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Topic # 123246 30-Jun-2013 17:35
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This year an Auckland based team have the rights to one of the leading community run Open Source events. Historically held in Australia OSDC covers a wide range of Open Source technologies from low level development and frameworks up to the business value of Open Source technologies.

Why you should be at OSDC

OSDC is the ideal opportunity to mingle with like minded developers and to preview bleeding-edge Open Source software. If you use Open Source development tools or write open source software then this is the conference for you.

OSDC hosts over 50 presentations from well-regarded speakers in the free and open source software (FOSS) community. Topics range from deeply technical investigations of different architectures, programming languages, software packages or hardware components, to broad strategic issues such as copyright and patents and partnering with media and government to foster innovation.

Why you should send your staff to OSDC

OSDC brings together the best business software developers in the Australasian area, to expose them to the latest in development techniques, especially those which lead to faster, more efficient development cycles. Sending someone to OSDC is also a great way to recognise and reward achievement against organisational objectives.

OSDC is for any organisation which does software development, including those whose work is (a) proprietary, or (b) solely for in-house use. Even though you may not feel that your business is an obvious fit for a conference relating to Open Source Development, there are tremendous learning and hence competitive advantages to be gained from conference participation.

Why you should speak at OSDC

Our Call for Papers is still open and we want a strong local involvement.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of possible subjects if you want to submit a talk:
  • Security is our top line topic this year
  • Open Source and Business, from leveraging  Open Source in a traditional business to basing your products on Open Source.
  • Programming languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Erlang, JavaScript, node.js, Lua, Scala, Clojure, Groovy, Haskell, C, C++, Smalltalk, Java, or even announce a new one.
  • Interpreters and virtual machines (Parrot, JVM, CLR, etc) – lets see what’s under the hood
  • Development tools including frameworks, continuous integration and project management
  • Development best practices and DevOps tooling and processes.
  • Graphics and Multi-media with Open Source tools
  • Databases – PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB etc
  • Mobile and tablet development
  • Cloud technologies from building clouds to delivering on clouds
  • Web Content Management with Silverstripe, Drupal or WordPress.
  • Open Source hardware
Why is this in IT Pro
This event is aimed at IT Professionals that develop or utilise Open Source to deliver great business outcomes, and at leading Open Source developers. We fully encourage the attendance of both students and hobbyists as the event provides an opportunity to see what business is doing and make professional contacts.

Where and When
The event will be at the Langham Hotel in Auckland from the 21-23rd of October.

For more details take a look at the website

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  Reply # 848282 2-Jul-2013 15:00
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I'll be there with bells on.  Can't wait.

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  Reply # 848288 2-Jul-2013 15:31
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There have been some great paper submissions so far and we're about to confirm a key local company as a keynote.

What I'd really like to see is some more diverse local involvement. Previous events have featured a lot of cool Windows or OS-X based tools and projects, or people using Open Source on cloud platforms in innovate ways.

Come on Geekzoners get involved and score a free ticket.

Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.


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  Reply # 850816 8-Jul-2013 13:13
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Still time today to get a proposal in for a talk before the Call For Papers closed

Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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