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It's OSCON Submission Time, please contact the PostgreSQL committee!

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)postgresql(dot)org>
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Subject: It's OSCON Submission Time, please contact the PostgreSQL committee!
Date: 2005-01-21 04:20:34
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OSCON has issued the official Call For Papers for OSCON 2005.   We're looking 
to get a good strong presentation team together, as we did last year.   OSCON 
last year was terrific, see:

A team of your fellow community members are dedicated to sifting through the 
Last year, several people were rejected because their proposals were 
unnecessarily duplicative, and one because they were accidentally put in the 
wrong track.    So give us a chance to give you some feedback, first!  You 
can reach me at josh(at)postgresql(dot)org(dot)   

People proposing a tutorial should also propose a talk as well, as we only get 
2 or 3 tutorials.  Please send a note to me with your proposal if you will 
need help with airfare or accommodations for the conference; limited funds 
may be available.

Deadline is February 13, so please don't procrastinate!

Official notice follows:
The Call for Proposals has just opened for the
7th Annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention

OSCON is headed back to friendly, economical Portland, Oregon during the
week of August 1-5, 2005. If you've ever wanted to join the OSCON speaker
firmament, now's your chance to submit a proposal (or two) by February 13,

Complete details are available on the OSCON web site, but we're
particularly interested in exploring how software development is moving to
another level, and how developers and businesses are adjusting to new
business models and architectures. We're looking for sessions, tutorials,
and workshops proposals that appeal to developers, systems and network
administrators, and their managers in the following areas:

- All aspects of building applications, services, and systems that use the
new capabilities of the open source platform
- Burning issues for Java, Mozilla, web apps, and beyond
- The commoditization of software: who and/or what can show us the money?
- Network-enabled collaboration
- Software customizability, including software as a service
- Law, licensing, politics, and how best to navigate other troubled

Specific topics and tracks at OSCON 2005 include: Linux and other open
source operating systems, Java, PHP, Python, Perl, Databases (including
MySQL and PostgreSQL), Apache, XML, Applications, Ruby, and Security.

Attendees have a wide range of experience, so be sure to target a
particular level of experience: beginner, intermediate, advanced. Talks
and tutorials should be technical; strictly no marketing presentations.
Session presentations are 45 or 90 minutes long, and tutorials are either
a half-day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours).

Feel free to spread the word about the Call for Proposals to your friends,
family, colleagues, and compatriots. We want everyone to submit, from
American women hacking artificial life into the Linux kernel to Belgian
men building a better mousetrap from PHP and recycled military hardware.
We mean everyone!

Even if you don't want to participate as a speaker, send us your
suggestions--topics you'd like to see covered, groups we should bring into
the OSCON fold, extra-curricular activities we should organize--to
oscon-idea(at)oreilly(dot)com .

This year, we're moving to the wide open spaces of the Oregon Convention
Center. We've arranged for the nearby Doubletree Hotel to be our
headquarters hotel--it's a short, free Max light rail ride (or a lovely
walk) from the Convention Center.

Registration opens in April 2005; hotel information will be available

Deadline to submit a proposal is Midnight (PST), February 13.

For all the conference details, go to:

Press coverage, blogs, photos, and news from the 2004 O'Reilly Open Source
Convention can be found at:

Would your company like to make a big impression on the open source
community? If so, consider exhibiting or becoming a sponsor. Contact
Andrew Calvo at (707) 827-7176, or andrewc(at)oreilly(dot)com for more info.

See you Portland next summer,

The O'Reilly OSCON Team

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Core Team

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