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

New in 2018:

  • Live coding sessions (No slides allowed!) from Joel Grus, Josh Long, Eve Porcello, and more
  • OSCON Business Summit for technical business leaders, strategists, and executives
  • Open Source Awards New Award: Best New Open Source Project
OSCON 20 years

Open source is the way of the world.

From the explosion of AI with frameworks like TensorFlow, MXNet, and PyTorch to blockchain projects like Hyperledger, Bitcoin, and Ethereum, as well as infrastructure disruptors like Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Istio—open source is the value that fuels new industries and pushes forward long standing ones.

OSCON has been ground zero of the open source movement. In its 20th year, OSCON continues to be the catalyst for innovation and success for companies.

Unlike other conferences, we cover open source projects across all origins and affiliations—our program focuses solely on projects in areas of innovation. OSCON isn't just open source, OSCON is:

Open source + AI
Open source + blockchain
Open source + infrastructure
Open source + edge computing
Open source + open data
Open source + community
Open source = Innovation

Innovative and emerging open source projects are at the center of OSCON 2018. Each track has been selected for its significance to software development and solving critical real-world problems:

  • Blockchain beyond Bitcoin
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Emerging languages such as Kotlin, Go, Elm
  • Live coding
  • Software Development methodologies: From ideation to deployment
  • Cloud strategies and implementation
  • Evolutionary architecture
  • Infrastructure
  • Edge computing
  • Open source in enterprise case studies
  • Open Source: Past, Present, and Future

We bring community, enterprise, individual contributors, and engineering teams together to move open source forward by highlighting best practices, projects that transform business, and insight into what you need next.

OSCON Training Courses

Immerse yourself in two days of in-depth education on critical open source topics. Each training course takes place July 16-17 and is limited in size to maintain a high level of learning and instructor interaction.

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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 and learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion scholarship program.

To support diversity in the larger tech community, O'Reilly works with inclusion-focused nonprofits. While OSCON registration is open, we're raising funds for ChickTech and invite you to join us. Learn more »

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

We're hosting Nonprofit Exhibitors at OSCON as part of the Expo Hall. If you’re involved in a nonprofit organization that would like to be considered for a spot, please fill out the application before April 13.


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 one of the official conference hotels. Reserve your room today.

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