[Linux-aus] Linux.Conf.Au 2004 CFP Reminder

Jon maddog Hall maddog at li.org
Thu Aug 14 05:29:02 UTC 2003

I would like to submit two abstracts, one a keynote and one a "regular" paper.

Keynote Speech: Programmers Are From Mars, Users/Managers/Companies are from Uranus
Abstract: This talk will outline some of the issues of programmers (and
particularly Free Software programmers) have versus what Users/Managers and
Companies expect.  It will try to explain to each audience why the other seems
so odd.  The speaker has been in each of these positions, both in large and
small companies, and it will be given in his most inimitable way.

Paper: A Complete College Curriculum using Open Source
Abstract: Taking the college curricula of several universities, the author will
make available a set of abstracts, books and minutia outlining the materials for
the complete undergraduate degree program in computer science, along with
rationale as to why each piece is appropriate.


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Jon "maddog" Hall is the Executive Director of Linux International (www.li.org),
a non-profit association of computer vendors who wish to support and promote
the Linux Operating System.  During his career which spans over thirty years,
Mr. Hall has been a programmer, systems designer, systems administrator,
product manager, technical marketing manager and educator.  He has
worked for such companies as Western Electric Corporation, Aetna Life and
Casualty, Bell Laboratories, Digital Equipment Corporation, VA Linux Systems,
and is currently funded by SGI.

He has taught at Hartford State Technical College, Merrimack College and
Daniel Webster College.  He still likes talking to students over pizza and beer
(the pizza can be optional).

Mr. Hall is the author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles, many
presentations and one book, "Linux for Dummies".

Mr. Hall serves on the boards of several companies, and several non-profit
organizations, including the USENIX Association.

Mr. Hall has traveled the world speaking on the benefits of Open Source
Software, and received his BS in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel
University, and his MSCS from RPI in Troy, New York.

In his spare time maddog is working on his retirement project:

	maddog's monastery for microcomputing and microbrewing
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Jon "maddog" Hall
Executive Director           Linux(R) International
email: maddog at li.org         80 Amherst St. 
Voice: +1.603.672.4557       Amherst, N.H. 03031-3032 U.S.A.
WWW: http://www.li.org

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