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OSCON 2010 Onsite Information

Attending OSCON? Below are all the important onsite details about checking in and planning your time at the conference.

Conference Location

Oregon Convention Center (map)
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97232

The Oregon Convention Center is located on the MAX light rail line with service to and from Portland International Airport. For a minimal fee, (currently $1.95) MAX will transport guests from the airport directly to the OCC's doorstep. Service runs every 15 minutes seven days a week between 4:30 am and 11:30 pm.

Registration / Check-In Hours

Located outside Exhibit Hall D, Level 1

Stop by OSCON Registration to pick up your badge, event guide, and other materials.

Tutorial Attendees only:

  • Sunday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Monday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00am – 1:00pm

(until Tuesday, July 20 at 1:00pm, registration is open ONLY for tutorial attendees.)

Conference Sessions and Expo Hall Only Attendees:

  • Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sponsors & Exhibitors:

  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Set Up Your Personal Schedule

Create your own OSCON agenda using the personal scheduler function on the OSCON website. Mark the sessions, workshops, keynotes, and events you want to attend by clicking the calendar icon next to each listing. Then click on the"Personal Schedule" link in the Schedule View page to generate your own customized schedule.

Printed versions of the daily schedule will also be available throughout the conference area.

Wireless Internet Access

The OSCON wireless network will be available throughout the conference areas of the convention center. We also have several hardwires available for you to use on the tables in the Connectivity Lounge located outside the E Rooms (near Registration). Keep in mind you are sharing this network with everyone else so please refrain from downloading large files or using bitTorrent while on the conference network.

Online Attendee Directory

Would you like to connect with other conference participants before, during and after the OSCON? Join the online Attendee Directory, which allows you to have a public profile, communicate with other attendees, and manage your contacts. You will need to make sure you are opted-in to the Attendee Directory in order to begin using it.

Once you start participating you'll be able to:

  • Set up your personal profile and post a photo of yourself
  • Create a list of people you want to meet
  • Direct message other OSCON attendees
  • Integrate your Twitter account and share your tweets with others

Rate the Talks You Attend

Rate the sessions, tutorials, and keynotes you attend by going to any session description page on and clicking on the set of stars in the upper right hand corner. You can also leave comments at the bottom of the description page. Please keep in mind that your comments will be public. Only registered attendees may rate sessions, so if you aren't already logged in, you'll be asked to do so. Your username/email and password are the same ones you used to register for OSCON.

Speaker Slides, Video, and Live Streaming

All the OSCON keynotes will be streamed live on and then made available as videos after the conference ends. We'll also be posting speaker slides as they give them to us. Look for the links on shortly after the conference begins.

Twitter &

Make sure you are following @oscon to get the most up-to-the-minute information while at OSCON. If you are tweeting during the conference, make sure you use the #oscon hashtag. And if you have questions or feedback, you can DM us or send us a message @oscon.


If you are posting blogs, photos, or tweeting while you're at OSCON, tag them with "OSCON". If you're tweeting, don't forget the hashtags.

Expo Hall

Exhibit Hall D, Level 1

Make sure to visit the sponsors and exhibitors in the Expo Hall. Hours are:

  • Wednesday, July 21
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Expo Hall Reception)
  • Thursday, July 22
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See who will be exhibiting

OSCON After Hours

Make sure to check out some (or all) of the evening events happening at OSCON

  • Birds of a Feather Sessions
    Monday, July 19, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Wednesday, July 21, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Thursday, July 22, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
    BoFs are entirely up to you and can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). We post your topic online and onsite and provide the space and time. See the BoFs already scheduled
  • Ignite OSCON
    Tuesday, July 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Portland Ballroom
    What say if you only had five minutes on stage with 20 slides that rotated automatically after 15 seconds? We’re going to find out when we conduct our second Ignite OSCON.
  • O’Reilly Open Source Awards
    Tuesday, July 20, 7:50pm
    Portland Ballroom
    Join us as we recognize individuals for their dedication, innovation, leadership, and outstanding contribution to open source.
  • Expo Hall Reception
    Wednesday, July 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Exhibit Hall D
    Have a drink and mingle with other OSCON participants, and see the latest products, projects, services, and gadgets from sponsors and exhibitors in the Expo Hall.
  • Android Hands-on
    Wednesday, July 21, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Join us at OSCON Android Hands-on, an intense, technical, and structured event led by Google Android experts. This event is open to conference attendees only (no Expo Hall Only passes) and pre-registration is required.
  • (mt) Media Temple OSCON Party
    Wednesday, July 21, 9:00pm - Midnight
    Windows Lounge @ the Red Lion Hotel
    1021 NE Grand Avenue
    Open bar & DJ! Bring your dancing shoes!
  • State of the Onion
    Thursday, July 22, 6:15pm - 7:00pm
    Portland Ballroom 252
    The OSCON tradition continues as Larry Wall delivers the annual State of the Onion Address.
  • OSCON API Hour (sponsored by Mashery)
    Thursday, July 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    The EastBurn (1800 East Burnside St.)
    OSCON API Hour will feature local Portland favorite microbrews and appetizers, plus skeeball, vintage video games, pinball, and live music.
  • Best of Portland Walking Tour
    Friday, July 23, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
    Meet in the MLK Lobby in the OCC
    Join other OSCON attendees on this private Portland walking tour and see why Portland is recognized as one of the best places to live in the U.S. Tickets are $19 and must be purchased in advance

If you are planning an event/party/get-together that isn’t listed here and would like to invite others to join, add the details to the After Hours board in the Registration area at the OCC.

Questions / Feedback

If you have a question about OSCON or feedback you want to share, let us know:

  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.
  • ActiveState
  • CommonPlaces
  • DB Relay
  • FireHost
  • GoDaddy
  • HP
  • HTSQL by Prometheus Research
  • Impetus Technologies Inc.
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Kaltura
  • Marvell
  • Mashery
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Parallels
  • PayPal
  • Percona
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rhomobile
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SourceGear
  • Symbian
  • VoltDB
  • WSO2
  • Linux Pro Magazine

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at

Download the OSCON Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Media Partner Opportunities

Download the Media & Promotional Partner Brochure (PDF) for information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences or contact mediapartners@

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

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