Linus Torvalds to Receive Award at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
June 14, 2000
Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, will be honored with an award at the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Jose. The event, which takes place from August 15th to 17th, features a lineup of keynote speeches and presentations, including one by Ransom Love, president and CEO of Caldera Systems, Inc., titled 'Linux and the Chasm - Where are We?'. Other notable speakers include Joel Birnbaum, chief scientist at Hewlett-Packard Company, who will discuss Linux Evolution: IA64, E-services, and Beyond. The conference also includes a 'Linux Geek Bowl' feature presentation, hosted by Nicholas Petreley, where two teams of open source personalities will compete in a Linux trivia showdown. Additionally, Patricia Sabga, co-anchor of The N.E.W. Show on CNNfn, will host an 'Executive Roundtable' feature presentation with panelists from leading companies in the Linux industry. The event is expected to attract over 40,000 visitors and has already seen a 40% increase in pre-registration compared to the previous year.