OSCON Conference Coming Up, Speakers Scheduled

by Ostatic Staff - Jun. 25, 2009

The OSCON (Open Source Convention) conference is quickly approaching, to be held July 20th through 24th in San Jose, California. The schedule and roster of speakers is becoming finalized, and looks to be very interesting this year. Keynote speakers include Google Open Source Program Manager Chris DiBona, and Intel's Imad Sousou. In addition to the sructured, scheduled events at this year's OSCON, there will be an unstructured "Unconference." This is an on-the-fly program created by OSCON participants. Here are more details.

Pricing varies for OSCON registration, and you can view details here. The cost for all sessions, plus two Tutorial Days, if you register in advance, is $1,990. You can register for sessions only for $1,345. Note that if you just want to visit the Expo Hall, attendance is free.

Here are some of the slated keynote presentations:

Chris DiBona, Google--Your Work in Open Source, The Numbers

Tony Hey, Microsoft--Enabling Academic ResearchOpen Tools and Services on Microsoft Platforms

Imad Sousou, Intel Corporation--Intel and Open Source: Innovation and Leadership for Continued Growth

Mark Surman, Mozilla Foundation--Where Next for Openness?

Simon Wardley, Canonical Ltd--Cloud Computing - Why IT Matters

There will also be session and tutorials running throughout each day of OSCON. You can view the full program here. OSCON was previously held in Portland, Oregon, and I'm betting it will get a much bigger audience with its new home in San Jose. OStatic will be covering the conference, and if you can't make it, note that archives of the sessions are slated to go up online, as they did last year.