About the OpenSolaris Developer Conference

The OpenSolaris Developer Conference (OSDevCon) is the annual worldwide community event for OpenSolaris enthusiasts, engineers and users. The purpose of the conference is to bring together people interested in OpenSolaris development and meet, discuss, create connections between attendees and do coding together in an informal fashion.

Term OpenSolaris

The idea to the conference was born 2006, at a time where OpenSolaris was the project, the kernel, the code. Despite the fact that a distribution was named "OpenSolaris" in 2008 we decided to stick to our name. Our conference is still about everything in the OpenSolaris world, any code, any distribution.

Conference Topics

The conference topics range from the kernel hacking, device driver development, networking and security, to desktop polishing and alternative distribution development. Not to forget cool but useful topics like ZFS finetuning and dtrace sniffing.

How to Participate

Important conference related announcements are sent to the osdevcon-announce mailing list. The public discussion mailing list for venue related details, topic suggestions, and everything else is open at osdevcon-discuss.

We would like you to help us promote the conference, you can use one of the offical conference banners.

Conference Organization

The 2009 conference is being organized by the German Unix User Group. Please see the contact page for more details.


Motivated by great success of the OpenSolaris project, the German Unix User Group offered a platform for all OpenSolaris enthusiasts around the world by organizing the First OpenSolaris Developer Conference in February 2007 in Berlin, Germany. The sequel in Prague in 2008 was welcomed by both visitors and speakers, the conference advanced and last but not least: Prague is a nice spot.