Get set for FOSS.IN/2008


It seems as if it was not too long ago, when a bunch of us, OpenSolaris enthusiasts, were hacking on OpenSolaris and fixing some byte size bugs at the HackCenter @ FOSS.IN/2007. The great degree of enthusiam and energy at the event makes it the Best FOSS event in India in my opinion.

Its that time of the year again and the format of the event has changed, yet again. The big list of talks is out and workouts are in. This year, the event features only a handful of talks and more workouts/hackathons. The message, "Talk is cheap, Show me the code", is crystal clear with an open invitation to all the contributors and only the contributors. Well, so far, there are hardly 1000 people registered for the event, but it seems like they all have a clear plan as to what they will 'code' at the event, rather than a huge number of lurkers who just come to listen.

So, Whats my plan?? I am really excited to see a good number of workouts around OpenSolaris and a bit disappointed that there is no Open Source Database (MySQL, PostgreSQL and Derby) presence. I am planning to attend all the OpenSolaris related workouts. For those who are interested in OpenSolaris, please note the following events and lets Dtrace together.


\* Workouts-

- Profile Gnome using Dtrace, Thursday, 27th Nov, 10:00 am, C/60

- Adding Dtrace probes to KDE, Friday, 28th Nov, 02:00 pm, C/60

- Alternate OS probe module for Belenix Installer, 29th Nov, 02:00 pm, C/60


\* Talks-

- KDE on Solaris, Wednesday, 26th Nov, 03:30 pm, JNTata


The other talks that I plan to attend include,

- How to do embedded Linux right, Tuesday, 25th Nov, 10:00 am, JNTata

- Lustre: A scalable clustered FileSystem, Thursday, 27th Nov, 05:00 pm, JNTata


The detailed schedule is here. Like in the past, FOSS.IN this year, is focused on Open Source systems technologies, there is hardly any presence of open source web technologies like Glassfish, OpenSocial, OpenJDK etc. It will be good to see these technologies at FOSS.IN.

Anyhow, I am really looking forward to the workout sessions at FOSS.IN this year, see you there!

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