Spring 2008 – a UKUUG Conference

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 Systems)

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:


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