Linux Users' Group of Davis - "LUGOD at OSCON (O'Reilly Open Source Convention)"

LUGOD at OSCON (O'Reilly Open Source Convention)

What is the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON)?

The O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) an annual convention for the discussion of free and open source software. It is organized by the publisher O'Reilly Media and has been held each summer since 1999. In 2009 it moved to San Jose, California, which give LUGOD and other nearby LUGs an opporunity to participate. (For more, see the Wikipedia article on OSCON.)

Multi-LUG Booth at 2009 OSCON

OSCON 2009 takes place July 20th through July 24th at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

The expo, which is the part of the event we'd have a booth for, is that Wednesday, July 22 (10am-4:30pm) and Thursday, July 23 (10am-5pm). (See: OSCON Expo Hall info.)

Our booth will be T15, in the far back left. See the map of the expo floor (PDF).

Here is the show memo (PDF) we received from O'Reilly, that details all of the important information, deliverables and deadlines for OSCON.



Bill Kendrick from LUGOD contacted Marsee Henon at O'Reilly regarding putting together a LUGOD or multi-LUG booth at OSCON. This is possible, though we will either need to pay for power, or use laptops and 'borrow' power to keep them charged.

In early June, Bill posted to a variety of LUG mailing lists to see if others would be interested in putting something together. (This included: SF-LUG and BALUG in San Francsico, LUGOD and SacLUG in the Sacramento region, NBLUG in the North Bay and PenLUG on the SF Bay peninsula.)

Space was not immediately available, but we were put on a waiting list. On July 16th, we heard space was available. Though now very short notice, we've decided to go ahead with the booth! Jim Stockford and Ron Wellman of SF-LUG have offered to organize.

Latest Status

Response for the Multi-LUG Booth at OSCON 2009

(As of 2009-07-21 9:20)

Name Email Affiliation Coming From Offering Day/Time Staffing Carpool
Jim Stockford private SF-LUG San Francisco Organizing. Can carry things to/from. Can staff. Can help create promo materials. Wed. 10am-12pm. Thur. 10am-5pm. Coming from SF. Will be staying later for BayPIGgies on Thur.
Ron Wellman private SF-LUG San Francisco? Organizing. Can set aside one day to staff. Wednesday.
Sameer Verma private SF-LUG / SFSU San Francisco? Staffing Available both days, until 1:30pm. Having car trouble, may need to cancel Coming from SF.
Leigh Jin private PenLUG / SFSU Foster City Staffing. Can also help setup, burning CDs or preparing materials. Available both days, from 1:30pm-5:00pm
Ajay Tallam private LUGOD / SacLUG Milpitas Staffing. 'as much time/whatever that is needed for Wed/Thurs'
Brian Lavendar private SacLUG Sacramento Can help staff. Thursday
Bill Kendrick private LUGOD Davis Initial organization. Off-the-cuff staffing. Wednesday
Grant Bowman private Ubuntu-CA Walnut Creek? An organizer of the Ubuntu-CA table. Can pitch in. TBD
Jack Deslippe private BerkeleyLUG Berkeley? Is helping Ubuntu-CA table. Created LUG flyer. Can spend some time at the LUG booth. N/A
Alex Mandel private LUGOD Davis Is helping OSGeo table. Can offer carpool from Davis. N/A Heading from Davis for Wednesday.

What's our purpose at OSCON?

As with the multi-LUG booth presence we've had at LinuxWorld Expo in the past, our main purpose is to get the word out about the various user groups, so that new Linux users know they have a community that they can become part of, and get help from.

How to help

If you're planning on attending OSCON, and wish to help staff a multi-LUG booth, or you'd like to attend specifically to help out, please e-mail Bill Kendrick or post a message to LUGOD's vox-outreach mailing list.

Let us know what day(s) and hours you'd like to help, where you're coming from, how you're getting to the event, and if you need a ride, want to take public transit, or can offer a ride to other volunteers or attendees.

LUGOD: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617

Last updated: 2009 Jul 23 11:30