[jdom-interest] O'Reilly Open Source Convention Call For Speakers

tonyl at pillarsoftware.com tonyl at pillarsoftware.com
Fri Feb 8 14:19:08 PST 2002

I have been using Open Source over 13 years. I am 39 and have been coding
since I was 15
back in 1978 when I started on TRASH 80!

I was chief architect  and systems programmer for system that handles
trillions of dollars in Foreign Currency Transactions each year.  Billions
each day..!! The bank is running for is HUGE. Handles 1/6 of the worlds

It was coded using almost ALL open source tools.

Solaris EMACS
Solaris GNU C++
Solaris Bison
Solaris Flex
Solaris Perl
Solaris PHP

I WOULD love to talk and really pay Richard Stallman the credit he richly

I consider myself an authority on GNU Software, having read and studied alot
of the source code
for over a decade.

While not Java...I can trace the roots of Open Source and show how Open
Source software is
BETTER that ANYTHING offered commercially.  I will show how BIG Global
use and TRUST Open Source with TRILLIONS of dollars.

I also...however...can temper that rant with the real world problems of
using Open Source.

Tony Leotta
President |
Pillar Software, Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Hunter" <jhunter at servlets.com>
To: "JDOM Interest" <jdom-interest at jdom.org>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 4:42 PM
Subject: [jdom-interest] O'Reilly Open Source Convention Call For Speakers

> Hi everyone,
> I'm helping manage the Java Track at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference
> this coming July.  Below is the call for speakers in the hope that some
> of you may be interested in speaking.
> If you've created an open source product, here's your chance to talk
> about it.  If you're a power user of open source software, you can talk
> about your experiences.
> There are other tracks besides Java as well.  :-)
> -jh-
> --
> O'Reilly Open Source Convention
> Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
> July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA
> >> Call for Participation - Java Track
> >> Proposals Due: March 1, 2002
> The theme of this year's Open Source Convention is "Doing More With
> Less."
> This has several aspects: how business can do more with less money (by
> adopting open source software), how developers do more with less time
> and
> financial support, how to make the most of what you've got (performance
> tuning and little-known-of features), and how open source software
> manages
> to avoid the bloat that characterizes closed-source software.
> The Java Open Source community is rich and varied with many projects
> such as
> Tomcat, Ant, JBoss, Avalon, OpenJMS, OpenEJB, Xerces, Xalan, Jikes,
> NetBeans, and many more hosted by a variety of organizations. In
> addition,
> platform support for Java is expanding with the recent release of Mac OS
> X
> supporting JDK 1.3 and the upcoming release of the JDK for FreeBSD. In
> this
> rich open environment for Java, there is room for a variety of
> presentations
> on many topics.
> Individuals and companies interested in making presentations, giving a
> tutorial, or participating in panel discussions regarding operating
> systems
> at this year's Open Source Convention are invited to submit proposals.
> Proposals will be considered in two classes: tutorials and convention
> presentations (sessions).
> Presentations by marketing staff or with a marketing focus will not be
> accepted; neither will submissions made by anyone other than the
> proposed
> speaker.
> Session presentations are 45 or 90 minutes long, and tutorials are
> either a
> half-day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours). If you are interested in
> participating in or moderating panel discussions, or otherwise
> contributing
> to the conference, please let us know (and please include your area of
> expertise). If you have an idea for a panel discussion or a particularly
> provocative group of panelists that you'd love to see square off, feel
> free
> to send your suggestions to osconidea at oreilly.com.
> We are also planning 180 minutes of lightning talks on Friday. A
> lightning
> talk is a 5-minute tightly-focused presentation on any subject you like.
> You
> can discuss your favorite extension, rant, sing the praises of an
> under-appreciated developer, plug your product or company, beg for a
> job, or
> even present a Shakespearean-style play (don't laugh--we had one of
> these in
> 2001). Submit a lightning talk proposal using the form below. The
> lightning
> talk schedule will be announced a few weeks prior to the conference.
> >> Submitting Proposals
> Proposals may be submitted using the form at
>     http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2002/create/e_sess
> Keep in mind that proposals need not be works of art. A quick summary or
> abstract of the talk you plan to give is sufficient for consideration.
> We
> prefer outlines for tutorials. The proposal is what the conference
> committees uses to select speakers, so give enough information that the
> committee can tell what you'll be covering. As the conference
> approaches, we
> will request additional information about your proposal as necessary.
> NOTE: All presenters whose talks are accepted (excluding Lightning
> Talks)
> will receive free registration at the conference. For each half-day
> tutorial, the presenter receives one night's accommodation, a travel
> allowance, and an honorarium. Registration will open April 1, 2002. If
> you
> would like an email notification when registration opens, please use the
> form at
>     http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2002/
> >> Important Dates
>     Proposals Due: March 1, 2002
>     Speaker Notification: March 11, 2002
>     Presentation Files Due: April 29, 2002
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