OSCON 2012 Events

From free sponsored tutorials on Tuesday to fun receptions, parties and community events, there's something for everyone at the biggest annual gathering of the open source community. Be sure to check out the full event program below to get the most out of your time at OSCON. Events and sponsored tutorials are open to all OSCON attendees with a badge, even Expo Hall Only pass holders.

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Monday, July 16

Ignite OSCON 05:30pm - 07:00pm Portland Ballroom
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’re going to find out when we conduct our third Ignite event at OSCON. Read more.
Monday Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs) 07:00pm - 10:00pm See BoF Schedule for Locations
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 and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.

Tuesday, July 17

From Datacenter to the Cloud - Featuring Xen and XCP (Sponsored Tutorial) 09:00am - 12:30pm E141
Do you dream of spinning up ten, twenty, or a thousand virtual machines in an instant? Discover and repair bottlenecks without moving a finger? Dodge the loss of an entire storage array with no-one noticing? This is no sales pitch; during this tutorial, we'll demonstrate how to leverage truly FOSS tools to build a powerful, scalable cloud that easily competes with those proprietary solutions! Read more.
Build your Own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Just like Red Hat's (Sponsored Tutorial) 09:00am - 12:30pm E142
Here's your chance to learn how to build your own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Come check out this session with Krishna and Mark from the OpenShift team and learn how to install, configure and deploy OpenShift Origin - the open source project that powers the OpenShift service - on your laptop. Read more.
GlusterFS Tutorial - Part 1: Gluster Overview 09:00am - 12:30pm E148
GlusterFS is a community produced, open source, distributed file system capable of scaling to several petabytes(actually, 72 brontobytes!) and handling thousands of clients. The morning tutorial will provide attendees with a broad and deep overview of GlusterFS, from history and roadmap to the latest release, v 3.3. Read more.
Service Orchestration with Ubuntu in the Cloud (Sponsored Tutorial) 01:30pm - 05:00pm E142
Deploying things at scale can get hard and complicated, wouldn't it be nice if deploying services was as easy as using apt-get? With Ubuntu and juju you can deploy over 80 services to AWS, HP Cloud, OpenStack, or bare metal with really simple commands. This talk will show you what juju is, how it works, and how it can save you time by showing you how to write juju charms. Read more.
Hacking on Apache CloudStack (Sponsored Tutorial) 01:30pm - 05:00pm E141
Apache CloudStack is an infrastructure-as-a-service platform used to deploy Amazon-style cloud computing environments, in this session developers will learn abou the architecture, plugin framework, and how to get involved in the Apache CloudStack project. Read more.
Gluster FS Tutorial - Part 2: Gluster and Big Data; Gluster for Devs and Sys Admins 01:30pm - 05:00pm E148
GlusterFS is a community produced, open source, distributed file system capable of scaling to several petabytes(actually, 72 brontobytes!) and handling thousands of clients. The afternoon session of the GlusterFS tutorial will focus on Gluster implementation as a big data solution, development platform and tool for systems administrators. Read more.
Expo Hall Opening Reception (sponsored by Bluehost) 05:00pm - 06:00pm Expo Hall
Grab a drink and kick off the 14th edition of OSCON by meeting and mingling with exhibitors and fellow attendees. Read more.
Camp OSCON Attendee Party (sponsored by Microsoft and O'Reilly Media) 06:00pm - 08:00pm Exhibit Hall A
We're swapping last year's clown shoes for Camp OSCON t-shirts at this year's attendee party. You don't have to worry about sewing in nametags and forget those long bus rides -- just stroll over Exhibit Hall A (next to the Expo Hall). This is the camp you wish your parents had sent you to. You won't want to miss this; trust us. Read more.
OSCON Couch to Quantified 5K Run/Walk 06:45pm - 08:00pm OCC Lloyd parking lot
Don't forget to pack your running shoes and your self-tracking tech, because we're hosting the first ever Couch to Quantified 5K fun run at OSCON. Whether you are an avid runner or just starting out, you are invited to join other OSCON attendees Tuesday evening for a run/jog/walk through some of the most scenic and emblematic sites of Portland. Read more.
Puppet Labs Party 08:00pm - 10:00pm 411 NW Park Ave.
Join Puppet Labs at their headquarters in the Pearl District. The part is free, as in free beer, food and fun. Two open bars and more! Take the Green or Yellow line (free transit) west to Union Station and walk 2 blocks west to 411 NW Park Ave. Read more.

Wednesday, July 18

Synacor Challenge 06:00am - 07:00pm Online
Hey, OSCON-ers, have you taken the Synacor Challenge yet? If not, we want to see your programming skills (and give you a chance to win a $1,000 Apple gift card). Read more.
Greenlight for Girls Mission to Mars 10:00am - 04:00pm Booth 220
Greenlight for Girls (g4g), a new nonprofit dedicated to encouraging girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, will be organizing a "mission to Mars" robotics programming project for girls aged 11-15 at OSCON on July 18 and 19. Read more.
Wednesday Expo Hall Activities 10:00am - 05:40pm Expo Hall
From products, projects, and parties to snacks, swag, and speakers, the 2012 OSCON Expo Hall will be the place to gather outside of sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. Test drive new tools, compare products, meet with nonprofit volunteers, say hello to speakers and authors, get your Make on, hang out in the lounge, and much more. Read more.
Booth Crawl 05:40pm - 07:00pm Expo Hall
Quench your thirst with vendor-hosted libations and snacks while you check out all the cool stuff in the expo hall. Read more.
Wednesday Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs) 07:00pm - 11:00pm See BoF Schedule for Locations
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 and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Braintree Party 07:00pm - 09:00pm MacTarnahan Bar Taproom (2730 NW 31st)
We love being at OSCON. And we want to celebrate. So drinks are in order. Because celebration is conducive to meeting interesting people and sharing ideas. Stop by the Tap Room in MacTarnahan Bar. We'll be there from 7-9 and we'll grab you a beer. It's free. It's interesting. It's delicious. Read more.
OpenStack Party 09:00pm - 11:00pm Spirit of 77 (500 NE MLK Blvd.)
Please join us to celebrate the OpenStack community's success on its 2nd anniversary during OSCON 2012! We will have food, drinks, bar games and of course, OpenStack limited-edition t-shirts! Read more.

