[portland] [fwd] Portland developer community participation in OSCON2008: FOSSCoach

jason kirtland jek at discorporate.us
Thu Jun 19 20:44:56 CEST 2008

No OSCamp at OSCON this year.  Instead: FOSSCoach!

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Subject: [pdxphp] Portland developer community participation in
OSCON2008: FOSSCoach
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:35:12 -0700
From: Sam Keen <sam.sjk at gmail.com>

Hello all,

First, what is FOSSCoach:   "FOSSCoach is a series of events designed
to teach the essential skills required to participate in
collaborative, free and open online projects like Firefox(R) and
Wikipedia.  The events will get experienced online community
participants and leaders sharing their hard-won experience directly
with those looking to participate in (or start) collaborative free and
open online communities..." [
http://fosscoach.wikia.com/wiki/FOSSCoach  ]

If you are interested, Zak Greant and others are organizing the first
FOSSCoach Event to be held during OSCON2008, July 23,24,25 at the
Convention Center.  [

I thought this would be a great opportunity for projects such as
Calagator to gain incite and exposure, and to share what they have

The event is free and open to the public but I believe you will need
to register through O'Reilly for a free "Exhibit Hall" pass on their
website or day of event.

Feel free to signup on the Wiki [
http://fosscoach.wikia.com/wiki/OSCON_2008 ] and if you want to
propose a session, or become a coatch, contact Zak directly (he's cc'd
on this email).

Please forward this to other groups and individuals in the community
who you think would be interested in FOSSCoach.

(fyi, for those looking for OSCamp, it has been indefinitely retired.
Energy that had gone into that, will instead be going into FOSSCoach)

sam keen

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