July 13–16, 2020

Fueling innovative software

Software development is changing fast. See what's shaping software development today—from AI and cloud to data-driven apps and distributed computing—and learn how to put it to work for you.

If your plans change and you can’t attend, no worries—just let us know by June 12 and you’ll receive a full refund.

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  • MON-TUE, JULY 13-14
  • WED-THUR, JULY 15-16

What's new at OSCON?

Software development is harder than ever before. The OSCON 2020 program focuses on the areas driving software development forward and will show you how to overcome the thorniest obstacles facing developers today. You'll learn how to:

  • Build products—ranging from IDEs to subscription TV services—that may live on a device, incorporate voice or AI, or deal with real-time data streaming.
  • Make choices that affect, well, everything: You'll discover the best frameworks, languages, tools, and architectures for your needs (and ensure they play well together).
  • Work in a cloud environment that isn't always open source—friendly (and make solid decisions on tough questions like hybrid or multicloud).
  • Implement technologies like Kubernetes and TensorFlow.
  • Understand the risks you take when data isn't open (or when it is).
  • Know how AI and machine learning can make or break your code.

Software development is more complicated today, but it's also more exciting. If you want to build resilient, useful, innovative software, join us at OSCON.

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Important dates:

  • JAN 21
    Call for Participation closed
  • MAR 2020
    All proposers notified; registration opens

Training courses

Immerse yourself in a one-day hands-on training course, where you'll get in-depth education on critical topics. Courses take place July 13 and 14 and are limited in size to maintain a high level of learning and instructor interaction. They often sell out, so reserve your spot today.

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O'Reilly has a reputation for geekiness. We'll own it. We know you don't just want to hear about a technology–you want to roll up your sleeves and use it. We do, too. That's why we've got new interactive "sandbox" sessions. Live coding sessions. Hands-on training courses. And a relentless focus on the tools and techniques you can put to immediate use.


Get a clear, vendor-neutral comparison of the latest tools and technologies you need to make solid decisions and deliver flawless software. From emerging languages and frameworks to the cloud and AI—if it's enabling advancements in software, it's covered at OSCON.

Problem solving

The most brilliant software can be hamstrung by the most mundane obstacles. At OSCON, you'll get clear advice on avoiding bottlenecks, concise executive briefings to help you build solid tech strategies, case studies that detail how others overcame the same hurdles you face, and the chance to test-drive new tools. So you can focus on innovation, not irritation.


Ever since the very first Freeware Summit in 1998 (where the term open source was coined), O'Reilly has gathered this community to exchange ideas, learn how to be good open source citizens, and build connections. You'll meet the inventors and innovators--and the people who share your headaches and understand what rocks your world.


The conference will take place at the Oregon Convention Center, a short light rail or streetcar ride away from top restaurants, tax-free shopping, and quirky attractions.

Oregon Convention Center

Diversity and inclusion at O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference

At O’Reilly, we believe that true innovation depends on hearing from and engaging with people with a variety of perspectives. Read our Diversity Statement and learn about our Diversity & Inclusion scholarship program. The conference takes place in an ADA-compliant venue where we provide a nursing room; we also live-caption the keynote presentations and offer childcare expenses reimbursement.

To support diversity in the tech community, we work with inclusion-focused nonprofits. We're raising funds for Techqueria and invite you to join us.

We're committed to creating a safe and productive conference environment. Please read our Code of Conduct.

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