Monday, March 24, 2008

A shameless plug - LUGRadioLIVE USA

I'm helping to organize it, and this is my blog, so I can market what I please :)

LUG Radio LIVE is coming to the US for the first time, and Google and
I are helping make the local arrangements. The text below from Jono
Bacon of LUG Radio LIVE and Ubuntu lays out all the info.

Spread the word!


Registration for LugRadio Live USA 2008 is now open at, and tickets for the two-day
spectacular cost only $10 for the full weekend, including full access to
all talks, the exhibition, evening events, and a free bag o'swag for
visitors. Pre-registrations also enjoy additional benefits at the show
and the first 50 registrations will receive a free copy of Postal 2:
Share The Pain (subject to age verification), thanks to Running With
Scissors. All pre-registrations will also be entered into a raffle to
win prizes by a variety of vendors.

LugRadio Live USA 2008, the 'rock-conference' from the team behind the
popular LugRadio podcast (, brings the
successful and unique formula of the UK LugRadio Live events to The
Metreon in San Francisco on the 12th and 13th April 2008. The event is
supported extensively by Google and also supported by Dice.

LugRadio Live USA 2008 brings together over 30 speakers across three
stages, 30+ exhibitors, a range of BOF sessions, debate panels,
lightbulb talk sessions, demos and much more, all wrapped up in the
unique event that the UK incarnation has become known for, combining an
incredibly loose, social, inclusive, and amusing atmosphere - if you are
new to LugRadio Live, it is nothing you will have seen before.

Confirmed speakers for the event include:

* Miguel de Icaza (Mono / Novell / Co-Founder Of GNOME)
* Ian Murdoch (OpenSolaris / Founder Of Debian)
* Robert Love (GNOME / Google)
* Aza Raskin (Mozilla / Humanized)
* Benjamin Mako Hill (Ubuntu / Debian / FSF)
* John Buckman (Magnatune)
* Val Henson (Kernel / VAH consulting)
* Christopher Blizzard (Mozilla / GNOME)
* Mike Linksvayer (Creative Commons)
* David Schleef (GStreamer)
* Matthew Garrett (Power Management / Kernel)
* Danese Cooper (Intel / OSI)
* Aaron Bockover (Banshee / Novell)
* Liana Holmberg (Second Life / Linden Lab)
* Emma Jane Hogbin (Hick Tech)
* Joe Zonker Brockmeier (OpenSuSE / Novell)
* Kristen Accardi (Kernel)
* David Lefty Schlesinger
* Joe Born (Neuros)
* Selena Deckelmann (PostgreSQL)
* Stewart Smith (MySQL)
* Dan Kegal (Wine)
* Ben Collins (Ubuntu / Kernel)
* Jason Kridner (Texas Instruments)
* Jeremy Allison (Samba / Google)
* Christian Hammond (VMWare)
* Ian McKeller (Songbird)
* Alison Randall (Parrot / Perl / OSCON)
* David Huffman (LVM)
* Brian Will (Pigeon)
* Belinda Lopez (Ubuntu)
* Ilan Rabanovich (SoCal Linux Expo)
* Eddy Mulyono (Packaging)
* Matthew Walster (Demo Scene)

The show will also see a large number of exhibitors, which will be
announced in the coming weeks, with plenty to see and do. In addition to
this, the LugRadio team will be recording a live performance of their
cult-hit podcast, which has over 20,000 listeners, in front of the
LugRadio Live USA 2008 audience - like the UK event, this is always
quite a spectacle, and excellent fun for all involved.

More information about LugRadio Live USA 2008 can be found at

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