[announce] NYC*BUG Tonight: The Real Unix Tradition

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July 05, 2007

Isaac `Ike` Levy on "The Real Unix Tradition"

Please note that we moved the meeting from Wednesday, July 4 to 
Thursday, July 5

6:30pm, Suspenders Restaurant

Food and drink will only be served before and after the meeting, but not 
during.  So show up early if you're hungry!

"The Real Unix Tradition"

!!Please wear your your best shirt, a group photo-op will follow this 
month`s lecture!!

UNIX hackers, all standing on the shoulders of giants.

"...the number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more 
expected..." - Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972

"Well, it was all Open Source, before anybody really called it that". - 
Brian Redman, 2003

UNIX is the oldest active and growing computing culture alive today. 
 From it`s humble roots in the back room at Bell Laboratories, to 
today`s global internet infrastructure- UNIX has consistently been at 
the core of major advances in computing. Today, the BSD legacy is the 
most direct continuation of the most successful principles in UNIX, and 
continues to lead major advances in computing.

Why? What`s so great about UNIX?

This lecture aims to prove that UNIX history is surprisingly useful (and 
fun)- for developers, sysadmins, and anyone working with BSD systems.

About the Speaker

Isaac Levy, (ike) is a freelance BSD hacker based in NYC. He runs 
Diversaform Inc. as an engine to make his hacking feed itself, (and 
ike). Diversaform specializes in *BSD based solutions, providing `IT 
special weapons and tatics` for various sized business clients, as well 
as running a small high-availability datacenter operation from lower 
Manhattan. With regard to FreeBSD jail(8), ike was a partner in the 
first jail (8)-based web hosting ISP in America, iMeme, and has been 
developing internet applications in and out of jails since 1999. Isaac 
is a proud member of NYC*BUG (the New York City *BSD Users Group), and a 
long time member of LESMUUG, (the Lower East Side Mac Unix Users Group) 

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