Canonical has simply introduced that WSLConf, the Windows Subsystem for Linux convention that was scheduled to happen this month, is transferring to an online-only occasion because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The venue, which was initially projected to happen on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA, will now be live-streamed totally as a security measure towards virus infections.

“We could have shows from builders, safety professionals, groups from Canonical and Microsoft, and different passionate group members. This is an unique alternative to attach instantly with engineering groups constructing on and with WSL. By becoming a member of the occasion, you’ll hear from and work together with audio system in our world group to study, collaborate, and assist form the way forward for WSL,” Canonical explains.

Tech giants canceling their occasions

Canonical switching to an online-only occasion isn’t stunning, as Microsoft itself has adjusted its schedule because of the coronavirus.

For instance, Microsoft has already canceled the bodily MVP Summit happening later this month, transferring to a digital occasion as effectively. Furthermore, it’s believed that Microsoft might additionally cancel the upcoming Build, Inspire, and Ignite conferences, albeit online-only occasions are doubtless too.

Canonical says customers who will tune in to the occasion will probably be supplied with demos from a number of high-profile executives, together with Microsoft engineers like Erika Sweet (Program Manager at Microsoft) and Francesco Valerio Buccoli.

“Since switching to a digital occasion, the variety of registered attendees has greater than doubled. Though the circumstances surrounding the swap are unlucky, we’re thrilled to have the ability to develop entry to our first WSL convention to a worldwide viewers at no cost,” Canonical says.

The full agenda of WSLConf is on the market on this web page, however Canonical says additional revisions might be made, so circle again quickly to search out the up to date model.