This Is OSCON – Open Source Convention 2010
OS Community Pays To Play In Portland
[This Is OSCON]
OSCON 2010 – the Open Source Convention was held from July 19th-23rd at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown PDX. As a convention that claims to be all open source and stuff we were honestly not quite sure what to expect from this one (we prefer quality over quantity). For claiming to being “open source” the convention it was very very expensive compared to other PDX / Portland centric open source events like OS Bridge and a few others.
ZS @ OSCON | Nice Angle Ryan!
VO @ OSCON | Paypal Pillows?
It was worth making a day of it and showing up to be present in the open source community and check out new open source software solutions, causes, groups and organizations. Also, it was a huge convergence of insanely smart and extremely motivated geeks working on some pretty cool code and integration projects.
Bikes Outside OSCON | How Open Source Rolls!
ZS got to demo some new software we had not seen yet and talk with several local user group organizers that we had been wanting to connect with for awhile all in one place, at one time. That made it worth the day trip. Even though we had to endure some very very very bad marketers and marketing tactics employed there (need we mention the toilet paper or the Facebook booth) were utter #FAILS.
Welcome To Portland – Now Get On Your Bike!
Got to take the rough with the smooth sometimes, besides I needed more OSS stickers for my laptop!