We would like to remind everybody that the early registration discount
ends as April ends, 11 days from now. You also need to be registered
before then to be entered into the draw to win one of 20 Agenda VR3d
Linux based PDA units and one of 6 HP 8-port Procurve switches (details
at this URL)
OLS is now over 65% sold out, register early to make sure you're one of
the 500 attendees.
For those of you not familiar with the Linux Symposium and its approach, read
OLS or the Ottawa Linux Symposium was organised first in July 1999 as a
Linux conference aimed at the developer community. At OLS there is no
trade show, there are no booths. Our sponsors are
involved because they believe in Linux and want to make sure that there
is a venue for the hard core people to get together. The event is also
limited to 500 attendees to keep the environment more personal.
OLS2001 will be the 3rd annual Symposium and we hope to continue for
years to come to do our part to help keep the Linux community heathy and
despite the LKML flamewars, still talking to each other.
A few other items of note, Ottawa is in Canada, it is a great place to
visit and generally has wonderful weather in July. If you're from
outside Canada we recommend you determine how well your currency is
doing vs the Canadian Dollar, this may be cheaper than you think.
This year we also overlap with the French version of the Commonwealth
Games which is being held in Ottawa. This may make hotel space an issue
if you do not book soon. There are some reserved blocks listed on the
OLS website and
they are filling up quickly.
Feel free to send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Many advogato users will remember previous OLSes. Possibly some will
remember more than others ...
Random selection of diaries from about that time:
(Yes, I'm going back this year. Anyone interested in a Lisp BOF?)
The Linux geek venue used to be the Linux Expo hosted
near Red Hat. Basically OLS is replacing it, highly
technical, no trade show crap or "I wrote this
presentation to add to my PhD publication list" off-track
stuff. Last year was right on the target. I expect
this year to be the same, just pure concentrated technical
stuff (and the necessary night events to keep everybody
talking without barrier).
If you write code, if you ponder on servers, if you're
looking at designing/coding/testing/putting on production
linux related software, then come you will be amazed. If
you don't like geeks, stay at home :-)