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Onsite Activities

Newcomer Orientation & Social

Sunday, September 26 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM | Location: SPIN Seattle

We know what it feels like to attend a conference for the first time, and we want to help make that experience a little easier for our first-time attendees. Meet other newcomers, as well as conference veterans, at this informal gathering. In addition, pick up invaluable tips and tricks on how to best navigate the event.

Olympic ping-pong tables, food, and drinks! Pick up a paddle and be the first to get to lucky number 11 to score some bragging rights. Game on!

*Participants must be registered for the event, and have their event badge.

Women in Open Source Lunch

Monday, September 27 | 12:05 – 1:30 PM | Location: Level 7 Foyer

We’d like to invite all attendees that identify as women or non-binary to join each other for a networking lunch at the event. We will begin with a brief introduction and then attendees will be free to enjoy lunch and mingle with one another. All attendees must identify as a woman or non-binary and must be registered for the conference to attend.

*We will do our best to accommodate all interested attendees, but please note that participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Allyship Workshop with Dr. Kim Tran

Monday, September 27 | 1:30 – 3:20 PM | Location: Virtual

The Google Open Source Programs Office would like to present an Allyship Workshop facilitated by Dr. Kim Tran. The importance of learning that everyone can be an ally with different intersections and how to create safe spaces in open source is an initiative that will help our communities grow stronger. Dr. Tran is an experienced DEI strategist who works with communities across industries to facilitate discussions around equity.

Note: You must be registered for Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference + OSPOCon to participate.

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5K Fun Run

Tuesday, September 28 | 6:45 AM Meet-Up in Hyatt Regency Lobby | Run from 7:00 – 8:00 AM

Don’t forget to pack your running gear because the Fun “Run” is on! This activity is great for all fitness levels as there will be (3) pace groups: a walking, jogging, and running group. Your local walking/running guides will take you past some of Seattle’s famous landmarks such as The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Lake Union, Seattle Center, Olympic Sculpture Park, the Seattle Waterfront, Pike Place Market and the infamous Gum Wall and Westlake Center!

There is no cost to participate and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Participants must be registered for the event, have their event badge, and will be required to provide their own running attire and water.

Book Signing with Gordon Haff

Tuesday, September 28 | 3:35 – 4:00 PM | Location: Sponsor Showcase (Columbia Ballroom, Level 3)

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Gordon Haff, author of How Open Source Ate Software: Understand the Open Source Movement and So Much More. A limited number of attendees will receive a free signed copy of his book, so make sure you arrive early! Attendees may also bring their own copy to have signed.

Maintainers Listening Tour:  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Focus Group

Tuesday, September 28 | 5:00 – 5:50 PM | Location: Room 502

We are working together to create an open source project, All In for Maintainers, which will seek to highlight and develop maintainers who are committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging within their own communities. We want to create a program with maintainers for maintainers.  As part of this process, we are on a Maintainers Listening Tour where we are hosting a series of focus groups and individual interviews with maintainers who are interested in attracting and retaining new contributors with diverse backgrounds in an inclusive way.  We also want to hear best practices, lessons learned, and stories along the way. 

During this focus group, we want to learn:

  • What maintainers are doing to advance diversity, inclusion and belonging within their communities;
  • What is working well;
  • What is not working well;
  • What challenges they are facing that may be prohibiting them from advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within their communities; and  
  • What they would like to see in a program such as All In for Maintainers.

Please join us for an open and informal discussion on your experience with DEI in the open source communities you are leading and your aspirations for where you want to see it in the future.  Let’s open source diversity, equity, and inclusion!

Book Signing with Frank Vasquez

Tuesday, September 28 | 5:50 – 6:15 PM | Location: Level 5, Outside of Room Elwha A

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Frank Vasquez, author of Mastering Embedded Linux Programming: Create fast and reliable embedded solutions with Linux 5.4 and the Yocto Project 3.1. A limited number of attendees will receive a free signed copy of his book, so make sure you arrive early! Attendees may also bring their own copy to have signed.

Puppy Pawlooza

Wednesday, September 29 | 10:05 – 11:05 AM | Location: Level 4 Foyer

Puppy Pawlooza is back by popular demand! We are excited to invite a few furry friends to join us this year at the event. These certified therapy dogs will be relaxing in the Level 4 Foyer with their handlers, waiting for your attention. Each dog will be on a leash and have their own blanket, and you’re welcome to come give them pets, sit with them, and enjoy the happiness that interacting with animals can bring.