[UKUUG-Announce] UKUUG - Spring 2008 Tutorial & Conference

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Mon Feb 18 16:20:41 GMT 2008

UKUUG is pleased to announce full details about the forthcoming Spring 
Conference & Tutorials.

The event will take place on 31st March, 1st & 2nd April in Birmingham.

3 parallel tutorials will be held on Monday 31st March.

T1. An Introduction to Python,   Tutor:  John Pinner (Clockwork Software 

Abstract: For people who may have some programming knowledge in other 
languages and want to fast track into Python. You will get to know the Python 
interpreter and look at Python's introspective features, moving onto data 
types, sequences and dictionaries and finally functions and modules.

T2.  A Perl Teach in,   Tutor:  Dave Cross (Magnum Solutions)

Abstract: This tutorial covers some of the more advanced Perl topics that may 
be missing from your Perl programming knowledge. Topics include: CPAN tools, 
templating, ORM, testing, benchmarking and object oriented Perl.

T3.  Building the Network You Need with PF,   Tutor:  Peter N. M. Hansteen

Abstract: This tutorial focuses on building the high performance, low 
maintenance network you need.  We shall explore the whys and hows and cover 
all bases from the basic one machine configuration and basic 
local area networks, all the way up to configurations with traffic shaping and 
load balancing with "self healing" networks and countermeasures against 
common problems such as DoS attempts and spamming.  A basic understanding of 
TCP/IP and some Unix knowledge is assumed.

A two day conference (with parallel streams) will take place on Tuesday 1st & 
Wednesday 2nd April.

All Conference delegates receive a free place at the Conference Dinner (Tues 
1st April).

In addition the UKUUG is hosting the UK's first PostgreSQL User Conference 
on Wednesday 2nd April at the same venue.

All the information, including abstracts, bios, and an online booking form can 
be found at:


Take a look now....

Early bird booking rates are currently available....

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