Registrations are open for the Open Source Developers' Conference 2006: http://www.osdc.com.au/registration/index.html Book before 31st October to save $50 and get a free conference t-shirt!
The Open Source Developers' Conference is an Australian conference covering talks about software development for open source languages and projects; regardless of operating system. The technical program is running from 6th - 8th December 2006 and will be held in Melbourne, Victoria (at Monash University's Caulfield Campus). We are planning to have 3 streams of talks over the three days with combined keynotes at the start and end of each day. Morning and afternoon teas, and lunch will be provided. A conference dinner will be held on the night of the 6th.
This year we have a strong Python track with talks including:
- "Python in Mozilla" by Mark Hammond, Enfold Systems Inc. - "Overview of Python ctypes" by Alex Holkner (the pygame-ctypes guy) - "Python 3.0" by Anthony Baxter, Python's release manager - "A Rails/Django Comparison" by Alan Green, Cirrus Technologies and Ben Askins, Sterland Computing
Other talks include:
- "Mono - Migrating from Windows to Linux" by Dr. Trent Mifsud, Lecturer for the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University - "Data Warehousing HOWTO" by Evan Leybourn, Director of Looking Glass Solutions - "J2EE and Open Source Innovation: The Relationship between Open Source and Standards" by Keith Pitty, Senior Consultant at Cirrus Technologies Pty Ltd - "Enterprise PHP" by Thorsten Rinne, Software Developer at Mayflower GmbH / ThinkPHP - "Obfuscation, Golfing and Secret Operators in Perl" by José Castro, Team Leader at log
For a full list please visit: http://osdc2006.cgpublisher.com/session_descriptions.html
Conference keynote presentors include Damian Conway, Randal L. Schwartz, Richard Farnsworth and others. On the 5th of December we are running a number of short tutorials. These cover Cascading Style Sheets, Open Source Python GIS Hacks, Testing Web Applications with Perl, a Drupal Tutorial, an Introduction to Perl Template Toolkit and Building Large Scale Web Apps. For more information please visit: http://www.osdc.com.au/papers/tutorials.html
We look forward to sharing this great conference with you.
Richard Jones OSDC Program Chair