The Open Source Developers’ Conference is a not-for-profit conference covering all aspects of Open Source Technology, from software and systems to open data. For the past 11 years OSDC has been held across Australia and New Zealand, and in 2015 will be hosted for the first time in Tasmania, from October 27-29 at the Wrest Point Convention Centre in Hobart.
The focus for OSDC 2015 is Opening Up For A Better World. Open source software, hardware and standards facilitate higher quality technology, better security and faster innovation; open data allows us to better discover and understand the world we live in; open government aims to ensure that citizens can participate in their democracy; open access publishing exists to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon. Open by design is the best default.
Join us as OSCON 2015 goes global with events in both Portland, Oregon and Amsterdam. Since 1999, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) has been unique gathering of all things open source.
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.
At OSCON, 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.
A conference about communication and community
Why Open Source?
While successful from a technical or business perspective, on the human side of things, the promise of the Open Source Software community has gone unfulfilled. Open Source culture, left to grow untended, has been co-opted, diluted, and leaves too many individuals behind. It is a garden in need of tending, with too few gardeners available—we want to change that.
Writing software can be emotionally difficult. Some of us talk about it with others, but many of us don’t, or aren’t encouraged to share. We need to be sharing our struggles, however, as we are the most natural support for each other. Being supportive and using this support takes practice and it takes intention.
Why Open Source & Feelings?
Open Source & Feelings is about the intersection between software and the humanities, and how we engage with the communities we’re a part of. It is about deliberative crafting of its culture into what we want it to be, about developing strategies, skills, and solutions in order work as a community.