O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2014 (OSCON)

Event Details
July 20, 2014 - 8:00am - July 24, 2014 - 2:00pm
Oregon Convention Center Portland, OR
United States

Today, it's the rare developer or organization that doesn't use open source software. The business case for open source is well established, the tools are both abundant and reliable, and the collective intelligence of the open source community ensures that the code is top quality and up to date. And the most compelling reason of all: with open source, you know what's in your code.

Join us at OSCON 2014 as we roll up our sleeves and dig deep into the business of open source. At OSCON, you'll encounter the open source ecosystem in its entirety—the full open source stack—exactly as you approach it in your work. You'll learn about the latest developments, add to your skills, and discover how other people are solving the same problems you're working on.

Five Reasons to Attend OSCON

  1. Get straight to the epicenter of all things open source and get better at what you do. OSCON is not one language or set of tools, but the entire open source ecosystem—the full stack—so you can explore, experience, and learn how all the pieces go together, just as you do in your work. Your time at OSCON will absolutely make you better at what you do. You'll take away skills and knowledge that you can apply immediately to your work.
  2. Learn from the best and make valuable connections. At OSCON, you'll hear from the best and most original minds in your field, including creators of the tools and languages you're using. The people you meet at OSCON may turn to out to be the most valuable connections in your career.
  3. Get solutions to your biggest challenges that you can apply today. Make a list of your biggest headaches and compare it to the OSCON program. Odds are, the solutions await you. From security to mobile devices and the cloud, and the ongoing challenges of growing open source communities, it's all covered at OSCON.
  4. See the latest developments, products, services, and career trends. At OSCON, you'll see first-hand how others—from start-ups to innovators to some of the world's most successful companies—are using open source technologies to achieve their goals. You'll identify the products and technologies that matter most to your work, and learn how other organizations structure their work, build teams, and plan for the future.
  5. Hear it first at OSCON. From the beginning, the open source revolution has shaped the way the world uses software. And some of the biggest innovations in the open source ecosystem have been announced at OSCON—so when you're there, keep your eyes and ears open. You'll see new ideas and directions emerge, and you'll be present when the latest research, best practices, technologies, and analytic approaches are unveiled.

Keynote Speakers

  • Gina Blaber, O'Reilly Media, Inc., VP Conferences
  • Tim Bray, Independent, Web Guy
  • Piers Cawley, Thermeon, Senior Programmer
  • Wendy Chisholm, Microsoft, Senior Accessibility Strategist and Universal Design Evangelist
  • Chris DiBona, Google, Inc., Director, Open Source
  • Paul Fenwick, Perl Training Australia, Managing Director
  • Beth Flanagan, Intel Corp. Senior Software Engineer, Opensource Technology Center
  • James Grierson, Bluehost.com, Chief Operating Officer
  • Leslie Hawthorn, Elasticsearch, Community Manager
  • Raymond Henderson, Grassroots.org, Executive Director
  • Shadaj Laddad, School Student
  • Will Marshall, Planet Labs, CEO
  • Matthew McCullough, GitHub, Inc., Training Pioneer
  • Rachel Nabors, rachelnabors.com, Interaction Developer and Cartoonist
  • Sarah Novotny, NGINX, Evangelist and Community Leader
  • Carol Smith, Google, Inc., Program Manager
  • Andrew Sorensen, QUT, Artist-programmer
  • Simon St. Laurent, O'Reilly Media, Inc., Senior Editor
  • Simon Wardley, Leading Edge Forum (CSC), Researcher