OSCON 2007 - Call for Proposals

Hello Rubyists!

The CFP for OSCON 2007 closes Feb. 5. For the past 3 years, we’ve had
a really nice Ruby track, and we’re soliciting proposals to do so once
again. Here’s the full CFP announcement for the conference. Hope to
see some of you there!

Be Heard at OSCON 2007 – Submit Your Proposal to Lead Sessions and
Tutorials by February 5!

The O’Reilly Open Source Convention
July 23-27, 2007
Portland, Oregon

More than 2500 open source developers, gurus, experts and users will
gather, eager to network, learn, and share the latest knowledge on open
source software. We think of this group as “the best of the best,” and
invite you to contribute to the more than 400 sessions and 40 tutorials
designed to build inspiration and know-how. Submit your proposals at:

Share your favorite techniques, your proven successes, and newly
technology in tracks for Linux, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java,
Desktop Applications, Web Applications (client-side and server-side),
Windows, Administration, Security, and Emerging Topics.

No topic (other than closed source software) is off-limits, so send us
your best ideas. Among the hot topics we want to hear about are:

  • Tools for the administration and deployment of large server farms
  • Parallelization, grid, and multicore technologies
  • Virtualization
  • Ajax, Javascript, standards-based design, and other client-side web
  • Seaside, Rails, Django, and other interesting server-side technology
  • Ubuntu as an emergent usable Linux distro and contender for Red Hat
    Sun’s client and server markets
  • Java as open source
  • AI, machine learning, and other ways of making software smarter than
    people using it
  • User experience and usability engineering lessons for web and desktop
  • The spread of open source into law, culture, data, and services, and
    accompanying issues and lessons

For full details and guidelines on submitting your proposal, go to
Conferences - O'Reilly Media. If you know someone who would
be a good speaker, please pass this email on.

Whether as a speaker or as an attendee, you’ll want to participate in
meeting of the best minds in the business, which will also include the
O’Reilly Radar Executive Briefing. Be sure to save the dates – July
23-27. Registration will open in early April.

We hope to see you in Portland in July!

The OSCON Team

P.S. Remember, proposals for sessions and tutorials must be submitted to

by (11:59PM Pacific Standard Time) Monday, February 5.

Chad (for the OSCON program committee)

I’m going to submit something, I did a ten-minute screencast on the
basic idea today:


Very interested in feedback, if anyone wants to check it out.