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Heading to OSCON 2013!

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A few months back, I tallied up the conferences that I've attended, and I realized something shocking: I have never attended a conference as...an attendee! I've always spoken, presented posters, ran labs, volunteered, or recruited. While working a conference doesn't mean that you can't go to sessions or chat with fellow attendees, I find that there's a bit of a mentality shift that happens. My outreach slider gets cranked up to 11, usually at the expense of personal edification.

So, I'm excited to go to OSCON 2013 next week!

I'm not working the conference (though I'll be happy to talk shop if you want). My primary goals are to attend sessions, chat with folks, and see how I can help people build innovative, awesome, robust software. Google also has some great sessions about our technology, including those about the Google Cloud Platform.

App Engine has great representation, with an entire session about the new PHP runtime by +Amy Unruh and +Stuart Langl…