ROSCon 2014

Update August 15, 2014: We have found out that the Illinois Office of Tourism is expecting close to 100% occupancy in the Chicago area over the weekend of ROSCon. We have a block of rooms reserved at a discount until August 21st. See here for more info on the reserved rooms.

ROSCon 2014
Palmer House
Chicago, Illinois
September 12-13, 2014

(immediately following IMTS and preceding IROS)

ROSCon 2014 is a chance for ROS developers of all levels, beginner to expert, to spend an extraordinary two days learning from and networking with the ROS community. Get tips and tricks from experts and meet and share ideas with fellow developers from around the globe.

ROSCon is a developers conference, in the model of PyCon and BoostCon. Following the success of the inaugural ROSCon in St. Paul, Minnesota and last year’s event in Stuttgart, Germany, this year’s ROSCon will be held in Chicago, Illinois. Similar to previous years, the two-day program will comprise technical talks and tutorials that will introduce you to new tools and libraries, as well as teach you more about the ones you already know. The bulk of the program will be 30-40 minute presentations (some may be longer or shorter). To submit a proposal please read the Call for Proposals.

If you don’t want to make a formal presentation, you should still bring your new project or idea to ROSCon! There will be sessions of Lightning Talks, which are 5-minute mini-talks that are scheduled just-in-time at the conference. There will also be open space for Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) meetings, impromptu hacking sessions, and informal presentations.

If you are looking for information on past ROSCons see their separate websites including past programs, slides and videos of the presentaitons at: ROSCon 2012 and  ROSCon 2013

You can contact the organizing committee at roscon-2014-oc@osrfoundation.org

More information, including details on the venue, will be posted soon.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact the organizing committee.

Registration for the event is now open.

The ROS Developer Conference