Pre-OSCON, Free Webcast Lineup

And a special offer - Save 40% off registration pricing

By Kathryn Barrett
July 2, 2009 | Comments: 7

The theme of this year's OSCON is Open for Business. Times are tough, making open source technology a smart choice for staying competitive. It gives you the means to drive down costs while increasing system and staff efficiencies. And OSCON 2009 is where you'll find the latest information on open source and new ways to connect to its community.

In anticipation of the conference, we've lined up the following free webcasts featuring OSCON speakers. Drop in on their free, online sessions next week as a preview of this year's event.

And if you're planning to attend OSCON, you can save 40% off registration right now. In celebration of Independence Day—and freedom from commercial software—we're offering the discount code os09jul4, good through July 7.

Managing & Growing Open Source in the Enterprise: Advice from the Trenches

Tuesday, July 7 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET

What are the key elements essential to maintaining effective policies and growing open source usage safely in medium to large enterprises? In this webcast, Carol Rizzo, past CTO of Kaiser Permanente, AIG and CitiGroup, and Rod Cope, the founder and CTO of OpenLogic share their experiences and insights about using open source in the enterprise. This includes creating an effective enterprise open source software governance program that includes strategy, policy, inventory, approvals, and auditing, with plenty of time for Q&A. Learn more.

Cloud Computing: The Next Frontier for Open Source

Thursday, July 9 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET

The current financial crisis has raised enterprise interest in two technology trends: open source and cloud computing. In this presentation, Bernard Golden, CEO of HyperStratus will discuss how the two trends reinforce one another, and why cloud computing is a significant driver of enterprise open source adoption.

Key issues he will touch upon are open source's role in application scalability, software licensing, and cloud infrastructures, along with open source product and platforms heavily used in cloud computing. Learn more.

10 Ways to Wreck Your Database

Friday, July 10 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET

Want to make sure your database loses data, duplicates records, and can only handle 5 transactions a minute? Want to make your application developers curse you, your sysadmin hate you, and get yourself fired without a reference? These ten database design techniques will set you on the road to downtime perdition and maintenance hell. Presented by Josh Berkus, core team member of PostgreSQL. Learn more.

We hope you'll enjoy our pre-OSCON, free webcast lineup. Keep an eye out for other upcoming O'Reilly webcasts at

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