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[SLUG] February SLUG Monthly Meeting - this Friday
- To: SLUG Announcements <announce@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [SLUG] February SLUG Monthly Meeting - this Friday
- From: Sridhar Dhanapalan <president@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 14:02:10 +1100
- Reply-to: sridhar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
== Call for Speakers ==
We are looking for speakers for our next meetings on Friday 27
March and beyond. Our meetings are held on the last Friday of every
Please let the Committee (committee@xxxxxxxxxxx) know if you
can help out.
== February SLUG Monthly Meeting ==
You can read the full version of this announcement on the Web at
18.30 - 20.30, Friday, 27 February, 2009
We start at 18.30 but we ask that people arrive 15 minutes early so we
can all get into the building and start on time. Please do not arrive
before 18.00, as it may hinder business activities for our host!
Appropriate signage and directions will be posted on the building.
Atlassian, 173-185 Sussex Street, Sydney
(corner of Sussex and Market Street)
Entry is via the rear on Slip Street. There are stairs going down along
the outside of building from Sussex St to near the entrance. A map of
the area and directions can be found here.
= Talks =
Still shimmering with amniotic goop, Jamie Wilkinson unplugs and
emerges from the motherly confines of his work to give two talks on a
topic of such pedantic detail that it warms his heart as a Systems
Administrator. Having spent the better part of a year exploring the
way time is distributed across large computer networks, now with the
passing of both a leap second and an arbitrary sequence of digits on
the UNIX clock it seems well past due that we talk about Linux and
time at SLUG.
** General Talk **
Jamie Wilkinson: 'A Brief History of (UNIX) Time'
In this general talk he'll talk about how we got the timescales we
have now; the difference between GMT, UTC, UT1, and TAI; why
leapseconds affect your computer; why 1234567890 is boring, and lots
of other random trivia about clocks.
** In-Depth Talk **
Jamie Wilkinson: 'Time Management for Systems Administrators'
We'll explore how the Network Time Protocol works, on the wire and
inside your computer, and how we can build tools to measure and
improve the accuracy of a time synchronisation network using NTP.
** SLUGlets **
General discussion and Q&A about Linux, free software and open source.
= Meeting Schedule =
See here for an explanation of the segments.
* 18.15: Open Doors
* 18.30: Announcements, News, Introductions
* 18.45: General Talk
* 19.30: Intermission
* 19.45: Split into two groups for:
o In-Depth Talk
* 20.30: Dinner
Dinner is at Golden Harbour Restaurant, in Chinatown. We will be having
the $24 Banquet, but we will be collecting $25 per head for ease of
accounting and to cover a tip. We will be taking numbers during the
break to confirm the reservation size. If you have any particular
dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian), or if you would prefer to order
separately, let us know beforehand. Dinner is a great way to socialise
and learn in a relaxed atmosphere :)
We hope to see you there!
Bring choice back to your computer.