GOSCON date set for November 5
BY Matthew Burton | Tuesday, September 22 2009
GOSCON--the Government Open Source Conference, typically hosted in Portland, Oregon (a Mecca of the open source software movement)--is heading to DC this fall in order to draw more of the government community. Originally scheduled for this summer, the date was pushed back, ostensibly on the Obama Administration's recommendation. Today, a firm date was announced: November 5.
It'll be just one day, meaning two things:
-Low registration cost. Just $50 for government employees, $150 for everyone else (and cheaper all around if you register early).
-Highly concentrated. The day will include sessions for both managers and geeks, with an "Open Technology Forum" that sounds vaguely like a group hacking session.