Sponsors

  • Microsoft
  • Nebula
  • Google
  • SugarCRM
  • Facebook
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • WSO2
  • Alfresco
  • BlackBerry
  • CUBRID
  • Dell
  • eBay
  • Heroku
  • InfiniteGraph
  • JBoss
  • LeaseWeb
  • Liferay
  • Media Temple, Inc.
  • OpenShift
  • Oracle
  • Percona
  • Puppet Labs
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rentrak
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.
  • SourceGear
  • Urban Airship
  • Vertica
  • VMware
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the convention, contact Sharon Cordesse at scordesse@oreilly.com

Download the OSCON Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Contact Us

View a complete list of OSCON contacts

Event Planning for Geeks

Audrey Eschright (Elevated Code / Stumptown Syndicate), Sherri Montgomery (Open Source Bridge / Ignite Portland / Mentor Graphics), Christie Koehler (Mozilla / Stumptown Syndicate)
Community
Location: E145
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)

If you’ve ever thought about hosting a code sprint, hackathon, (un)conference or workshop, this talk is for you. We’ll give you an overview of what you need to know to execute a successful event, including:

  • assembling and organizing your planning team
  • identifying a venue for your event
  • how to get money and pay for things
  • volunteer recruitment and management
  • determining your event format and creating your event’s schedule
  • advertising your event
  • tickets and registration
  • insurance, liability and what to do when things go wrong
  • deciding on must haves and nice-to-haves (e.g. food, wifi, etc)
  • dealing with venue logistics (space, sound, power, etc.)
  • codes of conduct, after parties, considerations for serving alcohol
  • how to keep the momentum once your first event is over
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Audrey Eschright

Elevated Code / Stumptown Syndicate

Programmer at Elevated Code working with Ruby, Rails, and occasionally iPhone development. Writer of essays, recipes, horror comics, and knitting patterns. Photographer working with digital and film cameras, including Polaroid, Holga, and pinholes. Community organizer of unconferences like WhereCampPDX, and co-founder of Open Source Bridge. Core team member of the infamous Calagator. Agitator for a variety of grassroots local tech.

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Sherri Montgomery

Open Source Bridge / Ignite Portland / Mentor Graphics

Sherri Montgomery is an IT business systems analyst for Mentor Graphics. As a member of the Business Intelligence team she makes huge data sets meaningful, cultivates order, grows projects, engages users, facilitates teams, and spends a great deal of time immersed in a sea of metadata, surfing the semantic layer.

In her spare time Sherri helps put on Ignite Portland and manages conference logistics for Open Source Bridge. She also meditates, makes awesome vegan food, creates art for trade, teaches Hatha Yoga and hikes. Sherri can often be found teaching yoga to geeks at conferences she participates in.

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Christie Koehler

Mozilla / Stumptown Syndicate

I am an experienced software engineer, technical project manager, community organizer and speaker (LinkedIn). My day job is with Mozilla (makers of Firefox) as a technical project manager on the Developer Evangelist team, currently focused on building the Firefox OS Developer Phone program.

I am co-chair of the annual Open Source Bridge conference, am a co-founder and President of the Stumptown Syndicate, a technology education non-profit, and run both Code N Splode and Women Who Hack, user groups for women in technology.

In 2012, I was recognized with an O’Reilly Open Source Award.

I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife, Sherri, her mother, and four cats and two dogs. My non-tech activities include Hatha Yoga, cycling, hiking, folding origami and cooking yummy vegan food.