Visit Intel at Open Source Summit North America 2024



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Earlier this year, developers responding to Intel’s annual Open Source Community Survey cited the Open Source Summit as their second most favorite conference for learning about open source technologies and solutions (after FOSDEM). So, of course, we wouldn’t miss it.  

Intel’s Open Ecosystem team will be at booth G/S5 April 16-18 hosting demos of our current open source projects, answering questions, and passing out swag. Stop by to say hi, snag some free stuff, and learn more about Intel’s efforts to establish an open platform for enterprise AI. Don’t miss sessions from Intel’s open source leaders throughout the event. Check out the list below for session dates and descriptions. 

Monday, April 15: SOSS Community Day Sessions

On Monday, you’ll find our Intel crew taking part in sessions at the SOSS Community Day, which brings folks together to discuss and share ideas and technologies focused on improving security in the open source ecosystem. Here are a few can’t miss sessions you’ll want to attend: 


Connecting Supply Chain Security Projects to the Community - Exploring OpenSSF’s DevRel Mission  

Security standards and tools aren’t created or adopted in a silo. It truly takes a village. The OpenSSF DevRel community was created to help grow that village through education and outreach about the important work the OpenSSF is doing to ensure the security of our software supply chain. Hear from panelists as they share the many ways they leverage their varied experiences to fill the critical gap between code and communication—and how you can get involved. 

Critical Conversation: Consuming Open Source Securely 

With the number of available open source projects seeing exponential growth, including the number of single-maintainer projects, evaluating and safely consuming open source software has never been more critical or challenging. Join Intel’s Katherine Druckman and Ryan Ware as they discuss how to assess open source projects for maintenance quality and health, the role of CVEs, project maturity, governance, contribution guidelines, bug-reporting protocols, and more. 

TTX Session – Moderated by Dana Wang, OpenSSF Speaker 

Here’s your chance to be a fly on the wall and observe as participants in this 90-minute tabletop exercise learn how to use current OpenSSF technologies in a simulated security incident. 

Tuesday, April 16: Keynotes, Security, and AI Insights


Keynote: Welcome & Opening Remarks with Special Announcement 

Don't miss the opening of the summit, featuring a special announcement that will set the tone for the event. We’ll give you a hint: It starts with an “O” and ends with a “PEA.” 


Panel Discussion: Improving Supply Chain Integrity with OpenSSF Technologies 

How well do you know your acronyms? Are you familiar with SLSA? S2C2F? How about GUAC? In this panel discussion, security experts from Microsoft, Intel, Kusari, IBM, and Google discuss new technologies advanced by the OpenSSF to improve the security posture of our open source software supply chain. 


Beyond the Buzz: Navigating AI’s Myths and Realities 

Intel’s Ezequiel Lanza takes you beyond the hype of AI, discussing its practical applications and dispelling common myths such as the capability of Large Language Models (LLMs) to reason, and the truth behind the perceived risks associated with open source initiatives in AI development. Despite notable advancements in AI, the discussion will shed light on the genuine capabilities and limitations of current AI technologies. 


Introducing the Open Platform for Enterprise AI 

Enterprises face no shortage of challenges developing and deploying GenAI solutions. Intel’s Melissa Evers and Arun Gupta introduce a new project under the LF AI & Data Foundation that’s designed to help—Open Platform for Enterprise AI (OPEA). Learn more about the mission, how the project is going to solve it, see reference RAG implementations in action, and find out how you can join and contribute to this effort. 

Wednesday, April 17: Security Tools, Debugging, and More


Panel Discussion: 6 Months In: (Building and) Using the Open SSF Security Toolbelt 

Six months ago, the Security Toolbelt SIG, formed by motivated OpenSSF volunteers, embarked on a mission to enhance OSS security across the software supply chain. They aimed to map out personas, use cases, and threats, aligning OpenSSF tools accordingly. Through gap analysis, they pinpointed areas needing investment to bolster security. In this panel discussion, security experts from Intel, Dell, and TestifySec will share the results of this work—a documented toolbelt that you can use to select the right tools for various supply chain scenarios.  


Network Intrusion Detection 101 with OpenWrt and OpenCanary 

How secure is your “smart” home? Can you really trust the cloud-based devices controlling your doorbells, TVs, and garage doors? Intel’s Tamas Lengyel shows you how to set sophisticated honeypots using a basic router or Raspberry Pi to trip up attackers before they breach your network. 


Developing a Secure, Open Future 

Intel’s Director of Security Communications Christopher (CRob) Robinson talks about the important work the OpenSFF has been doing to educate and inform developers on security practices that will improve the security of the open ecosystem for everyone. 


Tutorial: Debugging with Strace – A Peek Behind the Scenes of Linux Processes 

Take your Linux debugging skills to the next level with this hands-on tutorial on how to use Strace, a tool that traces system calls and signals of Linux processes. Intel’s HPC expert Avikam Rozenfeld walks you through how the system calls work, explains the various flags, and unravels the mysteries that may have previously prevented you from trying out this helpful tool. 


Lightning Talk: Secure Consumption of Open Source Software: Evaluating, Utilizing, and Contributing Safely 

The consumption of open source software is ubiquitous, offering immense opportunities for innovation and collaboration. However, ensuring the security of open source software requires careful evaluation, utilization, and contribution. Intel's Katherine Druckman covers some key considerations for securely consuming open source software. 


TPMs, Merkle Trees and TEEs: Enhancing SLSA with Hardware-Assisted Build Environment Verification 

Today's software development relies heavily on CI/CD and cloud-based build systems, but recent high-profile attacks underline the importance of protecting the build environment. GitHub’s Chad Kimes and Intel’s Marcela Melara introduce a solution combining cryptographic and trusted hardware technologies—like TPMs and confidential computing—to enable CI/CD platforms to verify and attest to the integrity of the build environment.  

Thursday, April 18: The Future of Toolchains and AI in Open Source


Toolchains for the Future 

Learn how to boost your software’s performance and security by harnessing the latest features in toolchains like the GNU toolchain for 2023/2024. Intel’s Victor Rodriguez shares practical examples highlighting new capabilities like AVX10.1/AVX-VNNI-INT16 support and improvements such as the process_mrelease function and enhanced static analyzer that will help you innovate faster and more securely. 


Sustainably Automate Manual Cell-Staining with Innovative Open-Source AI-Based Solution: AiCSD 

Discover how open-source AI solutions like AiCSD are revolutionizing the field of biology by automating manual cell-staining processes, making research more efficient and sustainable and way less toxic. The solution isn’t limited to scientific research either – learn how to use it for retail, industrial, and agricultural use cases too. 


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About the Author

Nikki McDonald, Content Manager, Intel Open Ecosystem 

Focused on educating and inspiring developers for over a decade, Nikki leads the strategy and execution for open source-related content at Intel. Her mission is to empower our open source community to grow their skills, stay informed, and exchange ideas. An avid reader, you’ll never find her without her Kindle. Connect with her on LinkedIn and X.