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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.

  • 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.”
  • Apr 9, Mini TOC Chicago Chicago, IL
    Mini TOC Chicago: “O’Reilly Tools of Change presents Mini TOC Chicago, a one day event of conversation focusing on Chicago’s thriving publishing, tech, and bookish-arts community.”
  • Apr 18, online
    Velocity Online Conference: “Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly Media, is the premier technical event dedicated to optimizing every aspect of your company’s website.”
  • Apr 20, TOC Latin America Buenos Aires, Argentina
    TOC Latin America: “Tools of Change for Publishing (TOC) is celebrating its premiere in Latin America. Together with O’Reilly Media and the Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires, the Frankfurt Book Fair is bringing the most important conference on publishing innovation to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the very first time.”
  • May 29–31, Fluent Conference, San Francisco, CA
    Fluent Conference: “The O’Reilly Fluent Conference is about everything JavaScript. If you’re developing for the Web, desktop, or mobile, knowing the ins and outs of JavaScript and related technologies is critical. Come to Fluent to learn from expert developers who are using JavaScript in all kinds of contexts, to do things that no one ever expected JavaScript could do, and do so well.”
  • June 25–27, Velocity Conference Santa Clara, CA
    Velocity Conference: “Velocity is the best place to learn from peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share what has worked (and equally importantly, what has not worked) in real world applications. The focus is on practical, large-scale web development, presented by experts.”


What’s coming from our USENIX friends.

  • 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.”
  • May 11–12, PICC ’12, New Brunswick, NJ
    Professional IT Community Conference: “The third annual Professional IT Community Conference (PICC) is requesting individuals who are interested in presenting papers, talks, or participating in panels on any aspect of IT and System Administration.”
  • SYSTOR 2012: “SYSTOR 2012, the 5th annual international systems and storage conference, promotes experimental and practical computer systems research.”
  • HotPar ’12: “HotPar will bring together researchers and practitioners doing innovative work in the area of parallel computing. HotPar recognizes the broad impact of multicore computing and seeks relevant contributions in all fields, including application design, languages and compilers, systems, and architecture.”
  • HotCloud ’12: “HotCloud brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working on cloud computing technologies.”
  • FCW ’12: “Back for 2012, USENIX is combining established conferences and workshops into a week of research, trends, and community interaction.”
  • USENIX ATC: “USENIX ATC has always been the place to present groundbreaking research and cutting-edge practices in a wide variety of technologies and environments. USENIX ATC ’12 will be no exception.”

Other Happenings

  • 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.
  • May
    In May, 1980, Erno Rubik’s puzzle started selling internationally under the name “Rubik’s Cube.”
  • May 1
    2006 MacArthur Fellow Jim Fruchterman is 53.
  • May 2
    Protoblogger Dave Winer is 57.
  • May 8
    jQuery creator John Resig got to age 28 one day ahead of Mark Zuckerberg.
  • May 9
    Red Hat founder Marc Ewing is 44.
  • May 11
    Edsger Dijkstra’s 82nd birthday.
  • May 14
    Zillionaire entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg is 28.
  • May 17
    Youthful Alan Kay is 72.
  • May 19
    Today is the eleventh anniversary of the opening of the first Apple retail stores. Also, Java daddy James Gosling is 57 today; Theo de Raadt, founding member of NetBSD and founder of OpenBSD and OpenSSH, is 44; SNOBOL creator Ralph Griswold would have turned 78 today; and CP/M inventor Gary Kildall would have turned 70.
  • May 26
    Ward Cunningham is 63.
  • May 27
    PEZ was trademarked on this date in 1952.
  • May 29
    63rd birthday of shareware co-creator Bob Wallace.
  • May 31
    John Kemeny was born on this day in 1926.
  • June
    In this month in 1957, computer science legend Donald Knuth published his first article, “Potrzebie System of Weights and Measures,” in Mad Magazine.
  • June 1
    Tim Paterson, whose operating system made Bill Gates a jillionaire, is 55.
  • June 8
    Tim Berners-Lee is 57.
  • June 23
    Vint Cerf is 69.
  • June 23
    Mathematica is 24.
  • June 28
    Firefox co-creator Dave Hyatt is 30.