Friday, July 23, 2010


Oracle is rolling out the welcome mat for the MySQL community as part of its Oracle OpenWorld.

Come free for MySQL Sunday, a half-day technical conference packed with the latest info on MySQL, still the world's most popular open-source database.

Sunday, September 19
12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Find out more about MySQL Sunday and register for the event. when you register for the expo and keynote Discover Pass.

Tech Events from August

DebConf 10
August 1-7, New York, New York

First Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference
August 9-11, 2010, San Francisco, CA

LinuxCon 2010
August 10-12, 2010, Renaissance Waterfront, Boston, MA
USENIX Security '10
August 11–13, Washington, DC

Plug In! Developer Camp
August 18th, Marvell campus, Santa Clara, CA

VM World 2010
Aug 30-Sep 2, San Francisco, CA

LinuxCon Brazil
Aug 31-Sept 1, 2010, São Paulo, Brazil

OOoCon 2010
Aug 31 - Sept 3, Budapest, Hungary

Ohio Linuxfest 2010
September 10-12, Ohio

Diskcon USA 2010
Sept 9-10, 2010, HYATT Hotel, Santa Clara , CA

Digital ID World 2010
September 13-14. Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, NY, NY

Intel Developer Forum - IDF 2010
September 13-15, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

Hosting Transformation Summit
Sept 13–15, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV

Linux Days 2010 - Los Angeles, Dallas, etc
Sept 14-21, various US cities

2010 Red Hat Road Tour
Sept 15 - Nov 4. various US cities

IDC Security Conference 2010
Sept 16, London, United Kingdom

Oracle Openworld 2010
Sept 19-23, San Francisco, CA

Brocade Conference 2010
Sept 20-22, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Conference
Sept 21-23, Hilton Hotel, Toronto, Canada

StarWest 2010
Sept 26-Oct 1, San Diego, CA

Identity Management 2010
Sept 27-28, Washington, DC USA

LinuxCon Japan 2010 
Sept 27-29, Roppongi Academy, Tokyo, Japan

Mobilize! 2010
Sept 30, Mission Bay Center, San Francisco, CA

JUDCon 2010
7- 8 Oct, Berlin, Germany

Silicon Valley Code Camp 2010
Oct 9-10, Foothill College. Los Altos, CA

17th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference (Tcl'2010)
Oct 11-15, Hilton Suites, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill
Linux Foundation End User Summit 2010
October 12-13, Hyatt Regency, Jersey City, New Jersey

Strange Loop 2010 Developer Conference

October 14-15th, Pageant Hotel, St. Louis, MO.
Interop Enterprise Cloud Summit 
Oct 18-19, New York, NY
Interop NY Conference  
Oct 18-22, New York, NY
PayPal Innovate 2010 Conference
Oct 26-27, Moscone West, San Francisco, CA

CSI Annual 2010
Oct 26-29, Washington, D.C.

Linux Kernel Summit
Nov 1-2, 2010. Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

QCon San Francisco 2010
Nov 1-5, Westin Hotel, San Francisco CA

ZendCon 2010
Nov 1-4, Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2010)
Nov 7-11, Convention Center, Shanghai, China

LISA '10 - Large Installation System Administration Conference

Nov 7–12, San Jose, CA

ARM Technology Conference
Nov 9-11, Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

Sencha Web App Conference 2010
Nov 14-17, Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco CA

Agile Development Practices East
Nov. 14-19, Rosen Centre, Orlando, FL

Devox 2010 (Java Dev Conference)
Nov. 15-19, Metropolis, Antwerp, Belgium

Semantic Web Summit 2010
Nov 16-17, Hynes Center, Boston, MA
Discount Code: SEMTECH

CARTES & IDentification 2010
Dec 7-9, Nord Centre, Paris, Fance
[Use code VCGR01 for 20% off or free expo pass]

MacWorld Expo and Conference
January 25-29, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

Enterprise Connect (formerly VoiceCon)
Feb 28-Mar 3, 2011, Orlando, FL

Thursday, July 22, 2010

20% Off CARTES & IDentification in Paris

CARTES & IDentification, a world class event for digital security and smart technologies, runs December 7-9, 2010 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre. It will bring together nearly 500 exhibitors, 20 000 visitors and 1300 congress delegates.

Use code VCGR01 to go to the Expo Free with pre-registration or save 20% for delegate registration. [There may be a local tax.]

CARTES is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

20% off LinuxCon Boston


LinuxCon is on the Boston waterfront this August and you can save 20% on registration with this registration code for readers of this blog: LCB_TE10. That will make it only $320 to attend.

In addition to innovative technical content and a great mix of attendees, LinuxCon also offers a fun, vibrant and intimate atmosphere that is conducive to attendee networking and collaboration.

Find out more about LinuxCon at:

Come to Plug In 2010!

Do you have a vision for a killer Plug Computer application? If so, join in on Wednesday, August 18th, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST at the Marvell Santa Clara Headquarters for Marvell's first annual Plug In! Developer Camp. This meeting is an opportunity to participate in a full day of collaboration with the best and brightest minds from the Plug Computer ecosystem.

Plug In will include three tracks and sessions of technical information for developing applications for the Plug Computer - an open source, green server. There will also be a session on porting applications to other platforms featuring ARMADA application processors.

Thousands of developers have already started to Plug In - developing everything from easy to use applications for tracking blood pressure, media management, home automation and even personal automotive applications. For more information, email

Update, 8/10: It seems that the organizers will be charging $49 for the day. Here's the new reg link:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

LinuxCon price goes up after 7/17

LinuxCon is taking place August 10-12, 2010 in Boston and will cover "All Matters Linux" for developers, end users, administrators, executives and community leaders. Be there!!

Maximize your 20% discount - LCB_LCOM - by registering by this Thursday, July 15, after which the rate goes up $100.