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  Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.  

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.

  • 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.”
  • Apr 2—4, whereconf, San Francisco, CA
    Where Conference: “The O’Reilly Where Conference is where the people working on and using location technologies come together to explore best practices and emerging trends in software development, tools, business strategies, and marketing.”


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.”
  • Apr 10—13, EuroSys 2012, Bern, Switzerland
    EuroSys 2012: “EuroSys has become a premier forum for discussing various issues of systems software research and development, including implications related to hardware and applications.”
  • Apr 24, Hot-ICE ’12, San Jose, CA
    2nd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Management of Internet, Cloud, and Enterprise Networks and Services: “The second Hot-ICE workshop builds on the success of the first workshop last year and seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners working on network and service management in the Internet, cloud, and enterprise domains.”
  • Apr 24, LEET ’12, San Jose, CA
    5th USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats: “Now in its fifth year, LEET continues to be a unique forum for the discussion of threats to the confidentiality of our data, the integrity of digital transactions, and the dependability of the technologies we increasingly rely upon.”
  • Apr 25—27, NSDI ’12, San Jose, CA
    9th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation: “NSDI '12 focuses on the design principles, implementation, and practical evaluation of large-scale networked and distributed systems.”

Other Happenings

  • Feb 4
    Ken Thompson is 69.
  • Feb 5
    Brad Fitzpatrick, author of memcached, is 32.
  • Feb 7
    Leslie Lamport, creator of LaTeX, is 71.
  • Feb 8
    MIT professor Gerald Jay Sussman is 65.
  • Feb 12
    Phil Zimmerman, author of PGP, is 58.
  • Feb 15
    Niklaus Wirth is 78.
  • Feb 22
    Bill Jolitz is 55.
  • Feb 24
    The Ruby programming language was conceived on this date in 1993.
  • Feb 27
    Grady Booch is 57.
  • Feb 29
    Seymour Papert turns either 84 or 21 today.
  • Mar 1
    Yahoo (as a corporation) is 17.
  • Mar 3
    GNOME first came out of its burrow on this date in 1999.
  • Mar 9
    Jef Raskin would have turned 69 today.
  • Mar 11
    J.C.R. Licklider would have turned 97 today.
  • Mar 13
    On this date in 1986, Microsoft went public, creating four billionaires.
  • Mar 15
    A-life pioneer Craig Reynolds, who worked on the first Tron, is 59.
  • Mar 15
    It’s the Ides of March. Beware.
  • Mar 16
    Richard Stallman is 59 and MINIX author Andy Tanenbaum is 68.
  • Mar 24
    It’s Ada Lovelace Day, honoring women in technology and science.
  • Mar 24
    Mac OS X is XI today.
  • Mar 25
    On this day in 1995, Wiki went worldwide as Ward Cunningham installed WikiWikiWeb on the Web.
  • Mar 26
    Larry Page is 39.
  • Mar 31
    Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter, is 40.
  • Apr 6
    MacOS co-creator Andy Hertzfeld is 59.
  • Apr 5
    Inventor Dean Kamen is 61.
  • Apr 9
    ENIAC co-inventor J. Presper Eckert was born on this date in 1919.
  • Apr 9
    SQLite architect D. Richard Hipp is 51.
  • Apr 14
    Ruby designer Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) is 47.
  • Apr 20
    Chief Yahoo David Filo is 46.
  • Apr 24
    Champion of modelessness Larry Tesler is 67.
  • Apr 28
    Mathematician Kurt Gödel was born on this date in 1906.
  • Apr 30
    Information theory pioneer Claude Shannon was born on this date in 1916.
  • Apr 30
    Colossal Cave Adventure creator Don Woods is 58.
  • Apr 30
    The World Wide Web is 19.