July 13–16, 2020

Fueling innovative software

OSCON covers everything shaping software development today—from AI and cloud technology to distributed computing. Want to be a part of it? The call for speakers is now open until January 21.
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  • MON-TUE, JULY 13-14
  • WED-THUR, JULY 15-16

Speak at OSCON

There's a reason industry legends come to the O’Reilly Open Source Software Conference to share their ideas. Some of those ideas have launched careers and collaborations—and sparked new ideas leading to some of the most innovative technologies in software development.

But we’re not looking for big names, we’re looking for big ideas. If you want to explore some of the most challenging issues that our industry faces today or share your rock-solid technical skills, business-tested use cases, detailed success stories (or tear-downs of failures), we want to hear from you.

Send us your best ideas by January 21, 2020, and you could share the stage with some of the brightest minds in software development. Get the details >

Important dates:

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


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. From deep-dive tutorials to practical keynotes, we have a relentless focus on the tools and techniques you can put to immediate use.


Get a clear, vendor-neutral look at the tools, best practices, and processes you need to make solid decisions and deliver effective software. From emerging languages and frameworks to the cloud and AI–if it’s enabling advancements in software, it’s covered at OSCON.


The most brilliant software can be hamstrung by the most mundane obstacles. At OSCON, you’ll get clear advice on how to avoid expensive and time-consuming bottlenecks, case studies to learn how others overcame the hurdles you face, and a chance to test-drive new tools. So you can focus on innovation, not irritation.


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

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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.

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