OSCON 2009

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Open Source Convention(OSCON)

Event Owner
Alex Mandel(wildintellect) and Brian Hamlin
July 20-24, 2009
San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95113
Open Source Convention(OSCON), a yearly conference put on by O'Reilly, see past OSCON OSGeo involvement


Booth Setup
Close up of the table.
Booth with staff and demo machine.

Exhibitor Registration/Move In:

  • Tuesday, ?
  • Wednesday, Before 10am - Alex

Exhibit Hall Hours:

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2009 : Alex, Stacey, Ragi, Brian
    • 10:00AM - 12:20PM
    • 12:20PM - 1:45PM Alex
    • 1:45PM - 3:20PM Alex
    • 3:20 - 4:30PM Alex
    • Exhibit Hall Reception - 6:00PM -7:00PM
  • Thursday, July 23, 2009 : Ragi, Brian
    • 10:00AM - 12:20PM
    • 12:20PM - 1:45PM
    • 1:45PM - 3:20PM
    • 3:20 - 5:00PM

Tear Down:

  • Thursday, July 23, 2009
    • 5:00PM - 7:00PM

For more details, see the website


Sessions & Talks

- proposed Lightening Talk on the "State of OSGeo"


PostgreSQL is very involved in this event. We will be present at the PgDay one day before OSCon opens. Opportunity for cross-pollination.


List of Items we need and proposed budget request from the Marketing team.

Item Cost Notes
Banner $0 Use California Chapter Exhibition Pack
Table Skirt $0 Use California Chapter Exhibition Pack
Handouts $0 Leftovers from AAG 2009
Booth $0 Free with 4 booth passes and 1 session pass for non-profits.
Live CD or Software $? Maybe some volunteer copied if it's up to par.
T-shirts/hats $0
Demo Machines Persnoal Running Live GIS Disc
Total $0/0 Estimate/~Final(?)

  • Note: A 10/100baseT Internet connection at the booth costs $400 (!), thats allegedly a discount. So, no Internet. We have some online material that is cacheable, and if Ragi brings his Earth Browser, thats plenty of eye candy.
  • Note: there is a memo about electricity not included also! Hmm, well race to the wall sockets with your laptops, because at this point no electricity is being ordered, either. Late fee for booth orders start after July 10th.