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[opensuse-announce] Keynote Update: Lenz Grimmer to Keynote openSUSE Conference
  • From: "Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier" <jzb@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 12:20:58 -0400
  • Message-id: <81d32afc0909030920j45eb4cb7ta62d8048f199bc58@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The openSUSE Project is happy to announce that Lenz Grimmer will be delivering
the opening keynote for the first-ever openSUSE Conference[1]. The openSUSE
Conference will be held September 17 through September 20 in Nürnberg,
Germany. Register today![2]

Grimmer's keynote, "Working in a Virtual Community," This session will talk
about the pros and cons of working in a virtual organization, some proven best
practices and tools, and how everyone can benefit from this working
environment. Grimmer will discuss how to build trust, passion, and self-
motivation, and how communities can work in distributed environments.

Leslie Hawthorn, Google's Program Manager for open source, was originally
scheduled to deliver the opening keynote. Due to a schedule conflict, Hawthorn
won't be able to attend the openSUSE Conference. She sends her regrets and
hopes to attend an openSUSE event in the near future.

Our closing keynote will be delivered by Gianugo Rabellino, Chief Executive
Officer of Sourcesense[3] and member of the Apache Software Foundation
(ASF).

The openSUSE Conference is an opportunity for openSUSE contributors to attend
talks, workshops, Birds of a Feather sessions, and collaborate together face
to face. The conference will be held from September 17 through September 20 in
Nürnberg, Germany. Register today[2] to reserve your spot!

The conference will have two daily tracks of pre-planned talks, plus
"BarCamp[4]" style tracks for attendees to plan and provide their own
content. Scheduled talks include:

* Insights into openSUSE Infrastructure: Klaas Freitag

* News from the GNOME Zoo: Vincent Untz

* Samba @ openSUSE: Lars Müller

Unconference
=============

The openSUSE Conference will also have a major "unconference" component, where
talks and sessions can be scheduled in BarCamp format. We'll have plenty of
time for contributors to discuss and work on topics they're interested in face
to face.

Unconference planning is being done on the openSUSE wiki[5]. Want to lead a
session? Jump in and edit the wiki!

Register Today!
================

The conference is less than two weeks away. If you haven't registered yet, you
need to do so today! Registration is at conference.opensuse.org/registration.
We'll accept registrations up to the conference, but space is limited.
We also have a limited number of t-shirts on hand. Registered attendees
will get preference over unregistered attendees.

Hotels and Getting There
=========================

Time is running out to book your hotel for the openSUSE Conference. Limited
space is still available in the venue. All registrants should have received
information on booking hotel. Registrations are being made through Alexia
Henrie (ahenrie at novell.com). More information on hotels[6] and
directions[7] can be found on the Web site.

[1]: http://conference.opensuse.org/

[2]: http://conference.opensuse.org/registration/

[3]: http://www.sourcesense.com/en/home

[4]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp

[5]: http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Conf_2009_Unconference

[6]: http://conference.opensuse.org/where-to-stay/

[7]: http://conference.opensuse.org/getting-there/

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