[Fsfe-ie] SkyCon: FW: Free Software Conference (SKYCON) in Limerick, Feb 2007
ciaran at fsfe.org
Wed Jan 10 17:03:10 CET 2007
Below is an announcement of a Feb 16-18 conference in Limerick. Entrance is
The University of Limerick Computer Society is an entirely student run
society which provides a range of IT services to students, staff and
organisations in the University of Limerick. Our network, Skynet, provides
websites, e-mail and personal storage to its members as well as providing a
social group for those interested in IT. Many of the services we provide
would otherwise be unavailable to the University community.
The Society is the oldest of its kind in the country, having been founded in
1992. As celebration of our 15 years, the Computer Society is hosting our
first Free Software Conference in the University, running from Friday, and
16th to Sunday, 18th February 2007.
Confirmed speakers include many pillars of the Free Software community such
as Richard Matthew Stallman, Alan Cox and Robert Chassell. There is also a
significant Irish presence at the conference, which aims to promote Irish
importance in the global IT industry. While the focus of the conference is
Free Software, major industry names such as Microsoft, Sun and Oracle will
also be speaking. The conference will be a chance to meet and greet the
speakers as well as socialise with other guests. Talks shall be followed by
Question and Answer sessions where the speakers can be asked about their
talk or the area they specialise in.
If you believe that your organisation could benefit from the cost-saving
opportunities of free software, now and as it grows into the future, you may
wish to send delegates to the conference. At a ticket cost of only EUR40 for
the weekend, the conference also offers excellent value. Tickets for the
event can be booked online at http://www.skycon.skynet.ie. For information
on marketing opportunities, please contact skycon at skynet.ie.
More information about the Society is available on http://www.skynet.ie.
Details about the conference including speakers can be found at
President, UL Computer Society
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