Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.
Thanks to David Copeland for creating a tool to make it easy for authors to generate the code I need to post these! Here’s what’s coming up in the next three months:
Who’s where, and what for.
- July 12, Columbia Java user Group, Columbia, MD“Programming Groovy”
- Jul 18, OSCON 2012, Portland OR“You Ain’t SPDY”
- July 19, OSCON 2012, Portland, OR“Threads and JRuby, the Simple Alternative to Evented”David Copeland, Author of Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby
- July 20, OSCON, Portland, OR“Your Own Metric System”
- July 29–31, GR8Conf, Minneapolis, MNKeynote, workshop, and multiple talks related to Groovy
- “Core Audio All-Day Tutorial,” “Mobile Movies with HTTP Live Streaming,” and "Core Audio Cranks It Up”Chris Adamson, co-author of iOS SDK Development
- “Intro to iOS Programming”
- “iOS Performance Tuning with Instruments”
- Aug 12–17, Agile 2012, Dallas, TX“Helping with Testing and Quality Assurance Stage Production”
- Aug 24–26, Research Triangle Software Symposium, Raleigh, NCTalks on Groovy, Grails, Concurrency, and HTML5
- Aug 30, Colorado Springs User Group, Colorado Springs, COTBD
- Sept 5–7, Swipe Conference, Sydney, Australia“Intro to iOS Programming”
- Sept 30–Oct 4, JavaOne, San Francisco, CAMultiple topics on Java, Groovy, and Scala
Upcoming events from our friends at O’Reilly.
- July 16–20, O’Reilly Open Source Convention Portland, OROSCON: “If you work with open source, you’ll want to be here. With a dozen plus tracks and hundreds of sessions, you’ll find practical tutorials, inspirational keynotes, and a wealth of information on open source languages, platforms, and development.”
What’s coming from our USENIX friends.
- July 23–24, Asia-pacific Systems Workshop Seoul, South KoreaAPSYS 2012: “Building on the success of its 2010 and 2011 predecessors in New Delhi, India and Shanghai, China, APSys 2012 will be a lively forum for systems researchers and practitioners across the world to meet, interact, and collaborate with their peers from the Asia/Pacific region.”
- Aug 8–10, 21st USENIX Security SymposiumBellevue, WAUSENIX Security ’12: “The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks. The Symposium will span three days, with a technical program including: Keynote Address by Dickie George, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory; over 40 Refereed Papers covering the latest research including topics such as browser security, CAPTCHAs, and passwords; privacy enhancing technologies; botnets and Web security; and more.”
- Aug 6–7, 2012 Electronic Voting Technology Workshop/Workshop on Trustworthy ElectionsBellevue, WAEVT/WOTE ’12: “EVT/WOTE ’12 brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines, ranging from computer science and human-computer interaction experts through political scientists, legal experts, election administrators, and voting equipment vendors.”
- Aug 6–7, 3rd USENIX Workshop on Health Security and PrivacyBellevue, WAHealthSec ’12: “The focus of HealthSec ’12 will be on the development of new techniques and policies to ensure the privacy and security of next-generation healthcare systems and devices.”
- Aug 6–7, 6th USENIX Workshop on Offensive TechnologiesBellevue, WAWOOT ’12: “WOOT ’12 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in systems security to present research advancing the understanding of attacks on operating systems, networks, and applications.”
- Aug 6, 2nd USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the InternetBellevue, WAFOCI ’12: “FOCI ’12 seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners from technology, law, and policy who are working on means to study, detect, or circumvent practices that inhibit free and open communications on the Internet.”
- Aug 6, 5th Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and TestBellevue, WACSET ’12: “The science of cyber security is challenging for a number of reasons. Meeting these challenges requires transformational advances, including understanding of the relationship between scientific method and cyber security evaluation, advancing capabilities of underlying experimental infrastructure, and improving data usability.”
- Aug 7, 7th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in SecurityBellevue, WAHotSec ’12: “HotSec places its singular emphasis on new ideas and problems. HotSec takes a broad view of security and privacy and encompasses research on topics including, but not limited to, large-scale threats, network security, hardware security, software security, physical security, programming languages, applied cryptography, privacy, human-computer interaction, emerging computing environment, sociology, and economics.”
- Aug 7, Seventh Workshop on Security MetricsBellevue, WAMetriCon 7.0: “How to define, generate, and communicate security metrics you can use today.”
- July 9Browser pioneer Marc Andreessen is 41.
- July 16VisiCalc co-creator Dan Bricklin is 61.
- Aug 9Alfred Aho, co-creator of AWK language, is 71.
- Aug 11Steve Wozniak is 62.
- Aug 12The IBM PC was released 31 years ago today.
- Aug 20Game developer John Carmack is 42.
- Aug 21Linus Torvalds announces Linux project, 1991.
- Aug 29Boy genius Stephen Wolfram is 53.
- Sept 1This month the GNU Project turns 29.
- Sept 2First message sent over Internet, 1969.
- Sept 2sendmail creator Eric Allman is 57.
- Sept 9C creator Dennis Ritchie is 71.
- Sept 10Space tourist Charles Simonyi is 64.
- Sept 27Perl creator Larry Wall is 58.