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OSCON 2014 Events

From fun receptions and parties, to a 5K run, and community events, there's something for everyone (even kids!) 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. These events are open to all OSCON attendees with a badge, even Expo Hall Plus pass holders.

Sunday, July 20

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D133/135
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
If you have a school aged children interested in learning more about computer programming, bring them to OSCON. We'll be hosting an entire day of workshops for kids about Java, Python, Scratch, Minecraft Modding, Arduino and more. Read more.
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Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 11 ratings)
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.
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See BoF Schedule Onsite 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.
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123 NE Third Ave.
Average rating: ****.
(4.53, 17 ratings)
Don't forget to pack your running shoes and your glow-in-the-dark gear, because the OSCON 5K fun run is back. Whether you are an avid runner or just starting out, you are invited to join other OSCON attendees Sunday evening for a run/jog/walk through some of the most scenic and emblematic sites of Portland. Read more.

Monday, July 21

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Frederic Berg (SAP AG), DJ Adams (Bluefin Solutions Ltd), Andreas Kunz (SAP AG)
OpenUI5 is a powerful web UI library from SAP that has recently entered the open source world. With OpenUI5 you can easily develop enterprise-grade responsive web applications that run on multiple platforms. It is based on many open source libraries. Start from scratch and learn how to build OpenUI5 applications in this tutorial. Read more.
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Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Open Cloud Day at OSCON will cover the latest innovations in public and private clouds, IaaS, and PaaS platforms. You'll learn from industry practitioners from a variety of platforms, who will share their expertise, and provide you with a vision of where open source in the cloud is heading. Read more.
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Kevin Crocker (Pivotal)
Average rating: *....
(1.25, 4 ratings)
Data scientists need to have a grab bag of tools available to accomplish the task of value-driven data analytics. Many of those tools are open source. Come see how Pivotal is leveraging and contributing to open source with data science. Special focus on: R, Python, MADlib, Open Chorus, Apache Tomcat, Apache Hadoop, Redis, Rabbit MQ, Cloud Foundry and other open source toolkits. Read more.
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Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Building a cloud is one part of the equation. To get work done with a cloud you need a solid ecosystem that goes with it. In this hands-on tutorial we go through some of the tools in the CloudStack ecosystem: Cloudmonkey, Libcloud, Vagrant, Ansible, and Ec2stack. Come ready to learn and use a cloud. Read more.
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Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 12 ratings)
Grab a drink and kick off OSCON by meeting and mingling with exhibitors and fellow attendees. Read more.
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Exhibit Hall B
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 12 ratings)
This year's attendee party focuses on the four classical elements--fire, earth, air, and water. Wait till you see how each of these essential ideas transforms Hall B into new areas to explore and savor. Trust us, this is one party you don't want to miss! Read more.
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Puppet Labs Headquarters, 926 Northwest 13th Avenue, #210
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Join Puppet Labs for our OSCON “Open” House Party! We are excited to open our doors to all our OSCON and Puppet Labs Friends. Read more.

Tuesday, July 22

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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.
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Author Signings (O'Reilly Booth)
Author book signings will be held in the O'Reilly Authors' booth on Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a great opportunity for you to meet O'Reilly authors and to get a free copy of their book. Complimentary copies will be provided for the first 25 attendees. Limit one free book per attendee. Read more.
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Office Hours Expo Hall
Office Hours are your chance to meet face-to-face with OSCON presenters in a small-group setting. Drop in to discuss their sessions, ask questions, or make suggestions. Read more.
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Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
Quench your thirst with vendor-hosted libations and snacks while you check out all the cool stuff in the expo hall. Read more.
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See BoF Schedule Onsite for Locations
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
*7:00pm - 10:00pm* 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.
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Union Pine, 525 SE Pine St.
Celebrate OpenStack's Birthday Read more.
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Portland Ballroom Foyer
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
*8:30pm - 12:00am* 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.

Wednesday, July 23

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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.
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Author Signings (O'Reilly Booth)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Author book signings will be held in the O'Reilly Authors' booth on Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a great opportunity for you to meet O'Reilly authors and to get a free copy of their book. Complimentary copies will be provided for the first 25 attendees. Limit one free book per attendee. Read more.
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Office Hours Expo Hall
Office Hours are your chance to meet face-to-face with OSCON presenters in a small-group setting. Drop in to discuss their sessions, ask questions, or make suggestions. Read more.
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See BoF Schedule Onsite for Locations
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
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.
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Events | Perl
Portland 252
Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Some talks carefully guide the listeners through the entirety of a topic, starting with the basics and ending with the fine details. That's… not the plan for this talk. Read more.
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Events | Perl
Portland 252
R Geoffrey Avery (Platypi Ventures)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Join us for the ever popular Perl Lightning Talks. Read more.
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Jupiter Hotel
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Join Mandrill for an OSCON Party at the Jupiter Hotel! Read more.

Thursday, July 24

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Portland Ballroom Foyer
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Take the opportunity to network one last time and exchange contact information with one another. Drinks and snacks provided. 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.

Friday, July 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PDT)
Location: Oregon Convention Center
The Community Leadership Summit 2014 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. Read more.