It was great to see everyone at OSCON last week! The MS Open Tech team had a fun and productive week meeting new people, reconnecting with old friends, learning about the latest OSS trends, and playing with the amazing 82" Perceptive Pixel touch screen at our booth. Julian Cash took over 4000 photos of visitors to the booth, and if you were one of the lucky people who spent time making creative photos with him, stay tuned. We'll post an update shortly when all of the photos have been uploaded to his web site.
If you weren't able to attend OSCON this year, you can find speaker slides and videos on the OSCON web site. Those videos are also a great resource for those who attended the conference -- for example, I've just finished watching Laurie Petrycki's interview with Alex Payne about Scala's interesting combination of functional and object-oriented programming language constructs.
There are two interviews with our team's leader Gianugo Rabellino that are available on YouTube and well worth watching to better understand the work we're doing with open source communities:
- on Friday 7/20 at the O'Reilly booth in the expo hall, Gianugo spoke to Mac Slocum (Managing Online Editor at O'Reilly) about the work that the MS Open Tech team is doing, such as the open-sourcing of the Entity Framework
- Edd Dumbill of O'Reilly Media interviewed Gianugo at the OSCON keynote session on Thursday 7/19
Thanks to all the hard-working event organizers, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees who made OSCON such a well-run and successful show!
Senior Technical Evangelist
Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.