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I'm speaking at what looks to be one of the best OS X conferences thrown to date: the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference. Full of the rich, creamy goodness we all expect from O'Reilly products, this event has a very open source, free software, tool building/using focus that's desperately needed. The OS X kernel and BSD subsystems are good and fine, but it's all the stuff on top of that (Apache, MySQL, PHP, GNU tools like gcc, etc., etc.) that make OS X an incredible server, workstation, and development platform.
The O'Reilly conferences may, at first glance, look like other events you might have attended where droning voice present canned speeches. Not so, though. The several conferences O'Reilly has launched and repeated in the last couple of years are uniformly considered to be summits not conferences. Let me explain my definition of those: a summit is an event where the leading people in a field gather, speak, listen, and synthesize, leaving with plans of attack that result in tangible changes. A conference features slideshows and an opportunity to ask questions. The Emerging Technology conference is one that I'm still slapping myself for missing; Amazon.com Web Services is one of the things that emerged, in part, because of that event.
You can get 30 percent off through a generous offer by Tim O'Reilly to the Interesting People list, a list run by spectrum guru Dave Farber. Read this post and follow instructions. Everyone should subscribe to the IP list, too: it's the most interesting few pieces of moderated mail I get every day. Because Dave is like unto a god, you get the CEOs and leading academics and veteran Internauts all sending him first-person accounts of events, or stories that might slip through the cracks.
Posted by Glennf at August 11, 2002 11:10 AM
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According to Farber's extensive bio on his website:
"One of my hobbies and one of my current contributions to the networking community is the Interesting People mailing list. An archive is kept of past and current messages. You can apply for membership by emailing me and labeling the message as about joining the list (See Wired Magazine Sept 1996)"
His email address is listed as (note the fact that the email address is not fully linked, bug in gm-library.cgi, line 1085, GreyMatter assumes that email addresses only contain two nodes):
Posted by: Don Arbow at August 12, 2002 11:37 PM
They finally, finally added an automatic mechanism, but I cannot find it!
Posted by: Glenn Fleishman at August 12, 2002 2:43 PM
Everyone should subscribe to the IP list, too: it's the most interesting few pieces of moderated mail I get every day.
I've thought about subscribing for years, ever since I first heard about it. So far as I can tell, though, there's no way for the public to subscribe. Or at least that web site doesn't give one.
Later note: I just poked around a bunch more, and found an online subscription form. Unfortunately, when I fill it out, it says that there are no public lists available. So, how does one subscribe? Or should I just take the hint?
Posted by: Dori at August 12, 2002 2:22 PM
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