OSCON 2013 Onsite Information

We're looking forward to what we think is going to be the best OSCON yet. Here's some information to help you get the most out of your time at the convention.


Conference Location

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97232
(800) 791-2250
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Complimentary MAX Passes for OSCON Attendees

Fares are now required throughout the MAX system, Portland's light rail system. Travel Portland will be providing OSCON attendees with complimentary passes. All attendees (excluding Expo Hall Only Pass holders) will receive a complimentary MAX light rail pass, good for free rides on any MAX rail line for the entire week of OSCON (July 21 - July 27). You will receive the MAX pass when you check in and pick up your OSCON badge onsite at the Oregon Convention Center.

Registration / Check-in Hours

Stop by Registration to pick up your badge and other materials. Registration is located in Pre-Function D (outside Exhibit Hall D).

PRO TIP: Avoid the Monday morning lines and pick up your badge Sunday afternoon. We'll have complimentary food and beverages for all you early birds!

  • Sunday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Monday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Speaker Lounge Hours

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.

  • Sunday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Monday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get the OSCON Mobile App (Sponsored by New Relic)

Want OSCON info to go? Download our mobile event app packed with schedule and other essential data.

Expo Hall Hours

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 23
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Opening Reception)

Wednesday, July 24
10:00 am - 4:40 pm
5:40 pm - 7:00 pm (Booth Crawl)

Thursday, July 25
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Make sure to join us at one (or all) of the special events planned at OSCON, including morning yoga, Ignite, Planet OSCON, the 5K glow run/walk, Booth Crawl, BoFs, Office Hours with speakers at the O’Reilly Booth, and plenty of parties.

OSCON Office Hours

Office Hours give you a chance to meet face-to-face with some of our speakers at the O'Reilly Booth in the Expo Hall to discuss the speaker's area of expertise, give feedback about their sessions, or ask questions. Seats are limited, so sign up now and we'll send you a reminder. See the schedule and list of participating speakers.

Tribe Tables at Lunch

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: Android, Apache, BOFH, Community leadership, Data, Fitness, go build, Hadoop, Hardware, Java, Javascript, JVM Langs, Lambda, Mobile, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Pythonistas, Scala, Scaling, UX Designers, Visualization, Women in OS.

Play the Puzzle Game and Win Prizes

We've created a 20-piece puzzle, just like the ones you put together as a kid, and have distributed the pieces throughout the convention. The first 500 attendees to collect all 20 puzzle pieces and put it together will win an OSCON hoodie—and be entered in a drawing to win bonus prizes. Get the details

Wireless Internet Access

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.

Official OSCON T-shirt

If your pass includes the official OSCON t-shirt, you can pick it up at Registration starting at 10:00am Wednesday, July 24.

Live Streaming, Speaker Slides, and Video Recordings

Live Streaming
We will be live streaming all of the keynote presentations, as well as interviews 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.

Speaker Slides

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.

Video Recordings
We will be recording all breakout sessions in the JavaScript and HTML5 track (subject to the permission of the presenter). The video will be available for purchase approximately two weeks after OSCON on shop.oreilly.com.

Online Attendee Directory

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.

Set Up Your Personal Schedule

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.

Rate or Comment on the Tutorials and Sessions You Attend

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.

Stay Connected with Hashtag - #oscon

Author Book Signings in the O'Reilly Booth

Author book signings are being held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the O'Reilly Booth. The first 25 attendees will receive a complimentary autographed copy of each book. Limit 1 book per attendee.

Tuesday, July 23 5:05 pm Tim Berglund - Gradle Beyond the Basics
Wednesday, July 24 10:15 am Alasdair Allan and Kipp Bradford - Distributed Network Data
  Wesley Hales - HTML5 & JavaScript Web Apps
3:15 pm Matthew McCullough - Version Control with Git, 2E
Mike Wolfson - Android Developer Tools Essentials
3:45 pm Kyle Simpson - HTML5 Cookbook
Jono Bacon - The Art of Community, 2E
5:45 pm David Uhlman and Fred Trotter - Hacking Healthcare
6:30 pm Larry Wall - Programming Perl, 4E
Paris Buttfield-Addison and Jonathon Manning - Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 3E
Thursday, July 25 10:15 am Alasdair Allan - Learning iOS Programming, 3E
12:45 pm Jeff Potter - Cooking for Geeks
Kathleen Ting - Apache Sqoop Cookbook
1:15 pm Randal Schwartz - Mastering Perl, 2E
Roy Sutton - Enyo: Up and Running
3:15 pm John Graham-Cumming - The Geek Atlas
Daniel Jacobson - APIs: A Strategy Guide
3:45 pm Paco Nathan - Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading
Peter Zaitsev - High Performance MySQL, 3E

We will also be giving away discount coupons good for 40% off print and 50% off ebooks. Stop by the O'Reilly booth to pick one up.

Networking Opportunities for Women

Looking to network with other women during the conference? Join the “Women in OS” lunchtime Tribe Table throughout the week.

Questions / Feedback

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

  1. Message us on Twitter @oscon
  2. Stop by our customer service desk in Registration in the Concourse on Level 1.
  3. Send us an email at conf-admin@oreilly.com


Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Contact Us

View a complete list of OSCON contacts