OSCON 2010 Returning to Portland After Brief Jaunt to San Jose

by Ostatic Staff - Oct. 26, 2009

Silicon Florist blogger Rick Turoczy is reporting that the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) 2010 is returning to Portland, OR next year. Organizers moved this year's event to San Jose to San Jose, CA and by the time the conference was over, they were already telling attendees OSCON 2010 would most likely be held once again in Portland.

Organizers claimed the move to San Jose was prompted by the high cost of travel to Portland and its cramped convention facilities. The reasons for moving back to Portland for OSCON 2010 are much more elusive, but Portland's mayor confirmed it has signed a contract to play host next year.

Final dates have not been announced yet, but the event's Web site says they're coming "soon" and that the Call for Participation will begin in December. Follow all the OSCON news on Twitter, or sign up to receive the official OSCON newsletter directly from O'Reilly Media. If you've never been to OSCON before, find out what kind of conference goodness you're missing by taking a look at videos of the presentations and keynotes from this year's event.