Utah Open Source Conference 2007: An Update

Clint Savage herlo1 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 13:52:52 MDT 2007


Utah Open Source Conference 2007 nears, only 24 days remain until the
conference begins.  Registration is available on-line:

https://register.utosc.org/

For more information visit:

http://www.utosc.org

SCHEDULE

Come check out the schedule.  Its being updated daily, many
presentations are are now available, more to come.

The schedule is available at http://www.utosc.org/schedule/.

FREE KEYNOTE

An additional Keynote has been added to the Free Keynote, Thursday,
September 6.  Matt Asay, Vice President Business Development of
Alfresco will be presenting the opening Keynote at 6pm that evening.

This keynote is part of the Utah Open Source Conference 2007.  Those
who registered for the free Keynote will be able to get into this
Keynote as well.  Dinner will be served ($10 donation requested)
starting at 5pm and go until the food is gone.

10 no obligation seats remain!  We already have 100+ at the opening
evening and more than 70 for the full conference.  Come and network
with your friends and make new ones.  Come and talk with business
owners who are trying to learn about Open Source.  Come sign up for
the full conference, registration will be available.

Registration is required to attend the Keynotes or the Full
Conference.  Discount codes are available for full conference
sessions.  Contact the group leadership today!

Registration is available at https://register.utosc.org.  Discount and
free registration information can be found at
http://www.utosc.org/register

LOGINS

Many of you have expressed interest in coming to the full conference
after already chosen the "Free Keynote" option.  In the next day or
two, you will be able to login to the registration site and update
your choices.

BOFs

A BoF session, an informal meet-up at conferences, where the attendees
group together based on a shared interest and carry out discussions
without any pre-planned agenda.

Two Approved

Smart Electric Grid - Friday, September 7, 2007 - 5:10PM
GPG Key Signing - Geek Lunch

More are sure to come.  Do you have something you think the community
would like to hear about?  Something that you don't really have an
agenda for, but would like to discuss?  We're sure you do, submit them
to bofs at utos.org.

UTAH OPEN SOURCE AWARDS

Who's done amazing things in your part of the Open Source world?  Utah
Open Source would like to recognize individuals for dedication,
innovation, leadership and outstanding contribution to open source in
Utah.

They'll get peer and business recognition (and some goodies to boot),
as well as jealousy from friends and appreciation from colleagues as
well.  Send your nominations to awards at utos.org.

Time: Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 6:45PM

EVENTS

Utah Open Source Conference 2007 is planning some fun events during
the conference.  Here is a list of a few we're planning.

Guru Labs Troubleshooting Challenge

Test your troubleshooting skills at the Guru Labs Troubleshooting
Challenge.  A sample of some of the more common troubleshooting
problems found in the world will test your brain and skills.

These are tried and true troubleshooting problems that many a sysadmin
have overcome.  All of the troubleshooting problems are provided from
the GL314 course at Guru Labs.

There will be two contests, one on Friday night and one on Saturday
night, winner of each contest will receive free admission GL275 course
at Guru Labs Training.  Prizes will be available for runners-up as
well.

Linux/Unix Distribution Throw Down

Come participate in a open discussion comparing the positives and
negatives of each of the open source operating systems.  Some may not
be represented, so if you want to defend your favorite, make sure to
attend.  If you don't know much about the distributions, this is your
chance to come and learn.

This discussion will have a moderator to keep the topics from getting
out of hand.  We want a fun, civilized yet entertaining event.

Time: Friday, September 7, 2007 at 3:30PM

Programming Language Throw Down

Come participate in a open discussion comparing the positives and
negatives of each of the open source programming languages.  Some may
not be represented, so if you want to defend your favorite, make sure
to attend.  If you don't know much about the a particular programming
language, this is your chance to come and learn.

This discussion will have a moderator to keep the topics from getting
out of hand.  We want a fun, civilized yet entertaining event.

Time: Saturday, September 7, 2007 at 3:30PM

http://www.utosc.org/register/



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