[sf-perl] Lugradio conference at the Metreon

Quinn Weaver quinn at fairpath.com
Tue Mar 11 12:32:24 PDT 2008

Wow.  LugRadio is putting on a Linux/open-source conference April 12 and 13
at the Metreon.  Registration is $10 - Google and Dice are picking up
most of the tab.  They have an impressive list of speakers.

It's funny, just yesterday I was mailing Fred about LinuxWorld
preparation (I want to get started now; it's in August).

One month is a pretty tight schedule, but we could pull off a booth
for LugRadio iff we get enough boothies.  The conference is on a
weekend--is anyone up to helping?  I need as many people as possible
to run four-hour shifts; we need two people at the booth at any
given time.  So that's probably eight slots to fill, total.
Call it ten, in case someone needs to cancel at the last minute.

Are people up for this?  I don't want to be half-assed about this, but
if we can get enough people I'm all for it.

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From: George Woolley <george at metaart.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 19:04:29 -0800
To: Oakland Perl Mongers <oakland at pm.org>
Subject: [oak perl] Fwd: Perl at LugRadio Live USA 2008 in San Francisco

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Subject: Perl at LugRadio Live USA 2008 in San Francisco
Date: Monday 10 March 2008 17:10
From: LugRadio <show at lugradio.org>


I just wanted to drop you a quick note about a community organised and
run Open Source and technology event that we have been working on that
your group may be interested in. It is called LugRadio Live USA 2008
and has over 35 well-known speakers, nearly 40 exhibitors and takes
place on the 12th and 13th April 2008 in San Francisco. It is very
much a community event, and designed for the community - we have been
working on it for the last six months or so with a large number of
volunteers. To make it as accessible as possible for people, we don't
believe in charging the $600-$1200 that other commercial shows do -
our show is just $10 for the full weekend.

We figured your group may be interested in LugRadio Live USA 2008, and
would love to see you there (we also have exhibition space available
if you would like to exhibit your group - it is free to exhibit!).

Anyway, below is the announcement of the show, if you could pass it
onto your members, that would be great. :)


LugRadio Live USA 2008
12th and 13th April 2008
The Metreon, 101 4th St., San Francisco, CA, 94103

Registration for LugRadio Live USA 2008 is now open at
http://lugradio.org/live/USA2008/register, and tickets for the two-day
spectacular cost only $10 for the full weekend, including full access
to all talks, the exhibition, evening events, and a free bag o'swag
for visitors. Pre-registrations also enjoy additional benefits at the
show and the first 50 registrations will receive a free copy of Postal
2: Share The Pain (subject to age verification), thanks to Running
With Scissors. All pre-registrations will also be entered into a
raffle to win prizes by a variety of vendors.

LugRadio Live USA 2008, the 'rock-conference' from the team behind the
popular LugRadio podcast (http://www.lugradio.org), brings the
successful and unique formula of the UK LugRadio Live events to The
Metreon in San Francisco on the 12th and 13th April 2008. The event is
supported extensively by Google and also supported by Dice.
LinuxQuestions.org is a press partner.

LugRadio Live USA 2008 brings together over 35 speakers across three
stages, 30+ exhibitors, a range of BOF sessions, debate panels,
lightbulb talk sessions, demos and much more, all wrapped up in the
unique event that the UK incarnation has become known for, combining
an incredibly loose, social, inclusive, and amusing atmosphere - if
you are new to LugRadio Live, it is nothing you will have seen before.

Confirmed speakers for the event include:

 * Miguel de Icaza (Mono / Novell / Co-Founder Of GNOME)
 * Ian Murdoch (OpenSolaris / Founder Of Debian)
 * Robert Love (GNOME / Google)
 * Aza Raskin (Mozilla / Humanized)
 * Benjamin Mako Hill (Ubuntu / Debian / FSF)
 * John Buckman (Magnatune)
 * Val Henson (Kernel / VAH consulting)
 * Christopher Blizzard (Mozilla / GNOME)
 * Mike Linksvayer (Creative Commons)
 * Alex Graveley (VMWare / GNOME)
 * David Schleef (GStreamer)
 * Matthew Garrett (Power Management / Kernel)
 * Danese Cooper (Intel / OSI)
 * Aaron Bockover (Banshee / Novell)
 * Liana Holmberg (Second Life / Linden Lab)
 * Emma Jane Hogbin (Hick Tech)
 * Joe Zonker Brockmeier (OpenSuSE / Novell)
 * Kristen Accardi (Kernel)
 * David Lefty Schlesinger
 * Joe Born (Neuros)
 * Selena Deckelmann (PostgreSQL)
 * Stewart Smith (MySQL)
 * Dan Kegal (Wine)
 * Ben Collins (Ubuntu / Kernel)
 * Jason Kridner (Texas Instruments)
 * Jeremy Allison (Samba / Google)
 * Christian Hammond (VMWare)
 * Ian McKeller (Songbird)
 * Alison Randall (Parrot / Perl / OSCON)
 * David Huffman (LVM)
 * Brian Will (Pigeon)
 * Belinda Lopez (Ubuntu)
 * Ilan Rabanovich (SoCal Linux Expo)
 * Eddy Mulyono (Packaging)
 * Matthew Walster (Demo Scene)

The show will also involve a large exhibition area with a range of
projects, organisations and companies with plenty to see and do. The
first batch of confirmed exhibitors (at the show there will be another
twice as many exhibitors) include:

 * Google
 * Dice
 * PostgreSQL
 * O'Reilly
 * OpenSuSE
 * Linden Labs
 * Magnatune
 * gOS
 * Neuros
 * Sun
 * Texas Instruments
 * South California Linux Expo
 * Komputers 4 R Kids
 * San Francisco LUG
 * BytesFree.org
 * Ontario Linux Fest
 * Frets on Fire
 * OpenNMS
 * One Course Source
 * Haiku
 * Hyperic
 * BitRock
 * Ubuntu
 * OpenStreetMap
 * The Digital Tipping Point
 * FreeBSD
 * Inkscape

In addition to this, the LugRadio team will be recording a live
performance of their cult-hit podcast, which has over 20,000
listeners, in front of the LugRadio Live USA 2008 audience - like the
UK event, this is always quite a spectacle, and excellent fun for all

More information about LugRadio Live USA 2008 can be found at



  Jono and the LugRadio Live USA 2008 team


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