[jdom-interest] O'Reilly Open Source Convention Call For Speakers

Jason Hunter jhunter at servlets.com
Fri Feb 8 13:42:49 PST 2002


Hi everyone,

I'm helping manage the Java Track at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference
this coming July.  Below is the call for speakers in the hope that some
of you may be interested in speaking.  

If you've created an open source product, here's your chance to talk
about it.  If you're a power user of open source software, you can talk
about your experiences.  

There are other tracks besides Java as well.  :-)



O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA

>> Call for Participation - Java Track
>> Proposals Due: March 1, 2002

The theme of this year's Open Source Convention is "Doing More With
This has several aspects: how business can do more with less money (by
adopting open source software), how developers do more with less time
financial support, how to make the most of what you've got (performance
tuning and little-known-of features), and how open source software
to avoid the bloat that characterizes closed-source software.

The Java Open Source community is rich and varied with many projects
such as
Tomcat, Ant, JBoss, Avalon, OpenJMS, OpenEJB, Xerces, Xalan, Jikes,
NetBeans, and many more hosted by a variety of organizations. In
platform support for Java is expanding with the recent release of Mac OS
supporting JDK 1.3 and the upcoming release of the JDK for FreeBSD. In
rich open environment for Java, there is room for a variety of
on many topics.

Individuals and companies interested in making presentations, giving a
tutorial, or participating in panel discussions regarding operating
at this year's Open Source Convention are invited to submit proposals.
Proposals will be considered in two classes: tutorials and convention
presentations (sessions).

Presentations by marketing staff or with a marketing focus will not be
accepted; neither will submissions made by anyone other than the

Session presentations are 45 or 90 minutes long, and tutorials are
either a
half-day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours). If you are interested in
participating in or moderating panel discussions, or otherwise
to the conference, please let us know (and please include your area of
expertise). If you have an idea for a panel discussion or a particularly
provocative group of panelists that you'd love to see square off, feel
to send your suggestions to osconidea at oreilly.com.

We are also planning 180 minutes of lightning talks on Friday. A
talk is a 5-minute tightly-focused presentation on any subject you like.
can discuss your favorite extension, rant, sing the praises of an
under-appreciated developer, plug your product or company, beg for a
job, or
even present a Shakespearean-style play (don't laugh--we had one of
these in
2001). Submit a lightning talk proposal using the form below. The
talk schedule will be announced a few weeks prior to the conference.

>> Submitting Proposals

Proposals may be submitted using the form at


Keep in mind that proposals need not be works of art. A quick summary or
abstract of the talk you plan to give is sufficient for consideration.
prefer outlines for tutorials. The proposal is what the conference
committees uses to select speakers, so give enough information that the
committee can tell what you'll be covering. As the conference
approaches, we
will request additional information about your proposal as necessary.

NOTE: All presenters whose talks are accepted (excluding Lightning
will receive free registration at the conference. For each half-day
tutorial, the presenter receives one night's accommodation, a travel
allowance, and an honorarium. Registration will open April 1, 2002. If
would like an email notification when registration opens, please use the
form at


>> Important Dates

    Proposals Due: March 1, 2002
    Speaker Notification: March 11, 2002
    Presentation Files Due: April 29, 2002

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