OSCON 2013 Events

From free sponsored tutorials on Tuesday to fun receptions, parties, a 5K run, and community events, there's something for everyone at the biggest annual gathering of the open source community. Be sure to check out the event list 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 22

Code-a-Thon / inBloom LRI – Learning Resource Discovery Engine 09:00am - 05:00pm D 135
inBloom releases open-source for a core educational service at OSCon 2013. Released under the Apache 2 license, come learn how to use this service in your apps and contribute to improving the core search service for usage in school districts across the nation. Read more.
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’ll find out at our annual 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.
OSCON 5K Glow Run/Walk and After Party 08:30pm - 11:30pm Corner of NE Grand Ave. and NE Davis St.
Don't forget to pack your running shoes and your glow-in-the-dark gear, because the OSCON 5K fun run is back. And this year we're adding a fun twist - we're running in the dark. Whether you are an avid runner or just starting out, you are invited to join other OSCON attendees Monday evening for a run/jog/walk through some of the most scenic and emblematic sites of Portland. Read more.

Tuesday, July 23

“Butter” Up Your Application 09:00am - 12:30pm E142
The Rackspace Unlocked team will cover the Five Pillars of Cloudiness, the five key tenets that dive into how to navigate uncharted territory and design cloud applications. Learn how public, private and hybrid clouds can be leveraged to your advantage to free your application(s) from a one-size-fits-all cloud in favor of one that is a perfect fit. Read more.
Code-a-Thon / inBloom LRI – Learning Resource Discovery Engine 09:00am - 05:00pm D 135
inBloom releases open-source for a core educational service at OSCon 2013. Released under the Apache 2 license, come learn how to use this service in your apps and contribute to improving the core search service for usage in school districts across the nation. Read more.
Build Your Own Heroku With Open Source Cloud Foundry - A Hands On Tutorial 01:30pm - 05:00pm E142
If you use Heroku for your pet projects, then you can now use open source Cloud Foundry for your work projects. By the end of this tutorial, you will have your own entire Platform as a Service running on AWS! Read more.
Turn The Lights On Your Application Performance 01:30pm - 05:00pm E141
New Relic provides deep application monitoring for your web & mobile apps without the time-consuming configuration. With a complete SaaS delivery model and an easy to use Interface, you can quickly be up and running with New Relic. Read more.
Expo Hall Opening Reception (Sponsored by Bluehost) 05:00pm - 06:00pm Expo Hall
Grab a drink and kick off the 15th edition of OSCON by meeting and mingling with exhibitors and fellow attendees. (Sponsored by Bluehost) Read more.
Planet OSCON Party (hosted by O'Reilly Media and Microsoft) 06:00pm - 08:00pm Exhibit Hall B
Put a star on your calendar for the official OSCON attendee party. You'll see Exhibit Hall B transformed into an intergalactic planetary playland, complete with a planetarium, laser tag, interactive games, food, drinks, and much more. Trust us: you don't want to miss OSCON's 15th birthday party. Think legendary. With lasers. Read more.
Puppet Labs Party 08:00pm - 10:00pm Puppet Labs Headquarters, 926 NW 13th Ave. #210
Join Puppet Labs for our OSCON "Open" House Party! We are excited to open our doors and show off our new headquarters and meet all our Puppet Labs friends. Read more.

Wednesday, July 24

Morning Yoga 07:30am - 08:15am Bottom of the stairs by the E Rooms
Programmers do a lot of sitting, so come refresh your body, mind, and spirit before you head into the day’s sessions. This will be an easy beginner’s yoga session – so don’t be shy about coming out even if this will be your first yoga experience. Read more.
Lunch + Women in Open Source Meetup 12:10pm - 01:40pm Exhibit Hall E
Make new connections and share experiences with women attending OSCON plus others from the local tech community. 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 - 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.
OpenStack 3rd Birthday Bash 07:00pm - 09:00pm Sandbox Studios (420 Northeast 9th Avenue)
Join us to celebrate three years of the fastest growing open source cloud project! OpenStack launched at OSCON 2010, and we've made a tradition of celebrating each birthday during the conference. This year we're bringing the same laid back atmosphere to a bigger venue with some new twists to make it the best party yet. Read more.
Citrix Open Cloud Poker Party 09:00pm - 11:00pm Portland Ballroom Foyer
Citrix is sponsoring a night of poker, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. For one night only, OSCON’s Foyer will be transformed into Portland’s only poker room complete with professional dealers. You'll be playing poker above the city lights with a perfect view of the city. Read more.

Thursday, July 25

Morning Yoga 07:30am - 08:15am Bottom of the stairs by the E Rooms
Programmers do a lot of sitting, so come refresh your body, mind, and spirit before you head into the day’s sessions. This will be an easy beginner’s yoga session – so don’t be shy about coming out even if this will be your first yoga experience. Read more.
Media Temple Party 06:00pm - 07:30pm The Rose (111 SW Ash Street)
Join Media Temple for free libations, food, and swag from 6:00pm - 7:30p at The Rose. Come say hi and pick up some swag! Read more.
State Of The Onion 07:00pm - 08:00pm Portland 252
The annual What's New in the Perl community. Read more.
Thursday 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.
Apache CouchDB Party hosted by Cloudant 07:30pm - 09:00pm Jupiter Hotel (830 E Burnside St.)
Join us in celebrating the great year that the Apache CouchDB project had, welcoming new committers and pushing out many new releases. We'll be in the courtyard at the Jupiter Hotel with food trucks and signature cocktails. Drinks and distributed database clustering for all! Read more.

Friday, July 26

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 Tour 02:00pm - 04:00pm Ginkoberry Concourse
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 20 - Sunday, July 21

Community Leadership Summit July 20, 09:00am - 05:30pm
July 21, 10:00am - 05:30pm
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 22-26. 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.

Friday, July 26 - Saturday, July 27

HTML5 Tizen Workshop and Hack July 26, 06:00pm - Midnight
July 27, 09:00am - 08:00pm
Urban Airship (1417 NW Everett St, Suite 300)
Join us after OSCON for an HTML5 workshop and hackathon. Are you a developer with a passion for mobile? Have an HTML5 app you'd like to port? Don't have an app yet, but want to make one using HTML5 for Tizen, a new open-source mobile OS brought to you by the Linux Foundation? Read more.

Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

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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