

2 Synopsys: 2024: Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report