"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
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