Open Source Developers' Conference

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The Open Source Developers' Conference (OSDC) is a non-profit conference for developers of open source software. It was started in Australia in 2004, and later expanded to Israel, Taiwan, Malaysia and France, where conferences began in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2009, respectively. The Australia, Taiwan and France conferences are still running.

The conference is open to talks about software developed for any platform or operating system so long as the talk will be of interest to open source developers. Talks about closed source projects which used open source languages or open source projects which used close source languages are accepted. Talks have covered languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, Groovy, Scala, Java, Mono and C. Other talks may cover open source tools such as databases and revision control systems or meta-topics such as talk presentation hints, and working with others.

History[edit]

The conference was founded by Scott Penrose and first organised by members of the Melbourne Perl Mongers group in Melbourne, Australia in 2004. Originally it had been intended to be a YAPC-style (Perl) conference, but after discussions with the Melbourne PHP Users Group it was expanded to include PHP and Python talks. Following the 2004 conference's success, Scott Penrose created the Open Source Developers' Club Association to encourage programmers of other languages to also be involved in running the conference. At first this was an entirely Melbourne based organisation, but after the 2005 conference, it expanded to include members from elsewhere in Australia. At the end of 2006, control of running the conference for 2007 was given to a group in Brisbane, with the Open Source Developers' Club Association committee members taking the role of overseers.

In 2013 the Open Source Developers' Club Association awarded the running of the event to a team in Auckland New Zealand, further expanding the conference with an Australasian focus.

OSDC Australia[edit]

Locations[edit]

Conference site Dates City Venue
OSDC2014 Australia 4–7 November 2014 Gold Coast, Australia Griffith University, Coast Coast
OSDC2013 NZ 21–21 October 2013 Auckland, New Zealand Langham Hotel, Auckland
OSDC2012 Australia 4–7 December 2012 Sydney, Australia University of Technology Sydney
OSDC2011 Australia 14–18 November 2011 Canberra, Australia Australian National University
OSDC2010 Australia 24–26 November 2010 Melbourne, Australia Abbotsford Convent
OSDC2009 Australia 25–27 November 2009 Brisbane, Australia Bardon Conference Center
OSDC2008 Australia 2–5 December 2008 Sydney, Australia Sydney Masonic Centre
OSDC2007 Australia 26–29 November 2007 Brisbane, Australia Royal on the Park Hotel
OSDC2006 Australia 5–8 December 2006 Melbourne, Australia Monash University Caulfield campus
5–7 December 2005 Melbourne, Australia Monash University Caulfield campus
1–3 December 2004 Melbourne, Australia Monash University Caulfield campus

Keynotes[edit]

  • 2014
    • Richard Keech: Linux-based Monitoring and Control in a Sustainable House
    • Jaap van Till:
    • Lynn Fine, Code for America: Using tech for improving social impact, involving community in open government, and helping governments make use of open source
    • Dr Tom Stace: The current state of quantum computing, and related open source projects
  • 2011
    • Senator Kate Lundy [Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural affairs]: Openness in Government: from data to crowdsourcing
    • Jonathon Oxer: Freedom for Atoms!
    • Damian Conway: Fun with Dead Languages
    • Brian Catto [Director of Architecture and Emerging Technologies, AGIMO]: Open Source Software and the Australian Government
    • Tony Beal [Deputy General Counsel - Commercial, Australian Government Solicitor]: Legal Trips, Traps and Solutions for Open Source Software Developers
  • 2010
    • Ingy dot Net: C'Dent, the Acmeism and Everyone
    • Noirin Shirley: Baby Steps into Open Source - Incubation and Mentoring at Apache
    • Michael Schwern: How to Report a Bug
    • Damian Conway: Temporally Quaquaversal Virtual Nanomachine Programming In Multiple Topologically Connected Quantum-Relativistic Parallel Timespaces...Made Easy!
  • 2009
    • Karen Pauley: Understanding Volunteers
    • Marty Pauly:
    • Dhanji Prasanna: Google Wave
  • 2008
    • Anthony Baxter:
    • Chris DiBona:
    • Andrew Tridgell:
    • Larry Wall:
    • Pia Waugh:
  • 2007:
    • Rusty Russell : C: A Humbling Language (opening keynote)
    • Rasmus Lerdorf : Exploring the Broken Web
    • Paul Fenwick : An Illustrated History of Failure (dinner keynote)
    • Jonathan Oxer : Software Freedom: Pragmatic Idealism?
    • Nathan Torkington : Software For The Future (closing keynote)
  • 2006:
  • 2005
    • Anthony Baxter: How to give a good presentation (dinner keynote)
    • Audrey Tang: Introduction to Pugs: Perl 6 in Haskell
    • Jonathan Oxer: Making things Move: Finding Inappropriate Uses for Scripting Languages
    • Savio Saldanha: Oils aint Oils: A comparison of some open source and closed source databases
    • Pia and Jeff Waugh: "Untitled Keynote" (closing keynote)
  • 2004
    • Damian Conway: Perl 6: OO Made Insanely Great (opening keynote)
    • Con Zymaris : Using the Open Source Methodology to Make Money from Your Software (dinner keynote)
    • Nathan Torkington: Open Source Trends
    • Anthony Baxter : "Scripting Language" My Arse: Using Python for Voice over IP
    • Luke Welling: MySQL 2005
    • Damian Conway: Sufficiently Advanced Technology (closing keynote)

Papers[edit]

Best presentation[edit]

Year Presenter Paper title
2006 Scott Rippon Usability, user-centered design (UCD) and FOSS

OSDC Israel[edit]

Locations[edit]

Conference site Dates City Venue
OSDC2006 Israel 26–28 February 2006 Netanya, Israel Netanya Academic College

OSDC.tw (Taiwan)[edit]

Locations[edit]

Conference site Dates City Venue
OSDC.tw 2013 19–20 April 2013 Taipei, Taiwan Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Nangang District
OSDC.tw 2012 14–15 April 2012 Taipei, Taiwan Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Nangang District
OSDC.tw 2011 26–27 March 2011 Taipei, Taiwan Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Nangang District
OSDC.tw 2010 24–25 April 2010 Taipei, Taiwan Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Nangang District
OSDC.tw 2009 18–19 April 2009 Taipei, Taiwan Microsoft Taiwan Corporation, Xinyi District
OSDC.tw 2008 12–13 April 2008 Taipei, Taiwan School Of Continuing Education Chinese Culture University, Zhongzheng District
OSDC.tw 2007 14–15 April 2007 Taipei, Taiwan School Of Continuing Education Chinese Culture University, Zhongzheng District

OSDC.my (Malaysia)[edit]

Locations[edit]

Conference site Dates City Venue
OSDC.my 2010 29 Jun - 1 July 2010 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Berjaya Time Square, Kuala Lumpur
OSDC.my 2009 31 May - 3 Jun 2009 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Berjaya Time Square, Kuala Lumpur

OSDC.fr, France[edit]

Locations[edit]

Conference site Dates City Venue
OSDC.fr 2013 4–5 October 2013 Paris, France Montrouge Beffroi
OSDC.fr 2012 12–13 October 2012 Paris, France Eurosites George V
OSDC.fr 2011 23–24 September 2011 Paris, France Eurosites George V
OSDC.fr 2010 9–10 October 2010 Paris, France Carrefour Numérique, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
OSDC.fr 2009 2–3 October 2009 Paris, France Carrefour Numérique, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

See also[edit]

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