Getting to Know the Linux Kernel: A Beginner’s Guide – Kelsey Steele & Nischala Yelchuri, Microsoft
“Getting to Know the Linux Kernel: A Beginner’s Guide” offers a comprehensive overview of the Linux kernel and its open source community. The talk covers the essential aspects of the Linux kernel, including its role as the core component of the Linux operating system, its structure and architecture, and the development process. This presentation will take a closer look at the design of the Linux kernel, including how it is structured, how it can be modified, and how it manages resources. Additionally, attendees will learn about the opportunities to get involved in the Linux kernel community and make contributions, with information on accessing resources such as documentation, mailing lists, bug trackers, and version control systems. The talk will also explore the Linux kernel release cycle and the process for developing, testing, and distributing new versions of the kernel. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the open source nature of the Linux kernel and the community that surrounds it, including how to participate in mailing lists and make meaningful contributions to the development of the kernel. This talk is ideal for those new to the world of Linux or anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the Linux kernel and open source community.