Fuel innovative software with Open Source
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR

MON-TUE, July 15-16
Training & Tutorials
WED-THU, July 17-18
Keynotes & Sessions
Innovate software
OSCON focuses on leading-edge software development incorporating AI, cloud technology, and distributed computing.
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Open source is everywhere

OSCON is at the forefront of software development. Since the beginning, we’ve believed open source is the best model for software development and we want to ensure it stays that way.

Today, being a software developer goes beyond open source—therefore we want to share how the evolution we are seeing in key technologies has a place alongside open source. Our focus this year will be on five substantial pillars that are driving the software development industry forward today:

  • Open Source - All innovative and emerging open source projects are at the heart of software development and OSCON 2019
  • Cloud-Native - While still not completely open source, this important pillar of software development allows for open source to thrive
  • Data-Driven - Learn how to deal with massive amounts of data and how to use techniques to create fast, reactive, resilient applications
  • AI-Enhanced - Machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing are making significant changes to building the software of today
  • Customer-Centered - Product management and design are essential to ensuring that coding and development are used to their fullest potential

The call for speakers is open

Join us as a presenter and help developers and programmers understand where to focus their efforts, which partners they can count on, and how to choose and implement new solutions. Come share your on-the-job experiences with the technology that’s shaping the future of software development.

We’re interested in technical topics like:

  • Sustainable open source
  • Blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies
  • Incorporating artificial intelligence
  • Emerging languages and frameworks
  • Live coding ONLY
  • Software methodologies from ideation to deployment
  • Cloud-Native Strategies and Implementation
  • The next architecture
  • Building data-intensive software
  • OSCON Business Summit - open source in enterprise case studies
  • Product management and design

See our call for proposals information page for more details on suggested topics, plus tips for crafting a great proposal.

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Important dates

  • Call for proposals closes January 15, 2019
  • All proposers notified in February 2019
  • Registration opens in March 2019

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 conference environment. 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 one of the official conference hotels.

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