Kicking Off OSCON 2013

It’s that time of the year again! OSCON 2013 is this week in Portland, Oregon and Bluehost will be there with our partners to support open source and sponsor the biggest open source event of the year!
It’s no secret that we love open source here at Bluehost. Our technology is built on it, we partner with leading open source projects, and our customers rely on and use open source software and solutions to power their websites, businesses, and more. We’re committed to open source and we’re always looking for ways to give back that matter. OSCON is one of the best places to do that.
Presented by O’Reilly Media, OSCON is an annual gathering of open source developers, innovators, and supporters – the hub where all the pieces in the open source world to come together. It’s the ultimate place to learn new skills, unveil new technologies, meet with other developers and projects, work together, share information and get involved in the open source community.
For the second year now, Bluehost is proud to be a premiere diamond sponsor of this important gathering. Here’s a list of some things we’re doing at OSCON this year to help open source thrive.

Dedicated to our Partners
One of our goals is to help open source projects succeed. We partner with countless open source projects to do just that, and we work closely with them to contribute to their success. This year we’ve invited some of our partners to share our booth space at OSCON. (Come visit us at #501, you can’t miss us!) The open source community will get to meet in person with some of the best open source platforms in the industry: WordPress, Drupal, PrestaShop and phpBB.
Supporting Causes that Matter
Another way we show our commitment to open source is by supporting efforts that make a difference.  Code for America is building a movement to help local governments keep pace with their citizens and stay connected through new open source tools and technologies. This year we are proud to support Code For America, and we’re dedicating our keynote and part of our booth to addressing their efforts and encouraging OSCON attendees to get involved. Stay tuned throughout the week to learn more about all Bluehost is doing with Code For America.
Sharing our Expertise
Our expert developers will be presenting two training sessions at OSCON where they’ll be sharing what we’ve learned and created through some of the exciting projects at Bluehost. We’ll upload these presentations later in the week so you can follow along for yourself. If you’re at OSCON, visit the links below to get details!

Introducing New Technology
We’re excited to take this opportunity at OSCON to showcase our new next-gen VPS and dedicated hosting solutions. These new services have been built entirely on breakthrough open source software like OpenStack and KVM. We design, build, and maintain our servers in house, and we’ve engineered them to be truly innovative, not to mention extremely fast.  Come stop by our booth to chat and learn more about our next-gen VPS and dedicated hosting services.
That’s just a quick glimpse into what we’re up to at OSCON this year. Make sure to follow our blog and social media channels. All week we’ll be sharing photos, live posting from the conference floor, highlighting key events, sharing exiting news, and more!

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Brittany Warnock
Brittany Warnock | Contributor

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