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Events

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Monday, July 7

Technology Volunteerism Nonprofits Summit

Monday, July 7, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Located in the Meadowlark Room

Netcorps Canada and Geekcorps are hosting an invitation-only day-long strategy meeting with a small group of organizations focused on technology volunteering in developing nations. The focus is on common goals and challenges, with a goal of increased collaboration between organizations, new projects, and a better understanding of each other's organizational priorities and strengths.



Tuesday, July 8

Geek Volunteerism Summit

Tuesday, July 8, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Located in the Meadowlark Room

Tim O'Reilly hosts an invitation-only day-long conversation focused on working with geek volunteers to expand grassroots technology and development efforts in developing nations. The focus is on providing information resources to geek volunteers; raising the profile of good projects, and recruiting volunteers.




States of the Union

Tuesday, July 8, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Located in the Oregon Ballroom

Donít miss this informative and entertaining evening presentation on the state of six open source worlds, with our Master of Ceremonies, Nathan Torkington. Hear insights from each of these leading open source communities:
  • Perl: State of the Onion, Larry Wall
  • Python: State of the Snake, Guido van Rossum
  • PHP: State of the Elephant, Shane Caraveo
  • MySQL: State of the Dolphin, Monty Widenius & David Axmark
  • Apache: State of the Feather, Greg Stein
  • Linux: State of the Penguin, Theodore Ts'o

ActiveState Awards

ActiveState Awards

Tuesday, July 8, 7:00 PM
Located in the Oregon Ballroom

On the evening of July 8, ActiveState is announcing the winners of the third annual Programmers' Choice and Activators' Choice Awards. The awards honor those individuals who actively contribute to open source languages and display excellence in their programming efforts. Vote now, and then join us at the awards ceremony during the States of the Union, Tuesday night.




Frank Willison Award

Tuesday, July 8, 7:25 PM
Located in the Oregon Ballroom

The winner of the 2003 Frank Willison Award for Contributions to the Python Community will be awarded at OSCON this year. The award is given to a person judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the Python community, and is selected by the PythonLabs group at Zope Corporation. The prize is a full pass for next year's Python 12 Conference, and the winner will be announced prior to the Python: State of the Snake address on Tuesday July 8 at approximately 7:25 p.m.




OSCAMP Meeting - (off-site)

Tuesday, July 8, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Located at: World Trade Center #2
121 SW Salmon St.
Mezzanine Level

A special half day meeting is planned for Oregon's developers, users and supporters to get a lay of the open source land here. This is an opportunity to learn about core issues from national speakers, as well as hear about the many and exciting things that are going on in Oregon. Admission is free, although preregistration is strongly encouraged.

Agenda:
1:00 Registration and Opening
1:30 Total Cost of Ownership (Stormy Peters, HP/Colorado)
2:00 Linux in the Enterprise - An IBM Perspective (Dan Frye, IBM)
2:30 Legal Framework for Open Source (Larry Rosen, RosenLaw.com)
3:30 Twelve Case Examples
4:30 Oregon's Future in Open Source
5:15 Reception
6:00 Finish

Wednesday, July 9


Sponsored Lunch

12:15 - 1:45 PM

Located in the Exhibit Hall.

Sponsored by:





Featured Author Signings

Located at the Convention Bookstore in the Exhibit Hall (hosted by Powell's Bookstore).

1:00 PM Wesley Chun: Core Python Programming
2:00 PM Dave Thomas: Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide
3:00 PM Eric Hatcher: Java Development with Ant
4:00 PM Rich Bowen: Apache Admin Handbook
5:00 PM Tim Jenness: Extending & Embedding Perl


Featured author signings take place on Wednesday and Thursday between 1:00 and 3:00 pm at the Convention Bookstore. Check out the author line up for Thursday.


LPI

Free Linux Certification Exams

Wednesday, July 9, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm
Located in Salon C

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Linux Community that offers vendor neutral training certification for Linux System Administrators. In cooperation with O'Reilly & Associates, LPI exams 101 and 201 will be offered free of charge on Wednesday & Thursday at OSCON at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Email wilma@lpi.org if you are interested in taking one of the exams.




Meet the Authors

Wednesday, July 9, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Located in the Exhibit Hall

Come to the Exhibit Hall during the Exhibitor Reception on Wednesday evening to meet a host of O'Reilly authors who are also speaking during OSCON. To mark O'Reilly's 25th Anniversary year, authors will be handing out commemorative t-shirts (while supplies last). Editor and photographer Derrick Story will be on hand to snap your photo with your favorite author for you to keep. If you're an autograph seeker but don't want to haul all your books to the Convention, don't worrry -- we'll have plenty of book plates for authors to sign that you can affix into your tomes at home.

