Publishes 18 Interviews with Speakers of the Upcoming OSCON Conference

For those of you who have not noticed yet, the folks at just completed the publication of an entire series of interviews with speakers at the upcoming O/Reilly OSCON conference. This conference is one of the most important and interesting open source conferences of the year and the wide variety of interviews conducted which show the depth and breadth of the conference topics. `

Below is an overview of the OSCON conference by Jen Wike together with a list of the interviews. As many of our readers may have noticed, we have reprinted some of the interviews already in Open Health News. We focused on those interviews we though would be of the greatest interest to our readers. Over the past year we have developed a working relationship with and come up with a reciprocal publishing arrengement by which we are able to republish some of the articles that appear in that we think will be of interest to our readers, and vice versa.

And I have to add, is doing a terrific job and all of our readers should make sure to check on their web site on a regular basis for really great articles on every open source topic imaginable. I have had the most contact with Jason Hibbets and Jen Wike, who lead a fabulous team of writers and editors and they have developed a great community of contributors who provide content for the site.

Without more ado, here is Jen Wike's write up on the interviews. In addition to the individual links to each interview, has also put all the interviews together as a free eBook that can be downloaded here.

18 interviews with speakers of upcoming OSCON 2014

The O'Reilly Open Source Convention—or OSCON, as it's popularly known—is one of the world's premier open source events. For more than a decade, open-minded developers, innovators, and business people have gathered for this weeklong event, which explores cutting edge developments in the open source ecosystem. The event will be held from July 20 - July 24 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

And, will be there! We'll cover the keynote sessions, talk with industry thought leaders, and be tweeting about our adventures @opensourceway.

For the last two weeks, has published a series of 18 interviews with speakers at OSCON 2014. Our writers asked them things like:

  • Why choose open source?
  • What are some tips for success?
  • What does the future hold for your open source project or business?
  • How do you see the industry evolving over the next few years?

Download this eBookCheck out the complete list of OSCON 2014 speaker interviews, read the ones you're most interested in, then let us know on Twitter or Facebook which ones you liked the most and why. You can also take the full reading list to go by downloading our free eBook of our OSCON 2014 speaker interviews.

Complete list of OSCON 2014 speaker interviews

  1. From zero to Spark Core in two years (Jen Wike interviews Zach Supalla, Spark)
  2. Open source's identity crisis (Bryan Behrenshausen interviews Karen Sandler, Software Freedom Conservancy)
  3. Building, deploying, and distributing software with JFrog (Travis Kepley interviews Yaov Landman, JFrog)
  4. It's better to share with functional programming (Robin Muilwijk interviews Katie Miller, OpenShift at Red Hat)
  5. Why is Docker the new craze in virtualization and cloud computing? (Jodi Biddle interviews James Turnbull, Docker)
  6. Girls' skills are needed in tech (Jen Wike interviews Jennifer Davidson, ChickTech)
  7. 3 ways to contribute to Firefox OS (Bryan Behrenshausen interviews Benjamin Kerensa, Firefox OS evangelist and volunteer)
  8. Asciidoctor coder writes less documentation (Nicole Engard interviews Sarah White, Asciidoctor)
  9. Understanding the metrics behind open source projects (Jason Baker interviews Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Bitergia)
  10. Justin Miller on how Mapbox runs like an open source project (Michael Harrison interviews Justin Miller, Mapbox)
  11. Is making your product free and open source crazy talk? (Scott Nesbit interviews Patrick McFadin, DataStax)
  12. Open source to make caring for your health feel wonderful (Jen Wike interviews Juhan Sonin, Involution Studios)
  13. CloudBees programmer to give talk on how to develop a massively scalable HTTP server (Robin Muilwijk interviews Garrett Smith, CloudBees)
  14. DefCore brings a definition to OpenStack (Jason Baker interviews Rob Hirschfeld, OpenStack)
  15. Jérôme Petazzoni on the breathtaking growth of Docker (Richard Morrell interviews Jérôme Petazzoni, Docker)
  16. Getting kids interested in programming, robotics, and engineering (Jason Baker interviews Arun Gupta, Red Hat and Devoxx4Kids)
  17. On a mission to digitize and share the world’s visual history (Robin Muilwijk interviews Thomas Smith, Project Gado)
  18. The challenges of Open edX's large and complex codebase (Travis Kepley interviews David Baumgold, Open edX)

OSCON is where developers, innovators, business people, and investors gather to learn about the open source ecosystem in its entirety—the full open source stack. Learn about the latest developments, add to your skills, and discover how other people are solving the same problems you're working on. It's everything you need to know about open source tokeep you ahead of the curve.

Last updated: 7/23/2014. Added a mention of's free eBook that contains all the interviews.