[Southeast] Free Software Conference (SKYCON) in Limerick, Feb 2007
cypher at skynet.ie
Mon Dec 11 10:37:04 GMT 2006
The University of Limerick Computer Society is an entirely student run society
which provides a range of IT services to students, staff and organisations in
the University of Limerick. Our network, Skynet, provides websites, e-mail and
personal storage to its members as well as providing a social group for those
interested in IT. Many of the services we provide would otherwise be
unavailable to the University community.
The Society is the oldest of its kind in the country, having been founded in
1992. As celebration of our 15 years, the Computer Society is hosting our first
Free Software Conference in the University, running from Friday, and 16th to
Sunday, 18th February 2007.
Confirmed speakers include many pillars of the Free Software community such as
Richard Matthew Stallman, Alan Cox and Robert Chassell. There is also a
significant Irish presence at the conference, which aims to promote Irish
importance in the global IT industry. While the focus of the conference is Free
Software, major industry names such as Microsoft, Sun and Oracle will also be
speaking. The conference will be a chance to meet and greet the speakers as
well as socialise with other guests. Talks shall be followed by Question and
Answer sessions where the speakers can be asked about their talk or the area
they specialise in.
If you believe that your organisation could benefit from the cost-saving
opportunities of free software, now and as it grows into the future, you may
wish to send delegates to the conference. At a ticket cost of only EUR40 for
the weekend, the conference also offers excellent value. Tickets for the event
can be booked online at http://www.skycon.skynet.ie. For information on
marketing opportunities, please contact skycon at skynet.ie.
More information about the Society is available on http://www.skynet.ie.
Details about the conference including speakers can be found at
President, UL Computer Society
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