The oSSum13 program includes keynotes, talks, workshops and a lot of fun. oSSum13 takes place November 15-17, 2013 following SUSEcon , our main sponsors' yearly conference. Registrations finalized before November 1st include free admission to Technology Showcase and Keynotes of SUSECon on Friday November 15.


Detailed information about each session is available from the Master Schedule

Time Session Room
14:00 Registration Desk opens
15:00 Welcome Keynote openSUSE Board TBD
16:15 Geekos Infrastructure Overview Goofy
16:15 Musescore 2.0 Tigger
17:00 Authentication and SSSD Goofy
17:00 openSUSE Maintenance Tigger
18:30 Pizza Party Terrace
Time Event
09:30 Keynote TBA
10:45 systemd Workshop (2 hours) Genie Lab
10:45 Introducing the SUSE Security Team Goofy
10:45 Promoting openSUSE Tigger
11:45 Open Build Service Goofy
12:45 Lunch TBA
13:45 Townhall meeting TBA
14:30 15 Years of Open Source: It's all about the people Goofy
14:30 openSUSE on ARM / AArch64 Tigger
14:30 Building images with KIWI Workshop (4 hours) Genie Lab
15:30 Community Building in 10 Steps Goofy
16:15 MirrorBrain Goofy
16:15 13.1 Release working session Tigger
16:50 Building scalable CakePHP web apps Goofy
17:10 Practical, Effective, Virtualization Goofy
Time Event
09:30 openSUSE Education Li-f-e Goofy
09:30 The Crowbar 2.0 Cloud Deployment Tool Tigger
10:15 openSUSE MATE Goofy
10:45 Xen: Open Source Hypervisor Designed for Clouds Goofy
10:45 openSUSE Install Fest (or something else if you must) Tigger
12:00 Closing TBA

Social Events

Geekos are a hard-working, fun-loving bunch. But even Geekos need a break to socialize and get some food in their bellies. That's why we bring you the Geeko Lounge. A place to relax, put your feet up and hang out with fellow Geekos. Each morning we serve breakfast, and throughout the day, we'll have refreshments to quench your thirst and nibble on. Couches and bean bags to plop your dupa on as you take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the busy day checking out sessions. We are also planning to add a party or two, so check back to get the latest info.

Geeko Hunt!

This game will have you looking everywhere! Our team will place 20 geeko stickers, the size of a regular smartphone (no bigger than 6 Inches) throughout the openSUSE Summit venue. Upon registration you will receive a game sheet that allows you do describe the location of the Geekos you find. The participant with the most correct answers wins the game. Winner needs to be present during prize ceremony on Sunday at closing.


Attending the openSUSE Summit is free of charge, thanks to our sponsors. However, there are many areas of event organization where a few extra dollars will go a long way to help make the event a great success. The supporter ($50) and profressional ($200) tickets available from the SUSE Web-shop provide an opportuinty for individuals or companies to contribute financialy to the event. Attendees purchasing a ticket will receive a SUSE branded backpack as a gift of appreciation at time of registration.


The openSUSE Summit will be held November 15-17, 2013 in beautiful sunny (we hope!) Florida. Disney's Coronado Springs Resort will welcome all Geekos to this year's event. At the Disney Resort you are located right next door to one of the greatest attractions in Orlando. But Orlando has more to offer than just Disney World, it is also home to Sea World, Universal Studios and the Kenedy Space Center is only about 60 miles away. If you are interested in the various attractions you might want to check out an Orlando city pass.


Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8403
Phone: (407) 939-1000

In collaboration with SUSECon, a discount for hotel room reservations is available. Click here to reserve today! And if you want to share a room with a fellow geeko, either for fun, to save some $$ or both, use our Room Board page on the openSUSE wiki.
Each room accommodates up to 4 people and everyone in the room can get a ride on the "Magical Express". Those, sharing the room are responsible for making the appropriate arrangements w.r.t. payment etc.
The SUSE rate for the hotel is US $139, which works out to be US $156.37 with tax, and it's valid for single or double occupancy for reservations made until October 11, 2013.
For more than 2 people per room there is an extra charge of $15 per night, per adult.
At the time of the booking, your credit card will be charged with the cost of one night stay plus taxes.
Free internet access is provided in the rooms.
Check-in is after 3:00 p.m. Check-out is at 11:00 a.m


  • Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) - 12 miles
  • Orlando Intl. Airport (MCO) - 20 miles
  • Sanford Intl. Airport (SFB) - 47 miles

Disney offers complimentary bus transportation to and from Orlando International Airport. You will need to reserve your seat on the bus according to the published guidelines. If you would rather not ride on the "Magical Express", but who would want to miss that experience, there is also a way to get to the resort using public transportation.

Alternate Transportation:


Registration for the openSUSE Summit is now open. For the first time we will use the Open Source Event Manager (OSEM) to handle registration and session submission. We share the OSEM instance with the openSUSE Conference, thus please pay attention that you register for the event you intend to participate in. If you did not previously register for an event in OSEM you first need to create and account (this is a very simple process) and than register for the summit. So head on over to the Registration page and register for the openSUSE Summit.

Call for Participation

The quality of the event will largely be determined by the number and quality of sessions. Therefore, if you have a great idea please submit your session proposal here no later than October 4th, 2013. We are looking for sessions covering openSUSE technology, the openSUSE community, as well as sessions covering FOSS projects that may not immediately be related to openSUSE.

Code of Conduct

We want to ensure that everyone attending the openSUSE Summit has a great experience in an enjoyable environment. Therefore, all particpants are expected to follow the Code of Conduct.


The openSUSE Summit will feature a press room suitable for interviews. Please let us know if you would like to make use of this facility. We will also hold a press conference with the keynote speakers as well as people from the openSUSE Board. If you would like more information, please contact the openSUSE community manager

Jos Poortvliet
Phone: +49 (0) 173 587 6834