6 October 2006
AUUG 2006 Conference Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Glimpse Inside the Google Machine at AUUG 2006 Conference
Google Reliability Engineer to Give First Public Insights into How Google Manages Their Large Clustered Architecture with an Open Source Tool Next Week
SYDNEY, Australia -- 6 October, 2006 -- AUUG, the organisation for UNIX, Linux and Open Source professionals, today announced that Google Corporate Application Reliability Engineer Michael Still will be delivering a presentation at AUUG 2006 titled "Managing Unix servers the slack way - Tools and techniques for managing large numbers of Unix machines". AUUG 2006 is AUUG's annual national conference for UNIX, Linux, BSD and Open Source users, corporations, government agencies, developers and vendors. The conference provides practical problem solving strategies for managers and implementers of a broad range technologies on UNIX, Linux, MAC OS X and Windows.
Michael is an Australian (and past AUUG board member) now working as a Corporate Application Reliability Engineer at Google's corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California. Michael will talk about "slack" a tool that Google has open sourced and is used to deploy software to servers. In particular it's a centralized mechanism for deploying software configurations to large clusters of machines. This presentation will be the first time Google have discussed these details of their systems in public.
The AUUG 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 a 1 day tutorial programme featuring: MySQL, web application development, security and risk management.
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.
Other speakers of note include:
- Lars Rasmussen, Google (USA)
- Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
- Arjen Lentz, MySQL AB (Australia)
- Tobias Eggendorfer, University of Federal Armed Forces (Germany)
- Lawrie Brown, Australian Defence Force Academy (Australia)
- Joseph Gan, Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia)
The conference program and full speaker details are available
on-line at http://www.auug.org.au/events/auug2006/
Key Partners in the event include: Checkpoint, Google, Computerworld and LinuxWorld.
AUUG 2006 will be held at the Rendezvous Hotel, Flinders Street, Melbourne 11-13 October 2006.
Tutorials will be conducted prior to the conference, at the same venue, on 10 October 2006.
Both AUUG members and non-members can attend with discounts for AUUG members, members of affiliated organizations and students. September "Early Bird" rates have closed so normal registration fees now apply - registration for the conference is $950 for AUUG members and $1125 for non-members. There is a special discounted student rate of just $165. Tutorials are $420 per half day for AUUG members and $600 for non-members.
Register now at http://www.auug.org.au/events/auug2006/
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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