[lug] [BLUGMETA] CLIQ press release (fwd)
wallen at lug.boulder.co.us
Fri Mar 17 10:49:59 MST 2000
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Colorado Linux Info Quest
Saturday, April 1st, 2000
Denver Marriott Tech Center
9AM - 5PM
Denver, CO (Mar 14, 2000) -- In response to the tremendous growth of Linux
over the past few years, Colorado Linux Info Quest (CLIQ) is proud to announce
the first ever Linux conference and exhibit to be held along the Colorado
Front Range, Saturday, April 1st, 2000 at the Denver Tech Center Marriott.
CLIQ, in association with local Linux user groups and local and regional Linux
business sponsors, will be holding a one day event featuring a full days
schedule of Linux exhibits, invited talks, real world demonstrations and Birds
of a Feather sessions.
Speakers will include:
Jon "maddog" Hall, Executive Director of Linux International
"Linux Around the World", a look at the exciting ways that Linux is
taking off around the globe, from embedded and end user systems
to supercomputers, for medical research, education, business and
Scott S. Draeker, founder and President of Loki Software.
"Free Software, Beer and Games", a look at games on the Linux
platform and their future.
Jim Ready, CEO of Montavista Software
A recognised authority in the embedded systems and real-time
software software industry, Jim pioneered the development of the
first viable commercial RTOS product, the VRTX real-time kernel.
He comes to this event to talk about how and why he has now
become a Linux and open source software advocate.
Kevin Gorey, Director of Software Product Marketing for SGI.
"SGI's plans for Linux" will take a look at why SGI is committing
so heavily to the Linux platform.
Rasmus Lerdorf, author of the PHP programming language.
"An introduction to PHP". PHP is a server-side HTML-embedded
scripting language which has become very popular over the past couple
Larry McVoy, well known kernel hacker from BitMover, Inc.
"Scaling Linux to the Enterprise" - Larry will talk about scaling Linux
for the enterprise.
Harry McGregor and Justin Ziegler
"How Open Source Can Help Education" - This talk will be related to
getting Linux and open source into the classroom.
Dave Whitinger, Linsight / Atipa
"The Linux Business Landscape" - one of the two original founders of
LinuxToday, one of the oldest and most well respected Linux news sites.
Always an energetic speaker, Dave will talk about the IPO/merger
environment, its future and impact on Linux developmentb.
Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions and demos will also be held on a
variety of topics. Some promising topics:
Debian GNU/Linux. Bdale Garbee, a Debian developer, will join us
to lead this informal discussion and has promised us that two or
three additional Debian developers are planning on attending.
Zope. Zope is an extremely popular and rapidly developing open
source web application server. Paul Everitt, CEO of Digital
Creations, the company that created Zope and chose to release it
to the open source community, may be present to lead a BOF.
Perl. Tom Christiansen and Nathan Nathan Torkington, grand poobahs
of the Perl religion, ahem, programming community and co-authors of
the "Perl Cookbook" will lead this BOF.
Python. Sean Reifschneider and Evelyn Mitchell from tummy.com
will share their expertise in this area.
High Availability Linux. Alan Robertson, leader of the High
Availability Linux project (http://www.linux-ha.org and member
of the SuSE development team joins us to lead this group.
Plus BOFs on Small Business Conversions to Linux, Java on Linux,
and more ...
Exhibitors and Demos
The CLIQ will have on display games, embedded systems, computer systems
running Linux, accelerated graphics, computer retailers, scanners
software, technical publications, Linux appliances, high speed
networking, Linux training and support.
Sponsors and Exhibitors for the event include:
Compaq, SGI, VA Linux, Montavista Software, Atipa, Linuxcare,
Softpro, Xi Graphics, LinuxMall, tummy.com, Linux Journal, LWN.net,
Aspen Systems, eSoft, Plus Ten, Applix, Cobalt and more ...
For more information, to register or to volunteer, check the website
Please note that, due to the number of people expected and the full day we
have planned, advanced registration is *strongly* recommended, to avoid
waiting in line the day of the event. Please note that no credit cards
will be accepted at the door! Web registrations can be done via credit
card or check. Event day registrations will require check or cash.
Take care and we hope to see you at the event!
Michael J. Hammel
mjhammel at thecliq.org
mjhammel at graphics-muse.org
CLIQ Vendor Contact:
kcullis at thecliq.org
The CLIQ Web Site:
More information about the LUG