[plug] PLUG News - Thanks to Greg - LCA registrations open, and more
alex at j2anywhere.com
Wed Sep 14 16:23:17 WST 2011
Should I post this on whirlpool. We might need to post more than once as the forum is rather active.
On 14/09/2011, at 11:09 , James Bromberger wrote:
> As you know (!) we have Rusty Russell with us in a month's time to give a talk. For those not familiar, Rusty is an Adelaide based Linux kernel developer and open source contributor who wrote the ipchains and iptables firewall implementations in the kernel, as well as the lguest virtualisation system, and fast user mutexes (futex). He also started the Australian national Linux conference, now known as Linux.Conf.au. This is the first time we're flying a speaker to Perth explicitly to speak to PLUG, which is why there's a charge this time for attending: $20 for members, and $50 for non-members; all University computer science/IT students get FREE admission. However, this is for tickets booked and paid for in advance; on the night door tickets are $50 for EVERYONE. Please help us to get numbers right by booking in advance. There is a hard limit of 100 in the venue. Email tickets_AT_plug.org.au to get your ticket!
> So, what's Rusty going to talk about. Hot off the email, here's what he'd like to tell you:
> Coding: Let's Have Fun!
> It's hard to describe the joy of coding, if you haven't experienced it, but in this talk will try to capture some of it. Free/Open Source lets us remove the cruft which forecloses on the joy of coding: seize this chance!
> I'll talk about some of my favourite projects over the last 15 years of Free Software coding: what I did, how much fun it was and some surprising results which came from it. I'll also discuss some hard lessons learned about joyless coding, so you can avoid it. There will also be a sneak peak from my upcoming linux.conf.au talk.
> There'll be some awesome code to delight us. And if you're not a programmer we'll take you our journey and show you the moments of brilliance which keep us coding.
> The evening starts at 6:30pm on Tuesday 11th October at the UWA Geography and Geology Lecture Theatre #1 (Gentilli Theatre). Free parking in Staff (red) and Student (yellow) bays should start at UWA from 5pm, and car parks 18 and 20 accessed from Fairway are probably the closest parking (http://www.parking.uwa.edu.au/). We're planning on having Rusty give a talk for an hour, and then having an intermission with Pizza delivered, and then returning to the theatre for a panel discussion/debate with the audience on "The State and Future of Linux & Open Source in Australia". We have three guests for this: Rusty (obviously), Dr Chris McDonald from the UWA Department of Computer Science, and Assistant Professor Robert Cunningham from the Law School who specialises in Intellectual Property and open source licensing.
> Maps of UWA campus are at http://maps.uwa.edu.au/.
> Please tell your friends and colleagues about this. There's a poster on the PLUG Events page to print out and put up where other will see it.
> This event should be streamed live online from our usual icecast server for those who just can't make it on the night (and recorded for later playback). Your remote participation and feedback via IRC during the event will be relayed to the venue -- however, nothing beats being there in the room so grab a ticket and come along! ;)
> We'll be emailing ticket holders in the next few weeks to reconfirm the details for the night.
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