Over 1,800 programmers, developers, strategists, and technical staff, and open source fans attended the 2003 O’Reilly
Open Source Convention
(OSCON) that was held July 7-11 in Portland, OR.
The Apple Developer Connection (ADC) was one of the corporate sponsors of the convention, which revolved around a program designed to “embrace and extend proprietary software. ADC’s Rendezvous Lounge, featuring the latest Mac hardware and software, was busy throughout the convention, noted Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly & Associates.
There were book signing events, “birds of a feather” sessions, video game parties, a “meet the authors” event (during which attendees had the chance to chat with over 20 authors speaking at the convention), and more. What’s more, a “geek volunteerism” summit brought together key players in technology volunteerism — non-profit organizations, government agencies, and social entrepreneurs — to boost grassroots technology and IT infrastructure in developing nations.
Awards were bestowed throughout OSCON, including the Mac Innovators Awards. See
our July 11 article.