If you yearn for the old community tech driven conferences where you mingle with fellow geeks (only these would be Linux networking geeks) then this would be it. There will be no marketing flashy openings. There will just be a pure feed of Linux networking. Netdev 1.2 will be held back to back with Netconf 2016, the by-invite Linux kernel networking workshop . So gurus of all sorts will be there mingling and giving talks. While there will be heavy Linux kernel influence we expect a lot of user space presence as well.