O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
 Convention Coverage

Events

There are currently no events scheduled for Monday.


Tuesday, August 2nd

Tuesday Evening Extravaganza
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Portland Ballroom

7:30pm - Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards

7:45pm - State of the Onion, Larry Wall

8:15pm - Yahoo!-O'Reilly Buzz Market Report, David Pennock and Rael Dornfest

8:30pm - What Business Can Learn From Open Source, Paul Graham, Author of Hackers & Painters

9:00pm - White Camel Awards

9:15pm - Fun With Dead Languages, Damian Conway
Watch in mesmerized terror as Damian hacks code in five unrelated languages (none of them Perl). Along the way, you'll also learn about modern archaeological techniques, bidirectional cross-dressing, Ancient Greeks hackers, improbable romances, the real Club Med, why programmers shouldn't frequent casinos, the language of moisture vaporators, C++ mysticism, conversational Latin, state machines on steroids, feeding the dog the old-fashioned way, the shocking truth about anime, programming without variables or subroutines, the Four Voids of the Apocalypse, Microsoft's new advertising campaign, what the Romans used instead of braces, drunken stonemasons, the ancient probabilistic wisdom of bodkins, how to kill a language with a single byte, and the price of fish.

10:30pm - Lights Out, You Don't Have to Go Home But You Can't Sleep Here



Wednesday, August 3rd

Mac OS X Exploration Lab (10am-6pm)
Time: 10:00am
Location: F149-150

10:00am to 6:00pm

Stop by the Lab and play hot games, meet Apple engineers, and experience the Digital Hub. Bring a brown bag lunch and listen to Jordan Hubbard and Steve Hayman talk about Apple being the cool way to do Unix.



SpikeZoo TestFest (10am-6pm)
Time: 10:00am
Location: D137-138

While You're at OSCON Go to the Zoo!

The SpikeZoo TestFest Lounge that is. Brought to you by O'Reilly and SpikeSource, the lounge features snacks, beverages, comfy lounge seating, wireless access for your laptop, and much more! Like big screen TVs with Sony PlayStations! SpikeSource engineers will be on hand to answer all your questions about open source testing. Ongoing demonstrations will showcase the testing of popular open source components including SugarCRM, Mambo, and phpPGAdmin/phpMyAdmin as well as the SpikeSource core stack.

August 3 & 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Don't miss it!



Exhibit Hall Reception & Author Signing
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Exhibit Hall D

Visit the exhibitors, have your favorite O'Reilly book signed, and enjoy refreshments at our annual Exhibit Hall Event.

Sponsored by

Computer Associates

Hewlett Packard

SpikeSource

Sun Microsystems



Thursday, August 4th

Mac OS X Exploration Lab (10am-6pm)
Time: 10:00am
Location: F149-150

10:00am to 6:00pm

Stop by the Lab and play hot games, meet Apple engineers, and experience the Digital Hub. Bring a brown bag lunch and listen to Jordan Hubbard and Steve Hayman talk about Apple being the cool way to do Unix.



SpikeZoo TestFest (10am-6pm)
Time: 10:00am
Location: D137-138

While You're at OSCON Go to the Zoo!

The SpikeZoo TestFest Lounge that is. Brought to you by O'Reilly and SpikeSource, the lounge features snacks, beverages, comfy lounge seating, wireless access for your laptop, and much more! Like big screen TVs with Sony PlayStations! SpikeSource engineers will be on hand to answer all your questions about open source testing. Ongoing demonstrations will showcase the testing of popular open source components including SugarCRM, Mambo, and phpPGAdmin/phpMyAdmin as well as the SpikeSource core stack.

August 3 & 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Don't miss it!



Apple Developer Connection Reception
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Meet with engineers and the ADC team over drinks and appetizers.

Hosted by Apple Developer Connection



Powell's Books Open House
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Browse Portland's largest bookstore and meet open source authors. Powell's Technical Bookstore is located at 33 NW Park has 82,000 new and used technical books. Take the Tri-Met for free and convenient transportation to Powell's.


Friday, August 5th

Portland Bridges - A Guided Tour
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Registration Area

Take a walk along the Willamette River and learn about Portland's many unique bridges. Explore their history, architecture, and the inner workings of various bridges. You'll even see how programming is involved!

This is a 2 hour tour, nearly 2 miles; sign up on-site in the registation area, beginning Sunday evening.





Diamond Sponsors

Computer Associates International Inc., (CA)
Hewlett Packard
SpikeSource
Sun Microsystems

Platinum Sponsors

Novell, Inc.

Gold Sponsors

ActiveState
IBM
Ticketmaster

Silver Sponsors

ActiveGrid
Alfresco
Black Duck Software
CollabNet
Covalent Technologies
Google
GroundWork Open Source Solutions
Intel Corporation
Mergere, Inc.
Microsoft
Oracle
Palamida
SourceLabs
SugarCRM
Yahoo! Inc.
Zend Technologies, Inc.

Media Sponsors

boing boing
C/C++ Users Journal
DevtownStation News
Digital ID World
Enterprise Open Source Journal
Free Software Magazine
InsideMac Radio
Integration Developer News
Linux Journal
LinuxQuestions.org
Open Enterprise Trends
Queue
SDForum
Software Association of Oregon
Version Tracker
Wi-Fi Technology Forum
Women's Technology Cluster
WorldWIT

In-Kind Sponsors

Dell Inc.
Gibson
Griffin Technology
Harman Multimedia
Smugmug

Sponsors

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