Once a year, open source practitioners, advocates, and communities gather at OSCON to learn, connect, and consider the state of open source. Roughly 400 people will be presenting—should you be one of them? If you have a new idea, a better way to do something, an interesting and instructive case study (battle scars optional), or the desire to pass on your hard-won knowledge, submit a proposal to lead conference sessions or tutorials at OSCON 2012. Speaking at the event is a great way to share what you know with your peers, while getting projects, ideas, and your company in front of a savvy and connected audience.
Topics we're interested in (but feel free to surprise us with something not on the list):
The Startup Stack—open source infrastructure that entrepreneurs choose to power their startups
Code Quality—how to write code that works when "agile" would create bigger problems than it solves
User Experience—moving from strange bedfellows to soulmates
Open Web, Open Standards, Open Data—open, open, open!
Best Practices for building a business around open source
Leadership in the changing Open Source culture
Emerging Languages—have a good story about why we need Yet Another
Open Source in Mobile Devices
Geek Lifestyle—hacking, quantified self, inbox zero, maker culture
Data and Java—those who attended last year's OSCON Data and OSCON Java told us that they wanted to be part of the "main" OSCON, so we're bringing Data and Java back into fold in 2012.
Have an Idea for OSCON?
Do you have an idea or suggestion for something you want to see at OSCON? A topic you want to see covered or someone you think would make a great keynoter? An after-hours activity idea? Send us your suggestions and ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.