POSSCON Early Bird Registration

Registration is now open for POSSCON 2012, one of the largest Open Source conferences in the Southeast. You can attend March 28 and 29 for just $99 through the end of January.

If you’re a technologist, IT manager, educator or a potential sponsor and have an interest in open source technology or your organization can benefit from it we encourage you to attend. We’ve gone to great lengths to bring you the best speakers and session topics available anywhere in the country.

The event will be headlined by Scott McNealy, one of the most influential and often-quoted people in the history of IT, and will feature numerous thought leaders in the areas of open and open source. Companies and organizations such as IBM, OpenStack, Red Hat, Twitter, PayPal, Apache, Google, HP, GitHub, Canonical, Linode, Oracle, EMC, and many others will also speak and participate.

Here are just a few of the topics that will be covered:

Technologies:
MySQL
Linux administration
Databases, NoSQL
Groovy/Grails
The cloud
Boost libraries
AMQP, RabbiMQ (messaging)
GIS
C++ 11
Mobile application development

BOF sessions:
Security
Linux
Cloud
Healthcare
Education
Mobile

Demos:
GitHub
Ubuntu/Juju
Red Hat/certification
MariaDB

Case studies:
Twitter
AOL
SC Department of Corrections

General topics:
Starting an OS project
Converting an existing project to OS
Open security
Licensing
Open identity in eCommerce