Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Speaking at FrOSCon 2009 and getting ready to OpenSQLCamp-Europe

FrOSCon 2009
For the fourth time in a row, I will be speaking at FrOSCon, one of the most charming open source events in Europe.
Hosted in the bright environment of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, this event will get you hooked from the beginning. The organization is done by volunteers, who have always done an amazing job, with even better results than more expensive and famous conferences.
This year, there will be some more action than ever before. In addition to the main event, the organizers have given away a few developers rooms, to let some projects build their own event within the main one. There will be a Java subconference, and, closer to my interests, the European edition of the OpenSQLCamp 2009, which applies to all open database related projects, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, JavaDB, and many others that are listed in the announcements page. The principal organizer is Lenz Grimmer, who is looking for volunteers to share the burden.
The organizers have also launched a creative contest, which most geeks will find irresistible. Check it out!
FrOSCon started as one of the many LAMP events, and in its fourth year it has emerged as an example for others. I warmly recommend it to all people interested in open source.

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