14 January 2009

Meet Sun Microsystem's Open Source man in Wellington

Event Details

Simon Phipps, Sun Microsystems Global CTO for Open Source will be in Wellington for one day only on Monday, 26 January 2009.  This proposed open forum will provide the opportunity for interested parties to discuss the role of Open Source in today's increasingly demanding working environment.
Time:
    4.30pm  Registration and afternoon tea
    5pm   Session commences
    7pm   Finish
Technology futurist Simon Phipps is a well-known computer industry insider and commentator and as well as having a widely-read weblog he speaks frequently at industry events on technology trends and futures. At various times he has programmed mainframes, Windows and on the Web. Currently the Chief Open Source Officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., he was previously involved in OSI standards in the 80s, in the earliest commercial collaborative conferencing software in the early 90s, in introducing Java and XML to IBM and most recently with Sun's launching Sun's blogging site, blogs.sun.com. He lives in the UK, is based at Sun's Menlo Park campus in California and can be contacted via http://www.webmink.net
This event is being sponsored by Sun Microsystems.

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