ptkwt at aracnet.com
Fri Jul 29 01:03:11 PDT 2005
Yes, Perl people can come too.
We're going to take a collection soon after convening and order in pizza -
that was the plan anyway, we might need to order from a couple of
different places if we get large attendance. Bring your favorite beverage
(sour cherry juice seems to have suddenly become popular, and since I
assume it is red-ish in color it would be an especially appropriate
Just know this: Why the lucky stiff is not a tame presenter. (oh, and
We're saying that Why's talk is not to be missed, but actually we wonder
if perhaps Why's talk will be impossible to miss anywhere within a 10-block
On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> Friend of mine just tipped me off to this on the Free Geek and Ruby list.
> So if you can't afford to go to OSCON, or even if you can, go to FOSCON.
> What is FOSCON?
> FOSCON just means free OSCON. Several of us in Portland got into OSCON
> free the last couple of years by volunteering. When we found out that
> there would be no volunteer opportunities this year we decided to see if
> any of the Ruby speakers would like to 'practice' their OSCON talks on us
> local Rubyists - thus FOSCON (or as Lennon calls it: OSCANT) was born.
> When is it?
> Wednesday, August 3rd 2005. Evening. We'll start at 6:30PM
> and go till 10:30PM or so.
> Who is speaking?
> *Jim Weirich: I think Jim is going to speak on Domain Specific Languages
> and Ruby (or maybe he'll talk about dependency injection).
> *DHH: I suspect his talk will have something to do with Rails
> *Why The Lucky Stiff: Music. Mayhem. Ruby. Elves. Poignant. Not to be
> Matz has indicated that he plans to attend, but he doesn't want to speak
> (well, I mean he doen't want to give a presentation - if you ask him a
> question I suspect he will answer). That's cool.
> Where's it gonna be?
> At the lavish conference facilities of FreeGeek in Portland. FreeGeek is
> located at:
> 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland OR
> Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com http://www.pobox.com/~schwern
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