[lug] CONFERENCE: CLIQ 2001 - CLIQ 2001 Speaker and BoF lineup take shape (fwd)

J. Wayde Allen wallen at its.bldrdoc.gov
Fri Feb 23 10:09:08 MST 2001

The following is the latest update I've seen from the CLIQ people.

- Wayde
  (wallen at its.bldrdoc.gov)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:11:30 -0600
From: Michael J. Hammel <mjhammel at graphics-muse.org>

Colorado Linux Info Quest - CLIQ

CLIQ 2001 Speaker and BoF lineup take shape

With topics ranging from KDE, GNOME and the Linux Desktop to Debian,
Python, Zope and Perl, to Embedded Linux, the Open Source Development Lab
and Business and Legislative impacts and real world examples, CLIQ 2001
promises to be even bigger and better in it's second year.

Denver, CO (Feb 22, 2001) -- The Colorado Linux Info Quest (CLIQ) board of
directors is pleased to announce our preliminary lineup for invited talks
and Birds of a Feather Sessions for CLIQ 2001.

This years event includes noted speakers such as Scott Draeker of Loki
Entertainment Software, Andy Hertzfeld of Eazel, and John Lasser, author of
the book "Think Unix." While not all the invited speaker slots have been
filled, and the event day schedule has yet to be finalized, the CLIQ board
wanted to get the word out on how things are shaping up.

The current set of invited talks includes the following:

   * Business Track
       1. Commercially-developed games -- Scott Draeker, Co-founder and CEO
          of Loki Entertainment Software
       2. Embedded Linux -- Rick Lehrbaum, Founder, LinuxDevices.com
   * Desktop Track
       1. Think Unix - Jon Lasser, author of " Think Unix", published by ...

          See the Slashdot review of Jon's text.
       2. Panel discussion on the Linux desktop
            1. Andy Hertzfeld, Software Wizard and Cofounder of Eazel, Inc.
               (or possibly another Eazel representative)
            2. Havoc Pennington, GNOME Foundation Chair who works at Red Hat
               and is one of the lead developers for the GNOME and GTK+
            3. Darryl Strauss, Multimedia and Graphics Engineering Practice
               Lead at VA Linux Systems
            4. Kurt Granroth, KDE Developer/Evangelist
       3. GNOME and KDE
            1. Havoc Pennington
            2. Kurt Granroth
   * Development Track
       1. Kernel: Bdale Garbee, Debian developer, will speak on Contrast
          with HP/PA RISC, brought up in parallel and Experiences porting
          Debian to Itanium and PA-RISC platform.
       2. Languages/Web Development: Paul Everitt, CEO of Digital Creations,
          will speak on either Open Source Content Management or the Zope
          Web publishing package

Our Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFS) are also filling quickly. Some of the
topics scheduled so far include:

  1. Linux Legislation BOF
  2. Linux LUG BOF: Kara Pritchard, LinuxUsersGroups.org
  3. Linux as an Enterprise Platform: Mission Critical Linux
  4. Linux Systems Administration: James Davis, Art Walker
  5. Zope BOF: Paul Everitt, CEO, Digital Creations (makers of Zope)
  6. Python: Sean Reifschneider, Co-Founder, tummy.com
  7. Open Source Development Laboratory: Tim Witham, OSDL Lab Director
  8. Debian: Bdale Garbee, Debian Developer
  9. XFree86: Darryl Strauss, XFree86 team and VA Linux Systems
 10. Converting a business to Linux: John T. Taber, Ph.D., Tabermatics, Inc.
 11. High Availability: Alan Robertson, Linux High Availability Project

Topics we expect to have scheduled shortly include:

  1. Introduction to Perl
  2. Expert Level Perl
  3. KDE
  4. GNOME

Note that we're still organizing our keynote for the event, but we expect
that to happen very soon now, and we're sure you'll be pleased by the
speaker selected!

About CLIQ

Colorado Linux Info Quest, known as CLIQ to it's members, is a registered
non-profit organization in the state of Colorado. It is comprised of
volunteers from Linux user groups throughout the Colorado Front Range. The
aim of CLIQ is to assist both individual hobbyists and businesses in the
Rocky Mountain and Central US regions find answers to the question "What can
I do with Linux?"

CLIQ 2001 will be held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center on March 30th,
with "at the door" registration open on March 29th and 30th. The Denver
Marriott Tech Center is located just east of I-25 and Belleview Blvd. in the
Denver Tech Center. More information can be found on our web site at

Contact Information

CLIQ Chairman:

     Michael J. Hammel
     mjhammel at thecliq.org
     mjhammel at graphics-muse.org

CLIQ Vendor Contact:

     Kevin Cullis
     kcullis at thecliq.org

The CLIQ Web Site:


General Information and Questions:

     info at thecliq.org

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