[clug] AUUG 2005 conference preview - Brad Templeton + Chris Green

Martin Schwenke martin at meltin.net
Sat Oct 15 21:16:41 GMT 2005

This is one of a series of previews of AUUG 2005 - The Conference for
Unix, Linux and Open Source Professionals.  AUUG 2005 is only a few
days away, but it's not too late to register.  The main conference
will run in Sydney from Wednesday 19 October 2005 to Friday 21 October
2005 (next week), with tutorials running from today (Sunday 16 October
2005) until the main conference.

For those who were excited that the conference brochure was probably
produced using a Microsoft product, please consider the 2nd speaker
we're highlighting in this preview!

Is this preview we are highlighting:
* keynote speaker Brad Templeton from the Electronic Frontier
* Microsoft's Chris Green to present a keynote talk on Unix
* AUUG 2005's International Flavour

***Brad Templeton of the Electronic Frontier Foundation ***

Keynote speaker Brad Templeton has been active in the
computer network community since 1979. He founded and ran
ClariNet Communications Corp - the first internet-based
content company. He participated in the building and growth
of USENET from its earliest days and in 1987 he founded and
edited rec.humor.funny, the world's most widely read
computerized conference on that network.

Brad is chairman of the board of the Electronic Frontier
Foundation (EFF), the leading civil rights advocacy group
for cyberspace. He also sits on the advisory boards for a
few internet startups. Currently he is building a new
startup to reinvent the phone call. He is also on the board
of the Foresight Institute (a nanotech think-tank).

At the conference, Brad will be presenting a keynote talk
with his EFF hat on, and a footnote presentation with his
Foresight Institute hat on.

*** Microsoft to present keynote on Unix Interoperability at AUUG  

In this day and age a heterogeneous data centre is the norm,
not the exception. For over three decades AUUG has promoted
standards based and interoperable computing, and a large
part of that is exploring practical methods for integrating
disparate IT systems.

So we are pleased to welcome Chris Green of Microsoft, who
will deliver a keynote address at AUUG 2005 on Microsoft's
Unix and Open Source related activities, including their
efforts to provide a POSIX environment in Windows, and to
integrate Windows and Unix systems. The session will include
a demonstration of Windows/Unix interoperability.

Don't be fooled by Chris' Microsoft badge - he is actually a
long time Unix hacker. He has previously worked as Unix
Specialist for vendors such as Data General, Fujitsu and Sun
Microsystems, as well as setting up the scientific computing
environment for CSIRO's Biomolecular Research Institute. He
is currently the UNIX Interoperability and High Performance
Computing specialist for Microsoft Australia.

*** AUUG 2005's International Flavour ***

AUUG 2005 is one of the key Open Computing events on the
world stage - already this year we have registrations from
countries as diverse as Croatia, Fiji, Germany, India, New
Zealand, Norway, the Solomon Islands, Sweden, Thailand and
the USA.

For more details on AUUG 2005 visit http://www.auug.org.au

Please note that the conference will have a wireless and wired
network available for attendees.

I look forward to seeing you at AUUG 2005!

peace & happiness,

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