Friday Unconference and other notes

Welcome to Friday! Let’s have an unconference!

What’s an unconference? It’s a attendee-scheduled event that allows all you to share your interests and learn from each other. The sessions aren’t assigned in advance, so that everyone can participate in suggesting and leading the conversations they’re interested in having.

Today’s unconference is open to the general open source community in Portland, whether you’re attending the conference or not. If you don’t have a conference pass, register for the Community Pass at and please make a contribution if you can.

Scheduling begins at 9am, so don’t be late if you would like to propose a session. Sessions will begin at 10:15am.

You can share your session ideas or read everyone else’s on the wiki:

Voodoo Doughnuts will be bringing their doughnut truck to the conference in the morning with a selection of tasty treats. We’ll also have fruit and gluten-free muffins available.

For lunch, we’ll meet up at local food carts. There’s a large cluster at SW 9th and Alder, with many others scattered nearby. If you’re not from Portland, ask a local to recommend something.

No evening events tonight, because we’re done at 4pm! Be sure to come to the closing session at 3:30pm so we can hear your feedback and share what we all learned. We’ll also be raffling off several fabulous O’Reilly books to thank you for your participation this week.

If you’re looking for something to do after that, we suggest checking out Beer and Blog at the Green Dragon in SE Portland, or visiting Calagator for other ideas.

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Fun Things
What did you say? Maybe it was something like this:

  • “If you were an ordinary gardener, you’d print out a paper calendar. But I’m a kernel #hacker, so I wrote a tool. In C.” —@SarahSharp #OSB11 [@maymaym]
  • “Essentially, you can think of threads as nice, discrete, squiggly lines” #osb11 [@kscaldef]
  • OH @maxogden is doing more for the unix beard right now than anyone else in open source #osb11 [@petewearspants]

Questions? Feedback? Talk to @osbridge on Twitter or check with any volunteer in a bright blue shirt.

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