[GLLUG] Oggcamp 2012 - 18/19 August
kevanvaut at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 21:31:22 UTC 2012
As this is will be of interest for you all:-
Art & Design Academy
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, L3 5RD
OggCamp is the biggest community organised Linux event in the UK. Now in
its fourth year, this annual unconference focuses not only on free
software but also on open hardware hacking and free culture. This
barcamp-style event is brought to you by the folks behind the Ubuntu UK
Podcast <http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org> and Linux Outlaws
<http://sixgun.org/linuxoutlaws> as well as many awesome volunteers.
As with last year, OggCamp12 will feature a scheduled track of speakers
and events on the “main stage” alongside several unscheduled tracks of
talks offered by attendees on the day.
Alan is an ICT Teacher an organiser of *Hack To The Future
an unconference aimed at inspiring young people to get interested in
computer science and related fields.
Alex will be delivering a talk entitled “COMEDY: A History of Error
Messages or Who is General Failure and why is he reading my drive?”,
including errors being produced live on stage!
Lindsey will be speaking about *Broadband For The Rural North
<http://b4rn.org.uk/>*, a crowd-funded project to bring
Fibre-To-The-Home broadband to rural areas of Northern England.
Ross is the former head of *OSS Watch <http://oss-watch.ac.uk/>*, the
UK-based Open Source advisory service, now Open Innovation lead at *Open
Directive <http://www.opendirective.com/>*, as well as Vice President of
Community Development and a board member of the *Apache Software
Foundation <http://apache.org/>*. He also used to manage a reggae band.
Yes, *that* <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Fry> Stephen Fry. Due
to his hectic schedule, Stephen wont be able to join us in person, but
thanks to the magic of modern technology, you’ll be able to see him on
the main stage just before the Ubuntu UK Podcast/Linux Outlaws live show!
Simon is the former Chief Open Source Officer at *Sun Microsystems
<http://www.oracle.com/us/sun/index.htm>*, where he oversaw the open
sourcing of Java. He currently serves as both president of the *Open
Source Initiative <http://opensource.org/>* and a director of the *Open
Rights Group* <http://www.openrightsgroup.org/>, on who’s behalf he will
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