OSIsoft vCampus Live! 2012 - New and improved!

Blog Post created by MvanderVeeken Employee on Sep 19, 2012

vCampus Live! 2012 is right around the corner, and registration is now open! This will be the 4th annual gathering of us PI geeks in San Francisco. With your help, this event will be bigger and better than before!


Mark your calendars for Nov. 28 – Nov. 30 and make sure you register early at the vCampus Live! 2012 website.


Some highlights for this year’s event:


New location


We are moving to the Grand Hyatt near Union Square, San Francisco (CA). This very modern and stylish hotel has some great conference rooms and very cool guest rooms. It’s inside the heart of San Francisco, and walking distance from the BART station.


Bigger, better…


We are continuing with the successful hands-on sessions and fixing some of the imperfections we observed last year. This will be your chance to learn about new OSIsoft products and technologies first hand, guided by OSIsoft experts. This year we will have 4 hands-on session tracks, and a presentation track.  We are repeating the popular sessions, so you will have a chance to attend your favorite sessions. As of writing this blog post A a grand total of 28 hands-on and 15 presentation sessions will be available to you. We have improved greatly on the IT infrastructure, to make sure everything runs smoothly.


This will also be your first opportunity to get hands-on with Configured Analytics (Abacus), PI Data Exchange Service, PI Coresight for iPad and OData for the PI System.




Feel like diving really deep? Take the plunge, and join us at one of the hackathons on Day 0 (Nov. 28). There are two separate hackathon tracks – with something for everybody. 


Interested in PI System security? Have a look at the security hackathon. In a few hours you will be taught by OSIsoft’s finest in cyber security, and be prepared for what comes next. You will be challenged in simulated attack-defend scenario by cyber security experts. This will be a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in cyber security. 


Are you into PI Development? Join us at the programming hackathon. In 20 hours you will be challenged to be creative and innovative, and create a valuable PI application. The theme this year will be ‘car data’. Use your imagination and OSIsoft tools to surprise everyone with your killer app.


Best teams for both hackathons will receive some cool prizes! Stay tuned for more info on the hackathons. Don’t wait too long to register, seating for the hackathons is limited.




The new and improved Developers Lounge will be a way for you to meet other vCampus members and OSIsoft developers. The Developers Lounge and the Vox pop sessions will be an opportunity for you to discuss and learn.




At the end of Day 1, we will have our ‘Geek Night Extravaganza’, where we will party like its 636.30π, on the 36th floor of the Hyatt with an awesome view over the bay and city.




We really hope to see you there on Nov 28th in San Francisco. Make sure to check out the registration page and the agenda.