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From the Frontiers of Research to the Heart of the Enterprise
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA

Larry Lessig and attendees discussing issues at OSCON 2002.O'Reilly & Associates' Open Source Convention has concluded. With appearances by the leaders in the free and open source communities, OSCON once again proved to be the central gathering place to exchange ideas, share techniques, push the technical boundaries, and maximize the benefits of free and open source software. For details on what happened, please check out our convention coverage page on the O'Reilly Network.

OSCON 2003 is slated to take place July 7 - 11, 2003 (location yet to be determined). If you wish to be notified of OSCON 2003 news, please visit the O'Reilly Conferences Web Site and join our mailing list.

Conference Updates

Conference presentations are online! -- Did you miss out on an OSCON presentation? Want to know what you missed? You can download the presentation files from the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. Now includes audio and video from keynotes.

Camping out at Kid's World -- Back again by popular demand, Kid's World is available Monday through Thursday, providing exceptional daycare for your young ones. Register now to ensure that your children don't miss out on the fun.

Room Share Mailing List--If you wish to save on your OSCON housing costs, you may wish to room-share. We have set up a room-share email list to facilitate finding a suitable roommate. Please visit the Room Sharing page to submit your information and be added to the mail list. The list will be updated and broadcast weekly.

New Presentations added to OSCON--We've added many new exciting presentations to our OSCON program. See what's new, and take advantage of a great program and significant savings when you register by June 10.

Lightning Talk Proposals--We are planning to have lightning talks for every track and conference at OSCON. A lightning talk is a 5-minute tightly-focused presentation. Discuss your favorite extension, rant, sing the praises of an under-appreciated developer, plug your product or company, beg for a job, or even present a Shakespearean-style play!

Invitation to Attend The 4th O'Reilly Open Source Convention -- Read why you cannot afford to miss OSCON 2002 from Convention Chair Nathan Torkington and O'Reilly & Associates President Tim O'Reilly.

Exhibition and Sponsorship

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the conference, telephone Andrew Calvo at 707-827-7176, or email andrewc@oreilly.com.
Download OSCON Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus.


Related News

Bruce Sterling presents "A Contrarian Position on Open Source" on Friday, July 26, 11:30am - 12:15pm at the Open Source Convention. Don't miss Sterling's unique perspective on software as author of several science fiction novels including Involution Ocean, The Artificial Kid, Schismatrix, Islands in the Net, and Heavy Weather. His non-fiction book, The Hacker Crackdown, describes the law enforcement and computer-crime activities that led to the start of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 1990.

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Open Source Vendors--Tim O'Reilly explains why open source is good for businesses even if it isn't always good for software vendors. "Customer lock-in is the real enemy of business, not the GPL," Tim says. Get involved with the open source movement - register today for OSCON.

Nat Torkington and his son at OSCON 2001 Supersnail's Fisheye View of OSCON 2001--Check out Julian Cash's amazing photos from last year's Open Source Convention. This year's OSCON will be held in San Diego, Calif. on July 22-26, and includes talks by Richard Stallman, Larry Wall, Guido van Rossum, and Lawrence Lessig, just to name a few. Register now!

Perl 6 Uncovered at OSCON--What better place to hear from Larry Wall, Damian Conway, Dan Sugalski, and others about the current state and future plans of Perl 6? Register now and save $450.

The Fellowship Comes to OSCON -- Come to OSCON and hear Milton Ngan, the IT Manager for Peter Jackson's Weta Graphics, talk about the role of Linux, Perl, and other open source software in the making of the Lord of the Rings. Register now and save $450.

Eric van der Vlist on W3C XML Schema -- Eric van der Vlist has just finished writing a book on W3C XML Schema for O'Reilly. In this interview, he talks about the book and the technology. van der Vlist will speak on the subject at OSCON, presenting an Introduction to XML Schemas.

Opening the Portal Into Your Television -- The O'Reilly Network is running an interview with Carl Malamud on Electronic Program Guides and the NetTopBox project, which hopes to aid in building a distributed, open media guide. Malamud presents NetTopBox at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention.

Apache and SSL -- OSCON speaker Paul Weinstein explains how to integrate SSL into Apache, and he reviews how SSL establishes a secure HTTP connection and authenticates parties in this article on the O’Reilly Network. Weinstein presents the tutorial Apache and SSL on Wednesday, July 24.

Jim Kent Keeping Genome Data Open -- Open-data hero Jim Kent, who was instrumental in keeping the human genome data in the public domain, tells why and how he did it in this O’Reilly Network interview. Kent will be a keynote speaker at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention.

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