We're looking forward to a great OSCON. Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at OSCON 2012.
Stop by Registration to pick up your badge and other materials. Registration is located in the Ginkoberry Concourse on Level 1.
PRO TIP: Avoid the Monday morning lines and pick up your badge Sunday afternoon. We'll have free beer and pizza!
If you are speaking at OSCON, please check-in and pick up your badge at the Speaker Lounge, located in in room D131-132 off the Ginkoberry Concourse.
Want OSCON info to go? Download our mobile event app packed with schedule and other essential data.
Make sure to stop by the Expo Hall to check out the exhibitors displaying the latest in open source and related tools and technologies, nonprofits and projects, visit with speakers, and other activities.
Tuesday, July 17
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Opening Reception)
Wednesday, July 18
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
5:40 pm - 7:00 pm (Booth Crawl)
Thursday, July 19
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Make sure to join us at one (or all) of the networking events planned at OSCON, including Ignite, Opening Reception, Camp OSCON, 5K run/walk, Booth Crawl, and plenty of parties.
Office Hours give you a chance to meet face-to-face with some of our speakers. No sign-ups are necessary. Just stop by the Office Hours area in the Expo Hall to discuss the speaker's area of expertise, give feedback about their sessions, or ask questions. See the schedule and list of participating speakers.
Find and connect with other like-minded people during lunch at tables designated for certain languages, technologies, and interests. Look for the signs on the tables near the buffet lines each day at lunch.
Test your scavenger and negotiation skills at OSCON this year. We've created 20 unique trading cards based on all-star open source technologies and languages. The first 500 attendees to collect all 20 cards will win an OSCON baseball shirt - and will also be entered to win additional bonus prizes. Get the details
Wireless Internet will be available throughout the conference area. There is no password required to access the OSCON wireless network. Please keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow OSCON attendees, so please refrain from downloading large files while on the conference network. If you need assistance getting online, please visit the customer service desk in Registration or send a message to @oscon.
If your pass includes the official OSCON t-shirt, you can pick it up at Registration starting at 10:00am Wednesday, July 18.
We will be live streaming all of the keynote presentations and a handful of sessions, as well as interviews, news reports, and other live coverage from the event. (view the live stream schedule.) These presentations will also be available for viewing on the OSCON YouTube channel after the convention.
We'll be posting speaker slides as we get them, however keep in mind not all speakers choose to make their slides available for download.
The Online Attendee Directory for OSCON is open. See who else will be at OSCON this year, set up your personal profile, message other attendees, and manage your contacts. You must be registered for the event and have opted-in to the Attendee Directory in order to begin using it.
Create your own OSCON agenda using the personal scheduler function. Mark the presentations and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing on the website. You can then access it by clicking on the "personal schedule" link in the Schedule View page.
Printed versions of the daily schedule will also be available throughout the conference area.
Have a question or comment for a speaker? Post them in the "Add New Comment" field found at the bottom of any session detail page. Please keep in mind that your comments will be public.
You can also rate any of the sessions you attend on the OSCON mobile app. Just click on the set of stars on the session description page to submit your rating.
Meet O'Reilly authors and get a free autographed copy of their books if you're one of the first 25 people in line at the O'Reilly Booth in the Expo Hall.
Tuesday, July 17
|5:00 pm||Peter Zaitsev, High Performance MySQL, 3rd Edition|
Wednesday, July 18
|10:10 am||Matthew McCullough and Tim Berglund, Building and Testing with Gradle|
|Fred Trotter, Meaningful Use and Beyond|
|Marko Gargenta, Learning Android|
|Bruce W. Perry, Fitness for Geeks|
|3:10 pm||Ben Collins-Sussman and Brian Fitzgerald, Team Geek|
|Estelle Weyl, HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World|
|Alasdair Allan, iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino|
|Jonathan LeBlanc, Programming Social Applications|
|5:40 pm||Alex Martelli, Python in a Nutshell and Python Cookbook|
|Anna Ravenscroft, Python Cookbook|
|Matt Neuburg, Programming iOS 5|
Thursday, July 19
|10:10 am||Charles Bell, MySQL High Availability|
|Lorna Mitchell, PHP Master|
|3:10 pm||Karl Fogel, Producing Open Source Software|
|Steve Francia, MongoDB and PHP|
We will also be giving away discount coupons good for 40% off print and 50% off ebooks. Stop by the booth and pick one up.
Looking to network with other women during the conference? Drop by the Rendezvous Table for Women located outside the Expo Hall on level 1 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Or, come to the Systers Luncheon on Wednesday.
If you have a question about OSCON or feedback you want to share, let us know:
For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
View a complete list of OSCON contacts