[AUUG-Talk]: AUUG2007 speakers

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Feb 7 16:16:47 EST 2007

Steve Landers wrote on 7/2/07 3:16 PM:
> On 07/02/2007, at 12:53 PM, Adrian Close wrote:
>> Now, please, can I get some speaker/theme suggestions?

Who are the big Unix vendors?
- SUN, HP, IBM, Apple.  Invite them to talk.
  [IBM's OzLabs/OSDC is here in CBR. Lots and lots of good people]
  - Tridge may give an 'anything but Samba' talk :-)

Softway/Aurema turned 21 this year. Chris Maltby is still there. Greg
Rose (Qualcomm) might speak if asked.
John O'Brien, Whitesmiths, was with Chris & Greg in ??? then the fated
Bill Plauger might come out to talk on Ansi "C".

Piers Lauder is one of the most under-exposed giants of the Unix/Systems
Software field.

Rob Pike spends a bunch of time in Oz with Google.

Ian Johnstone moved back to Oz around 2001/2 and is living in WA. Geraldton?
He was part of the 'fab 4' who ported Unix v6 to the UNSW 'batch input
station', and went onto to run & support the first 'business' Unix
system outside AT&T [AGSM @ UNSW].

'kre' is in Thailand now. Probably won't talk, but.... would have very
interesting things to say.
but you'd expect others who were around him to talk.

Simon Hacket of Internode springs to mind as having interesting things
to say.
Peter Elford of CISCO started & ran AARNET.
There's someone else @ CISCO I've heard talk about hardware they built..
Apologies for forgetting :-(

Ken Thompson may like another sponsored trip out.  Been a while since '88...

Hope this is helpful.
> Someone from Apple (Jordan Hubbard?) talking about
>     - the use of OSS technology in MacOS X
>     - innovative new features in MacOS X
> I'd also like to get a photo of Jordan Hubbard standing next to Gordon
> Hubbard :)
> I would also appreciate hearing Joel Spolsky of "Joel on Software"
> fame.  See http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/01/26.html for a
> recent post talking about his company's use of OSS + proprietary
> software in an cross-platform product they produce. Joel would be both
> provocative and entertaining, and would bring another perspective into
> the production of commercial software (both technical and
> non-technical issues).
> Perhaps someone talking about the new ZFS file system and the
> implications for cross-paltform software development and deployment.
> Either someone from Sun or perhaps one of the FUSE people (lots of
> interesting stuff on the MacFuse page at
> http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/ )
> Someone from the L4 group at UNSW or from one of the companies that
> uses it (Qualcomm?) talking about the L4 Microkernel (we tried to get
> someone last year but it didn't work out). - http://l4hq.org/
> Steve
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