The lineup for OGN12 has been finalized, and we've got another special feature. This time round, our two keynotes have been replaced with an extended superkeynote about messaging technologies---the web, social media, small communications and instant messaging---called The webs are made of messages. This exciting half-hour talk will be presented by three keynote speakers: Alexis Richardson, CEO of Rabbit Technologies; Matt Biddulph, CTO of Dopplr; and Blaine Cook, from BT Osmosoft. Matt's making a welcome return to OGN after keynoting at OGN3.
We've also got a full roster of microslots, which is great news. These are five-minute "lightning" talks that anyone can volunteer for, meant to be a mix of subjects to complement the main keynotes. As usual Oxfordshire's geeks have done us proud with a gloriously mixed bag of talks. Simon Hawkins will discuss Aldi generators and EC2, and Wes West will reveal ALL about sex and the web. Phew! More information on our microslotters is available on the OGN website, and you can still volunteer for a microslot for OGN13 on July 15. They're easy to do: pick something that excites you, or a project you've worked on that you think might be of interest; then talk to a friendly audience for just five minutes with a handful of slides. Submit your microslot and we'll see you on the night.
Finally, OGN12 sees the return of... The Pitch. Sixty seconds to pitch whatever you want: an event, a service, a vacancy, going to the pub, saying hello, or even your mad beatboxing skills. Let us know in advance if you want to pitch something, or just sign up on the night. You will be attending, after all, won't you? Sign up on the Upcoming event if you are, so we know we'll have company.