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Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.

Author Appearances

USENIX Events

  • June 23–24, USENIX Federated Conferences Week, Boston, MA
    WebApps ’10 is a new technical conference filled with the latest research in all aspects of developing and deploying Web applications. The diverse 2-day conference program will include invited talks by industry leaders including Adam de Boor, Google, on “Gmail: Past, Present, and Future,” a variety of topics and new techniques in the paper presentations, WiPs, and a poster session. Since WebApps ’10 is part of USENIX Federated Conferences Week, you’ll also have increased opportunities for interaction and synergy across multiple disciplines. Register by June 1 and save up to $400! Additional discounts are available.
  • June 23–25, USENIX Federated Conferences Week, Boston, MA
    The 2010 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC) will again bring together leading systems researchers for cutting-edge systems research and unlimited opportunities to gain insight into a variety of must-know topics, including virtualization, system administration, cloud computing, security, and networking.

O’Reilly Events

  • June 7–10, Baltimore, MD
    RailsConf is the largest official event for the Ruby on Rails community. If you’re passionate about Rails and what it helps you achieve—or are curious about how Rails can help you create web applications better and faster—RailsConf is the place to be.
  • June 22–24, Santa Clara, CA
    O’Reilly’s Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference gives attendees access to speakers and the in-depth, technical content that will move the dial furthest for Web Ops and Development professionals most responsible for the health of their company’s IT infrastructure.
  • July 19–23, Portland, OR
    At OSCON you’ll participate in hundreds of sessions covering open source languages and platforms, practical tutorials that go deep into technical skill and best practices, inspirational keynote presentations, an Expo Hall featuring dozens of the latest projects and products, fun networking events and activities, and the best “hallway track” around.

Other Happenings

  • June 8
    Tim Berners-Lee is 55.
  • June 23
    Vint Cerf is 67.
  • June 30
    Unix guru Lynne Jolitz is 49.
  • July 9
    Browser pioneer Marc Andreessen is 39.
  • July 16
    VisiCalc co-creator Dan Bricklin is 59.
  • Aug 9
    Alfred Aho, co-creator of AWK language, is 69.
  • Aug 11
    Steve Wozniak is 60.
  • Aug 20
    Game developer John Carmack is 40.
  • Aug 29
    Boy genius Stephen Wolfram is 51.