Subject: Australian Open Source Developers' Conference, Dec 2004
To: None <>
From: Graeme Cross <>
List: regional-au
Date: 10/12/2004 22:27:33
G'day folks,

This is a quick note to let you know that registrations for Australia's 
first Open Source Developers' Conference are now open.

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

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.

Talks topics range from dealing with hardware in Perl, to designing 
cochlear implants with Python, to writing large-scale PHP.  We also 
have talks on the Firebird Database, Mozilla XUL, Lego Micromouse (and 
maze solving), MySQL, CVS, Make, DocBook and writing games with 

You can find the list of speakers and talk titles at 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.

Graeme Cross, on behalf of the OSDC organising committee

Graeme Cross <> - Open Source Developers Conference