[OxLUG Announce] Linux 2006 Conference and Tutorials, Brighton, 29 June - 2 July

Alasdair G Kergon agk at lug.org.uk
Mon Jun 5 22:50:18 BST 2006


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Linux 2006 Conference & Tutorials, Brighton, Thur 29th June - Sun 2nd July
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Full details at http://www.ukuug.org/events/linux2006/

* Early-bird discount is available only until Thursday 8th June *

The event begins with a choice of tutorials on Thursday.
Then the twin-track 3-day conference runs from Friday to Sunday.

Tutorials on Thursday 29th June
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Full-day:  Building and Maintaining Software Packages with RPM - Jos Vos
Morning:   Optimising MySQL Databases - Mark Leith (MySQL)
Afternoon: Using SystemTap and kdump to diagnose kernel-related problems
	   - Richard Moore (IBM)


Introductory talks: Saturday 1st July
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This section of the conference is aimed at people who are relatively new to
linux and is free of charge.  Lunch is included if you register on the website
before Thursday 15th June.  Programme so far:

   * An introduction to Networking - Antony Stone
   * Getting Started with Apache - Jim Kissel (OSM Ltd.)
   * Securing Linux - Nils Magnus
   * What are all these distributions and how should I choose one?
       - Stuart Yeates (OSS Watch)
   * Creating DVD videos on Linux and Unix systems - Ben Hutchings

   Further talks to be confirmed - watch the website.


Provisional Conference Programme: Friday 30th June - Sunday 2nd July
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Advocacy
   * Towards an All-Party Parliamentary Open Source Group - Leslie Fletcher
   * State of Play: Free Software, ready or not? - Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
   * Introduction to the politics of Linux - Andrew Nicolson (S'hampton Inst)
   * Advocating Linux - Jono Bacon (OpenAdvantage/LUGRadio)

Case Studies
   * Apache at The Register: Building a Large Website from mod_rewrite
       and mod_include - Aaron Crane
   * 30 million and counting: An insight into a enterprise level open
       source systems - Neil McGovern (Fotopic.net)
   * How does OSS stack up? - Mark Taylor & Duncan Gibb (Sirius Corporation)
   * The State of Open Source in Higher and Further Education - Stuart Yeates
   * OpenStreetMap: The First Year - Steve Coast
   * Linux at Home - John Pinner (Clockwork Software Systems)
   * User Controlled Virtual Curtains - Torsten Spindler (ETH Zurich)

Clustering and Virtualisation
   * Linux HA v2: One CRM to rule them all - Lars Marowsky-Bree (SuSE Labs)
   * How Hardware Supported Virtualization in Xen works - Mats Petersson (AMD)
   * A low-cost Linux based graphics cluster for cultural visualisation in
       virtual environments - Aidan Delaney (University of Brighton)

Desktop and Applications
   * Desktop Linux Innovation at Novell - Ted Haeger (Novell)
   * SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop: Under the Hood - Ted Haeger (Novell)
   * (Free)NX - Remote Desktop Access, Present and Future - Fabian Franz
   * OpenOffice.org beyond 2.0... - Michael Meeks (Novell)
   * Kubuntu Dapper and KDE 4: The GNU/Linux Desktop
     - Jonathan Riddell (Canonical)
   * MySQL Roadmap - Mark Leith (MySQL)
   * Settling on decent Python Web Technologies - Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton

Grid
   * ROOT and PROOF - Ruediger Berlich (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe)
   * The Interactive Europen Grid project (int.eu.grid) - Marcus Hardt

Kernel
   * Porting uCLinux on a Coldfire processor: Writing Frame Buffer Drivers
      - Craig Duffy & Edwin Langley (Bristol UWE)
   * Flash memories and MTD Subsystem under Linux
       Networking and Internet Software Group - C-DAC, Pune University
   * The Linux Error Detection and Correction subsystem (EDAC) - Tim Small

Platforms
   * Hardware hacking on a budget; the Amstrad E3 - Jonathan McDowell

Productivity
   * Sed: more than just s/foo/bar/ - Tethys


The programme is subject to change - check website for up-to-date information.

If you book on or before Thursday 8th June you can take advantage of the
Early Bird rates e.g. 65 pounds for the 3-day conference instead of 100.
or just 25 pounds for students.  (If you're not already a UKUUG member,
you'll need to add the membership fee to this - details on website.)
Conference rates also include a ticket for the Conference Dinner on Friday
evening (subject to capacity), sponsored by The Positive Internet Company,
and a copy of the conference CD sponsored by Novell.

There are also still opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors:
contact office at ukuug.org for details.

Web: http://www.ukuug.org/events/linux2006/
Email: office at ukuug.org
Tel: +44 1763 273 475

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