[nSLUG] CEOS'06 NEWSLETTER NO. 1

Tony Abou-Assaleh taa at acm.org
Thu May 25 03:33:54 ADT 2006


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                            CEOS'06 NEWSLETTER NO. 1

                                  May 25, 2006

              Then 2nd Annual Conference on Engaging in Open Source

                               Halifax, Nova Scotia

                                 June 1 & 2, 2006

                              http://ceos.dal-acm.ca
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Table of Contents
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1. Registration
2. Schedule
3. Student Volunteers
4. Sponsors
5. Organizers

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1. Registration
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Advanced registration deadline: Monday, May 29, 2006 (extended)

Those who miss the advanced registration deadline will be able to register
on-site. Please pre-register online even if you wish to pay on site.

Registration web page: http://ceos.dal-acm.ca/Registration/

The first 50 Dalhousie Computer Science students who pay their
registration fee will be reimbursed $10 when they pick up their conference
kits.

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2. Schedule
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The conference schedule is posted at: http://ceos.dal-acm.ca/Schedule/

Benjamin Mako Hill from the MIT Media Lab will deliver the keynote
presentation on the meaning of "Free and Open Source Software".

Alain Desilets from the National Research Council will deliver an invited
presentation on the dos and donts of running a small open source project.

We have 9 presentations and 4 tutorials lined up. In addition, we will
have and open session moderated by Dr. Nick Cercone, Dean of the Faculty
of Computer Science at Dalhousie University. The open session will enable
the audience to engage in a friendly discussion on controversial topics in
open source software, as well as the future of CEOS.

A combination of an InstallFest and the traditional GeekBeer social will
follow. Bring your own hardware, or help us on ours. We are planning on
hacking operating systems, software configurations, as well as some
hardware hacking (did somebody say roombas?).

All events will take place in the Computer Science Building, 6050
University Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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3. Student Volunteers
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Those interested in contributing to the success of CEOS'06 are invited to
volunteer! Volunteering allows you to participate in the conference by
helping us out with the following activities:

* Registration
* Setup
* Catering, coffee, tables, and projectors setup
* Door monitors
* Odds and ends over both days

If you would like to be a volunteer please email ceos at cs.dal.ca and
indicate which activities you would like to help out with. Volunteering
opportunities are limited and will be awarded on a first-come basis.

All volunteers receive free registration.

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4. Sponsors
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We would like to thank the following organizations for contributing to
CEOS'06:

Platinum Sponsors: Dalhousie Student Chapter of the ACM
                   Dalhousie University Faculty of Computer Science

Gold Sponsor:      Dalhousie Student Union

Silver Sponsor:    Dalhousie Computer Science Society

Special thanks to GINI CONNECT and O'Reilly Media Inc.

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5. Organizers
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The CEOS'06 organizing committee consists of:

  * Tony Abou-Assaleh (Brock University, CAN) (Co-chair)
  * Philip O'Brien (Dalhousie University, CAN) (Co-chair)
  * Hathai Tanta-ngai (Dalhousie University, CAN) (Treasurer)
  * Oliver Baltzer (Dalhousie University, CAN)
  * Chris Hamilton (Dalhousie University, CAN)
  * Jaehyun Paek (Dalhousie University, CAN)
  * Sean Smith (Dalhousie University, CAN)
  * Andrew Wong (Dalhousie University, CAN)


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For more information, visit the conference web site at:

                          http://ceos.dal-acm.ca

or contact us by email at ceos at dal-acm.ca

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