The clock is ticking, everyone.  You have until SUNDAY to get your proposals in!

Without going into details prematurely, I can tell you that the lineup
for the Ruby track so far is looking _very_ exciting.  For those of
you on the fence (or procrastinating!) about submitting a proposal,
this is your year!  Don't fail to throw your name in the proposal
list.  You'll kick yourself when you read the post-conference reviews.
:)

Chad


On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 15:03:27 -0500, Chad Fowler <chadfowler / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All.  Attached is the announcement for this year's Oreilly Open
> Source Convention call for participation.
> 
> This year's RubyConf (http://www.rubyconf.org) was alight with a new
> level of buzz.  As I said at the closing of the conference, it felt
> somehow different and bigger than ever before.
> 
> I'd love to see us take that same feeling to OSCON this year, where
> many of the leaders in the open source software world will be present.
>  We want _everyone_ to be talking about the Ruby track this year.  :)
> 
> Hope to see you there,
> 
> Chad Fowler
> http://chadfowler.com
> http://rubycentral.org
> http://rubygarden.org
> http://rubygems.rubyforge.org (over 50,000 gems served!)
> 
> ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
> Subject: OSCON Call For Proposals Now Open
> From:    "O'Reilly Conferences" <elists-admin / oreillynet.com>
> Date:    Thu, January 20, 2005 2:21 pm
> To:      chadfowler / chadfowler.com
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> The Call for Proposals has just opened for the
> 7th Annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention
> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2005/
> 
> OSCON is headed back to friendly, economical Portland, Oregon during the
> week of August 1-5, 2005. If you've ever wanted to join the OSCON speaker
> firmament, now's your chance to submit a proposal (or two) by February 13,
> 2005.
> 
> Complete details are available on the OSCON web site, but we're
> particularly interested in exploring how software development is moving to
> another level, and how developers and businesses are adjusting to new
> business models and architectures. We're looking for sessions, tutorials,
> and workshops proposals that appeal to developers, systems and network
> administrators, and their managers in the following areas:
> 
> - All aspects of building applications, services, and systems that use the
> new capabilities of the open source platform
> - Burning issues for Java, Mozilla, web apps, and beyond
> - The commoditization of software: who and/or what can show us the money?
> - Network-enabled collaboration
> - Software customizability, including software as a service
> - Law, licensing, politics, and how best to navigate other troubled waters
> 
> Specific topics and tracks at OSCON 2005 include: Linux and other open
> source operating systems, Java, PHP, Python, Perl, Databases (including
> MySQL and PostgreSQL), Apache, XML, Applications, Ruby, and Security.
> 
> Attendees have a wide range of experience, so be sure to target a
> particular level of experience: beginner, intermediate, advanced. Talks
> and tutorials should be technical; strictly no marketing presentations.
> Session presentations are 45 or 90 minutes long, and tutorials are either
> a half-day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours).
> 
> Feel free to spread the word about the Call for Proposals to your friends,
> family, colleagues, and compatriots. We want everyone to submit, from
> American women hacking artificial life into the Linux kernel to Belgian
> men building a better mousetrap from PHP and recycled military hardware.
> We mean everyone!
> 
> Even if you don't want to participate as a speaker, send us your
> suggestions--topics you'd like to see covered, groups we should bring into
> the OSCON fold, extra-curricular activities we should organize--to
> oscon-idea / oreilly.com .
> 
> This year, we're moving to the wide open spaces of the Oregon Convention
> Center. We've arranged for the nearby Doubletree Hotel to be our
> headquarters hotel--it's a short, free Max light rail ride (or a lovely
> walk) from the Convention Center.
> 
> Registration opens in April 2005; hotel information will be available
> shortly.
> 
> Deadline to submit a proposal is Midnight (PST), February 13.
> 
> For all the conference details, go to:
> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2005/
> 
> Press coverage, blogs, photos, and news from the 2004 O'Reilly Open Source
> Convention can be found at: http://www.oreillynet.com/oscon2004/
> 
> Would your company like to make a big impression on the open source
> community? If so, consider exhibiting or becoming a sponsor. Contact
> Andrew Calvo at (707) 827-7176, or andrewc / oreilly.com for more info.
> 
> See you Portland next summer,
> 
> The O'Reilly OSCON Team
> 
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