[Seattle-SAGE] FW: IBM Linux briefing and LinuxFest in Seattle on August 9

Ken Meyer kmeyer at blarg.net
Fri Jul 1 13:35:24 PDT 2005


Isn't "LinuxFest" a trademark of BLUG or LinuxFest Northwest? :-P

Ken Meyer

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Subject: Invitation - IBM Linux briefing and LinuxFest in Seattle on August

Linux continues to pick up momentum as IT organizations worldwide choose to
enjoy the system independence provided by an open source platform that
doesn't sacrifice reliability and security.  Developers in these
organizations can benefit from a development environment that provides rapid
and easy development, testing and maintenance of software for their

Attend the IBM technical briefing, Migrating and developing new applications
for Linux, and see live demos of development tools and migration techniques
for Linux.

NOTE from KWM:
A continental breakfast will be served from 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration will commence at 8:30 a.m.

The program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Register for this half-day complimentary briefing by visiting:


NOTE from KWM: The slides for the event are available at this site; do your
homework :-)

IT managers and administrators will gain an understanding of how to use
Linux based infrastructure servers in their departments and enable them to
further reduce costs.

IT or project managers will see project management tools that ease the
management of the development process and a demo that will help you
understand the time and resources required for a development or a migration
project on Linux.

If you have trouble with registration, email us at:

     tbrief at us.ibm.com.

Please note the Linux technical briefing will be followed by IBM LinuxFest
Seattle in the afternoon.
LinuxFest is a complimentary hands-on workshop to let you test drive Linux.

You can attend either an “Installing Linux” or a “Using Linux” session,
based on your skill and level of comfort with Linux.   Seating for LinuxFest
is limited, so please register by August 7, by reading the session
registration and enrollment details below and following the instructions.

IBM LinuxFest Seattle overview, registration and enrollment:

Two separate Linux installation sessions will be offered:

The first session, "Installing Linux", is for those of you who are
interested in installing Linux on your laptop. The focus of this session
will be on installation and basic commands for operating and utilizing
Linux. You will depart this session with a fully functional Linux machine.

The second session, "Using Linux", will feature specific Linux commands. You
will learn how to manage, monitor, debug, and install/modify software.
Ultimately you will install IBM software on Linux.

To participate in IBM LinuxFest, please arrive at the event with your laptop

· VMware 4.5.2 installed on your personal laptop.
 You can download a 30-day trial version of VMware (at no cost) from the
following website:


· A fully charged battery

· Be equipped with a DVD-ROM, 768 megabytes of RAM and six to eight GB of
available hard drive space, and a keyboard optimized for English (US).

Note:  If you cannot arrive with your personal laptop, you may take
advantage of a very limited supply of loaner IBM ThinkPads .

These sessions are appropriate for individuals with responsibility for
administering or supporting the Linux operating system and for anyone
interested in a hands-on learning experience. You are welcome to select
either section.

Please enroll for IBM LinuxFest by following the instructions below.
Enrollment will close by August 8 at noon, or when sections fill to

Enroll me in Installing Linux

If you want to be enrolled in Installing Linux, please send an e-mail to

kpalmer at us.ibm.com with the subject line “Please enroll me in Installing

Enroll me in Using Linux

If you want to be enrolled in Using Linux, please send an e-mail to

kpalmer at us.ibm.com with the subject line “Please enroll me in Using Linux”

Would like to use IBM supplied laptop

If you would like to use an IBM supplied laptop, please send an e-mail to

kpalmer at us.ibm.com with the subject line “Would like to use IBM supplied

If you have any questions, please contact Ken Palmer at

kpalmer at us.ibm.com or call 404.487.2171.

We look forward to seeing you there.


The IBM developerWorks Team
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