The hits just keep on coming this year for open technology! Next up in the Open Tech Rolling Thunder series is OSCON 2015 in Portland Oregon July 20-24, 2015.

OSCON Capture

In the first half of 2015, we have been traveling around the world to participate in key Open Tech organization events from OpenStack to Cloud Foundry and Docker. It seems fitting that as we reach this midway point in the year that we turn our sights on OSCON to celebrate ALL of our favorite open technologies in one place. OSCON is a gathering place of the open source community, both celebrating and exploring open source technologies through a deep perspective on where we’ve been and where we’re headed. Because this conference draws 5000+ developers, coders, engineers, entrepreneurs and technology innovators, it’s the place to be if you are “open” minded.

IBM is proud to be a Premier Diamond sponsor of OSCON because we have a lot to celebrate in terms of open technology. Visit us at the IBM booth #501 to explore a wide range of IBM offerings running on Open Technologies from IBM Power and Z Systems to SoftLayer, IBM Cloudant and IBM Bluemix. Take some time to explore all open technologies in depth by visiting our Open Tech Zone in the booth which features open source tools and technologies across all industries and solution areas. And because we definitely like to take time out for some fun, set aside time to visit our Play Zone featuring fun and innovative demos for you to play with to build your own apps as well as relax with our IoT Foosball table. If you REALLY need a break, you can even take in a massage in the SoftLayer Zone of our booth!

While at OSCON, you can also learn about IBM’s leadership in open source initiatives, services and solutions through our featured presentations. IBMers will be sharing updates and insights into our technology and the many communities which we support and contribute to, including OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Docker and Node.js. Please join us at the following sessions:

Design, Culture and Transformation: Our journey so far
Phil Gilbert, IBM GM of Design
Tuesday 11:10am – 12:10pm | Portland 256

KEYNOTE: Open Source Lynchpins in 2015: The Anti-Venom to Vendor Lock-in
Dr. Angel Diaz, IBM VP Cloud Architecture and Technology
Wednesday 9:20am–9:30am | Portland Ballroom

Offline-First Mobile Web Apps with PouchDB, IBM Cloudant & IBM Bluemix
Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate, IBM Cloudant
Wednesday 5:00pm–5:40pm | Room E141

Case Studies in Success: Exploiting the Open Source Linux Ecosystem to Drive
Rapid Innovation and Higher Value
Jim Wasko, IBM VP Open Systems Development
Troy Peterson, Executive IT Architect, IBM Systems Group
Thursday 11:30am–12:10pm | Room E143/E144

Don’t forget the Open Cloud Day at OSCON on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 where IBM is also proud to be a sponsor. Join us for our featured sessions including Zero to Light Speed: Performance of Containers and Hypervisors in Cloud presented by IBM DE Andrew Hately from 9:45am to 10:15am and Open Source Era of Innovation -taking over the world of Cloud applications – one at a time presented by IBM Fellow Jason McGee and IBM DE Andrew Hately from 3:45pm to 4:15pm.

If you’re not yet convinced about attending, here is perhaps the most exciting news – you can join team IBM in this amazing momentum because we’re hiring in a big way! Stop by the IBM booth to learn more about job openings and set up an interview with a hiring manager on site. You can even get started before OSCON by visiting the new jobs portal at

For full event information, go to the OSCON website.

It’s continues to be a hot time in Open Tech so join us for some or all of these fantastic events to learn more about these exciting technologies. You can also stay up to date on other upcoming events and blogs by visiting our Open Tech site on developerworks or follow me on twitter @angelluisdiaz.

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