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Connect with the Open Source Lab at OSCON 2012

Staff members and students from the Oregon State University Open Source Lab will represent the lab at Portland’s O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) July 16-20. An annual open source conference, OSCON engages all aspects of the open source community with sessions, tutorials, keynote presentations and an expo.

The OSL will be present throughout the conference at the OSCON Expo, where the lab will have a booth alongside open source leaders like Drupal, Facebook and Intel. In addition, OSL Associate Director of Operations Lance Albertson will lead a session on open source private cloud platforms. Albertson plans to discuss the various features offered by different cloud computing platforms and offer insight on how to choose a platform that best meets a project’s needs.

Those interested in learning more about the OSL will have the opportunity to meet members of the lab’s staff and familiarize themselves with lab operations at the OSL’s Birds of a Feather (BoF) session. The BoF is an informal meeting between students and staff from the lab and community or industry members who are interested in the lab’s operations, projects or future. The OSL booth will also present opportunity for OSCON attendees to learn about the lab. OSL student employees at the booth will answer questions, interact with the community and distribute OSL swag.

While participating in OSCON, the OSL will also celebrate its first alumni reception, welcoming students and staff who worked with the OSL in the past and supported the lab’s success. More than 55 OSL alumni have gone on to successful careers in the technical industry, where they have joined top companies, created their own start-ups and made innovative contributions to open source technologies. Three of those alumni will lead sessions at OSCON: Deborah Bryant, the OSL’s former public sector communities manager; former Outreach Manager Leslie Hawthorn; and former student employee Brandon Phillips.

For those attending OSCON, connect with OSL staff and students:

Comparing Open Source Private Cloud Platforms, Lance Albertson
Time: 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 18
Location: D139-140

Open Source Lab Birds of a Feather session
Time: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18
Location: E141

Visit the Open Source Lab in the Expo Hall at Booth 816.

Alumni Presentations:

Free the Code: The Case for the U.S. Federal Government to Open Source Software as a Default Position, Deborah Bryant, John Scott
Time: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19
Location: E146

Assholes are Killing Your Project, Donnie Berkholz, Leslie Hawthorn
Time: 11 a.m. Friday, July 20
Location: F151

One Tiny Daemon to Harvest Your Server Statistics (And More), Brandon Phillips
Time: 11:50 a.m. Friday, July 20
Location: D139-40

See the full OSCON schedule here.

Media contact: Kayla Harr,

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