[GLLUG] Oggcamp 2012 - 18/19 August

Kevan Vautier 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 O’Donohoe

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 Martindale

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 Annison

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 Gardler

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.

      Stephen Fry

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 Phipps

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 
be speaking.

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