Ottawa Linux Symposium (July 25-28th,2001)

Posted 19 Apr 2001 at 16:08 UTC by ajh Share This

We would like to remind everybody that the early registration discount ends as April ends, 11 days from now. You also need to be registered before then to be entered into the draw to win one of 20 Agenda VR3d Linux based PDA units and one of 6 HP 8-port Procurve switches (details at this URL)

OLS is now over 65% sold out, register early to make sure you're one of the 500 attendees.

For those of you not familiar with the Linux Symposium and its approach, read on.

OLS or the Ottawa Linux Symposium was organised first in July 1999 as a Linux conference aimed at the developer community. At OLS there is no trade show, there are no booths. Our sponsors are involved because they believe in Linux and want to make sure that there is a venue for the hard core people to get together. The event is also limited to 500 attendees to keep the environment more personal.

OLS2001 will be the 3rd annual Symposium and we hope to continue for years to come to do our part to help keep the Linux community heathy and despite the LKML flamewars, still talking to each other.

A few other items of note, Ottawa is in Canada, it is a great place to visit and generally has wonderful weather in July. If you're from outside Canada we recommend you determine how well your currency is doing vs the Canadian Dollar, this may be cheaper than you think.

This year we also overlap with the French version of the Commonwealth Games which is being held in Ottawa. This may make hotel space an issue if you do not book soon. There are some reserved blocks listed on the OLS website and they are filling up quickly.

Feel free to send questions to

Last year, posted 19 Apr 2001 at 18:27 UTC by dan » (Master)

Many advogato users will remember previous OLSes. Possibly some will remember more than others ...

Random selection of diaries from about that time:

(Yes, I'm going back this year. Anyone interested in a Lisp BOF?)

Brycefest?, posted 20 Apr 2001 at 19:39 UTC by kgb » (Master)

Will there be any Brycefest activity?

Highly recommended, posted 20 Apr 2001 at 19:40 UTC by DV » (Master)

The Linux geek venue used to be the Linux Expo hosted near Red Hat. Basically OLS is replacing it, highly technical, no trade show crap or "I wrote this presentation to add to my PhD publication list" off-track stuff. Last year was right on the target. I expect this year to be the same, just pure concentrated technical stuff (and the necessary night events to keep everybody talking without barrier).

If you write code, if you ponder on servers, if you're looking at designing/coding/testing/putting on production linux related software, then come you will be amazed. If you don't like geeks, stay at home :-)


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