It’s the last day flurry around here as we get ready for Utah Open Source Conference (UTOSC) this weekend.
On Wednesday, my girls and Larry and his girl are catching a train in Emeryville, CA. It’s a 19 hour journey to Salt Lake City, which seems long but is only 7 more hours each way than driving without all the downsides of driving. Also, it should be an awesomely beautiful ride, even at night. We’ll get a chance to finish our presentations, explore the train, and relax. Also, sleeping is more comfortable than in a driving car even without a sleeper car.
If you are attending, or know anyone else who is, here a list of the talks we’re giving:
- User Groups 2.0 – Larry talks about the modern user group experience. Friday 08 October at 11:30 am.
- opensource.com – How open source is changing your life beyond technology – I’m giving this talk about how the open source way gets applied in business, education, law, and so forth, as often discussed on opensource.com. Friday 08 October at 11:30 am.
- Barn raising and musicians on the green – old ideas in a digital world – Friday night’s keynote by me will talk about how the open source way is rooted in a long tradition of how communities get things done. My goal is to give a talk that pulls in the new-to-FOSS while giving the FOSS experienced something new to think about. Friday 08 October at 4:30 pm.
- Fedora Birds of a Feather (BoF) – The classic session for Fedora friends, fans, and contributors to get together and discuss all things Fedora. Friday 08 October at 7:30 pm.
- Ultimate randomness – girls in open source – Mirano, Malakai, and Saskia will reprise their talk from the SCALE 8x Women in Open Source Summit. After this last weekend’s sleepover at my house, I can attest that this is a whole new presentation based on the original and will be well worth attending. They’ll talk about TuxPaint, GIMP, OpenShot, and other stuff they do with open source. Saturday 09 October at 11:30 am.
Wow, that’s a lot of stuff!
Looking forward to the train ride and the chance to meet folks at a conference that is new to me (first UTOSC for my girls and me.)
After posting this, I was reminded that Ryan Rix is doing a BoF, Fedora, FOSS, and Schools.. The story of Fedora Campus Ambassadors at 6:30 on Thursday 07 October, and Robyn Bergeron is presenting Tour de OMNOM (Open Marketing, not Obscured Marketing at 1:30 pm on Friday 08 October. Of course, Jared Smith is giving the Thursday night keynote at 4:30 pm, Swimming upstream: How Linux distributions help the entire community. Jared is also giving a second talk, Automated Deployments of Linux in a Small-business Environment at 6:00 pm Friday 08 October. *whew*