[Melbourne-pm] Last Chance to speak at OSDC

Jacinta Richardson jarich at perltraining.com.au
Thu Aug 18 22:43:06 PDT 2005

G'day everyone,

Put your OSDC proposal in TODAY at:


I'm sorry if you're already sick of the idea but for those who *intend* to
submit a paper proposal ... eventually please be aware that TODAY is the last
day proposals are being accepted.

Are you a developer?  If so, then you should seriously consider proposing a
talk.  What would you talk about?  Well, how about that really cool
library/module/project that you used recently which saved your hours?  How about
the project you're working on now?  Does your work involve a lot of text
processing -- What has that taught you?  Do you use your language to develop
cool things like cochlear implants or monitor heart rates or predict earthquakes?

Do you write documentation for an open-source project?  Do you want to tell us
about it?  About the project, about the documenting, soft skills, hard skills,
propose a talk.

Are you "kind of good" at using an open-source tool?  Could you stand up and
introduce it to the rest of us?  Those who already know everything about it
won't be there at your talk to belittle you, they'll be at another talk.  You'll
have an audience of people who want to know about your favourite toy.

Is there something you'd like to learn about?  Like how to do profiling, or how
to use a particular tool?  Perhaps proposing a paper and getting it accepted
will be a good motivational tool for learning.

Do you know things about soft-skills that you feel your peers could learn from
such as how to network more effectively, or present at conferences, or write a
paper or run a users' group?  Propose a talk, soft skills are important too.

This conference is being run to foster and grow the open source community.  As
far as I can tell, this warmly includes you.  Please think hard about whether
you can contribute something.  It's a great opportunity for you to get your name
in lights, have fun and be recognised.

The conference was lots of fun last year and I'm anticipating it being even
better this year.  If you can't propose a talk or if it doesn't get accepted I
hope you'll come along anyway.  Speakers get into the conference for free.

All the best,


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