A Big Week for Edgy ICT

TuxAfter a lazy summer break the technology event scene bursts into life next week as hundreds of Linux and Open Source exponents and some eminent speakers rock into Wellington for LCA 2010 the Australasian Linux Conference.

The fact that Wellington scored the big gig is very much a testament to the depth and breadth of the local technology community, the emerging potential for the government sector as an open source user and the fact that a number of key companies (including ideegeo) are keen supporters of the open source movement. Consequently you will see the iWantMyName logo (and our QR code stickers) around the halls during the conference, as we are timing the launch of our New Zealand domain registrar site and global affiliate program to capitalise on buzz around the event which runs from 18th to 23rd January.

Running in conjunction with the main conference are a number of “MiniConfs“. Our CTO at ideegeo Lenz Gschwendtner will be involved, speaking at the Multicore and Parallel Computing session on Tuesday 19th January. The programme aims to address the many challenges and opportunities posed by parallel computing especially in regards to open source. Also speaking at this event will be Intel Software Products evangelist James Reinders who as an engineer has been involved with processor development.

Reinders is also an author with notable publications and articles on parallel computing to his credit. For those who cannot make the Wellington Miniconf, there will also be an Auckland event at the Massey University campus on Monday afternoon 18th January. Reinders will be speaking on “Threading Building Blocks” and why Intel settled on an open sourcing model to accelerate its parallel computing initiative.

On a slightly different note, Summer of Code are hosting another tech talk session at lunchtime on Monday 18th January. Aimed at current or aspiring I.T. entrepreneurs, a highly esteemed panel of business experts will talk about their experiences starting-up, investing-in and growing technology businesses. Not to be missed. Registration essential, entry by donation. See you there!

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