Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

Events

From receptions and parties to Office hours, networking and community events, there's something for everyone (even kids!) at the biggest annual gathering of the open source community. The events below (as well as these Sponsored presentations) are open to all OSCON attendees with a badge.

Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15

9:00am-5:00pm Saturday, 05/14/2016 - Sunday, 05/15/2016
Austin Convention Center
The Community Leadership Summit brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. It happens the weekend before OSCON in the Austin Convention Center. Read more.
10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, 05/15/2016
Austin Convention Center
If you have a school aged child interested in learning more about computer programming, bring them to OSCON. We'll be hosting an entire day of workshops for kids about Java, Python, Scratch, Minecraft Modding, Arduino and more. Read more.

Monday, May 16

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5:00pm–6:30pm Monday, 05/16/2016
Location: Ballroom A
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 68 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides, and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a website? Teach a hack? We’ll find out at our annual Ignite event at OSCON. Read more.
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7:00pm–9:00pm Monday, 05/16/2016
Location: Meeting Rooms on Levels 3 and 4
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face-to-face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards, etc.). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
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7:30pm–11:00pm Monday, 05/16/2016
Location: Depart from Palazzo, 1st floor
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 20 ratings)
The OSCON 5K Glow Fun Run/Walk is back—and updated for Austin. This year, local guides will lead small groups on an Austin City Tour run/walk. Starting from the Austin Convention Center, the route will follow the Lady Bird Trail along the river to offer incredible city views and pass some of Austin's most popular sights. Read more.

Tuesday, May 17

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9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16A
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
The open source Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP) accelerates the creation of cloud-native applications driven by big data analytics. Chuck Freedman and Venkatesh Bharadwaj offer an overview and demonstration of TAP. You'll use popular open source projects including Spark, Hadoop, Cloud Foundry, and others to work with data and deploy a simple visualization application in the cloud. Read more.
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9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16B
Fred Melo (Pivotal), Casey West (Pivotal)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Fred Melo and Casey West explore DevOps, continuous delivery, and microservices for data-driven applications. Fred and Casey cover the basics of continuous delivery for microservices using Spring Boot and leveraging the built-in capabilities of the open source Cloud Foundry platform. Read more.
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9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting Room 9
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Join us for a one-day extravaganza devoted to the wild and wonderful world of bots, from messaging to automation, APIs to hosting options, Slack to Twitter, and AI basics to the craziest bots we can find. In the morning, leading bot makers tell their stories, setting the scene for an afternoon hackathon, where you can work with experts to start making your own bots. Read more.
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9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Ballroom A
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 26 ratings)
Open Container Day at OSCON is a gathering of industry practitioners presenting their takes on the state of container-based solutions, infrastructure, cloud-native computing, continuous delivery, DevOps, microservices, and where this industry segment is going in 2016 and beyond. Talks will be vendor neutral and straight to the point. Read more.
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5:00pm–6:00pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Exhibit Hall 4
Average rating: ****.
(4.37, 70 ratings)
Grab a drink and kick off OSCON by meeting and mingling with exhibitors and fellow attendees. Read more.
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6:30pm–9:00pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Coppertank Event Center
Average rating: ***..
(3.19, 16 ratings)
For our first year in Texas, we want to showcase a few of the many things Austin has to offer. Our attendee party will take place a few blocks from the Austin Convention Center at the Coppertank Event Center (504 Trinity St.), where you’ll have the opportunity to network while enjoying the best of local food, drink, and entertainment. Read more.

Wednesday, May 18

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10:20am–5:50pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Exhibit Hall
Average rating: ***..
(3.59, 27 ratings)
This year’s OSCON Expo Hall will once again feature companies and individuals using open source to connect to the physical world. Projects range from prototypes still in the garage to circuit boards and other cool products. Get your hands on the devices and hear the stories behind the people creating them. Read more.
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11:00am - 2:00pm Wednesday, May 18 & Thursday, May 19
Location: Meeting Rooms 4 and 6
Nadia Eghbal (via Ford Foundation), Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
OSCON Contribute is a hacking event focused on welcoming new open source contributors to free and open source (FOSS) projects of all sizes. The core of the event highlights eight FOSS projects across two rooms bustling with energy. Read more.
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3:00pm–6:00pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Rooms 4 and 5
Nadia Eghbal (via Ford Foundation), Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
We'll have a multitude of mentors and technology experts on hand to help contributors new to FOSS or existing contributors wishing to advance their skills. Existing contributors are welcome and encouraged to take mentorship roles. Read more.
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5:50pm–7:15pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Exhibit Hall 4
Average rating: ****.
(4.03, 39 ratings)
Quench your thirst with vendor-hosted libations (and snacks) while you check out all the cool stuff in the Expo Hall. Read more.
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7:00pm–9:00pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Rooms on Levels 3 and 4
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face-to-face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards, etc.). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.

Thursday, May 19

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10:20am–4:00pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Exhibit Hall
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 12 ratings)
This year’s OSCON Exhibit Hall will once again feature companies and individuals using open source to connect to the physical world. Projects range from prototypes still in the garage to circuit boards and other cool products. Get your hands on the devices and hear the stories behind the people creating them. Read more.
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11:00am–2:00pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Meeting Rooms 4, 5 and 6
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia), Nadia Eghbal (via Ford Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
We'll have a multitude of mentors and technology experts on hand to help contributors new to FOSS or existing contributors wishing to advance their skills. Existing contributors are welcome and encouraged to take mentorship roles. Read more.
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3:00pm–6:00pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Meeting Rooms 4, 5 and 6
Nadia Eghbal (via Ford Foundation), Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
We'll have a multitude of mentors and technology experts on hand to help contributors new to FOSS or existing contributors wishing to advance their skills. Existing contributors are welcome and encouraged to take mentorship roles. Contribute is a safe and welcoming environment for new and experienced contributors alike. Read more.
 

Community Events

The following events are community-driven events. If you would like more information about these events, please contact the individual groups hosting them.

Cloudera Cares
10:30am–8:00pm Sunday, 05/15/2016
Data Science Hackathon with UT Austin | Mosquito Transmitted Viruses
Location: Cloudera's Austin Office
Cloudera Cares is hosting a charity hackathon in Austin the Sunday before OSCON. The hackathon will focus on reducing mosquito borne virus infections by analyzing data on water, mapping mosquito travel, and historical virus analysis. Read more.