OSCON 2012 Birds of a Feather Sessions

Call closed 11:59pm 07/10/2012 PDT.

View the list of scheduled BoFs.

What is a BoF?

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face-to-face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic online and onsite and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic.

BoFs at OSCON will happen at the following times:

  • Monday, July 16: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 18: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday, July 19: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Note: Each BoF session will be 60 minutes.

How do I lead a BoF?

Sign up online in advance or check the BoF schedule board onsite at the Oregon Convention Center and sign up in any open slot. If you sign up online in advance, you will receive an email confirming the time of your BoF as soon as it is approved.

Moderating a Birds of a Feather talk is open to attendees and speakers at the event. You must be registered to conduct a BoF. The moderator is not a speaker in the main program.

Please note that audio/visual equipment, including projection equipment, will not be available for BoF sessions. If you require any audio/visual equipment, you may request services from ETS by completing the Meeting Room Order form (PDF) and sending the form to ETS directly.

How do I participate in a BoF?

If you would like to join the discussion in one of the BoFs, there is no need to formally sign up. You can check the list of prescheduled BoFs online (when the event gets closer), or check the BoF schedule board onsite at the Oregon Convention Center for topics and locations.

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For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or scordesse@oreilly.com.

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