The NEOSUG is FINALLY LIFTING OFF!

The date on the 4 boxes of T-shirts say December, 2005. I remember --we thought we might be able to launch the NEOSUG right around that time...we had a new build of OpenSolaris on CD, and Bryan Cantrill might have been in the area.

But Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. So for months those boxes sat patiently huddled in the corner of the basement. "Soon.." I'd mutter as I moved the christmas decorations past the boxes...and then the skiis, then the bicycles, and the camping gear. <sigh>.

Well, Today, I moved the saddle, the camping gear and the christmas stuff out of the way. "Hullo Fellas!  Next week! It's Next Week!!"

They CAN'T WAIT!!

So, Come get your t-shirt at the inaugural meeting of the NEOSUG (New England Opensolaris User Group)
 January 31, 2007 from 5:30-8:00 pm at the Sun Microsystems campus in Burlington MA.
(Map courtesy of Google Maps)

The agenda for the evening will include an introduction to the OpenSolaris project, and a technical update on the most recent build of OpenSolaris Code.

Agenda

5:30-6:00  Registration, Refreshments

6:00-6:45  Introduction to the OpenSolaris Project

6:45-7:30 Technical overview --What's New in OpenSolaris

7:30-8:00 Closing: What's next for NEOSUG/  Q&A/ Ask the Experts

Special guests will include:

  
  • Dave Miner, Solaris engineering and OpenSolaris community member

    Dave Miner is a senior staff engineer in the Solaris development group at Sun Microsystems and an architect for the Installation technologies. He's also a lead for the Approachability and Installation communities and the Live Media project on OpenSolaris.org. Dave's  background is in networking and system administration. During his 16+ year tenure at Sun, Dave has  worked on several technologies including the original Solaris admintool, a product related to PC-NFS called SolarNet PC-Admin, the Solaris DHCP server and DHCP Manager management tool, and the Service Management Facility (SMF).

  • Peter Galvin, Chief Technologist, Corporate Technologies Inc.
    Peter Baer Galvin is the Chief Technologist for Corporate Technologies, Inc., a systems integrator and VAR, and was the Systems Manager for Brown University's Computer Science Department. He has written articlesfor Byte and other magazines. He wrote the Pete's Wicked World and Pete's Super Systems columns at SunWorld Magazine. He is currently contributing editor for SysAdmin Magazine, where he managed the Solaris Corner. Peter is co-author of the Operating Systems Concepts and Applied Operating Systems Concepts texbooks. As a consultant and trainer, Peter has taught tutorials in security and system administration and given talks at many conferences and institutions on such topics as web services, performance tuning, and high-availability.

The first 50 members to check in at the meeting receive an  OpenSolaris T-Shirt so come early!

Be sure to register today at http://www.sun.com/neosug
And register for the Opensolaris.org community at http://opensolaris.org/register.jspa if you are not already.
For further updates on OpenSolaris User Group activities, hit  http://opensolaris.org/os/discussions/ and subscribe to the ug-neosug discussion alias.


What: New England OpenSolaris User Group Meeting (NEOSUG)
When: January 31, 2007  6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Sun Microsystems Campus
             1 Network Circle
             Burlington MA



Cheers!
LKR
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