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Webstock mini in June

w00t! The next Webstock mini has been announced (Tuesday 19 June) and it promises to be a cracker.

One of my idols and a key contributor to Mozilla’s rendering engine, Gecko, Robert O’Callahan, will give us a preview of Firefox 3. He’s a software hero who like so many important Kiwi’s is virtually unheard of in his own country.

Leigh Blackall is lined up to explain and demonstrate Second Life. There’s no Linux client as far as I know, so that’s my excuse for not having tried it out yet. I’m looking forward to seeing it for the first time….

There’s also going to be a debate in the final session (which follows the second round of networking) which will be highly entertaining.

The full details on the evening session are on the Webstock site. It’s only $75, includes drinks and nibbles, and will be more fun than Steve Ballmer after too many diet pills.

Michael ‘Koz’ Koziarski will also present a half day workshop on Ruby on Rails for beginners. He’s one of the core developers of Ruby on Rails so you don’t get a much better opportunity to learn than that! It’s a steal at $300 bucks, and I think constitutes far better value than most training courses.

4 Responses to “Webstock mini in June”

  1. Leigh Says:

    Alpha release of Linux SL client http://secondlife.com/community/downloads.php

  2. ben Says:

    D’oh – does this mean I have to try it? =)

  3. Leigh Says:

    LOL, now I know it was you I replied to 🙂 I tried to get the client to work on my Ubuntu.. no joy though 🙁

  4. ben Says:

    Ahh, that’s grand – I could see myself spending tooooo much time on that….

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