July 13–16, 2020


OSCON provides complete coverage of open source technology and projects, no matter the origin or affiliation. Rather than focus on a single language or aspect, our program solely focuses on projects in areas of innovation including cloud, AI, infrastructure, blockchain, edge computing, architecture, and emerging languages.

The OSCON Business Summit is designed specifically for executives, business leaders, and strategists. The high-level case studies presented will feature the most promising and successful developments in open source for the enterprise. You'll get an insider's look at the open source implementations that will have the most profound impact on your business.

OSCON: Ground Zero for the evolution of Open Source

For over 20 years, OSCON has been the focal point of the open source movement. The inception of OSCON came from an event focused on Perl and grew to cover the other scripting languages. It has since evolved into the destination for all things free and open. The event has also provided a platform for the launch of major initiatives such as Kubernetes 1.0 and OpenStack—both announced at OSCON.

Today, OSCON continues to be the catalyst for innovation, bringing together large corporations and grass-roots communities to share insights and foster change. Open source helps technology to thrive, and OSCON continues on with the tradition of bringing you the latest technological advances and a path to successfully implement open source in your workflow.

Who Should Attend

  • Software developers and programmers
  • Software architects
  • Systems engineers
  • CxOs and technical leads
  • Designers
  • DevOps practitioners
  • Hackers and geeks
  • Analysts
  • IT Managers
  • Enterprise developers and managers
  • Entrepreneurs and business development professionals
  • Community leaders and managers
  • Activists
  • Trainers and educators
  • Vendors and suppliers in the open source ecosystem
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Experience OSCON

OSCON will educate, provoke, and inspire, with:

  • Over a hundred sessions covering the full range of open source languages and platforms
  • Practical tutorials that go deep into technical skills, new features and applications, and best practices
  • Inspirational (and relevant) keynote presentations
  • Thousands of open source developers, hackers, experts, vendors, and users of all levels—many of whom share your interests
  • An Expo Hall packed with an impressive array of open source projects and products
  • A vibrant "hallway track" where attendees, speakers, journalists, and vendors debate and discuss important issues
  • Fun evening events and receptions, Birds of a Feather sessions, awards ceremonies, late night parties, OSCON activities around town, and plenty of networking opportunities for everyone
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What people are saying

The part of OSCON that left the greatest impression on me was the impact of Open Source contributions. Once considered a plaything, open source contributions now impact the industry on a massive scale, and many of the technologies we have would not exist without it.
Kimberly Stanley, MSIM, Software Engineer, CDK Global
OSCON was a great opportunity for me to explore and learn from other companies and industries that open source is a true viable alternative to some of the paid models and that collaborating on software still works till this day. Plus the presenters made me laugh!
John Calderon, Virgin America/Alaska Airlines
I highly recommend this conference to anyone who is looking to change their technology footprint. It is an excellent place to understand new technologies and to meet people who have been through a similar change to gain insight into their journey.
Julian Birkett, Principal Architect, CDK Global
For everyone in the data-related business (nowadays that's everyone!) this is the go-to event. You get the perfect overview as a beginner and excellent in-depth information from the specialists when you've become an expert yourself. This is the compass to follow!
Alexander Czernay, Director Business Intelligence, Razorfish
One of the most useful points to me was understanding the current trends in the IT world and also how major players solve subtle problems which I cope with in my daily work as well. This was my first experience with an Open Source related conference, and honestly I didn't consider it useful before. But OSCON has really changed my mind and I'm going to propose the ideas I've learned to my company. Huge thanks for that!
Anton Fenske, Klarna AB, Stockholm

Program Chairs

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Rachel Roumeliotis, @rroumeliotis

Rachel Roumeliotis

Rachel Roumeliotis, Vice President of Content Strategy at O'Reilly Media, Inc., leads an editorial team that covers a wide variety of programming topics ranging from full-stack, to open source in the enterprise, to emerging programming languages. In addition to OSCON, she is a Program Chair of TensorFlow World and O'Reilly Strata Data & AI Conference. She has been working in technical publishing for 10 years, acquiring content in many areas including mobile programming, UX, computer security, and AI.

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Kelsey Hightower, @kelseyhightower

Kelsey Hightower

Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech, and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile. When he is not slinging Go code, you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from programming and system administration, to his favorite Linux distro of the month (CoreOS).

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Kelsie Pallanck, @KelsiePallanck

Kelsie Pallanck

Kelsie Pallanck is a senior content director at O'Reilly Media and the chair for both the Infrastructure & Ops Conference and the Open Source Software Conference (OSCON). Kelsie has over 15 years of event programming experience. Prior to joining O'Reilly Media, she was at MIT Technology Review where she was an event content producer. Kelsie lives in Somerville with her senior dog, Ruby.

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