OSCON is upon us whether we will or no

And with it comes Google.  For these or for any of the talks I remember back to the days when I would volunteer and then pay and get my son in.  Now, a long time teacher, I just can’t come up with the funds.  But when I look at a few of these, I regret it in advance.

If you are coming to town, look me up, if you aren’t and you have already paid, send along the registration Smile.

I am signing up for the Free Expo Hall Pass, just to remind myself of the days when my school would send me.

Everyone’s Coming up to the City of Roses

Thursday, July 5, 2012 | 9:00 AM

Labels: gsoc, oscon

As the temperatures rise in the northern hemisphere, Googlers from across the world will travel to the City of Roses, (Portland, Oregon) for OSCON, O’Reilly’s 14th annual Open Source convention held July 16-20 at the Oregon Convention Center. Over 2,500 open source enthusiasts from around the world will congregate for sessions and tutorials on everything open source.
This year 18 Googlers will be talking and teaching on a variety of topics with another 30 or so attending the weeklong conference. The schedule of the talks by Googlers are listed below in chronological order.
Monday, July 16th
Google Summer of Code Birds of a Feather (BoF) – All past and present participants in the Google Summer of Code program are welcome to join us, all you need is a free Expo Only Hall pass for OSCON.
Tuesday, July 17th
Andrew Gerrand “Building real software with Go”
Wednesday, July 18th
Wesley Chun“Python 3: the Next Generation (is here already)”
Joe Gregorio“Scaling to 100+ APIs”
Rob Pike and Andrew Gerrand“The Go 1 Programming Environment”
Bob Evans“Experience Sampling Experience”
Alex Martelli"Permission or Forgiveness?”
Thursday, July 19th
Bob Nystrom“Dart: Google’s evil plot to make it easier for you to build web apps”
Christopher Swenson“Google Government Public Data: Finding and delivering the world’s government, tabular data”
Chris DiBona“Ask a Google Engineer Anything”
Google will again sponsor its popular “Ask Google Engineers Anything” session. The session is intended to help developers work better with Googlers and Google technology and to answer most of the questions that developers might be puzzled about.
Ben Collins-Sussman and Brian Fitzpatrick“The Art of Organizational Manipulation”
Alice Boxhall“Web Application Accessibility”
Wesley Chun“Connecting to Twitter and Google+ using Python”
Bob Nystrom“Office Hour with Bob Nystrom”
Friday, July 20th
Chris DiBona“Keynote”
Chris DiBona, Shawn Pearce – and Carol Smith“The Google Open Source Update”
Augie Fackler and Nathaniel Manista“Stop Mocking, Start Testing”
Justin McWilliams“Using and Building Open Source in Google Corporate Engineering”
For a complete schedule of talks at OSCON, you can visit the conference site. We hope to see you at OSCON!
By Stephanie Taylor, Open Source Programs

This Week is LinuxCon in Portland

LinuxCon – The New Annual Technical Conference for All Matters Linux

LinuxCon is a new annual technical conference that will provide an unmatched collaboration and education space for all matters Linux. LinuxCon will bring together the best and brightest that the Linux community has to offer, including core developers, administrators, end users, community managers and industry experts.

In being the conference for “all matters Linux”, LinuxCon will be informative and educational for a wide range of attendees. We will not only bring together all of the best technical talent but the decision makers and industry experts who are involved in the Linux community.

Speakers Include: Linus Torvalds, Mark Shuttleworth – Founder of Ubuntu, Bob Sutor – VP of Open Source & Linux at IBM, Noah Broadwater – VP of Information Services at Sesame Workshop, Imad Sousou – Director of the OSTC at Intel, Matt Asay of Alfresco, James Bottomley – Kernel Developer, and many more of the community’s top talent.

Portland Code Camp 2010 Scheduled for May 22, 2010

Portland Code Camp – News

Mark your calendar! Portland Code Camp 2010 is scheduled for May 22, 2010, at the University of Portland campus. The UP facility offers a great venue –including larger, fully equipped (and air conditioned) meeting rooms, excellent parking, access to public transportation, and easy bike commuting. We are also working to expand the range of topics and include even more of the local developer community in Portland Code Camp 2010. Additional news on those efforts will be coming soon!

Open Source Bridge

Open Source Bridge is a new conference for developers working with
open source technologies and for people interested in learning the open
source way. It’s not a typical technical conference.

Here’s what makes it different:

  • It’s entirely volunteer-run, by developers, for developers. This is the conference you’ve always wanted to attend.
  • Session tracks are technology agnostic, based instead around shared
    community experiences and focused on similarities between projects, not
  • The geekery doesn’t end when the sessions do. There will also be a
    24-hour hacker lounge for code sprints, bug bashes, session deep dives,
    bouncing ideas, starting new projects or just mingling and taking in
    the vibe.