[OxLUG Announce] Turn on the LAMP - Thurs Nov 10, 19:30 (BCS)

Alasdair G Kergon oxlug@lists.oxlug.org
Wed Nov 9 13:41:01 2005

A British Computing Society event tomorrow:

Open Source: turn on the LAMP
Alan Lenton (ibgames)
Thursday 10 Nov 19:30, Computing Lab
In the last ten years Open Source software has come from being an  
'interesting' plaything for hobbyists and geeks into the mainstream  
of business computing.

The success of Open Source has been built on the rock solid  
components of the Linux operating system, the Apache web server, the  
MySQL database, and a scripting language whose name starts with 'P' -  
Perl, PHP or Python, depending on your religion. These components are  
commonly known by the acronym LAMP.

This talk will look at the LAMP components, as well as Linux  
distributions and some of the strengths and weaknesses of Open Source  
software, and strategies for deploying it in business. The talk will  
also attempt to strip away some of the myths surrounding Open Source  
software - myths pushed both by fanatical supporters, and by equally  
fanatical opponents.


Also, a CompSoc talk tonight some of you might find interesting:

Tackling the Next Generation of Consoles
Andrew Oliver (Blitz Games)
Wednesday 9 Nov 20:30, Denis Sciama Lecture Theatre, Denys Wilkinson  
Building (on Banbury Rd & Keble Rd)
Soon we are about to hit the new wave of next generation consoles;  
the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Revolution.  What's in these  
super powerful new consoles?  What will this mean to the video games  
buying market and what will it mean to the industry and developers?
[Andrew Oliver, the co-founder and co-owner of Blitz Games(Fuzion  
Frenzy, The Mummy Returns, WarGames, etc)]

(Three pounds if you're not a member of CompSoc)