I’ve compiled a few different lists of the various talks and tutorials I plan to attend at OSCon this year, but none of them seemed as nice as what Josh Berkus’ recently posted in his [http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/database/soup/archives/postgresql-at-oscon-10638 PostgreSQL @ OSCon overview]. That will probably serve as my new guidline for things I plan to see… though of course the conference gods had to schedule two postgres talks right up against each other; Luke’s [http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2006/view/e_sess/9517 Data Warehousing] talk and Theo’s [http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2006/view/e_sess/8379 Big Bad PG] talk. Happens every conference though… what can you do? Some other talks I’ll probably swing into include r0ml’s [http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2006/view/e_sess/8611 The Semasiology of Open Source (Part III)], Wez Furlongs [http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2006/view/e_sess/8685 PDO talk], and the [http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2006/view/e_sess/8825 Free Software in Venezuela talk]. Also in preparation I picked up a book for the plane/airport; specifically Joel Spolsky’s [http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?link_code=ur2&tag=zillablog-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F1590595009%2Fsr%3D8-1%2Fqid%3D1153491524%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8 The Best Software Writing I]. I thought [http://people.planetpostgresql.org/xzilla/index.php?/archives/77-Joel-On-Software.html his last book] was one of the best software books I had read, and having read some of the selected articles on-line already, this one has been on my ToRead list for some time.