The University of Limerick Computer Society is an entirely student run
society which provides a range of IT services to students, staff and
organisations in the University of Limerick. Our network, Skynet, provides
websites, e-mail and personal storage to its members as well as providing
a social group for those interested in IT. Many of the services we provide
would otherwise be unavailable to the University community.
The Society is the oldest of its kind in the country, having been founded
in 1992. As celebration of our 15 years, the Computer Society is hosting
our first Free Software Conference in the University, running from Friday,
and 16th to Sunday, 18th February 2007.
Confirmed speakers include many pillars of the Free Software community
such as Richard Matthew Stallman, Alan Cox and Robert Chassell. There is
also a significant Irish presence at the conference, which aims to promote
Irish importance in the global IT industry. While the focus of the
conference is Free Software, major industry names such as Microsoft, Sun
and Oracle will also be speaking. The conference will be a chance to meet
and greet the speakers as well as socialise with other guests. Talks shall
be followed by Question and Answer sessions where the speakers can be
asked about their talk or the area they specialise in.
If you believe that your organisation could benefit from the cost-saving
opportunities of free software, now and as it grows into the future, you
may wish to send delegates to the conference. At a ticket cost of only
EUR40 for the weekend, the conference also offers excellent value. Tickets for
the event can be booked online at http://www.skycon.skynet.ie. For
information on marketing opportunities, please contact skycon at skynet.ie.
More information about the Society is available on http://www.skynet.ie.
Details about the conference including speakers can be found at
President, UL Computer Society
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