The stage at the O'Reilly OSCON Conference in Austin
The stage at the O'Reilly OSCON Conference in Austin (source: O'Reilly Conferences via Flickr)

People from across the open source world came together in Austin, Texas for the O'Reilly OSCON Conference. Below you'll find links to highlights from the event.

Step 1: Punch a tree

Learn how Evan Booth's adventures in real-world transmogrification have shaped his perspective on open source hardware, manufacturing, and finding potential in the unremarkable.

Why choose open infrastructure?

Source code management, CI pipelines, chat services, and IaaS all have open alternatives, but most projects are developed on proprietary infrastructure. Christopher Aedo explains how to make open choices.

Open Source contribution and collaboration: How (and why) Netflix drives industry engagement

Dianne Marsh explains how open source contributed to Netflix's success, and vice versa.

The power of the open source ecosystem

Ying Xiong discusses the fast-growing open source market in China.

Rebuilding trust through blockchains and open source

Brian Behlendorf looks at how open source software and the blockchain offer models for building trust in your systems.

Sharing America's code

Alvand Salehi walks through some of the government’s open source projects available on the newly launched

Ask more questions

Saron Yitbarek explores examples of technical projects in education, health, and grassroots political activism that moved too fast.

Half my life spent in open source

Brad Fitzpatrick shares wisdom and anecdotes from his open source experiences.

Open source and open standards in VR

Stephanie Hurlburt explains why an open ecosystem is essential for the survival of virtual reality.

We the people ... are open source

Zaheda Bhorat talks about open source at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and takes you through highlights of her journey to AWS.

2017 O'Reilly Open Source and Frank Willison Awards

The O’Reilly Open Source Awards honor exceptional contributions to open source software. The Frank Willison Memorial Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Python community.

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