[Ubuntu-US-CA] Fwd: Sponsors & Exhibitors: Get Ready for OSCON!

Joe Smith yasumoto7 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 04:12:00 UTC 2009


Heya guys, just got an email from OSCON. It does a great job of summarizing
any info we might need.

Joe

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 Greetings from O'Reilly!

Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at the
convention.  Keep this information with you throughout the convention as an
easy quick reference guide.

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CONFERENCE LOCATION / HOTEL INFORMATION
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All OSCON 2009 activities will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention
Center.

San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 West San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95113
http://sanjose.org/meetings/facilities/convention.php

San Jose Marriott
301 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113 USA
Tel: 1-408-280-1300
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sjcsj-san-jose-marriott/

Hilton San Jose
300 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95113 USA
Tel: 1-408-287-2100 or 1-800-HILTONS
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/SJCSHHF-OSC-20090713/index.jhtml

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SPONSOR AND EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN HOURS
Concourse 1
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The first stop for all sponsors and exhibitors should be the OSCON
Registration area to pick up your badge.

Registration and Check-In Hours:
Monday       7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday      7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday    7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday     8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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SPONSOR AND EXHIBITOR MOVE-IN/TEAR DOWN AND EXPO HALL HOURS
Hall 1
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Move-In Hours:
Monday       7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday      7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Expo Hall Hours:
Wednesday    10:00 am - 4:30 pm - Expo Hall Reception 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday     10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tear-Down Hours
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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SPEAKER REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN
Meeting Room F
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If you are speaking at OSCON, please stop by the Speaker Lounge and check in
with Shirley Bailes, Speaker Manager, to collect your badge and convention
materials.

Speaker Registration Hours:
Sunday:         5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday:        7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday         7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday      7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday       8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday:          8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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CONNECTIVITY LOUNGE
Almaden Concourse
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Drop by the Connectivity Lounge if you need a place to recharge your battery
and connect with the Internet, located in the Almaden Concourse by the
entrance of the Hilton Hotel.

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WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS
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Wireless connectivity will be available throughout the convention areas, but
will NOT be available in the Expo Hall. Internet access in your hotel room
is available through your hotel for an additional fee.

Keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow OSCON
attendees, so please refrain from uploading or downloading large files or
using bitTorrent while on the convention network.

Having trouble connecting to the conference wireless network? For help, go
to the Registration desk and leave your name and contact info. We'll be
monitoring the Twitter stream, so you can also direct message or @OSCON us.
A team member will be in touch shortly.

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ATTENDEE DIRECTORY
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OSCON now has a social network called the Attendee Directory which allows
you to discover and connect with other OSCON attendees before, during, and
after the convention. Once you opt into the Directory and log into your
O'Reilly Conference account, you'll be able to:

- Search through the list of attendees
- Set up your personal profile and add a profile pic
- Create lists of contacts and people you want to meet
- Send messages to other participating attendees
- Share your Twitter identity and tweets with others

You will need to make sure you have chosen to opt-in to the Directory to use
these features. Here's how:
    1. Go to: http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2009/user/network (log in may be
required)
    2. If prompted, login to your O'Reilly Conferences account with the user
name and password you used to register for OSCON (note: if you are already
logged in, you will skip this step)
    3. Once logged in, click on the "Participate in Attendee Networking"
button at the bottom of the page.
    4. Once you're participating, go ahead and browse, network, and
communicate with your fellow OSCON attendees.
We'd appreciate any constructive feedback about your experience using the
OSCON networking features. Please send us an email at conflink at oreilly.com

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ONLINE SCHEDULE
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View the most up-to-date convention schedule and read speaker bios and
session descriptions on the OSCON website. Printed versions of the daily
schedule will also be available throughout the convention area.
http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/schedule

Create your own schedule using the personal scheduler function. Mark the
tutorials, sessions, and events you want to attend by clicking on the
calendar icon next to each listing on the online schedule. Then click on
"personal schedule" link to generate your own customized schedule.

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STAY CONNECTED
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Join our groups to keep up with the latest OSCON and open source news:

Twitter:    http://twitter.com/oscon
Facebook: http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/facebook
LinkedIn:  http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/linkedin
Identica:   http://identi.ca/oscon
IRC :        irc.freenode.net channel #oscon

We'll be tweeting as well as monitoring the Twitterstream throughout the
convention, so it's a good source for up-to-the-minute information. And if
you're twittering about OSCON, be sure to include #oscon in your tweet.

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OSCON TAGS
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If you are posting blogs and/or photos while you're at OSCON, tag 'em with
"oscon."

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER (BoF) SESSIONS
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Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those
interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for
individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data,
standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic online and
onsite and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic.

BoF Sessions will take place Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Please check the BoF Board in the registration area to see the up-to-date
BoF schedule.

See a current list of scheduled BoFs here:
http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2009/public/schedule/stype/BoF

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SPECIAL EVENTS
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Activities and evening events at OSCON are a great way to have fun and make
new connections. Check the online Events page of the OSCON website for all
the details, including information about other related events!
http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2009/public/schedule/topic/Event

Tuesday
- FREE Tutorial: Inside Symbian Tips and Tricks Tutorial, 1:30 pm
(sponsored by Symbian and open to *all* OSCON attendees!)
- Ignite OSCON, 7:30 pm
- Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards, 8:30 pm

Wednesday
- Expo Hall Reception, 6:00 pm
- Expo Hall Author Meet and Greet, 6:00 pm

Wednesday and Thursday
- OSCamp 2009, throughout the day

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
- Sunlight Labs Hackathon, throughout the day

Thursday
- White Camel Awards 6:15 pm
- State of the Onion Address 6:30 pm

Friday
- Media Mash-up, 12:30 pm
- Closing Get-Together, 1:30 pm
- Tour the Tech Museum of Innovation, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm

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COMMENT ON AND RATE THE SESSIONS YOU ATTEND
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Make sure to rate each session or tutorial you attend! Your feedback will
really help us plan future events. Go to any session detail page by clicking
on the session's title from http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/schedule and
rate it using the stars in the upper right hand corner.

Scroll to the bottom of the detail page to leave a public comment about the
session and/or speaker, or post a question in advance. Note: you must be
logged in to your O'Reilly Conference account to rate and comment on
sessions at OSCON.

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OVERALL CONFERENCE EVALUATIONS
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We value your constructive feedback! We'll be sending you an email with a
link to an online evaluation form towards the end of the convention. Fill it
out with your comments and suggestions and you'll be entered into a drawing
to win a free pass to OSCON 2010.

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VIDEO AND SPEAKER PRESENTATION FILES
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Presentation files and select keynote video will be made available on at
http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon after the session has concluded and the
speaker has given us the files. Check back if you don't see the file you're
looking for—it might be available later! (Please note some speakers choose
not to share their presentations).

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LEAVE YOUR LUGGAGE
Concourse 1
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On Friday, we'll have a monitored "honor system" space for you to leave your
bags near the Registration Area. Please note that you must pick it up by
2:00 p.m.

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PRINT YOUR BOARDING PASS
Concourse 1
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Need to check in for your flight home and/or print your boarding pass? Stop
by the printer kiosks in the Registration Area.

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SAN JOSE ATTRACTIONS / SEE and DO
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Hopefully you'll have time to enjoy San Jose while you are here. The San
Jose Attractions page of the OSCON web site will help you plan:
http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2009/public/content/see-do
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