Today the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, OSCON, kicks off in Portland, Oregon. Approximately 4,100 people are gathering this year to focus on open source solutions. If you are not here, you can still catch a number of the announcements and keynotes live using this link. I am here, along with some of my sales colleagues, because although Perficient does have many commercial software partners, open source is very important to our customers.
Additionally, one of our practice areas is Liferay, an open source enterprise portal project. Our Liferay partnership is with the commercial version but being here with Liferay and our mutual customers is important. Several sessions that have caught my attention includes Docker, Microservices and Container Orchestration at Scale and that is just the first two days. Expect updates on these sessions to follow quickly. Based on work with several of our healthcare clients, I know microservices are especially important around mobile development and will share what I learn.
The list of exhibitors and sponsors is a reminder that many companies, such as IBM and HP, have a foot in each camp. The companies you would expect, Intel, Google, Twitter, PayPal and GitHub are all here along with many others. The full list of sponsors and exhibitors is here.
You can learn more about the conference here.
In case you are wondering, the weather here is unseasonable. To be frank, it is brutally hot, 90s yesterday and high 80s today. I will skip the bad pun linking the weather to open source but I find the coincidence funny. If you are at the conference, drop me a line or say hello. I’m the one wearing a button down shirt, so I should be easy to spot.