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O'Reilly Open Source Convention: Call for papers

Feb 21, 2001, 02:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 16:56:35 -0800
From: Lisa Mann lisam@oreilly.com
To: editors@linuxtoday.com
Subject: Call for papers

The O'Reilly Open Source Convention (July 23-27 in San Diego) is looking for speakers on Linux and Open Source development. Our audience comprises sophisticated developers and administrators, so we only want talks on solid technical subjects. Sample topics:

  • embedded Linux
  • GNOME application development
  • Samba
  • securing open source systems
  • corporate needs for open source software
  • corporate experiences with the open source development model
  • using OpenSSL in other applications
  • the vast world of open source Java projects
  • tips on running Linux/FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD on laptops
  • migrating to FreeBSD 5.0
  • ...
There are two types of presentations: tutorials and talks.


  • 3 or 6 hours 9 (half- or full-day)
  • take place in the first two days of the convention
  • are not "hands-on" (OScon tutorial attendees will not have computers in front of them unless they bring their own laptops)
  • earn $1500 per half-day, plus two days' hotel and food, travel, and free conference and tutorial registration.
  • 90, 40 or 25 minutes in length (talks will be grouped into 90 minute sessions)
  • take place in the remaining three days of the convention
  • earn free conference and tutorial registration, but
  • not
  • hotel, travel, etc.
Proposals should be emailed in plain text format (no attachments and particularly no Word files) to: oscon2001-proposals@oreilly.com

You will have at least two months to prepare the full presentation materials.

All proposals should include:

  • type of presentation proposed (talk or tutorial)
  • title
  • preferred length (note that in some cases we may ask you to shorten your talk to accommodate limited time)
  • description of the talk (250 words or less)
  • speaker name, affiliation, email address
  • speaker biography for the website and brochure
  • complete speaker contact information. If applicable, include administrative support (e.g., personal assistant) contact information.
In addition, tutorial proposals should include:
  • detailed (2 or more level) outline
  • target audience including any prerequisites (e.g., "a basic understanding of PHP is necessary")
  • what attendees will learn--the knowledge or skill take-away attendees will have at the completion of the tutorial
Lisa Mann @ O'Reilly & Associates
101 Morris St., Sebastopol, CA 95472
707-829-0515 ext. 230    lisam@oreilly.com