OSCON 2006 is history. Read articles, blogs, and announcements and see photos and presentation files on the convention news page. Save the date for the next OSCON, returning to Portland's Oregon Convention Center July 23-27, 2007.

OSCON 2006: Opening Innovation

In the decade since the first O'Reilly Perl Conference, OSCON has been a place for the open source community to gather together and gain momentum. It's also become a place for proprietary software companies to understand what open source has to offer. This year, we're examining how being open influences and informs business, filling in the knowledge gap about what's possible with open source—and how to get it done. Through hundreds of sessions, tutorials, activities, and events, this year's OSCON is dedicated to extending the dialogue between the creative open source community and the "traditional" software development industry.

New to OSCON this year is the O'Reilly Radar: The Executive Briefing. Tim O'Reilly and Matt Asay will give a limited number of attendees an exclusive opportunity to hear from and meet with innovators, entrepreneurs, and companies that are currently on the O'Reilly Radar. It's a backstage look at the up and coming companies that we believe will have the biggest impact on the world of open source in the year to come.

Featured Speakers Include:

OSCON Will Explore:

  • Project best practices
  • Microsoft Windows-based open source projects
  • Enterprise Java techniques
  • Linux kernel skills for sys admins
  • Multimedia, including voice and video
  • AI including classification, clustering, and data mining
  • Collaboration
  • Device hacking
  • Design
  • Entrepreneurial topics
  • Fun stuff for its own sake

The O'Reilly Open Source Convention, happening July 24-28, 2006 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, is where early adopters, coders, expert users, sys admins, entrepreneurs, and business people working in free and open source software gather to share ideas, discover code, and find solutions. Come to OSCON to debate, make deals, and connect face to face with thousands of friends, colleagues, and fellow geeks in the open source—and soon-to-be open source—community.