Zoom Creates does OSCON
Last week O’Reilly put on the 2010 Open Source Convention (OSCON) here in Portland. The Zoom Dev team took Thursday morning to check it out. There were many exciting open source projects on display, and SWAG everywhere! We through caution and our identities to the wind and dropped business cards in jars and filled out forms for drawings. By lunch time, we returned to the office with bags full of t-shrits, coffee mugs, pins, pens, toys, and papers. It was a great way to spend the morning: talk about nerdy stuff with other geeks, and have something to wear for the next day. After a start like that, productivity was pretty much shot for the second half of the day, but we managed to get some work done… until we started getting phone calls for the forms we filled out and business cards we dropped. But the calls were not sales calls. Amazingly, in addition to the generous SWAG we hauled back to the office, we won three smartphones!
Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC), whose focus is on integrating software and hardware on mobile devices, had a drawing to win one of ten HTC Droid Incredible phones. Both Justin and I won that drawing. And Symbian, the company that manages the operating system on Nokia phones, had a drawing to win one of three Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone. I won that drawing too. Not bad for a days work!
Thanks, O’Reilly, Qualcomm, and Symbian for the gifts and for your support of open source projects! OSCON is coming back to Portland next year, so be sure to check it out!