Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

The original (also the biggest, baddest & broadest) open source gathering returns to Portland.

OSCON 20 years

OSCON 2018 call for speakers is open

Can you see yourself on stage? We can.

Experience open source as a catalyst for transformation at OSCON, the only event focused on the depth and breadth of software as a driving force in business and society. OSCON explores languages, tools, and practices that organizations today need to stay innovative and competitive. If you’ve got ideas, experience, or lessons learned, we want to hear from you.

Groundbreaking and emerging open source projects—from blockchain to machine learning frameworks—will be at the center of OSCON 2018. We're examining these topics as a means to solve critical real-world problems:

  • Blockchain beyond Bitcoin
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Emerging languages such as Kotlin, Go, Elm
  • Live coding: Python, R, Java, and C# using Jupyter Notebook
  • Software methodologies, from ideation to deployment
  • Cloud strategies and implementation
  • Evolutionary architecture
  • Distributed computing, from industrial to commercial
  • Edge computing
  • Open source in enterprise case studies
  • SMACK stack: Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra, and Kafka

This year marks OSCON's 20th anniversary, making it the longest-running conference with open source as its central focus. We’re thrilled to be returning to Portland (July 16-19). Don’t miss it.

Ready to get started? See our Call for speakers for more details on the topics we're interested in and tips for creating a great proposal.

Important dates

  • Call for Participation closes on January 30, 2018
  • Proposers notified by February 2018
  • Registration opens in February 2018

Apply to speak

Diversity and inclusion at OSCON

We believe that true innovation depends on hearing from, and listening to, people with a variety of perspectives. Please read our Diversity Statement.

We're committed to creating a safe and productive environment for everyone at all of our events. Please read our Code of Conduct.


OSCON 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. Make the most of your limited time to network and learn by staying at the Hilton Portland Downtown, the official conference hotel.

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