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  Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.  

The Garage

Seventy-three years ago this month, on January 1, 1939, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard signed the papers to create their historic partnership, flipping a coin to decide whose name would go first. The year before they had rented rooms at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto. Dave and Lucille had the downstairs apartment, the landlady lived upstairs, Bill moved into the shed in back, and the garage became the first home of Hewlett-Packard and the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley.”

And so a legend was born.

Here’s what’s coming up in the next three months:

Author Appearances

Who’s where, and what for.

O’Reilly Events

Upcoming events from our friends at O’Reilly.

  • Strata Online Conference: “In this online conference, we’ll look at hot topics, brewing controversies, and cutting-edge technologies that promise to change how we live, work, play, learn, and love. Hear from some of Strata’s marquee speakers about what’s consuming them in the Big Data world in this web-based event.”
  • Feb 13–15, TOC, New York, NY
    O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference 2012: “O’Reilly’s TOC Conference is where the publishing and tech industries converge, as practitioners and executives from both camps share what they’ve learned from their successes and failures, explore ideas, and join together to navigate publishing’s ongoing transformation.”
  • Feb 28–Mar 1, Strata Conference, Santa Clara, CA
    O’Reilly Strata Conference: “Strata brings together practitioners, researchers, IT leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss big data, Hadoop, analytics, visualization, and data markets.”
  • Mar 18, TOC Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Tools of Change Bologna: “TOC and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair will team up once again, this time producing an unparalleled event featuring sessions, demos, workshops, and keynotes covering the art, craft, and business of storytelling in the digital age.”


What’s coming from our USENIX friends.

  • Feb 5–8, NDSS 2012, San Diego, CA
    19th Annual Network & Distributed System Security Symposium: “The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium fosters information exchange among researchers and practitioners of network and distributed system security.”
  • Feb 14–17, FAST ’12, San Jose, CA
    10th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies: “FAST ’12 brings together storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems.”