The call for participation for this year's O'Reilly Open Source Convention has been posted. It's included below, and you can find it online here: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2006/ The conference is July 24-28, and the deadline for submissions is February 13. Early submissions help! In 2005, Ruby built huge momentum at OSCON; all of the Ruby tutorials and talks were packed, and many of the keynotes mentioned Ruby and Rails. This year we want to build on that momentum -- with lots of Rails goodness, of course, but also showcasing the many other cool things that people are doing with Ruby. Please submit your proposals for talks and tutorials. Thanks! The OSCON Ruby Track committee: Chad Fowler, Rich Kilmer, and Glenn Vanderburg The CFP: OSCON 2006: Opening Innovation Save the date for the 8th annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention, happening July 24-28, 2006 at the Oregon Convention Center in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The O'Reilly Open Source Convention is where coders, sysadmins, entrepreneurs, and business people working in free and open source software gather to share ideas, discover code, and find solutions. At OSCON 2005, more than 2,400 attendees took part in 241 sessions and tutorials across eleven technology tracks, learning about the newest features and versions from creators and experts. A record number of products launches and announcements were made, and sponsors and exhibitors from a wide range of companies filled the largest exhibit hall in OSCON's history. We anticipate that OSCON 2006 will be even more successful, and continue to be the place for the open source community to meet up, debate, make deals, and connect face to face. OSCON 2006 will take place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon July 24-28, 2006. OSCON 2006 will feature the projects, technologies, and skills that you need to write and deploy killer modern apps. We're looking for proposals on platforms and applications around: * Multimedia including voice (VoIP) and video * AI including spam-busting, classification, clustering, and data mining * Collaboration including email, calendars, RSS, OPML, mashups, IM, presence, and session initialization * Project best practices including governance, starting a project, and managing communities * Microsoft Windows-based open source projects including .NET, Mono, and regular C/C++/Visual Basic Windows apps * Enterprise Java techniques including integration, testing, and scalable deployment solutions * Linux kernel skills for sysadmins including virtualization, tuning, and device drivers * Device hacking including iPods, Nintendo, PSP, XBox 360, and beyond * Design including CSS, GUI, and user experience (XP) * Entrepreneurial topics including management for techies, how to go into business for yourself, and business models that work * Security including hardening, hacking, root kits (Sony and otherwise), and intrusion detection/cleanup * Fun subjects with no immediate commercial application including retro computing, games, and BitTorrent Tracks at OSCON will include: * Desktop Apps * Databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Ingres, and others * Emerging Topics * Java * Linux Kernel for SysAdmins * Linux for Programmers * Perl, celebrating the 10th year of The Perl Conference! * PHP * Programming, including everything that's not specific to a particular language * Python * Security * Ruby, including Ruby on Rails * Web Apps, including Apache * Windows The Call for Participation is now open. Go to http:// conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2006/create/e_sess to submit a proposal. We'll unveil the program and open general registration in April, 2006.
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