We’re heading to Interop ITX in Las Vegas at the Mirage from April 30th – May 4th, 2018 and we hope to see you there!

What is InterOp ITX?

Interop ITX is the industry’s most trusted independent Conference focused on Full Stack IT education for technology leaders. Interop is dedicated to providing IT decision makers with a trusted environment to learn, collaborate and uncover new strategies and solutions they need to lead their teams and their businesses through constant change and disruption. Employed by a Conference-first model, Interop ITX offers in-depth content to a broad IT audience across the core areas of Infrastructure, Security, Cloud, Data & Analytics, DevOps, and Leadership & Professional Development.

 

Where you’ll find the best SWAG!

Journey over to the business hall and visit booth #426! Our booth will be located near the IoT Theater & Demo showcase. We’ll have our famous Pinehead plushies, webcam covers, coffee mugs, stress balls, mouse pads, puzzles, stickers, and sport bags! Not to mention, we will be raffling off a Star Wars Levitating Death Star Speaker. Yes, it defies gravity and also serves as a speaker for entertainment.

 

 

How do you win the Star Wars Death Star Bluetooth Levitating Speaker?

There are two ways to enter for your opportunity to win the Empire’s ultimate weapon. First, stop by our booth #426 and check in with our team. Then you will have 2 options to enter, and each option counts as one entry!

2 Entry Methods:

  1. Retweet one of our posts on @linuxacademyCOM and use the hashtag #InteropITX
  2. Share a Linux Academy post on LinkedIn using hashtag #InteropITX

 

 

Activities to find our team!

Find our team at some of these activities throughout the conference – we’ll be in those penguin shirts and we’d love to meet you!

Monday, April 30th

5:00PM – 6:00PM – Welcome Reception

Grab a complementary welcome drink and bites while networking with the fellow Interop attendees. Our team never passes up free food, so we will be there to connect with you!

Tuesday, May 1st

7:00 – 7:50 AM – ITX #vFit Run

Pack your running shoes and join fellow attendees for a ~5k run. Get moving and take in the fresh air before a chock-full day of sessions. Fellow attendee Eric Wright will design a run around Vegas that suits runners of all types. All levels welcome.

5:00 – 6:00 PM – Opening Night Block Party

Stop by the Business Hall before it officially opens Wednesday morning for your first chance to compare, test, and experience solutions from 100+ vendors. We’ll bring the games, drinks, and snacks! Stop by Booth#426 to see the Linux Academy team!

Wednesday, May 2nd

7:00 – 7:50 AM – Morning Yoga

Start your day with an invigorating yoga practice, led by one of our very own attendees Jennifer Huber. This Baptiste Inspired Power Yoga flow is a perfect place for people to begin their yoga practice or to reconnect with their yoga roots. We’ll move through a series of balancing and strength building poses, back bends and core work.

3:00 – 5:00 PM – Complimentary Headshots

Say CHEESE and get your business snapshots updated for free at the InterOp HQ.

11:30 AM – 6:30 PM Business Hall Expo

Check out all the event sponsors, collect your swag, and win prizes! You can find our booth right next to the IoT Theater and Demo Showcase at booth 426. (Free drinks will be served from 4:50 – 6:30 PM.)

11:30 AM – 6:30 PM – IoT & Demo Showcase

The IoT Theater provides attendees with real world case studies and strategies that they can take back to their companies to help immediately inform what they need to be doing in IoT over the next 1-3 years. The companion IoT Demo Showcase allows attendees to have docent-led demos of IoT initiatives providing them a first-hand view on what’s already out there and opening their minds to the possibilities for their future enterprise.

8:30 – 10:30 PM – Official Interop ITX Party

After dinner, take a quick stroll over to Brooklyn Bowl and join us for our official Attendee Party. Whether you want to go for the perfect game or you come for the drinks (open bar!), you don’t want to miss this party! Brooklyn Bowl is located at The Linq and is a 5-minute walk from The Mirage. No bowling experience necessary.

Thursday, May 3rd

11:30 am – 2:30 pm – Final Day of the Expo!

 

Sessions We’re Excited About:

Keynote: The State of Enterprise IT

Peyton Maynard-Koran, Senior Director of Worldwide Infrastructure at Whole Foods/Amazon, will be speaking about the change of pace in business that is primarily the direct effect of the advancement of IT. Peyton will cover the challenges and grand opportunities he has faced with his teams through tactical and transformative projects, and his view on the State of Enterprise IT and where it is heading.

Hands-On Session: Building a Kubernetes Cluster and Pipeline in the Amazon Cloud

While containers can help to manage complex systems and processes, the tools to manage them come with their own set of challenges. This hands-on session will walk through the steps to set up a standard DevOps and cluster orchestration platform based on a Kubernetes cluster in AWS. The ultimate goal this platform is to allow developers to further improve the efficiency of their work, repurpose work to save time, and focus on the unique business requirements of each project.
Understand how modern open source technologies such as Kubernetes, Jenkins, Nexus, and GlusterFS may be used to build a DevOps stack as reliable as other packaged options and be inspired to use open source products and participate more in upstream development.

 

Want to go, but haven’t gotten your pass yet?

Use our code: LINUX in order to receive these discounts:

$300 off the current rate on All Access pass
$200 off the current rate on Conference pass
$99 Business Hall pass

 

See you there!

We can’t wait to see all of you in Las Vegas soon – let us know in the comments below if you’re headed that way! If you’re looking to get your IT team up to speed on the latest cloud technologies through hands-on skills development, contact our team for more information on how you can get started!

 

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