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Press Release: March 17, 2016

Explore everything open source at OSCON in Austin

Sebastopol, CAO'Reilly's OSCON brings talented people doing amazing things with open source to Austin, Texas, May 16-19. OSCON 2016 shows how to go from consumer to contributor of your favorite open source projects and illustrates how open source can be a strategic advantage for business.

Scott Hanselman and Kelsey Hightower join Rachel Roumeliotis as OSCON chairs this year, and the three chairs have created a program that celebrates the pillars of open source—the ideas, the people, and the projects.

Featured speakers include:

  • Erica Brescia, Bitnami
  • Cory Doctorow, independent
  • Dana Lewis, W2OGroup
  • Kyla McMullen, University of Florida
  • Sammus (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo), Cornell
  • Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft
  • Larry Wall, craigslist
  • Simon Wardley, Leading Edge Forum (CSC)
  • Emily Xie, Wayfair

OSCON 2016 also introduces OSCON Contribute, a hackathon for open source projects that aims to encourage new contributors. Long-time contributors can mentor newbies as they help several open source projects with issues, updates, and new feature development.

Business keeps getting better with open source, and if you want to be around for the long term you have to keep pace with the world as it whips by. OSCON offers you what you need from everything open source.

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