[erlang-questions] Last call for OSCON proposals. January 30 is almost here.

Francesco Cesarini <>
Mon Jan 27 11:48:51 CET 2014


Hi All,

if any of you are thinking of presenting at a non Erlang conference this 
year, I would warmly suggest OSCON, in Portland this July. Thousands of 
delegates from all over the world,  over a dozen parallel tracks, lots 
of talk about open source, but not enough on functional programming. 
This will hopefully change. News for this year is that one of the 
co-chairs is Simon St. Laurent, senior editor at O'Reilly and author of 
Introducing Erlang. I'm on the program committee as well. Needless to 
say that we want to see Erlang and Elixir represented in force, with 
case studies, intros, tutorials and open source libraries.

If we get a strong Erlang program, we will schedule an Erlang Factory 
Lite in conjunction with OSCON. But most important right now is to get 
the proposals in by January 30th. If you have any questions, ask me or 
email the list.

Cheers,
Francesco


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Subject: 	Last call for OSCON proposals. January 30 is almost here.
Date: 	Mon, 27 Jan 2014 02:03:12 -0800
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