[Pdx-pm] FOSCON

Phil Tomson 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 
Jamis can't make it so his Ruby/Javascript thingy talk is off the agenda)
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.
> http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/149384
> 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
> missed.
> * Jamis Buck: Jamis will be talking about his Ruby-Javascript bridge 
> thingy. 
> 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
> http://freegeek.org
> -- 
> Michael G Schwern     schwern at pobox.com     http://www.pobox.com/~schwern
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