[Pdx-pm] OSCON 2006 -- Early Registration Now Open

Josh Heumann perl-pm at joshheumann.com
Tue Apr 18 15:40:24 PDT 2006

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The O'Reilly Open Source Convention
July 24-28, 2006 in Portland, Oregon

In the decade since the Perl Conference debuted, the tech industry has had
a wild ride. But one thing has remained constant: OSCON, the O'Reilly Open
Source Convention, is still where open source rubber meets the road.
Proven, venerable technologies like Linux, PHP, and Perl alongside
promising upstarts like Rails, Ruby, and VoIP. Hundreds of sessions and
tutorials. Thousands of open source mavericks, brainiacs, hackers,
activists, scientists, and their admirers, some in business-casual
disguise. Read all about it at: 

OSCON happens July 24-28, 2006 in open source hotspot Portland, Oregon,
and registration has just opened. Want to come *and* save some money? Sign
up before the early registration discount ends on June 5:

This year, program chair Nathan Torkington shines light on the missing
knowledge around open source.  "No documentation ever covers all the real
world issues, so we're filling that gap."  In addition to the scaling and
deployment sessions for technologists, the business track focuses on
explaining community and governance to vendors and enterprise IT.  

Read more about what Nat and Tim O'Reilly have to say on the 
subject here:

O'Reilly Radar Executive Briefing
We'll also explore the relationship between open source and business
through a special all-day event (Tuesday, July 25) brand new to OSCON: The
O'Reilly Radar Executive Briefing. The Executive Briefing, being organized
by open-source-meets-business guru Matt Asay, will give a limited number
of attendees an exclusive opportunity to meet with the innovators,
entrepreneurs, and companies that we believe will have the biggest impact
on the world of open source in the year to come. More Executive Briefing
details here:

Did we mention the hundreds of sessions and tutorials at OSCON?
- Session list here:
- Tutorial list here:
- Speaker list here:

A mere sliver of what's planned for OSCON 2006:
- "Python 3000," Guido van Rossum
- "Ajax Optimization Techniques," Kevin Henrikson
- "Asterisk Inside and Out," Brian Capouch
- "Open Source, APIs, and the Summer of Code at Google," Chris DiBona
- "Ubuntu: Community Building for Human Beings," Jeff Waugh
- "Javascript Bootcamp," Amy Hoy
- "Current State of the Linux Kernel," Greg Kroah-Hartman
- "Advanced Perl DBI," Tim Bunce
- "PHP and Web 2.0," Rasmus Lerdorf
- "Just Enough Intellectual Property Law," Cliff Schmidt
- "Jabber: The State of the Bulb," Peter Saint-Andre
- "Hacking Your House with VoIP," Brian Aker
- "Software Libre: FOSS in Venezuela," Jeff Zucker
- "Django: Web Development with Journalists' Deadlines," Jacob
- "Introduction to PostgreSQL," A. Elein Mustain
- "Scalable Internet Architectures," Theo Schlossnagle
- "Hacking Apache HTTP Server at Yahoo!," Michael Radwin
- "Ajax on Rails," Stuart Halloway
- "Ruby for Java Programmers," Ugo Cei
- "Fun with Open Source Attack and Penetration Tools," Nitesh Dhanjani
- ".NET in Apache and Beyond," Lee Fisher
- "Leveraging Mono for Cross Platform Development," Kevin Shockey

But wait, there's more: 
- An enormous exhibit hall--even bigger than last year. Sponsors (so far)
   include Greenplum, Sun Microsystems, HP, IBM, Ticketmaster, ActiveState,
   Autodesk, Covalent, Google, Intel, and Laszlo Systems
- Damian Conway enacts "The Da Vinci Codebase"
- Community meetings with our friends from OSDL, OSU, and others
- Late night Birds of a Feather sessions that any OSCONer can host
- Receptions, parties, awards, games, and other fun extracurricular stuff

Come start the next decade of the free and open source conversations in
person at this year's OSCON. 

See you in Portland (visualize sunshine),
The O'Reilly Conference Team

- For news articles, blogs, photos, and speaker presentation files from
OSCON 2005, visit: 

- For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at O'Reilly
conferences, contact Andrew Calvo at (707) 827-7176, or
andrewc at oreilly.com

- To become a media sponsor, contact Yvonne Romaine at (707) 827-7198, or
yromaine at oreilly.com

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