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Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.

Author Appearances

O’Reilly Events

  • June 14–16, O’Reilly Velocity Conference, Santa Clara, CA
    Velocity: “Web performance and operations, once the secret sauce of elite Web companies, are now essential ingredients in every company’s online strategy. The business value of ‘fast and reliable’ has been established, and stakeholders are demanding more and better results now. Get the skills and tools you need to master this ever-shifting, increasingly complex domain at Velocity.”
  • July 25–29, OSCON, Portland, OR
    O’Reilly Open Source Convention: “Join today’s open source innovators, builders, and pioneers as they gather at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, to share their expertise and experience, explore new ideas, and inspire each other.”

USENIX Events

What’s coming from our USENIX friends.

  • Jun 14, HotCloud '11, Portland, OR
    3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing: Part of 2011 USENIX Federated Conferences Week. “Back for 2011, USENIX is combining established conferences and new workshops into a week of research, trends, and community interaction.”
  • June 14, HotStorage '11, Portland, OR
    3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems: Part of 2011 USENIX Federated Conferences Week. “Back for 2011, USENIX is combining established conferences and new workshops into a week of research, trends, and community interaction.”
  • June 14, WIOV '11, Portland, OR
    3rd Workshop on I/O Virtualization: Part of 2011 USENIX Federated Conferences Week. “Back for 2011, USENIX is combining established conferences and new workshops into a week of research, trends, and community interaction.”
  • June 15–17, USENIX ATC '11, Portland, OR
    2011 USENIX Annual Technical Conference: Part of 2011 USENIX Federated Conferences Week. “Back for 2011, USENIX is combining established conferences and new workshops into a week of research, trends, and community interaction.”
  • Jun 15–16, WebApps '11, Portland, OR
    2nd USENIX Conference on Web Application Development: Part of 2011 USENIX Federated Conferences Week. “Back for 2011, USENIX is combining established conferences and new workshops into a week of research, trends, and community interaction.”
  • Jun 20–21, TaPP '11, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    3rd USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance: “The workshop may cover any topic related to theoretical or practical aspects of provenance, including but not limited to: provenance in databases, work flows, programming languages, security, software engineering, or systems; provenance on the Web; or real-world applications of or requirements for provenance.”
  • Jun 28–Jul 1, MobiSys 2011, Washington, DC
    The 9th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services: “MobiSys 2011 seeks to present innovative and significant research on the design, implementation, usage, and evaluation of mobile computing and wireless systems, applications, and services. It is jointly sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE and the USENIX association in cooperation with ACM SIGOPS.”
  • July 11–12, APSys 2011, Shanghai, China
    The 2nd ACM SIGOPS Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems “will be a forum for systems researchers and practitioners across the world to present their work in computer systems (broadly defined) and for locals in Asian/Pacific region to meet, interact, and collaborate with top researchers in the field.”
  • Aug 8–12, USENIX Security ’11, San Francisco, CA
    The 20th USENIX Security Symposium. “USENIX Security ’11 brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks.” Not to mention a bunch of collocated conferences: 2011 Electronic Voting Technology Workshop/Workshop on Trustworthy Elections, 4th Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test, USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet, 5th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies, 2nd USENIX Workshop on Health Security and Privacy, 6th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security, and Sixth Workshop on Security Metrics,

Other Happenings

  • June
    In this month in 2011, Facebook will move into former Sun Microsystems digs in Menlo Park, CA.
  • June
    In this month in 1957, computer science legend Donald Knuth published his first article, “Potrzebie System of Weights and Measures,” in Mad Magazine.
  • June 1
    Tim Paterson, whose operating system made Bill Gates a jillionaire, is 55.
  • June 3
    One year ago today, Toro Iwatani was recognized by Guiness World Records for his game Pac-Man having the most coin-operated arcade machines installed worldwide: 293,822.
  • June 8
    Tim Berners-Lee is 56.
  • June 23
    Vint Cerf is 68.
  • June 23
    Mathematica is 23.
  • June 28
    Firefox co-creator Dave Hyatt is 29.
  • June 30
    Lynne Jolitz is 50.
  • July 2
    Gordon Letwin, one of first dozen Microsoft employees and lead Microsoft architect on OS/2, is 59.
  • July 5
    Linguist Victor Yngve, creator of COMIT, the first string processing language, is 91.
  • July 6
    Adi Shamir, the S of the RSA encryption algorithm, is 59.
  • July 7
    Smalltalk co-creator Adele Goldberg is 66.
  • July 8
    Weddings of titled Britons being much in the news recently, we thought we’d mention that on this day in 1835, Ada Augusta Byron, daughter of the poet Lord Byron and his wife, Anne Isabella “Annabella” Milbanke, Baroness Wentworth, married William King, 8th Baron King, later 1st Earl of Lovelace. Later, Ada Lovelace wrote a detailed method for calculating a sequence of Bernoulli numbers with irascible genius inventor Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, which Wikipedia assures us “would have run correctly had the Analytical Engine been built.” Which makes Ada the world’s first computer programmer.
  • July 9
    Marc Andreessen is 40.
  • July 10
    Legendary game designer Scott Adams is 59.
  • July 16
    Dan Bricklin is 60.
  • July 22
    Alan Cox, early Linux kernel contributor, is 43.
  • July 24
    Al Lowe, creator of Leisure Suit Larry series of computer games, is 65.
  • July 26
    Hakon Wium Lie, creator of Cascading Style Sheets, is 46.
  • July 29
    James Duncan Davidson is 41.
  • Aug 9
    Alfred Aho, co-creator of AWK language, is 70.
  • Aug 11
    Steve Wozniak is 61.
  • Aug 20
    Game developer John Carmack is 41.
  • Aug 29
    Boy genius Stephen Wolfram is 52.