  • Damian Conway: Object Oriented Perl
  • Nat Torkington: Perl Cookbook
  • Stas Bekman: Practical mod_Perl
  • Eric Cholet: Practical mod_Perl
  • Allison Randal: Perl 6 Essentials
  • Dan Sugalski: Perl 6 Essentials
  • Simon St. Laurent: Programming Web Services with XML-RPC
  • Adam Trachtenberg: PHP Cookbook
  • David Sklar: PHP Cookbook
  • chromatic: Running Weblogs with Slash, Extreme Programming Pocket Guide
  • Alex Martelli: Python Cookbook, Python in a Nutshell
  • Ray Lischner: Delphi in a Nutshell, C++ in a Nutshell
  • DJ Adams: Programming Jabber
  • Jason Hunter: Java Servlet Programming, 2E, J2E Best Practices
  • Tom Phoenix: Learning Perl, Learning Perl Objects, Modules & References
  • Larry Wall: Programming Perl, 4E
  • Randal Schwartz: Learning Perl, Learning Perl Objects, Modules & References
  • Tom Christiansen: Programming Perl, 4E, Perl Cookbook
  • DJ Adams: Programming Jabber
  • Jason Hunter: Java Servlet Programming, 2E, J2E Best Practices
  • Dave Rolsky: Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason
  • David Stutz: Shared Source CLI Essentials
  • David Ascher: Learning Python



Exhibitor Reception

Wednesday, July 9, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Stroll through the exhibit hall and get an in-depth look at new products and applications. Meet the companies that support the open source communities. Enjoy a beer and a snack, compliments of IBM.

Sponsored by:

IBM








Stonehenge Consulting Services OSCON Party

Wednesday, July 9, 8:00 pm - Midnight

Stonehenge Consulting Services is proud to invite you to a night of dancing, free pool and free drinks. Stonehenge is taking over Bar 71, one of Portland's hottest clubs.

So what do you need to party? Come by the Stonehenge Consulting booth in the exhibit hall on Wed., July 9 and get a free Stonehenge shirt. At 8:00 pm, meet outside the hotel in that shirt and busses will take you to the fun and festivities. Busses will be running every 15 minutes to and from the party from 8:00 pm to midnight. Stonehenge parties are legendary, and you don't want to miss it.



Thursday, July 10


Sponsored Lunch

12:15 - 1:45 PM

Located in the Exhibit Hall.

Sponsored by:





Featured Author Signings

Located at the Convention Bookstore in the Exhibit Hall (hosted by Powell's Bookstore).

1:00 PM Wil Wheaton: Dancing Barefoot: Five Short but True Stories About Life in the So-Called Space Age
2:00 PM Geoffrey Young: Mod_Perl Developer's Cookbook
2:30 PM Jeff Horwitz: Unix System Management Primer Plus



LPI

Free Linux Certification Exams

Thursday, July 10, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm
Located in Salon C

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Linux Community that offers vendor neutral training certification for Linux System Administrators. In cooperation with O'Reilly & Associates, LPI exams 101 and 201 will be offered free of charge on Wednesday & Thursday at OSCON at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Email wilma@lpi.org if you are interested in taking one of the exams.




Mac OS X Innovators Contest Reception

Thursday, July 10, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Located in the Rendezvous Lounge

Celebrate the winning entries of O'Reilly's Mac OS X Innovators Contest and enjoy a cold drink. Explore and enjoy the applications featured on the computers in the Rendezvous Lounge.

Reception sponsored by:





Powell's Bookstore Trip / Open House - 20% off all books

Thursday Night, July 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm - Powell's Technical Books

Powellís Technical Books hosts an open house for OSCON (OíReilly Open Source Convention) attendees. Receive 20% off all new books when you show your OSCON badge at the open house event. Authors on hand include Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation), author of Dancing Barefoot, as well as the authors of PHP & MySQL Web Development, and Jabber Developerís Handbook. Refreshments will be served.



DynDNS Party

Thursday, July 10, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Located in Champions Sports Bar & the main lobby bar

We're taking over the Champions Sports bar and main lobby bar for the DynDNS.org Party. Co-sponsored by Onyx Neon. Drinks are on the house!

Reception hosted by:




Friday, July 11


Oregon Zoo

Take a Trip to the Zoo

Friday afternoon, July 11
2:00 pm, Meet in hotel lobby bar

Spend Friday afternoon at the zoo with many of the OSCON committee members including Nathan Torkington, Dan Sugalski, Stas Bekman, Zak Greant, Guido van Rossum, Ask Bjoern Hansen, Robert Spier, Kevin Altis, Milton Ngan, Allison Randal, Perrin Harkins, Shane Caraveo and others. Meet in the lobby bar at 2:00 pm and head over to the zoo as a group. Know of 20 people, or more, who want to go? Purchase the group tickets ahead of time, and save 20%. The zoo is open until 6:00pm on Friday.

How many O'Reilly animals can you spot at the Oregon Zoo? The Oregon Zoo highlights animals and their habitat and features nine major exhibits, representing various geographic areas of the world. The Zoo is located along the MAX light rail line, five minutes from downtown Portland. The MAX stops at the zoo approximately every ten minutes.



Classic Video Games and Beer

Friday evening; 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Sponsored by Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc.

Location:
Ground Kontrol
610 SW 12th Avenue

Come play classic arcade video games using real quarters, while sipping on some local microbrew and checking your email with the 802.11b wireless access. Quarters and microbrew provided by Stonehenge, so it's all FREE.




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