[erlang-questions] Fwd: Massive Learning. Massive Fun = OSCON. Submit a proposal to speak

Francesco Cesarini <>
Thu Dec 19 15:09:20 CET 2013


If you are thinking of presenting at a non Erlang conference this year, 
you should consider OSCON, O'Reilly's Open Source Conference in 
Portland. We had a really strong Erlang presence this year, and hope to 
keep it up in 2014. Thousands of people attend, with about 12 parallel 
tracks. Simon St. Laurent, who wrote Introducing Erlang is conference 
co-chair.

If you have any questions on talks, target audience, tutorials, etc, 
contact me privately.

Regards,
Francesco

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Subject: 	Massive Learning. Massive Fun = OSCON. Submit a proposal to speak
Date: 	Thu, 19 Dec 2013 02:00:23 -0800
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