Thursday, July 19

Greenlight for Girls Mission to Mars (continued) 10:00am - 05:00pm Booth 220
Greenlight for Girls (g4g), a new nonprofit dedicated to encouraging girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, will be organizing a "mission to Mars" robotics programming project for girls aged 11-15 at OSCON on July 18 and 19. Read more.
Thursday Expo Hall Activities 10:00am - 05:00pm Expo Hall
From products, projects, and parties to snacks, swag, and speakers, the 2012 OSCON Expo Hall will be the place to gather outside of sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. Test drive new tools, compare products, meet with nonprofit volunteers, say hello to speakers and authors, get your Make on, hang out in the lounge, and much more. Read more.
AWS Developer Resources Beer Social (SOLD OUT) 06:00pm - 09:00pm Green Dragon brewpub (928 SE 9th Ave)
Come meet the Amazon Web Services Developer Resources team at the Green Dragon brewpub (928 SE 9th Ave) on Thursday evening. Drinks and snacks are on us! RSVP required. Read more.
Thursday Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs) 07:00pm - 11:00pm See BoF Schedule for Locations
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 and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Citrix Open Cloud Poker Party (sponsored by Citrix) 09:00pm - 12:00am Exhibit Hall E
Citrix is sponsoring a night of poker, pizza and beer. For one night only, OSCON's Hall E will be transformed into Portland's only poker room complete with professional dealers. Read more.

Friday, July 20

Lockpicking Play Room 10:00am - 12:30pm E141
Lockpicking is fun for everyone and demystifies simple mechanical puzzles that we all rely on. Join representatives from the local Portland TOOOL (Open Organization Of Lockpickers) group and sharpen your lockpicking skills. Read more.
Closing Get-together 01:15pm - 02:00pm Portland Ballroom Foyer
Take the opportunity to network one last time and exchange contact information with one another. Drinks and snacks provided. Read more.
Portland Walking Tours 02:00pm - 04:00pm Meet in MLK Lobby of OCC
Cap off your trip to Portland with one of Portland's award-winning guided walking tours. Tours will leave from the convention center right after the closing keynotes. Please register in advance. Tickets range from $20-$45 per person depending on the tour. Read more.

Community Events

The following events are community-driven events. If you would like more information about these events, please contact the individual groups hosting them.

Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, July 15

Community Leadership Summit July 14, 09:00am - 05:00pm
July 15, 09:00am - 05:00pm
Oregon Convention Center
Take the microphone and join experienced community leaders and managers at the leading community management summit that happens right before OSCON July 16-20. Join a diverse range range of attendees to discuss, debate and explore the many avenues of building strong community in an open unconference setting, complimented by additional structured presentations and networking. Read more.

Monday, July 16

Apache@OSCON: Social & Widgets 9:00am - 12:30pm OCC Room E142
Come join Apache Rave, Apache Wave, Apache Wookie & Apache Shindig for a combined BarCamp and hackathon. Activities are suitable for all levels and backgrounds. Read more.
Apache@OSCON: Big Data & Content 1:30pm - 4:30pm OCC Room E142
Come join projects like Apache Chemistry and Apache Hama for a combined BarCamp & hackathon. Activities are suitable for all levels and backgrounds. Read more.

Tuesday, July 17

Apache@OSCON: Programming & Productivity 9:00am - 12:30pm OCC Room E142

Come discuss open source programming & productivity with Apache at a combined BarCamp & hackathon. Activities are suitable for all levels and backgrounds. Read more.

Apache@OSCON: Cloud & Web Infrastructure 1:30pm - 4:30pm OCC Room E142
Come join projects like Apache Shiro and Apache Cloudstack for a combined BarCamp & hackathon. Activities are suitable for all levels and backgrounds. Read more.
Apache Shindig & Apache Rave Meetup 7:00pm - 10:00pm Spirit of 77 (500 NE MLK Blvd.)
We’re going to celebrate the release of OpenSocial 2.5, get psyched about starting on 3.0, and think about the next killer app! Come and join us on for some good fun and networking. Oh, and if you want to show off your latest wares, bring along your laptop! Make sure to RSVP so we can make sure we have enough beer for everyone! Read more.

Thursday, July 19

Your Future in/on the Cloud - Come for the Predictions, Stay for the Drinks 6:30pm Wieden + Kennedy (224 NW 13th Ave)
Cloud analysts and commentators Ben Kepes and Krishnan Subramanian (Krish) are in town for OSCON and we’ve convinced them to take a break from the Portland night life to come talk with us about the future of the cloud. From Hobbits to heterogeneous infrastructure, we’ll take a look at where the cloud is going and what it will look like when it gets there. Read more.

Saturday, July 21

Literacy Bridge Benefit Concert 7:00pm - 11:00pm PDX Q Center
Join Literacy Bridge for a benefit concert on Saturday, July 21 with Amanda Palmer, ALAMEDA, and The Doubleclicks. Literacy Bridge's mission is to empower children and adults with tools for knowledge sharing and literacy learning, as an effective means towards advancing education, health, economic development, democracy, and human rights. Read more.

Sponsors

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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