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ONLamp: How to Schmooze at OSCON

Jul 31, 2005, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Bernier)

"Almost everybody assumes that conferences are solely for attending lectures and increasing your knowledge on a particular topic; knowledge is power. However, conferences are much more than that; I go to stir the pot, make connections, cause decisions and commitments to be made that will generate long-term benefits--it's whom you know that counts.

"This article is a how-to with a twist of lemon; instead of solving one of those really neat technical puzzles that you're so used to reading, I'm going to show how you can meet and talk with absolutely anybody at OSCON so you can come away with more than just the warm, fuzzy feeling you have after the chance meeting of a celebrity..."

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