Listen to the interview of Jose Valim, creator of Elixir, with OSCON program co-chair Simon St. Laurent:
OSCON has supported the open source revolution all the way—from the early days when a handful of visionaries and rebels were working to make the case for free and open software (imagine wanting access to your source code!) to now, when open source software is the standard for everyday programming languages, databases, utilities, and operating systems.
And the revolution isn't over. Open source software has a rich history of stimulating creativity and the genesis of fresh ideas, and those who work with open source are dedicated to finding a better way to do things. At OSCON, you'll learn about the latest developments, add to your skills in hands-on tutorials, and discover how other people are using the tools you use.
OSCON 2014 will take place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR July 20-24, 2014.