O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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The Future is Open

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.

News, Articles, Weblogs, and Photos from OSCON 2005

OSCON 2005 Presentation Files

Sesssions in iCal.Sessions in iCalendar Format (More info)

OSCON 2005 Featured Speakers

Paul Graham
Paul Graham
Y Combinator
Andi Gutmans
Andi Gutmans
Zend Technologies, Inc.
Jeff Waugh
Jeff Waugh
Gnome/Waugh Partners

Registration/Sign In Hours

On-site Registration and Badge pick-up will be at the Oregon Convention Center. Hours are as follows:

Tutorial Attendee Registration Only:
Sunday 4pm-8pm
Monday 7am-6:30pm
Tuesday 7am-1pm

Open Source Business Review, Convention Sessions, and Exhibit Hall Attendee Registration:
Tuesday 1pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 7am-6:30pm
Thursday 8am-6:30pm
Friday 8am-2pm

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

  • Check out the up and coming projects and personalities

  • Lay hands on the latest toys, apps, and goodies in the biggest OSCON exhibit hall yet

Conference News

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.

The Buzz from 2004 -- Check out the O'Reilly Network's news coverage and blogs from the 2004 O'Reilly Open Source Convention.

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Diamond Sponsors

Computer Associates International Inc., (CA)
Hewlett Packard
Sun Microsystems

Platinum Sponsors

Novell, Inc.

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Black Duck Software
Covalent Technologies
GroundWork Open Source Solutions
Intel Corporation
Mergere, Inc.
Yahoo! Inc.
Zend Technologies, Inc.

Media Sponsors

boing boing
C/C++ Users Journal
DevtownStation News
Digital ID World
Enterprise Open Source Journal
Free Software Magazine
InsideMac Radio
Integration Developer News
Linux Journal
Open Enterprise Trends
Software Association of Oregon
Version Tracker
Wi-Fi Technology Forum
Women's Technology Cluster

In-Kind Sponsors

Dell Inc.
Griffin Technology
Harman Multimedia


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OSCON 2005 Media Sponsor Opportunities — Call Margi Levin at 707-827-7184 or email at

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