April 3, 2009

O'Reilly Open Source Convention Reveals Program and Opens Registration: OSCON 2009 Open for Business

Sebastopol, CA, April 3, 2009 — Open source offers business a lifeline to economic survival, even as the economy crashes and companies flounder. The O'Reilly Open Source Convention shows the power of open source to help businesses rise above the competition in this daunting economic climate. Open source continues to thrive and grow because the open source community continues to find better ways, particularly to increase ease of use and lower the cost of deployment, to save technology costs in your organization. OSCON is the premier place to learn the latest advances and connect with leaders in this community. Registration has opened for the 11th OSCON, scheduled for July 20-24, 2009 in the new location of the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The early registration period, lasting until June 2, offers advance savings.

Program Chairs Allison Randal and Edd Dumbill reviewed almost 800 proposals in order to plan the conference around tracks for Linux, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, Mobile, Databases, Desktop Applications, Web Applications, Administration, Security, People, Business, and Emerging Topics.

Some of the more than 200 confirmed sessions and featured speakers include:

OSCON welcomes everyone passionate and curious about open source, including developers and programmers, designers, sys admins, hackers and geeks, enterprise developers and managers, IT managers and CxOs, entrepreneurs, activists, trainers, and educators.

Past OSCON sponsors and exhibitors included Intel, Microsoft, Sun, Google, BT, IBM, Yahoo, Zimbra, Atlassian Software, Disney, EnterpriseDB, Etelos, Ingres, Jaspersoft, Kablink, Linagora, Mindtouch, Mozilla, Novell, Open Invention Network, OpSource, RightScale, Silicon Mechanics, Tenth Planet, Ticketmaster, VoiceRoute, White Oak Technologies, and Xaware.

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