19 September 2005
AUUG 2005 Conference Announcement
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUUG's annual conference will focus on strategies for practical problem solving for issues from computer security to interoperability.
The key resource for well informed professionals using Unix, Linux - and Open Source on Windows.
SYDNEY, Australia -- 19 September, 2005 -- AUUG, the organisation for UNIX, Linux and Open Source professionals, today announced its annual national conference for UNIX, Linux, BSD and Open Source users, corporations, government agencies, developers and vendors. The conference will provide practical problem solving strategies for managers and implementers of a broad range of Open Source technologies on UNIX, Linux, MAC OS X and Windows.
The conference, now in its third decade, is a key resource and meeting place for users, developers and vendors wanting to make the most of their investments in UNIX, Linux and Open Source Systems.
The 3 day conference programme is preceded by an in depth 3 day tutorial programme. There is a focus on security topics including "NSA Security Enhanced Linux", but many other areas of interest are covered including: MySQL and other databases, web application development, kernel hacking, high availability systems and wireless networks.
Although focused on providing strong technical content, the conference also addresses business topics and provides excellent opportunities for attendees to meet and build friendships via the conference reception and dinner.
Keynote and invited speakers include:
- Brad Templeton, Electronic Frontier Foundation (USA)
- Bryan Cantrill, Sun Microsystems (USA)
- Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
- Dejan Diklic, IBM (USA)
- Chris Green, Microsoft (Australia)
- Arjen Lentz, MySQL AB (Australia)
- Mark Uemura, PricewaterhouseCoopers IAS (Japan)
- Reyk Floeter, Vantronix (Germany)
Key Partners in the event include: Sun Microsystems, IBM, Levi, Ray & Shoup, Eolas Technologies, MySQL, MandLin Sales, Custom Technology Australia, ISOC-AU, Computerworld and LinuxWorld.
AUUG 2005 will be held at the Carlton Crest Hotel, Sydney on 19-21 October 2005. Conference program and speaker topics are available at http://www.auug.org.au/events/auug2005/
Tutorials will be conducted prior to the conference, at the same venue, from 16-18 October 2005.
Both AUUG members and non-members can attend with discounts for AUUG members, members of affiliated organizations and students. Registration for the conference is $825 for AUUG members and $1000 for non-members. There is a special discounted student rate of just $110. Tutorials are $360 per half day for AUUG members and $540 for non-members.
These "Early Bird" rates apply up to 23 September 2005 after which normal registration fees apply. Act now to get the early bird discount by registering at http://www.auug.org.au/events/auug2005/
About AUUG Incorporated
AUUG Inc. is the Organisation for Unix, Linux and Open Source professionals. Dating from 1975, AUUG is a national body with chapters that organise local activities in most capital cities. AUUG's role is building a community by connecting, supporting and promoting people with an interest in interoperable computing - which we see as a key to achieving fitness for purpose and value for money in Information and Communication Technology. Our members are professionals who care about:
- Unix operating systems from proprietary vendors
- Linux, BSD and other Open Source operating systems
- Open standards, specifically those which enable the free and unrestricted interchange of information
- Open Source applications, regardless of the platform they run on
- Related cool technology
Previous AUUG press releases can be viewed at http://www.auug.org.au/publications/press/
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