[Pdx-pm] FOSCON

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Thu Jul 28 22:13:09 PDT 2005

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
* Jamis Buck: Jamis will be talking about his Ruby-Javascript bridge 

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
Don't try the paranormal until you know what's normal.
	-- "Lords and Ladies" by Terry Prachett

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