AUUG gratefully acknowledges the support of our conference sponsors.

Diamond Sponsor

Sun Microsystems
Sun Microsystems

Gold Sponsor


Ruby Sponsor

Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc.
Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc.

Silver Sponsor

Eolas Technologies
Eolas Technologies

Bronze Sponsors

MySQL Network

Mandlin Sales Pty Ltd
Mandlin Sales Pty Ltd

Custom Technology Australia Pty Ltd
Custom Technology Australia Pty Ltd

Media Partner

ComputerWorld - The Voice Of IT Management

AUUG 2005 is endorsed by:

Linux World
Linux World Conference and Expo

Carlton Crest Hotel, Sydney

Conference 19-21 October
Tutorials 16-18 October

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AUUG offers significant discounts on registration and tutorials to AUUG members. You can join AUUG a the same time as registering and claim the AUUG member discount.

Discounts on conference registration are also available for members of ACS, AJUG, ISOC-AU, Linux Australia, LUGs, SAGE-AU, Usenix and Uniforum NZ.

AUUG is offering discounts on registration and tutorials to organisations that register multiple attendees. A 5% discount if you register 2-4, 10% if you register 5 or more.

An early bird registration rate applies for conference and tutorials for those who register before 30 September.

Featured Speakers

Brad Templeton

Brad Templeton founded and ran ClariNet Communications Corp., the first internet-based content company, then sold it to Newsedge Corporation in 1997. ClariNet publishes an online electronic newspaper delivered for live reading on subscribers machines. He has been active in the computer network community since 1979, participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days and in 1987 he founded and edited rec.humor.funny, the world's most widely read computerized conference on that network. He has been a software company founder, and is the author of a dozen packaged microcomputer software products. He is chairman of the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading civil rights advocacy group for cyberspace. He also sits on the advisory boards for a few internet startups. Currently he is building a new startup to reinvent the phone call. He is also on the board of the Foresight Institute (a nanotech think-tank).

Peter Gutmann

Peter Gutmann is a researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland working on design and analysis of cryptographic security architectures. He helped write the popular PGP encryption package, has authored a number of papers and RFC's on security and encryption including the X.509 Style Guide for certificates, and is the author of the open source cryptlib security toolkit. In his spare time he pokes holes in whatever security systems and mechanisms catch his attention and grumbles about PKIs.


davidpDavid Purdue - AUUG President

There are constant advances being made in the way we store, manipulate and present information. However, these advances typically mean that applications are not single systems, but a variety of systems working in concert. So your web browser talks to your web server talks to your application server talks to your content management system talks to your database, with support from directory systems, network management systems, backup systems and the like.

As computing professionals we are faced with the challenge of conducting the concert - making all these disparate systems work in harmony.

At the AUUG 2005 conference we will be discussing many practical solutions to these problems - from open network protocols and file formats, to day to management problems such as email spam filtering. I call upon all IT professionals to get involved in the conference, to contribute a paper or tutorial, or even just come along and contribute your collected wisdom.

See you in October!

adrianAdrian Close - Programme Chair

It is my great pleasure to be once again in the hot seat, putting together the programme for AUUG's annual conference. An AUUG conference is a special event - our broad base enables us to bring you an eclectic mix of speakers under a banner that might be summarised as "cool people doing cool stuff".

This year's programme covers a broad range of topics, from operating system development, through networking, system administration and security, databases and web development, and stopping off for a beer after recording a rock band! We love our technology, but we're not lost in it, so you'll also find business-focussed presentations as well as discussion of privacy and rights issues.

We don't focus on open source, or Linux, or even Unix (although that's often how it turns out). Rather we look for innovative approaches to real world problems in computing. I guarantee that you'll find something to challenge you, regardless of your computing focus.


Sponsorship Opportunities

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Sponsorship is an ideal way for companies to promote their products and/or services to the Open Computing Professional community. Sponsors are given every opportunity to interact with the 150-200 delegates who attend the conference, and sponsors are identified on conference material that is distributed to over 2000 Unix, Linux and Open Source professionals.

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