Posted by editor
on March 14, 2011 at 11:02 AM PDT
I received an email a few days ago about this year's Open Source Convention (OSCON), and was surprised to see some new additions to this year's conference: the OSCON Data and OSCON Java co-conferences! ...
I received an email a few days ago about this year's Open Source Convention (OSCON), and was surprised to see some new additions to this year's conference: the OSCON Data and OSCON Java co-conferences!
I only attended OSCON once -- back in 2008 when, working with O'Reilly and Intel, I participated as editor/blogger for the new ThreadingBuildingBlocks open source project -- but even based on that one experience, I can say that OSCON is a great developer-centric conference. I expect that OSCON Java will have much the same feel.
The conference takes place in Portland, OR (US), from Monday to Wednesday, July 25-27. OSCON Java and OSCON Data will be co-located with the broader OSCON conference. The Call for Participation is happening right now. In fact, the deadline is looming (March 21 at 11:59 PM Pacific Daily Time).
The conference will include 40-minute presentations and 90-minute workshops. Topics include (but are not limited to):
- Server-side Java technologies
- Java web frameworks
- Emerging JVM languages
- Open source Java tools
- Rich client technologies
- Cloud technologies
- Mobile development
If you'd like to present, submit a proposal within the next week. Proposers will be notified on whether their proposals have been accepted by early April.
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