I almost forgot. I'm going to OSCON.

Friday July 23, 2004
By the way, I'm going to be at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2004 in Portland next week. I'm arriving Tuesday evening.

If anyone in the area (and you know who you are, for example you are ) would like to meet while I'm at the con, please add comments to this entry. I believe that the exhibit hall registration is free, so you can come down and have a look at some potentially amusing advertising while you're at it.

I would also appreciate it if you would post comments about groups that I should seek out and attempt to talk to for some reason for integration with the Twisted, Atop, Nevow, Quotient, etc, etc, etc. Double points if you're actually from that project, and triple points if you're the one who will meet me at the conference yourself. If you know someone interesting I should talk to, please refer them to this entry and encourage them to comment.

Advice about what to look for at the conference is also appreciated. I have no idea what I want to do when I get there other than watch the madman who built me rant and rave and look for interesting people to talk to.

Seriously though, I would offer that last as advice for you, the reader: I highly recommend going to the aforementioned madman's keynote. He's an impressive speaker with a stellar list of references and a lot of interesting things to say. He has an uncanny knack for looking at an issue in a completely alien and enlightening way. If you enjoyed seeing me speak at PyCon or the paper I co-wrote for USENIX, imagine somebody similar who's had 20 years more practice.

So with that, comment away! I hope to see you all soon.