This week, I attended OSCON 2008 in Portland, Oregon. I talked to someone who thought the conference had a very small Java presence. I noticed this too, but that's how it's always been. Interestingly enough, they also thought it had a small Ruby showing. I guess Perl, Python and PHP will always dominate OSCON. Of course, there's nothing wrong with that. I've always admired OSCON for the diversity of developers and languages.
Below is a list of my entries for all the sessions I attended.
- The Keynote with Tim O'Reilly, Christine Peterson and Dirk Hohndel
- An Introduction to Ruby Web Frameworks by Ryan Carmelo Briones
- Google XML Pages (GXP) by Harry Heymann and Laurence Gonsalves
- Caching and Performance: Lessons from Facebook by Lucas Nealan
- Web Frameworks of the Future: Flex, GWT, Grails and Rails (my presentation)
- The State of Lightning Talks
- Even Faster Web Sites by Steve Souders
If you attended OSCON, did you enjoy the show? What was your favorite session? I'd love to hear other's impressions of the conference and how it could be improved.