Registrations are open for OSDC 2006

Richard Jones richardjones at
Fri Sep 29 11:14:55 CEST 2006

Registrations are open for the Open Source Developers' Conference 2006: 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

    - "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:

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:

We look forward to sharing this great conference with you.

        Richard Jones
        OSDC Program Chair

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