[Pdx-pm] Reminder: OSCON Early Bird Discount Ends This Friday

Josh Heumann perl-pm at joshheumann.com
Tue Jun 15 15:47:21 CDT 2004

For those of you interested....

O'Reilly Open Source Convention
July 26-30, 2004 in Portland, OR

Early Bird Registration Ends June 18

Open source, open data, open thinking: OSCON will feature many
shades of openness this year.

New to the keynote roster is David Rumsey, whose mapping project
is a fascinating example of open data. Freeman, Esther, and
George Dyson will put attendees in an open frame of mind by
discussing their theories of open thinking during their joint
presentation. For details on these and other keynotes (Robert
Lefkowitz, Chris Stone, Bdale Garbee, Milton Ngan, and Tim
O'Reilly), visit

Other topics we'll explore at OSCON this year:
- Growth of Linux as a desktop system
- Big decisions for GNOME
- Emergence of Novell as a powerhouse
- Security: ignore it at your peril
- Plone, Groovy, and other new software toys
- Ubiquity of databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL

Plus, the latest news from Apache, Perl 6, mod_perl, Ruby, Java,
and more. For a bird's-eye view of the convention, check out

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New Event: Free Speech and Free Beer Party
Sponsored by Novell
Who said free speech isn't like free beer? Thursday night at
OSCON is Novell's free speech AND free beer party. Let the
freedom flow Thursday night at OSCON.

Registrations for OSCON are coming in at a record pace, which
we're taking as a sign that the cloudy economic conditions are
finally beginning to clear up. Be sure to register early this
year, we're forecasting a sell-out. Again, early bird registration  ends
June 18.

"OSCON is absolutely the best way to get a balanced and in-depth
look at today's most important open source projects."
-- Cliff Schmidt, BEA

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