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OSCON CFP is Open!
From: Robert Spier
January 4, 2008 22:36
OSCON CFP is Open!
Message ID: email@example.com
If you haven't already heard, it's time to submit proposals for
Without your talk proposals, the Perl track would be empty! Help
keep "The Perl Conference" strong by submitting a talk before
=== Forwarded Message:
From: "O'Reilly Open Source Convention" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Submit your proposal now
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 15:49:57 -0800
O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON)
July 21-25, 2008
Oregon Convention Center
Share What You Know at OSCON 2008, Coming July 21-25
Submit Your Proposal for Participation Now
The 10th Annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention will be held July 21-25 in
Portland, Oregon. OSCON is the crossroads of all things open source, a
vibrant meeting ground for the entire community to inspire, debate,
motivate, make deals, and connect face to face. The 2008 conference will
present the key players and issues influencing open source today and
explore the potential for open source tomorrow.
We're seeking proposals from people in tune with the heartbeat of open
source, whether you're a hacker, designer, trainer, system administrator,
- Have you launched a project that will revolutionize the way we think,
vote, sell, dream, or surf the Web?
- Do you grok the deep mysteries of crafting beautiful code?
- Have you built a successful business that not only benefits from open
source, but fully participates in the virtuous cycle of contribution and
We invite you to share your experiences, expertise, analysis, and ideas.
We are looking for proposals for four kinds of presentations:
- 45-minute sessions
- 3-hour tutorials
- Panel discussions
There will be 14 tracks, including Linux, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Java,
Databases, Desktop Applications, Web Applications, Mobile, Administration,
Security, People, Business, and Emerging Topics.
Submit your proposal anytime before midnight, February 4, 2008. For
submission guidelines and to submit your proposal, go to:
If you know someone who would be a good speaker, please pass this email
Topics we'd like to include in the OSCON 2008 program include:
- Parallelization, grid, and multicore technologies
- The strengths that will carry open source beyond the "gold rush"
- Open source in smart phones and mobile networked devices
- Open hardware and licensing
- Tools for the administration and deployment of large server farms
- AI, machine learning, and other ways of making software smarter than the
people using it
- The spread of open source into law, culture, data, and services and the
accompanying issues and lessons
- Open source in democracy, politics, government, and education
- Best practices for building a business model around open source
- Virtualization, appliances, and their creation and deployment
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so feel free to propose other open
source topics. Keep in mind that sessions and tutorials should be based on
real-world scenarios, delivering information that can be acted upon and
tools that can be put to use.
Even if public speaking is not your thing, you'll want to participate in
OSCON 2008. So save the dates, July 21-25, and plan on meeting us in
Portland. Early registration opens in March. To make your trip even more
worthwhile, the conference is conveniently co-located with the second
Ubuntu Live Conference at the Portland Convention Center.
Make sure you're signed up for the conference newsletter to
receive all the latest updates as plans for OSCON progress (login
If you have ideas for speakers and topics that will make the conference a
must attend event, send them to:
For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities please email Sharon Cordesse
For media partner opportunities please email Avila Reese
We look forward to hearing from you,
The OSCON 2008 Conference Team
P.S. Remember, the deadline for submitting proposals is midnight, February
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OSCON CFP is Open!
by Robert Spier