Urban Airship to Host Two Events in Conjunction with OSCON 2013

Open Source runs deep in our roots at Urban Airship. We’re supporters and contributors of open source projects and it’s only fitting that our headquarters are in Portland – the first city in the US to adopt a formal policy in support of opening data to outside developers and adopting open source solutions in technology procurement. Additionally, our CEO and co-founder Scott Kveton helped found the Open Source Lab at Oregon State University, which was instrumental in helping several open source projects grow into mainstream usage, including the Mozilla Foundation, the Linux Kernel and Drupal.

Now in its 15th year, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention will take place at the Oregon Convention Center from July 22 to July 26. Several Airshippers will attend the convention to talk with prospective employees and Urban Airship will host two related hack-a-thons.  

The Tizen HTML5 workshop and hack will be held from July 26 to July 27 at the new Urban Airship office at 1417 NW Everett Street. Tizen is a new open source operating system residing within the Linux Foundation, meant to offer a consistent user experience across a variety of devices. Whether you are a developer with a mobile app you’d like to port, or you just want to design an app using HTML5 for Tizen, this is a can’t miss event. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best apps created and ported during the hack. Additionally, all apps will be eligible for the $4 million Tizen App Challenge sponsored by Samsung and Intel.

The second event we’ll host to help you get your geek on is International NodeBots Day PDX, held on July 27 at our old office on 334 NW 11th Street. All levels of programmers will team up to hack together Arduino-based robots and program them using JavaScript. Have no fear – if you can’t tell your LED’s from your resistors, NodeBot experts will be readily available to help you hardware hack and solder your way to a full fledged NodeBot.  

To register and learn more about the Tizen HTML5 workshop and hack, click here.

To register and learn more about International NodeBots Day PDX, click here

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