Thursday, January 04, 2007

Upcoming Vyatta speaking events

The new year has come and the Vyatta team is on the move with lots of energy. Vyatta's (newly powerful) CEO, Kelly Herrell, will be speaking next week at the Atlanta Telecom Professionals Open Source Solutions for Telecom event being held on January 9. Other speakers in addition to Kelly include Dan Weber, VP of Information Technology at Angelica Corp, and Kevin P. Fleming, the co-maintainer of Asterisk at Digium. If you're located in or around Atlanta, GA, USA, this would be a great opportunity to learn more about the Vyatta OFR and Asterisk, and meet Kelly live.

Not to diss too much on Atlanta, but I drew the lucky straw. On January 20, I'll be speaking at the Pacific Free and Open Source Software Conference (PFOSSCON 2007) in Honolulu, HI, USA. I was privileged to get an invite for this opportunity from Vyatta-friend Jim Thompson of Netgate. This is going to be a fun event. Other speakers there include the granddaddy of free software, Richard Stallman, and Sun Microsystem's GNU/Linux strategist, Barton George. If you live on the islands (or you want to take a vacation punctuated with an open-source conference), register at the PFOSSCON web site.

Update: Keith Hartley keeps reminding me how to spell "boondoggle." ;-)