I'm hopping on a plane shortly for OSCON 2006 in Portland. Hopefully it's cooler up a there!

As Tim noted last week, I'll be participating in the Executive Briefing Session. I'm really looking forward to the day, since there are some interesting topics up for discussion and I'm not really sure where it's going to head.

I kick off the day with a conversation with Chris DiBona from Google, Jeremy Zawodny from Yahoo!, and Jim Buckmaster from Craigslist, exploring how they use open source in their companies, and how web 2.0 applications harness their users at levels far above the code. I'll also do my best to put them in the hot seat about how they give back to open source.

I'll be at the conference until late Thursday afternoon. If you're there too, drop me a note or track me down. I'll be hanging out with other Yahoo's and at the booth now and then.

Posted by jzawodn at July 24, 2006 01:34 PM

Reader Comments
# Aaron B. Hockley said:

Hah! We're setting all-time heat records up here... welcome!

on July 24, 2006 01:57 PM
# Joseph Hunkins said:

Oregon....what a fine state! I'm not at OSCON but hope to see you at SES.

on July 24, 2006 05:59 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


Indeed. See you there.

on July 24, 2006 06:08 PM
# Michael said:

Google, Yahoo, and Craigslist ... Web 2.0? Heh. Now Yahoo has bought some Web 2.0 companies, but that's about as close as any of those three get.

on July 24, 2006 08:25 PM
# (The Original) Mary Sue said:

Temps have dropped a good 10 degrees today, which still makes it hotter than we like up here. Good news? The Convention Center A/C is working. Better news (if you're into that sort of thing), you'll still be here for the Oregon Brew Fest.

on July 25, 2006 11:17 AM
# Dan Isaacs said:

5 of the 9 speakers wear glasses.

on July 26, 2006 09:43 AM
# NICOLE said:


on July 26, 2006 03:23 PM
# reno said:

Hello !

Very very interesting to read you...from Brussels, Belgium !

You have a lovely blog ! Very nice !

Thanks for that !




on July 27, 2006 02:12 AM
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