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Open Database Camp - Northeast LinuxFest 2013


Mark your calendars: the Open Database Camp will be held in conjunction with the Northeast LinuxFest on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2013.

There is hotel information on the Northeast LinuxFest page.

The conference 16-17 March

Much like previous opensqlcamps, this will be an un-conference style get together for people interested in open source databases, including non-relational databases, database alternatives like NoSQL stores, and database tools such as Gearman. We are not focusing on any one project, and hope to see representatives from a variety of open source database projects attend.

Open Database Camp is free and its format is designed to blend spontaneity with the quality and depth that comes only with pre-planning. We borrow a little from many different styles of conferences to achieve this. Our target audience are users and developers, but others are encouraged to attend too. There will be both presentations and hackathons, whatever you set up. so there will be plenty of opportunities to learn, contribute, and collaborate!

  • Attendees list Sign up to reserve your spot - the event is free, but we will have some stuff we want to give out.
  • Sessions Session ideas for the event (pre-event).
  • Sponsors can sponsor Northeast LinuxFest directly. Just let them know we sent you!
  • Join the mailing list!


The nearest transit stop is Harvard Square on the Red Line of the MBTA subway. We strongly recommend taking public transit. If you must travel by car, there are taxi stands in Harvard Square, and we would recommend taking a taxi to the venue. There are places to park but it's not easy to find a spot and many garages fill up.

Social Media

Use the #opendbcamp hash tag on Twitter and other social media outlets.


If you want to start booking your flights, look for connections to Boston's Logan Airport, Airport code BOS.

How to reach the venue from the airport You can buy a ticket for the MBTA (also called the T) at the airport for USD$2.50. Machines will give change, and some machines take credit/debit cards. Take the Silver Line to South Station, then take the Red Line towards Alewife and get off at Harvard Square.


There is hotel information on the Northeast LinuxFest page.


The weather in the Boston area is very variable in March. It could be warm or below freezing. Bring layers (for example, a T-shirt with a sweater on top, and a hat, scarf and gloves). The area is very walkable.

Stay tuned for more info. In the meantime, you can discuss this matter in the opensqlcamp Google Group.

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