December 21, 2001
At the Heart of the Movement: Participate In the O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sebastopol, CA--One of the most anticipated open source conferences is
gearing up for its 2002 edition: the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. The creators, players, pundits, and products come together annually at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, happening this year at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in sunny San Diego, California,
July 22-26, 2002.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
This five-day event is designed for programmers, developers,
strategists, and technical staff involved in open source technology and
its applications. We're especially seeking presentations that invoke
open source's innovative, do-more-with-less origins and address the
challenges of today's economic turbulence. What technologies will
thrive, and help us to thrive, in the future? Creating and reinvesting
in community is at the core of open source philosophy--what open source
initiatives continue to strengthen these values?
The O'Reilly Open Source Convention begins with two days of rigorous
tutorials aimed at novices and experienced users of Perl, MySQL, PHP,
Python, XML, Linux, and other key open source technologies. All
tutorials are designed to provide concrete knowledge that leads
directly to greater productivity.
Following the tutorial sessions are three days of multi-tracked
convention sessions focusing on leading technologies, best practices
and case studies, feature talks, demonstrations, and panel debates
examining: Perl, PHP, XML, databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redhat DB,
Sleepycat), operating systems (Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS
X), Python, Apache, and Java. Emerging topics, ethics, and political
and legal issues will also share the debate limelight.
All presenters whose talks are accepted will receive free registration
at the conference. Deadline for submission of proposals is March 1,
2002. Speakers will be notified by March 11, 2002. Convention
registration opens April 1, 2002.
Exhibition And Sponsorship:
If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the convention,
contact Andrew Calvo at 707-827-7176, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Words About the 2001 O'Reilly Open Source Convention:
"It's a rare thing to attend a computing conference where something
actually happens--here, instead of people waxing profound on the
possibilities of this technology or that (in between coffee breaks),
you get a surprise announcement that's certain to shake up the world as
we know it. But there's a sense here this week that this
conference--the O'Reilly Open Source Convention--might be one of those
that amounts to something: Minds will be changed. People will see the
light. The world will be better after this."
--Farhad Manjoo, Wired, July 25, 2001
"O'Reilly's Open Source Conference (OSCON) is easily the most
interesting technical event I attend every year. Each day at the
conference I get the chance to talk with brilliant, passionate people
who have done amazing work. I doubt that in the course of my life I
will ever be in a place where the average IQ or level of dedication is
--WebMonkey, August 2, 2001
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