The current list of proposed invited speakers has some great ideas on
I'm sure there's some kickass speakers in Portland who might be willing
to speak. After all OSCON is in Portland, Portland hosted Typecon 2013,
World Domination Summit (ugh), and home to so many people doing
traditional things in new ways, disrupting existing business models,
creative thinkers and fine purveyors of bespoke just about everything.
Looking for local talent means saving on travel and accommodation costs
too, or means being able to pay a higher speaker fee.
I wonder if there are locals who have ideas of people they think we
would benefit from learning from.