More Updates from the Utah Open Source Conference - Early bird registration ends this Saturday!

Clint Savage herlo1 at
Fri Aug 24 09:10:18 MDT 2007

Early bird registration ends this Saturday!

Utah Open Source Conference 2007 is only two weeks away.  We're getting
really excited!

Discounted registration is available now through Saturday, August 25, 2007.

Register today to get the discounted rate of $199 (or $40 if you contact
your SIG Leadership<>today!)

Prices go up to $249 and $55 respectively after Saturday, August 25, 2007.

For more information visit:
Matt Asay Keynote added to Thursday evening free keynote

If you've never heard of Matt Asay, you are in for a treat.  For those of
you who signed up *just* for the free keynote, this one is now included for
free as well.  Come one come all and enjoy the opening night keynotes.

Matt Asay will present on the following topic.

Open source at home: Making Utah a center for open-source innovation

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2007
Time: 6:00PM - 6:45PM

Utah has been trying for years to become a technology center that could
compete with Austin, Boston, and the Bay Area. We have failed. Abysmally.

In large part, we have failed because we opted for the hardest route:
convincing companies to move to Utah or set up significant operations in the
state. In so doing, the state has overlooked a wealth of talent that already
resides in Utah, but contributes to the software ecosystem in open-source
fashion, rather than channeling it through a corporation.
Read more:

Open Source and the Smart Electric Grid

An exciting new BoF session ( has been added to
the docket for the Utah Open Source Conference 2007.  The session is called
"Open Source and the Smart Electric Grid".  I invite anyone who'd like to
contribute to this amazing project to read on!

The organizer of the session is not a programmer, but an economics professor
at the University of Utah. He is involved as stakeholder in Governor
Huntsman's Climate Change Initiative. He is planning to present the governor
a proposal which not only leads to energy savings and pollution reduction
but also turns Utah into a major player in an emerging technology. This
proposal is only feasible if it has the buy-in of the open source community.
The Utah Open Source conference is a good platform to get feedback from the
Open Source community about these ideas.

The point is that we can make a difference in Utah and this amazing idea is
being discussed at the Utah Open Source Conference! Don't miss out on this
opportunity to discuss open source techniques that may change the way we run
our electricity!

Read more:

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