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OSCON Makes It Happen: O'Reilly Open Source Convention Reveals Program and Opens Registration

Press release: April 5, 2010

Sebastopol, CA, April 5, 2010—Open source makes it happen in a world where technology and society change faster than ever before. OSCON, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, returns to Portland, Oregon to explore all things open source July 19-23, 2010, at the Oregon Convention Center. Program chairs Allison Randal and Edd Dumbill have announced the program, and registration has opened.

"It's a fantastic time to be working with open source software," said Edd, "Technology is being revolutionized by cloud and mobile services, and open source is leading the way. As well as our regular broad coverage, our 2010 highlights include NoSQL databases, new systems management tools, and Android and HTML5-based mobile development."

Featured speakers at OSCON include:

  • Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager, Google, Inc.
  • Stormy Peters, Executive Director of GNOME Foundation
  • Rob Pike, Principle Engineer, Google, Inc.
  • Jill Tarter, Director, Center for SETI Research
  • David Recordon, Senior Open Programs Manager, Facebook
  • Paul Fenwick, Managing Director, Perl Training Australia

For the first time this year, OSCON will feature dedicated Government 2.0 and Health IT tracks, reflecting the important role open source is playing in transparency, collaboration and cost-efficiency in these sectors.

OSCON welcomes everyone passionate about open source to five full days of workshops, sessions, events, and activities.

Early registration discounts apply until June 2, 2010 at:

For more information on OSCON, visit:

For articles, blogs, photos, videos, and speaker presentation files from OSCON 2009, see:

For an O'Reilly conference overview, visit:

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