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Great info really helpful and thx for the github link :) Just found this hyper cool django 1.7 Tshirt for the Portland conference and gonna get my boyfriend to buy me it before they all go! Anyone else going to... Read More.

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May we have the slides from this great philosophical presentation?

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Very few conferences run for 15 years and still retain the forward-thinking, fresh attitude towards technology that younger conferences have. OSCON is the exception."
–Meghan Athavale, Athavale, PO-MO Inc.

Join us for the O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2014

Today, it's the rare developer or organization that doesn't use open source software. The business case for open source is well established, the tools are both abundant and reliable, and the collective intelligence of the open source community ensures that the code is top quality and up to date. And the most compelling reason of all: with open source, you know what's in your code.

Join us at OSCON 2014 as we roll up our sleeves and dig deep into the business of open source. At OSCON, you'll encounter the open source ecosystem in its entirety—the full open source stack—exactly as you approach it in your work. You'll learn about the latest developments, add to your skills, and discover how other people are solving the same problems you're working on.

Five Reasons to Attend OSCON

  1. Get straight to the epicenter of all things open source and get better at what you do. OSCON is not one language or set of tools, but the entire open source ecosystem—the full stack—so you can explore, experience, and learn how all the pieces go together, just as you do in your work. Your time at OSCON will absolutely make you better at what you do. You'll take away skills and knowledge that you can apply immediately to your work.
  2. Learn from the best and make valuable connections. At OSCON, you'll hear from the best and most original minds in your field, including creators of the tools and languages you're using. The people you meet at OSCON may turn to out to be the most valuable connections in your career.
  3. Get solutions to your biggest challenges that you can apply today. Make a list of your biggest headaches and compare it to the OSCON program. Odds are, the solutions await you. From security to mobile devices and the cloud, and the ongoing challenges of growing open source communities, it's all covered at OSCON.
  4. See the latest developments, products, services, and career trends. At OSCON, you'll see first-hand how others—from start-ups to innovators to some of the world's most successful companies—are using open source technologies to achieve their goals. You'll identify the products and technologies that matter most to your work, and learn how other organizations structure their work, build teams, and plan for the future.
  5. Hear it first at OSCON. From the beginning, the open source revolution has shaped the way the world uses software. And some of the biggest innovations in the open source ecosystem have been announced at OSCON—so when you're there, keep your eyes and ears open. You'll see new ideas and directions emerge, and you'll be present when the latest research, best practices, technologies, and analytic approaches are unveiled.


Meghan Athavale

"I would definitely participate in OSCON again. Very few conferences run for 15 years and still retain the forward-thinking, fresh attitude towards technology that younger conferences have. OSCON is the exception."

Meghan Athavale, CEO of PO-MO Inc.
Nicole Engard

"What an amazing experience! Five whole days of non stop learning about open source, don't miss it!"

Nicole Engard, VP of Education at ByWater Solutions
Grant Rettk

"If you are a hard-core programmer, OSCON is the best conference out there. You get an opportunity to learn about everything from Python and Perl to Clojure and even hacking on keyboard controllers in C. The whole conference a non-stop hackfest, led and attended by people who truly love what they do."

Grant Rettk, Principal Software Engineer at Wisdom & Wonder
Carol Willing

"As a small business owner, I'm making a personal investment when attending a conference. OSCON delivered excellent value in content, learning, and collaboration with others. I'll be back!"

Carol Willing, Developer at Willing Consulting
Christian Caperton

"I learned more in that one week than I learned in my past year. Living in the midwest, OSCON is a great way to get exposure to the trends of development and technology that will migrate here in the next two years."

Christian Caperton, Senior Java Engineer at Performics
Martin Elliott

"There is nothing more inspiring than being surrounded by companies and individuals who are on the same page as you. I came away with some new knowledge, some new ideas, but mostly just completely inspired by the whole thing."

Martin Elliott, Programmer/Analyst II at Omni Hotels

Help Us Support Education and Diversity

To help support diversity and education in the technology community, while OSCON registration is open, we're raising funds for Devoxx4Kids. The goal of Devoxx4Kids is to allow children to be more creative with computers and teach them Computer Programming while having fun. To accomplish this, the Devoxx4Kids team organizes sessions where children can develop computer games, program robots, and also have an introduction to electronics. We ask that you consider joining us in supporting this worthy organization by making a modest donation when you sign up. O'Reilly Media will match those donations at the end of the conference.