We had a great time yet again at this year's OSCONvasion. Thanks so much to Cullen (ckwalsh) who spearheaded the planning and preparation of phpBB's awesome booth in the OSCON Expo Hall, and delivered a presentation about phpBB during our Thursday evening BoF. Thanks also to Yuriy (Marshalrusty), Nathan (EXreaction), and Sam (SyntaxError90) who also helped out a lot with everything else that went into making OSCONvasion a success.
Links to More Media & Content from OSCONvasion 2010:
- phpBB Weekly #156: Meet the OSCON Exhibitors
- phpBB Weekly #157: Live from OSCONvasion 2010
- Photos of the phpBB OSCON Booth
- OSCON 2010 Wrap-Up (from the phpBB Teams Blog)
- Reply with links if you've got more photos or anything else to share!
The Original OSCONvasion 2010 Post wrote:OSCONvasion started in 2009 out of a desire to hold a meetup in the San Francisco Bay Area. On a last-minute suggestion, we wound up organizing a meetup in San Jose, California alongside the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON); we called the event OSCONvasion 2009.
This year, OSCON has moved to Portland, Oregon, so we've decided to follow it up north by putting on another meetup. The focus of OSCONvasion is a semiformal "Berties of a Feather" session/mini-unconference, complemented with a number of other informal social events during the week. This year, the phpBB teams are joining us and will be hosting an official booth at the OSCON Expo Hall. We're very excited to be collaborating with them this year.
Who: phpBB users in the Western United States, Open Source Convention-goers, or anyone else interested in phpBB
What: A meetup event coinciding with the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON)
Where: Oregon Convention Center; Portland, Oregon, USA
When: Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 7:00 PM (and other events during the week)
Why: Because we did, because we're going to again, and because we're still awesome!
(Plus, if you're on the West Coast, and can't make it to Libertyvasion 2010, then attending OSCONvasion is the next best thing!)
The OSCONvasion Master Plan
Wednesday, July 21
10:00 AM-4:30 PM: OSCON Expo Hall Hours; phpBB Booth open
6:00-7:00 PM: OSCON Expo Hall Reception; phpBB Booth open
Thursday, July 22
10:00 AM-5:00 PM: OSCON Expo Hall Hours; phpBB Booth open
7:00 PM: OSCONvasion 2010 phpBB "Berties of a Feather" (BoF) Session at the Convention Center, Room D136
After the BoF: Open Group Dinner at Burgerville (two blocks from the Convention Center)
The Main Attraction!
Sure, OSCON actually calls them Birds of a Feather Sessions, but that's not going to stop us from doing it our own way. Our hour-long BoF session will be a semi-formal mini-unconference, where individuals can make presentations about anything pertaining to phpBB/building communities/etc., and can ask questions of the phpBB team members and of each other.
Presenters will include Lorelle VanFossen (of Lorelle on WordPress), Cullen Walsh (Moderator Team Member), and Douglas Bell (OSCONvasion Organizer), as well as others (if time).
If you can't make it, the event will also be streamed live on phpBB Weekly, and listeners online will be welcome to participate over phpBB Weekly's chat room. The stream will start at 10:00 PM EDT (0200 UTC on Fri morning).
If you're coming, be sure you register (for free) with OSCON. Then, help us promote this session by adding it to your schedule!
Cost of Admission
Surprise! There is no cost required to attend OSCONvasion!
However, you must register with OSCON in order to attend. But here's the great part, that's free, too! That's right, an Expo Hall Only registration, which gets you into the Expo Hall and all on-site networking events and BoF sessions, is completely free, regardless whether you register in advance or on-site. Just be sure you register.
However, if you're planning to come to the Thursday evening group dinner, plan to budget $10-$15. And if you're planning to come visit the museum with us on Friday, bring $4 for bus fare. Admission to the museum is $11 (w/o OMNIMAX movie) or $16 (w/ OMNIMAX movie), though group pricing may be available if our group is large enough.
I Want to Come!
Awesome! Please do us a favor and RSVP in this topic so we can have an idea of who's coming. If you can't make it, we will also be live-streaming the "Berties of a Feather" session on phpBB Weekly (with video).
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Who's Coming (so far):
webmacster87 (OSCONvasion Organizer)
ckwalsh (Moderator Team, phpBB OSCON Booth Organizer)
SyntaxError90 (MOD Team)
EXreaction (MOD Team)
Marshalrusty (Support Team)