Conference News & Coverage
Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

  • Fotango
  • Intel
  • Microsoft

Gold Sponsors

  • Dell Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Mozilla Corporation

Silver Sponsors

  • ActiveState
  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • Greenplum
  • Ingres
  • Novell, Inc.
  • NYTimes.com
  • OpSource
  • Rearden Commerce
  • SnapLogic
  • ThoughtWorks
  • Ticketmaster

Sponsors & Exhibitors

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the convention, contact Sharon Cordesse

For Media Partnership opportunities, please contact Avila Reese

Download the OSCON Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF).

Conference News

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Press & Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Dawn Applegate at

Program Ideas

Drop us a line at and tell us who and/or what would make OSCON a must-attend event.

User Groups & Professional Associations

For user group and professional association related inquiries, contact Marsee Henon at

Birds of a Feather Sessions

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic online and onsite and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic.

Please note that audio/visual equipment, including projection equipment, will not be available for BoF sessions. If you require any audio/visual equipment, you may contact , the official convention audio/visual producer, for rental rates.

The following BoFs have been scheduled for the conference:

Please check the "Birds of a Feather Sessions" corkboard located near conference registration for up-to-the-minute changes and information.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Open Source in Education
Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Location: D136
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Concurrency-Oriented Programming With Erlang
Time: 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: D135
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Women at Open Source Community
Time: 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: D136
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Python Advocacy
Time: 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: D139-140
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Perl Trainers
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: D136
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

OSI Design Thinking Tutorial
Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Location: D139-140
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Technology Community Leader Meetup
Time: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: D137-138
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

(Re)Designing the OSI: an Interactive Public Meeting
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: Portland 252
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Scrum War Stories
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: D136
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
GPLv3 for People Who Aren't Lawyers
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: D135
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
On Exploiting Parallelism: Four Challenges
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: D139-140
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Using symfony, a PHP web framework
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: E141
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Open Source Benchmarks for Open Source DBMS
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: E142
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Perl::Critic: what next?
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: E143-144
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Shaping the Web Future of the Newspaper
Time: 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: E143-144
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Plone 3.0
Time: 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: D136
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Beer, Pizza, and Dolphins - The MySQL Community BoF
Time: 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: D137-138
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Free Software Activism
Time: 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: D135
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Python Birds of a Feather
Time: 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: D139-140
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Caching for fun and profit
Time: 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: E141
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Business Collaboration - Rod Beckstrom
Time: 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: F150
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

PostgreSQL Community Update
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: D135
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Tapestry: New and Noteworthy
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: D136
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Geek Herding on a Shoestring
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: D137-138
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Open Source Full Text Search
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: D139-140
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Chandler Project BOF
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: E141
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Parallel Computing on the PS3 Cell Processor
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: E143-144
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Perl 5 Wikithon
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: E145
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Get Involved with Mozilla
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: E142
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
Intro to Plone
Time: 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: D136
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
The Google Summer of Code Community Gathering
Time: 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: D137-138
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)
OpenMoko: The open source cellphone
Time: 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: D135
Track:  BoFs (Birds of a Feather)