Upcoming Conferences – NLUUG VJ11

The NLUUG, Dutch organization for Open Standards and Open Systems, has been organizing twice-a-year conferences for ages. This will be my last one as a member of the board of the association; it’s been an interesting three (five?) years, but I find I don’t have the time to be properly involved. My daily work is exactly one gazillion miles away from Free Software, perhaps a little closer to Open Systems; not close enough to be constructively engaged on a regular basis.

The conference programme itself is quite nice, though, and I’m looking forward to picking up a few talks. The theme is "Open is Efficient", which can be interpreted in a lot of different ways. Jos van den Oever will be presenting WebODF, there’s an open GSM network, and a replacing Exchange talk (by Zimbra or Zarafa, not Kolab). I’ll be at those migration talks; the boss at my place has clearly said "if you guys can replace Exchange, write up a plan and the hours are all paid for." Who knows then my daily work would be only one bazillion miles away from Free Software.

Anyway, registration is open until May 8th, dirt cheap for students and UKUUG members, and inexpensive otherwise as conferences go in the IT world.

The Open Web is go!

The NLUUG fall conference on Het Open Web (English, the Open Web, and I’ll guess that a little over half of the conference will be in English) is now complete. We have the programme sorted out. Topics (or tracks, if you will) include multimedia and the social web (or desktop). KDE people will find some of the speakers vaguely familiar .. I was not on the programme committee, you can’t blame me for it.

Registration has opened. As in previous years, students pay only EUR 26, NLUUG members who are not longer students EUR 135. A bargain conference with great content, and I invite you all to attend.