[nycbug-talk] This week's meeting

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Mon Jul 2 13:29:07 EDT 2007

For those who are not on announce or see the www site, we've moved this 
month's meeting to July 5, Thursday. . .

But then again, you'd know that already if you were on announce :)

Here's the meeting spiel anyway:

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

"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
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 tactics` 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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