Getting Ready for OSCON 2009

by Peter Galli on July 21, 2009 06:13pm


I'm back at the San Jose at the McEnery Convention Center after attending the Community Leadership Summit this weekend, where we are setting up the Microsoft booth in preparation for the formal opening of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) tomorrow.

In addition to our booth presence, where a number of product groups will be represented, including folk from the Education, External Research, Open Source Technology Center, Interoperability and CodePlex parts of the company, all of whom will be giving technical demos and chatting to attendees, including the Hyper-V Linux Integration Components and the Microsoft Live Services Plug-in for Moodle, both of which are licensed under the GPL v2

The booth will offer a lounge area, where attendees can play any of a number of Xbox games, including Guitar Hero and Halo 3.

In addition to having a booth on the show floor, Tony Hey, the Corporate Vice President for Microsoft External Research, will deliver a keynote address on Thursday July 23, titled "Open Tools and Services on Microsoft Platforms," while Erik Meijer, one of Microsoft's Principal Architects, will also give a keynote talk on Friday July 24 and titled "Fundamentalist Functional Programming."

Following his keynote, Erik is also presenting on using the LiveLabs Reactive Framework to democratize the cloud.

Vijay Rajagopalan, a Principal Architect in Microsoft's Interoperability group, is also giving a talk on Wednesday July 22 in the Product and Services Track, titled "Interoperability - Build Mission Critical Applications in PHP, Ruby, Java and Eclipse Using Microsoft Software & Services."

We are also hosting a rountable panel that will look at Microsoft and PHP, and include IDC analyst Al Hilwa, Garret Serack from the OSTC, Aaron Fulkerson of MindTouch and John Keagy of GoGrid.

So, feel free tostop by the booth, We look forward to talking to you!


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