Friday, May 29, 2009

Black Hat USA 2009 Webcast & Discount

The June Black Hat webcast is Thursday, June 18 at 1 pm PT and it will also be a sneak peek at some of the presentations for the July Black Hat conference. Several of the speakers will discuss their work and offer a taste of the live event.

If you like what you see, you'll like this other incentive: Every registrant for the June 18 webcast will receive a code that can be redeemed for $250 off the price of registration for the USA 2009 Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas.

Register online at

Saturday, May 9, 2009

O'Reilly Open Source Convention - OSCON

Early Registration Ends June 2, Register Now and Save $250.

When OSCON 2009 convenes July 20-24, the focus will be on the opportunities that our economic climate creates for open source and the open source community. More and more, open source is seen as a way to save technology costs in your organization.

Be one of some 3,000 developers and programmers, designers, sys admins, hackers and geeks, enterprise developers, IT managers and activists, trainers and educators as we gather at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center to redefine the future of open source, including the savings and the profits it can hold for us all.

July 20-24, 2009
San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Register for OSCON 2009 at:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Online Virtualization Forum on June 9th and 10th

Unable to attend a VMware Virtualization Forum in your city?

Attend the Online Virtualization Forum, June 9th and 10th, 8:00am–1:00pm PDT:

  • Network with VMware product experts, customers, partners and other IT Professionals.
  • Attend 30-minute presentations and get info on VMware products and industry trends.
  • Hear industry leaders without the hassle or expense of travel.
  • Collect white papers, videos and podcasts.

Digital ID World - 75% Discount

Digital ID World is a major identity event in the industry and will be held September 14-16 in Vegas. This year’s Digital ID World features industry expert keynote addresses by IBM scientist Jeff Jonas, who developed the algorithms used by most of the major casinos, and renowned privacy researcher Dr. Larry Ponemon.

They are also offering a special alumni registration package of $495 – this includes full access to the conference, scheduled meals and receptions plus one complimentary room night at the Rio Hotel and Casino! Register today to secure this special offer – a savings of more then $1600! Visit and use reference priority code offerdidw for this promotion.

BRIFORUM 2009 on App Virtualization, VDI

This three-day conference, taking place July 21 - July 23 in Chicago,IL, offers independent technical information and expert strategies during 50+ breakout sessions led by industry analysts dedicated to VDI, Terminal Services (including XenApp) and application streaming.

For info, go to:

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Upcoming Tech Events

Interop Las Vegas 2009
May 19-21, Las Vegas, NV

Google I/O Developer Conference
May 27-28, 2009, Moscone West, San Francisco, CA

JavaOne / CommunityOne
June 2-5, 2009, San Francisco, CA

Semantic Technology Conference
June 14th-18th, 2009, Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA
USENIX Annual Technical Conference / HotCloud '09
June 14-19, 2009, San Diego, CA

HP Tech Forum 2009
June 15-18, Las Vegas, NV

Mobile 2.0 Europe 2009
June 18-19, Barcelona, Spain

ODTUG Kaleidoscope
June 21-25, 2009, Monterey, CA

Velocity Conference 2009
June 22-24, 2009, San Jose, CA

SharePoint TechCon Boston
June 22-24, 2009, Cambridge, Mass.

Cisco Live/Networkers 2009

Jun 28-Jul 2, San Francisco, CA

Kernel Conference Australia
15-17 July, Brisbane

OSCON 2009
July 20-24, 2009, San Jose, CA

July 21-23, Hilton, Chicago, IL

Open Source Cloud Computing Forum
July 22, 2009 - online

Black Hat USA 2009
July 25-30, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

18th USENIX Security Symposium
August 10-14, 2009, Montreal, Canada

OpenSource World
[formerly LinuxWorld]
August 10-13, 2009, San Francisco, CA

VMworld 2009
Aug 31–Sept 3, San Francisco, CA

Digital ID World 2009
Sept 14-16, Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Ajax Experience 2009  Sept 14-16, Boston, MA. 
SecureComm 2009
Sept 14-18, Athens, Greece

1st Annual LinuxCon
Sept 21-23, 2009, Portland, OR

SOURCE Barcelona 2009
September 21st-22nd, 2009
Museu Nacional D’art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

2nd Annual Linux Plumbers Conference
Sept 23-25 2009, Portland, OR

European Semantic Technology Conference
Sept 30-Oct 2, 2009, Vienna, Austria

Adobe MAX 2009
October 4–7, Los Angeles, CA

Interop Mumbai
Oct 7-9, 2009, Bombay Exhibit Ctr, Mumbai, India

Oracle OpenWorld 2009
Oct 11-15, San Francisco, CA

Germany Scrum Gathering 2009
Oct 19-21, Hilton Munich City, Munich, Germany

Web 2.0 Summit 2009
Oct 20-22, San Francisco, CA

1st Annual Japan Linux Symposium
Oct 21-23, 2009, Tokyo, Japan

VoiceCon-SF 2009
Nov 2-5, 2009, San Francisco

Interop New York
Nov 16-20, 2009, New York, NY

Web 2.0 Expo New York
Nov 16-19, 2009, New York, NY

Friday, May 1, 2009

Google I/O May 27-28, in San Francisco

Google I/O is a developer gathering focused on building web applications using Google and open web technologies. Google engineers and web development leaders will hold two days of in-depth breakout sessions on the latest technologies, and informal Q&A at Fireside Chats.

You can also talk with product experts in an"Office Hours" setting. Each product will have a designated space where product managers and engineers will be available throughout the two days to answer any of your questions. Come share your code snippets, gain an understanding of how to use a certain API, or just get to know the teams and hang out.

Google I/O is only $400 - only $50 for students and academics - and includes lunches and snacks. Register at:

Catch Keynote Live!... save 25% on Velocity

If you are interested in improving the online web and mobile experience, consider going to Keynote Live!, an afternoon of sessions on how to use Keynote products and services. The event is FREE. Keynote Live! takes place on Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA.

Better yet, Keynote Live! is co-located with O’Reilly’s Velocity conference on web performance and you get a 25% discount on Velocity with your free Keynote Live! registration. So its free and there's a bonus. [when its up]

Social Media Success Summit - save 40%

The Social Media Success Summit will be an on-line event for potential users of new social media. Although this is less technical than the events we usually highlight here, it does focus on using open platforms like FaceBook. The sessions start on May 26th and continue with roughly weekly sessions until June 17th.

One of the perks for this on-line event is that they will provide a transcript and a downloadable recording of each session, so you won't miss a thing if you can't make the session times.

Through May 14, registration for this event is reduced 40% to $297 [its goes back to $497 after that]. Check the offer details here: