O'Reilly European Open Source Convention - October 17-20, 2005 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Monday, 17 October

Evening Extravaganza
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

19:30 - State of the Onion, Larry Wall, Creator of Perl

20:00 - Fun With Dead Languages, Damian Conway, Thoughtstream

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.

Tuesday, 18 October

Exhibit Hall Reception
Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Visit the exhibitors and enjoy great refreshments at our Exhibit Hall Event.

Wednesday, 19 October

Maker Faire
Location: Volmers Room I, II, III

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

Join Make magazine at the O'Reilly European Open Source Convention for the second Maker Faire, a premier event that brings the do-it-yourself mindset to the technology in your life. The event is a celebration of your right to tweak, hack, bend, and remix any technology to your own will. It's a chance to see the work of expert makers and join in and get your hands dirty. Here are some of the experts that will be there:

  • Phil Torrone -- computer, portable device and gadget hacking
  • Beth Goza -- digital crafting in the virtual world
  • Andy Huntington -- teachable Beatbox
  • Nick and Dom Ludlam -- Open Source Promise.tv kit and digital TV hacking
  • Fabienne Serriere -- electronics and computer hacks
  • Ewan Spence -- podcasting projects
  • Ulrika Ek -- crafting, linen, and silk screening
  • Bert Thomas -- electronic gadget hacking
  • Melissa Coleman and Nadya Peek -- spatial awareness with tactile feedback

Special Offer From MAKE -- Free copy of the digital edition of MAKE: Vol 03 now through 25 October.

There are currently no events scheduled for Thursday.

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