O’Reilly & Associates on Monday noted the opening of registration for the
O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), returning to Portland, Ore. from July 26 – 30, 2004. The event highlights both strategic and technical issues related to the use of open source software. Apple Developer Connection (ADC) is listed as a Platinum Sponsor of the event.
OSCON 2004 will feature keynote speakers including Freeman, Esther and George Dyson, AT&T Wireless’ Robert Lefkowitz, Weta Digital’s Milton Ngan, Novell Vice Chairman Chris Stone, HP Linux CTO Bdale Garbee, and Tim O’Reilly. Many other open source luminaries and experts will be on hand for conference sessions and panels on topics including Linux, PHP, Python, Perl, Apache, XML, MySQL, PostgreSQL, a new Security track, Emerging Topics, Java and Ruby.
Evening events planned for OSCON include an SCO Moot Court, NASA’s Jeff Norris explaining how open source was used in the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rover missions, Larry Wall’s “State of the Onion” address, a talk with the author of “Hackers & Painters,” awards presentations and more.
OSCON 2004 happens at the Portland Marriott Downtown. Registration prices run from free to US$1,490 depending on which package you choose; that price reflects early registration discounts available until June 18, 2004.