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Full-On (line) Speakers List Announced for IOTC 2008

The Irish Open Source Technology Conference has today announced its speaker line-up for the event June 19th - 20th.

The Tinkering of Brazil

Eoin Brazil, a Computer Systems graduate from the University of Limerick (BSc in 2000 and MSc in 2003), is now a Research Officer working on auditory displays and on the use of sound in human-computer interaction in the university's Interaction Design Centre.

Colm – def. An Open Source building block.

At the Irish Open Source Technology Conference, there's some very impressive people lined up - evangelists from the US, England and Wales, 19yr old 'self made millionaires and even one or two special guests (more on June 1st). So, how about a local Dubliner to add into the mix.

Eclipse Expert Revisits Ireland

Shaun Smith, a lead developer in the Java Platform Group in Oracle and Eco-System Development lead for EclipseLink, the Eclipse Persistence Services Project, is to return to Ireland in June to present at the Irish Open Source Technology Conference.

OpenApp sets sights on Irish Open Source

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Open Applications Consulting, known as one the best companies pioneering the open source movement in Ireland, is to sponsor the Irish Open Source Technology Conference in June.

Irish Open Source Technology Conference

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The Irish Open Source Technology Conference (blog live) is a two day event in Dublin, Ireland on June 18th - 20th.

We're currently finalising the full agenda and have a few speaker opportunities available.

Interested? Here's what to do.

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