Save the date for the 8th annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention, happening July 24-28, 2006 at the Oregon Convention Center in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
OSCON is the place to gather with open source leaders and practitioners of every persuasion to exchange ideas and push the boundaries of vital open source technologies. At OSCON 2005, we explored three deep trends affecting open source: the commoditization of software, network-enabled collaboration, and software customizability. Those discussions, and more, will continue in 2006. Also in 2005, we introduced the Open Source Business Review, along with a host of other exciting presentations and events.
The Call for Participation opens in December 2005; we'll unveil the program and open general registration in April 2006.
OSCON is the crossroads of all things open source, so it's the one place where you can:
Hear practical talks--learn how and why, not what to buy
Solve your open source
problems in just under a week
Meet almost everyone who's anyone in the OS community
Share plenty of "ah-ha!" moments
with users working through the same development and deployment issues
the up and coming projects and personalities
Lay hands on the latest toys, apps,
and goodies in the biggest OSCON exhibit hall yet
How to Schmooze at OSCON--Conference-goer extraordinaire Robert Bernier offers tips and techniques to help you meet 'n' greet--and get down to business--at OSCON.
Enter Hewlett-Packard's second annual photo contest at OSCON. Visit the HP booth in the Exhibit Hall to register and receive all of the details. The first 100 photo contest registrants will receive a special gift from HP when they sign up. Grand Prize winners will receive fabulous HP prizes. Visit HP for more info.
While you're at OSCON, go to the zoo! The SpikeZoo TestFest Lounge, that is. Brought to you by O'Reilly and SpikeSource, the Lounge features snacks, beverages, comfy lounge seating, wireless access for your laptop, and much more--even big screen TVs with Sony PlayStations! SpikeSource engineers will be on hand to answer all of your questions about open source testing. Ongoing demonstrations will showcase the testing of popular open source components, including SugarCRM, Mambo, and phpPGAdmin/phpMyAdmin, as well as the SpikeSource core stack. It's all happening August 3rd and 4th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Don't miss it!
Just 3 more weeks until The 7th Annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention August 1-5, 2005.
Come spend an energizing week in
beautiful Portland, Oregon, and connect with other developers from around
the world and across the open source spectrum. From Linux and Perl to
security, databases, and more, the 2005 edition of OSCON helps you get
where you need to go with open source. Register today.