OSCON: the open source candy store
I'm on route to the Candy Store - for open source types that is. That's right OSCON 2008 is gearing up and it looks like a dandy to me.
Instead of the typical 5 tracks of information (for a good conference) OSCON has (get this) 14 tracks ongoing tomorrow...it's an unbelievable amount of content (and news for me) to write about.
It also leads to some tough decisions no what to attend since on any given hour of any given day there are at least two different things that interest me. Thankfully though the OSCON organizer have not overlapped sessions with keynotes (like they do at Interop) so I'm grateful for that.
Highlights for me at this early stage include Unbuntu's Mark Shuttleworth's keynote on Tuesday night (and i'm meeting with Jono Bacon this aft so that should be fun too), Chris DiBona of Google talking about the latest and greatest from their group, Dave Ascher from Mozilla Messaging on Mozilla 3, Nat Friedman from Novell, and EnterpriseDB's new CEO Ed Boyajian are just a few of the well known names I'm looking forward to seeing...It should be a blast!