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SunWorld: A report from the Open Source Convention

Sep 03, 1999, 19:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vicki Brown)

"Perl 3.0 meets Python (and Linux and Tcl...)"

"The Open Source Convention featured not only Perl, but simultaneous conference tracks for Apache, Linux, Python, Sendmail, Tcl/Tk, and even an Open Source Business. The premise was simple: if it's a major open source project, it was represented at this year's conference."

"One of the keynote speeches at the conference was Guy Kawasaki's "Rules for Revolutionaries -- Some Practical Advice for the Open Source Movement." Guy Kawasaki has been chief evangelist of Apple Computer and CEO of garage.com. He has started two software companies and been an angel for three others. I've heard Kawasaki give this talk several times, and I always enjoy it. It's always slightly different, as he makes an effort to tailor the talk to the audience..."

"Attendees could choose from 14 different tracks, spread out among the seven smaller conferences. The Perl conference had five tracks, ranging from "Improving Your Perl Skills" and "Critical Issues in Perl" to user papers."

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