Everything open source (and we mean everything)
From the early days of open source, OSCON has been the only event that covers the open source stack in its entirety. Not just one language, tool, or philosophy, but all of the moving parts, integrated and working together. It's everything you need to know about open source to keep you ahead of the curve.
Join us for the O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2014
Today, it's the rare developer or organization that doesn't use open source software. The business case for open source is well established, the tools are both abundant and reliable, and the collective intelligence of the open source community ensures that the code is top quality and up to date. And the most compelling reason of all: with open source, you know what's in your code.
Join us at OSCON 2014 as we roll up our sleeves and dig deep into the business of open source. At OSCON, you'll encounter the open source ecosystem in its entirety—the full open source stack—exactly as you approach it in your work. You'll learn about the latest developments, add to your skills, and discover how other people are solving the same problems you're working on.
Five Reasons to Attend OSCON
Get straight to the epicenter of all things open source and get better at what you do. OSCON is not one language or set of tools, but the entire open source ecosystem—the full stack—so you can explore, experience, and learn how all the pieces go together, just as you do in your work. Your time at OSCON will absolutely make you better at what you do. You'll take away skills and knowledge that you can apply immediately to your work.
Learn from the best and make valuable connections. At OSCON, you'll hear from the best and most original minds in your field, including creators of the tools and languages you're using. The people you meet at OSCON may turn to out to be the most valuable connections in your career.
Get solutions to your biggest challenges that you can apply today. Make a list of your biggest headaches and compare it to the OSCON program. Odds are, the solutions await you. From security to mobile devices and the cloud, and the ongoing challenges of growing open source communities, it's all covered at OSCON.
See the latest developments, products, services, and career trends. At OSCON, you'll see first-hand how others—from start-ups to innovators to some of the world's most successful companies—are using open source technologies to achieve their goals. You'll identify the products and technologies that matter most to your work, and learn how other organizations structure their work, build teams, and plan for the future.
Hear it first at OSCON. From the beginning, the open source revolution has shaped the way the world uses software. And some of the biggest innovations in the open source ecosystem have been announced at OSCON—so when you're there, keep your eyes and ears open. You'll see new ideas and directions emerge, and you'll be present when the latest research, best practices, technologies, and analytic approaches are unveiled.
Once considered a radical upstart, open source has moved from disruption to default. Its methods and culture commoditized the technologies that drove the Internet revolution and transformed the practice of software development. Collaborative and transparent, open source has become modus operandi, powering the next wave of innovation in cloud, data, and mobile technologies.
OSCON is where all of the pieces come together: developers, innovators, businesspeople, and investors. In the early days, this trailblazing O'Reilly event was focused on changing mainstream business thinking and practices; today OSCON is about real-world practices and how to successfully implement open source in your workflow or projects. While the open source community has always been viewed as building the future—that future is here, and it's everywhere you look. Now in its 16th year, OSCON is the best place on the planet to experience the open source ecosystem. At OSCON, you'll find everything open source: languages, communities, best practices, products and services. Rather than focus on a single language or aspect, such as cloud computing, OSCON allows you to learn about and practice the entire range of open source technologies.
In keeping with its O'Reilly heritage, OSCON is a unique gathering where participants find inspiration, confront new challenges, share their expertise, renew bonds to community, make significant connections, and find ways to give back to the open source movement. The event has also become one of the most important venues to announce groundbreaking open source projects and products.