Why Open Source Developers Should Not Miss OSCON

Episode 463 · May 31st, 2019 · 24 mins 58 secs

About this Episode

O'Reilly’s OSCON’s scope this year will remain true to its seminal roots this year as one of the most far-reaching and comprehensive open source conferences of the year, its organizers say. Held July 15-18, 2019 in Portland, OR; OSCON, co-program chair Kelsey Hightower, a developer advocate at Google, described the conference as “the open source family reunion.”

As a technologist, Hightower said he plans, among other things, to take advantage of the meet-and-greet and learning opportunities where “all the people who kind of started open source and set the principles of the foundation, all the way to the people who are kind of creating some of the newer projects, things that are on the edge” will be there.  “So, it is my chance to catch up with all the people you collaborate on GitHub or social media,” Hightower said.

During a podcast hosted by Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief of The New Stack, both Hightower and fellow co-program chair Rachel Roumeliotis, vice president, content strategy at O'Reilly Media, who is one of many people who love conference venue in beautiful Portland, discussed both how OSCON will remain both true to its roots.