Tech agenda: OSCON, Black Hat USA

Open source innovators, skilled hackers and security experts will be gathering in the USA this week for two big technology conferences, the open source-focused OSCON and the security-conscious Black Hat USA.

OSCON
July 25-29
Portland, Oregon, USA

OSCON (short for Open Source Convention) is an event that covers the entire spectrum of open source - including software, applications, cloud computing, products, and services. There will be hundreds of sessions, hands-on demos, practical tutorials, keynote presentations, an expo hall showcasing the latest open source tools, services, projects and products, plus one-on-one time with open source developers, hackers, and experts. OSCON is co-located with OSCON DATA and OSCON JAVA.
http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011


Black Hat USA
July 30-August 4
Caesars Palace Hotel
Las Vegas, NV, USA

The Black Hat series of security conferences are the biggest and most important in the world. They provide attendees with useful and relevant information about the most pressing internet security issues. The US edition aims to alert people of the possible threats and suggest viable solutions to combat any foreseen security issues. The theme of the event is "Embedding Security" and conference-goers will be treated to a series of more than 50 training workshops plus lectures, hands-on sessions, and keynotes. Essential content from the conference can be streamed live on the web for free, but users must first register with Black Hat. Black Hat Abu Dhabi will take place from December 12 to 15, 2011.
http://www.blackhat.com/
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DEF CON 19

August 4-7
Rio Hotel
Las Vegas, NV, USA

DEF CON is a hacker and technology convention that has roots going back to 1993. While the event is brimming with informative talks on hacking, computer games, security and computers, organizers reveal that some people "never touch a computer at DEF CON." Instead, they go to the event to take part in a beard challenge, a "hacker Jeopardy," an alcoholic ice cream contest, and a hot sauce war. The event typically attracts around 10,000 attendees.
https://www.defcon.org/index.html
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16th QuakeCon
August 4-7
Hilton Anatole
Dallas, TX, USA

QuakeCon is the largest LAN and bring-your-own-computer event in North America. Thousands of gamers from across the world come with their computers to meet other gamers face-to-face and play in this massive gaming tournament. The latest games, software and hardware are on show during the event. The free, four-day festival is often dubbed the "Woodstock of Gaming."
http://www.quakecon.org/
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38th SIGGRAPH
August 7-11
Vancouver Convention Center
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Computer graphics, technology and art collide at the 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH). Fans of computer graphics and interactive techniques will be able to gather information from the world's leading digital art, technology and multimedia experts. The event combines hands-on courses, lectures, and an exhibition featuring cutting-edge technology and software. The latest gadgets, hardware, software and technology will also be presented at the event that is expected to attract more than 25,000 professionals. SIGGRAPH Asia will take place in Hong Kong from December 13 to 15.
http://www.siggraph.org/s2011
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Integrate
August 30- September 1
Horden Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries, More Park
Sydney, Australia

The Integrate Expo is the biggest and only national expo in Australia for audiovisual enthusiasts. Products from across the AV industry are shown under one roof. Visitors can view the latest technologies and demonstrations from companies producing equipment for the entertainment, DJ, recording, concert production and lighting industries. Seminars and workshops are held concurrently during the event. In 2011 more than 500 brands will be on display. The trade event is held in association with InfoComm International, the organizers of leading information communications expo, InfoComm.
http://www.integrate-expo.com


51st IFA
September 2-7
Messe Berlin GmbH exhibition center
Germany, Berlin

Alongside CES and CeBIT and Computex, IFA is one of the world's biggest consumer electronics trade shows. IFA attracted 1,423 exhibitors and 235,000 visitors in 2010, generating 3.5 billion euros worth of orders. The event is a technology lover's paradise and also serves as a launchpad for many new innovative consumer appliances. Last year's notable IFA announcements included Samsung's first tablet the Galaxy tab, the world's slimmest LED 3D TV, and the ViewSonic ViewPad 100 the world's first dual-boot tablet.
http://www.ifa-berlin.com

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