Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.
- July 9–10, Agile Coaches Gathering, Bletchley Park, UK“Facilitating Open Space”
- July 13, Uniforum Chicago“What’s New in Perl 5.10 and 5.12”Andy Lester, author of Land the Tech Job You Love
- July 13, Agile Yorkshire in Leeds, UK“Building Trust on Agile Teams”
- July 17, Ruby Midwest, Kansas City, MO“Pragmatic Guide to Git”Travis Swicegood, author of Pragmatic Version Control Using Git
- July 19–23, OSCON“Building a NoSQL Data Cloud”Krishna Sankar, author of the forthcoming Building Clouds with Amazon Web Services
- “Improving Customer Conversations” and “Manager as Work System Designer: 13 Essential Questions”
- “Agile Coaches Dojo” and “Refactor Your Retrospectives”
- “Exploring Coaching From Multiple Dimensions and Levels,” Agile Managers: The Essence of Leadership,” and “Agile Program Management: Another Approach to Large Projects”
- August 10, Uniforum Chicago“Crash Course in Git”Andy Lester, author of Land the Tech Job You Love
- Aug 28, RubyKaigi 2010, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan“A Metaprogramming Spell Book (for Ruby and Rails)”Paolo Perrotta, author of Metaprogramming Ruby: Program Like the Ruby Pros
- Sep 24, JAX London in London, UK“Coaching Teams over Acceptance Testing Hurdles”
- Aug 11–13, 19th USENIX Security Symposium, Washington, D.C.Whether you’re a researcher, a system administrator, or a policy wonk, come to USENIX Security ’10 to find out how changes in computer security are going to affect you. The 3-day program includes an innovative technical program, starting with a keynote address by Roger G. Johnston of the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory; invited talks, including “Toward an Open and Secure Platform for Using the Web,” by Will Drewry, Google; a refereed papers track, including 30 papers presenting the newest advances; and a Poster session displaying the latest preliminary research. Gain valuable knowledge on a variety of subject areas, including detection of network attacks, privacy, Internet security, Web security, and more. Register by July 19 and save! Additional discounts available!
- July 19–23, Portland, ORAt 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.
- July 9Browser pioneer Marc Andreessen is 39.
- July 16VisiCalc co-creator Dan Bricklin is 59.
- Aug 9Alfred Aho, co-creator of AWK language, is 69.
- Aug 11Steve Wozniak is 60.
- Aug 20Game developer John Carmack is 40.
- Aug 21Linus Torvalds announces Linux project, 1991.
- Aug 29Boy genius Stephen Wolfram is 51.
- Sept 1This month the GNU Project turns 27.
- Sept 2First message sent over Internet, 1969.
- Sept 2sendmail creator Eric Allman is 55.
- Sept 4LISP creator and AI pioneer John McCarthy is 83.
- Sept 9C creator Dennis Ritchie is 69.
- Sept 10Space tourist Charles Simonyi is 62.
- Sept 27Perl creator Larry Wall is 56.