Now in its ninth year, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention is the bazaar of open source technologies, welcoming new voices and projects alongside the platforms, languages, and apps that started the open source movement. OSCON returns to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon July 23-27, 2007, bringing together over 2500 experts, visionaries, and hackers in the trenches to explore all that open source has to offer.
2007 promises interesting developments in Linux, Java, Web, and open source infrastructure. OSCON will have tracks for Linux, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, Databases, Desktop Applications, Web Applications (client-side and server-side), Windows, Administration, Security, and Emerging Topics.
O'Reilly Radar: The Executive Briefing will take place in conjuntion with OSCON 2007. Hosted by Tim O'Reilly, the Executive Briefing is an exclusive opportunity to hear from and meet with the innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who will profoundly influence open source technology in the coming year and beyond.
Who Attends OSCON?
OSCON is the place for the open source community to gather and gain momentum. It's also become a place for enterprise developers and managers to see the jewels of open source on display. Through hundreds of sessions, tutorials, activities, and events, the ninth annual OSCON will bring you open source's best.
In the past, OSCON has brought together representatives from such diverse companies, organizations, and projects as: ACS Inc., Adobe Systems, ADP, Alfresco, Amazon, Boeing, Christian Science Monitor, Cingular Wireless, City of Portland, craigslist, CSCI, Dell, Duke University, Federal Reserve Board, General Electric, Jobster, Kansas State University, Knova Software, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Lexis Nexis, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Los Alamos National Lab, Lund University Libraries, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Motosport, Mozilla, MySQL AB, Napster, Novell, Omni Hotels, Otsuka USA, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, PalmSource, Pentaho, Plaxo, Red Bean Software, Ruby Central Samsung, EW Scripps Company, U.S. Probation Office and Pretrial Services, University of Alaska, Verizon, WhitePages.com Inc., Xerox, and Zimbra
Some of the 2006 sponsoring and exhibiting companies included: ACM Queue, ActiveState, Advanced Micro Devices, Autodesk, Inc., Conference Guru, Covalent Technologies, Dell Inc., DevtownStation.com, Dr. Dobb's Journal, Enterprise Open Source Journal, Google, Greenplum, Griffin Technology, HP, Hyperic, IBM, Intel Corporation, IPTV Industry, Laszlo Systems Linux Journal, LinuxQuestions.org, Linux Pro Magazine, MacMinute.com, Methods & Tools, MindTouch, mixi.jp, Oracle, Port 25, Powell's Books, Roundabout Five, SDForum, Shopzilla, Six Apart Ltd., Solid, Sun Microsystems, Sys Admin, Technology Review, Inc., TechTracker, The 451 Group, The Open Technology Business Center (OTBC), The Women's Technology Cluster, Ticketmaster, Timbuk2 Designs Inc., VoIP-News.com, WiMAX Industry, Yahoo! Inc., and Zend Technologies, Inc.
Hear what attendees and exhibitors had to say about their experiences at OSCON 2006.
"O'Reilly conferences are ground zero for the open source alpha geek tribe." - Jon Udell, Infoworld
"An amazing geek-a-thon...No better place on this earth to find out how to use all the cool new open source projects, and to see what's coming next." - Matt Asay, Infoworld
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Allison Randal: Allison Randal is co-chair of O'Reilly's Open Source Convention and Energy Innovation Conference. Her first geek career was as a research linguist in eastern Africa. But eventually her love of coding drew her away from natural languages to artificial ones. Allison is the architect of Parrot, on the board of directors of The Perl Foundation, and founder and president of Onyx Neon. She co-authored Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials, and has edited various O'Reilly books on dynamic languages including Perl Hacks and Programming PHP.
Nat Torkington: Nat Torkington lives and works in New Zealand where he consults on open source and startup strategies, writes for O'Reilly Radar, and co-chairs the Open Source Convention (OSCON).
Kristen C. Accardi, Intel
Chris Adamson, O'Reilly
David Ascher, ActiveState
Josh Berkus, Sun
Avi Bryant, Dabble DB
Edd Dumbill, Useful Information Company
Chad Fowler, Ruby Central
Ask Bjorn Hansen, Develooper LLC
Amy Hoy, LimeWire
Arjen Lentz, Lentz Internet Services
Geir Magnusson, Joost
A. Elein Mustain, Varlena, LLC
Alex Russell, Dojo Toolkit
Craig Russell, Sun
George Schlossnagle, OmniTI
Simon St. Laurent, O'Reilly
Robert Spier, Google
Laura Thomson, OmniTI
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