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July 15-18, 2019
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Convince your manager

You're eager to attend OSCON, and why not? You know it has the potential to help you work smarter, support your business objectives, and advance your career goals. But does your manager? Below are some resources that can help you get approval to attend.

Before the conference: Build support for your attendance

During the conference: Track your participation

The conference website and O’Reilly Events app have useful features to help keep track of your participation. Use the Personal Schedule feature to track the sessions you attend (you must be registered to access the Personal Schedule).

A few weeks before the conference, you'll receive a notification when the Attendee Directory becomes available. Start to note and contact the people you're interested in meeting.

During the conference, post about the sessions you attend on your social media channels. You’ll gain new followers, grow your network, and your colleagues will see what you're learning. The official Twitter conference hashtag is #OSCON.

After the conference: Create a report and share what you learned

Use your personal schedule information, your social media posts, and the conference Trip Report Template to create a report detailing what you learned. Supplement your own materials with speaker slides and keynote videos, posted during and after the conference. Search for news articles, blog posts, and #OSCON tweets for additional reference materials to include.

The Platinum and Gold passes also come with a video compilation of all recorded presentations, so you can watch them with colleagues who were unable to attend.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend OSCON

  • Immerse yourself in the open source community. Connect with the most original minds in software development. Dive into OSCON's famous "Hallway Track," where tech pioneers and policy makers, expert practitioners, and business leaders across a wide range of industries share ideas and brainstorm new approaches to old problems.
  • Save time and avoid pitfalls in your projects. Dissect detailed case studies from companies like Microsoft, Verizon, LaunchDarkly, and more. Learn what worked (and what didn't) for people who faced the same challenges you face. And shave hours of tedious trial-and-error from your most challenging projects.
  • Solidify your job skills. Learn new techniques, time-saving tips, and technologies. Come away from OSCON with plenty of ideas you can use immediately to streamline your work and ensure success.
  • Get solutions to your biggest challenges that you can apply today. Make a list of your biggest headaches and compare it to the agenda. Odds are, the solutions await you. From incorporating AI and blockchain to cloud native strategies and software methodologies, it's all covered at OSCON.
  • Map out your future. Be among the first to know about the latest research, best practices, emerging technologies, and new approaches. Hear from the tech community's brightest minds where open source is going—and how to get there from here.

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