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  Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.  

Author Appearances

Who’s where, and what for.

O’Reilly Events

Upcoming events from our friends at O’Reilly.

  • Sept 17–18, World Maker Faire, New York, NY
    World Maker Faire
  • Sept 19–23, Strata NY, New York, NY
    O’Reilly Strata Conference: Making data work: “With hardcore technical sessions on parallel computing, machine learning, and interactive visualizations; case studies from finance, media, healthcare, and technology; and provocative reports from the leading edge, Strata Conference showcases the people, tools, and technologies that make data work.”
  • Oct 9–11, Android Open, San Francisco, CA
    Android Open Conference: “Android Open is the first conference to cover the entire Android ecosystem. Whether you’re a developer, IT pro, business decision-maker, or marketer, you’ll find the latest and best information for maximizing the power of the Android platform.”
  • Oct 11, TOC Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
    Tools of Change Frankfort: “Tools of Change Frankfurt returns for a third year on... the eve of the Frankfurt Book Fair (12-16 October)—connecting the people, content, and conversations along the cutting edge of global publishing and technology.”
  • Oct 10–13, Web 2.0, New York, New York
    Web 2.0 Expo NY: “At the next Web 2.0 Expo, we’ll reveal the key pieces of the digital economy and the ways you can leverage important ideas for your own success. We’ll look specifically at web success stories in the New York startup ecosystem.”
  • Oct 17–19, Web 2.0 Summit, San Francisco, CA
    Web 2.0 Summit: “Once each year, the Web 2.0 Summit brings together 1,000 senior executives from the worlds of technology, media, finance, telecommunications, entertainment, and the Internet. For 2011, our theme is ‘The Data Frame’—focusing on the impact of data in today’s networked economy.”


What’s coming from our USENIX friends.

  • 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

  • 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 21
    Linus Torvalds announces Linux project, 1991.
  • Aug 29
    Boy genius Stephen Wolfram is 52.
  • Sept 1
    This month the GNU Project turns 28.
  • Sept 2
    First message sent over Internet, 1969.
  • Sept 2
    sendmail creator Eric Allman is 56.
  • Sept 4
    LISP creator and AI pioneer John McCarthy is 84.
  • Sept 9
    C creator Dennis Ritchie is 70.
  • Sept 10
    Space tourist Charles Simonyi is 63.
  • Sept 27
    Perl creator Larry Wall is 57.
  • Oct 2
    The Great Quux is 57.
  • Oct 4
    The Free Software Foundation is 36.
  • Oct 4
    Birthday of John Vincent Atanasoff, one of the inventors of the computer.
  • Oct 5
    Linux is 20!
  • Oct 6
    Adobe co-founder John Warnock is 71.
  • Oct 12
    Birthday of Ole-Johan Dahl, co-creator of the Simula language and thus of object-oriented programming.
  • Oct 16
    Mike Muuss, who invented Ping, was born on this date in 1958.
  • Oct 25
    Peter Naur, the N in BNF, is 83.
  • Oct 28
    Former software executive Bill Gates is 56.
  • Oct 29
    On this date in 1969, ARPAnet first linked Doug Engelbart’s lab at SRI with Leonard Kleinrock’s at UCLA.
  • Oct 31
    The traditional date for the leaking of confidential internal Microsoft documents outlining strategies for undermining open source software.