Wednesday, March 29, 2006

OSCON 2006

Well, it looks like I'll be making my yearly pilgrimage to Portland again in July. I was lucky enough to get a number of my proposals accepted for this year's OSCON. In fact, I really wasn't expecting quite that many of them to be picked, so I had to turn one down

In the end, it looks like I'll be doing a 3 hour tutorial (my first) on "Adding Version Control To Your Application With Subversion", and two 45 minute talks, one on "Writing Portable C Code With APR" and another on "Extending Ruby With C".

I'm not nervous about the two talks, I can talk for 45 minutes about APR in my sleep, and I've written enough about Ruby extensions to be sure that I won't have any trouble coming up with enough interesting things to fill the time.

The tutorial is another story alltogether though. I'm pretty much terrified about that one. In theory I know I've got enough content to go around, but at the same time it's still THREE FREAKING HOURS of time to fill. I'm sure I'll be able to come up with enough stuff to talk about, but I'm definately nervous about getting up in front of a bunch of people and talking for that long, I'm just not sure I'll be able to stay interesting, even to myself.

Anyway, I suppose I've got some presentations to work on...