UKUUG Summer 09


OSCON 2009 is just a few days away (and, yes, we'll be there - feel free to grab one of us and say hi), but if you're in the UK and can't afford to make the trip to sunny San Jose then you should definitely consider the UK Unix User Group's conference from the 7th to the 9th of August. Read on for more information - there's a nice discount if you're a student, so it's definitely worth checking out!

"Come to Summer 2009 - the UK's Open Systems Conference - where both developers and users of Free Libre and Open Source get together to swap knowledge and learn about the latest happenings in the Free Software world.

The venue is the The Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, B3 3HG, England. The Conservatoire is in the centre of Britain's Second City within walking distance of major train and coach stations and hotels at all price ranges.

UKUUG conferences have the highest signal to noise ratio of the UK's open system conferences. As well as useful talks and tutorials there is a healthy social scene outside the talk sessions where you will make new friends as well as renew old acquaintances. With a central location in the centre of the country it is really easy to get to and accommodation at all price levels is available within a short walk of the conference venue.

With special rates for students everyone can afford to go, so mark Summer 2009 in your diaries now! Full details are at"

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Surprisingly, I am only 14 years old and I can programme in Python and C++ and use Kubuntu and Debian Linux and have been for about 3 years now. But I was just wondering if there is an age limit on this conference, as it looks interesting?

This is worrying

I had that week booked off work for a holiday....

Aw shucks..


Not a good date for me, well there's always next time!

I can't resist a little nitpick, though: When did Birmingham move to the centre of the UK?

Re: Birmingham

If you go to Google Maps and type in "United Kingdom", then zoom in as far as possible (without panning around on the map), you get to a village called Ericstane near Moffat in Scotland. And because Google is Always Right, that makes Ericstane the centre of the United Kingdom, not Birmingham. Our apologies! :-)

Re to the Re: Birmingham

Was it a Freudian slip then thinking UK = England since Birmingham would be the center of England ?

Live presence

Like some other 'cons, any chance there will be an Internet Radio Station of sorts sending the rest of the world events as they happen as well as interviews ?... Even an IRC presence ?

RE: IRC Presence

Ooh, I'd like that

RE to the RE: IRC Presence

Live from the TuxRadar Suite at OSCON in Birmingham....
We have our first caller fromthe voip lines...

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