This is a quick note to let you know that registrations for the Australian Open Source Developers' Conference are now open. This conference will be run on the 1st - 3rd of December 2004 at Monash University, Caulfield in Melbourne, Australia.
The cost is AUD $230 and if you register before 31st October 2004, you will receive a conference t-shirt and financial discount. The t-shirts look fantastic :)
You can register at http://www.osdc.com.au/
OSDC is a grassroots-style conference designed by developers for developers, covering open source languages, tools, libraries, operating systems, licences and business models. We're booking 3 lecture rooms each day for the 3 days and every single slot is filled with a talk. There are 60 different talks by 45 different speakers, not including the keynotes.
You can find the list of speakers and talk titles at http://www.osdc.com.au papers/index.html. Speaker names listed as "unavailable" means that that speaker opted to have their paper refereed. Their names will appear once the refereeing process is over.
Because there are so many good talks, you can be certain that there will be something that interests you in every talk session. In our initial timetable, it was impossible to put the most interesting talks into sequential timeslots as we had too many "most interesting" talks for the time available. Each day will start with a 1.5 hour keynote by our excellent keynote speakers. These include Damian Conway, Nathan Torkington, Anthony Baxter, Luke Welling and Con Zymaris. The rest of the day will be filled with 5 hours of talks and plentiful food breaks. Our catering choices should result in you being extraordinarily well fed throughout the days of the conference.
There will also be a key-signing, several BOFs (yet to be organised), lots of opportunities to socialise, a semi-formal dinner, a partners' programme and other usual conference stuff.
If you have any other questions about what is happening, please don't hesitate to ask: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Regards Graeme Cross, on behalf of the OSDC organising committee