Tuesday, March 26, 2013

OSGi DevCon 2013 - Whats Coming Up This Week

Wow, Day 1 of OSGi DevCon is already over.  The location here in Boston this year is excellent,  plenty of space and pretty good wifi, although they seem to be selling out of beers too fast at the hotel bar!  If you want to keep up with the latest activity be sure to follow the OSGi Alliance Twitter feed (@osgialliance).

Day 1 was Tutorials day and Neil Bartlett and Tim Ward both had good attendance at their OSGi Tutorials. There were also two OSGi BOFs in the evening.  Jamie Goodyear hosted a Karaf Users BOF and Glyn Normington and Chris Frost hosted a Virgo BOF.

But Day 1 was just the warm up.... There is a really full schedule of talks and activities planned over the next three days.

You can find the full conference schedule for the talks online.

A few activities that aren't in the main schedule and which may be of interest include:

OSGi BOF this evening - 7pm to 9pm in Seaport Ballroom B - You can find full details of the BOF here.
  • Highlights include an update on the latest OSGi specifications and a sneak peak of whats coming up in the future
  • OSGi Tooling discussion

Also there will be a free prize draw to win one of several OSGi Books, so plenty of swag too!

OSGi and JavaScript Workshop - Thurs March 28, 1.30pm to 3.30pm 
Simon Kaegi, who is presenting at the conference on the same topic, will be hosting this workshop to look at how OSGi concepts might map to JavaScript, with the aim to gather requirements and foster discussion around producing an OSGi Alliance RFP for this.  So this is your chance to get involved and input and influence in to a potential future OSGi specification.

The Workshop is free for anyone to attend.  Both conference delegates and non-conference delegates.  However you do need to register to ensure you get access.  Click here for full details and to register.

OSGi Surgery
There is an OSGi Surgery being run where you can book a free 30 minute one on one meeting with Neil Bartlett to discuss anything OSGi.

Whether you want to review code or an issue you are having, explore how OSGi might fit in your environment, or if you are brand new to OSGi and just want to ask some newbie questions that you dont feel comfortable asking in one of the talks then this is a great opportunity.  Slots are limited and you need to book in advance.  Details and how to book can be found here.

Hope you have been able to join us at the conference and enjoy Day 2!  If you have any questions please contact us by email.

OSGi DevCon 2013 Program Committee
BJ Hargrave & Mike Francis

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