OSPOCon

Onsite Activities

Newcomer Orientation & Social

Sunday, September 26 | 3:30 – 5:30 PM | Location TBA

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.

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

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 | 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.

Morning Yoga and Meditation

Wednesday, September 29 | 7:00 – 8:00 AM | Location TBA

Begin Day 3 with a calm, energized mind by participating in the morning yoga and meditation session. The class will be led by a trained instructor and is a mindful way to start your day! Complimentary sanitized towels will be provided, or you can bring your own. Please be sure to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.

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

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

Puppy Pawlooza

Wednesday, September 29 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | 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.

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