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Conference at a Glance

Real World Linux 2004 is the key event in Canada exclusively dedicated to Linux and Open Source Applications and Solutions for management and technology professionals in all sectors. The theme for the 2004 event is LINUX NOW!

Register through April 12 and save with the advance conference price.

On-Site Registration Hours

April 13 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

April 14 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

April 15 - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

For a printable version of this schedule, please use this PDF file.

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Tuesday, April 13
SESSION TRACK TIME TITLE SPEAKER
T1 Desktop 9:00 am-12:00 pm LINUX FOR DUMMIES Dee-Ann LeBlanc
T2 Communication 9:00 am-12:00 pm MAKING THE TRANSITION TO EMBEDDED LINUX DEVELOPMENT Richard Sevenich
T3 Web/Internet or Security 9:00 am-12:00 pm ANTI-SPAM FILTERING: CONFIGURING THE ENTERPRISE FOR SPEED & EFFICIENCY David Skoll
T4 Enterprise 9:00 am-12:00 pm LINUX CUSTOMIZATION: 3 CASE STUDIES Dan Morrill
T5 Desktop 1:15 pm-4:15 pm MIGRATION TO THE LINUX DESKTOP: A PRACTICAL GUIDE Marcel Gagne
T6 Communication 1:15 pm-4:15 pm CARRIER GRADE LINUX Ibrahim Haddad
T8 Enterprise, Government 1:15 pm-4:15 pm FULL COST ACCOUNTING METHODOLOGY FOR IT PROJECTS: YOU PAID WHAT??! Joseph Potvin
W7 Web/Internet or Security 1:15 pm-4:15 pm INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION - HANDS-ON John Lathrop
 
Wednesday, April 14
SESSION TRACK TIME TITLE SPEAKER
201 Security 8:30 am-9:30 am BATTLING SPAM AND VIRUSES AT THE SERVER Dee-Ann LeBlanc
202 Desktop 8:30 am-9:30 am MANAGING CORPORATE LINUX DESKTOPS Anthony Kay
203 Executive Summit, Storage 8:30 am-9:30 am COST EFFECTIVE NETWORK STORAGE LINUX SOLUTIONS Paul von Stamwitz
204 Networking 8:30 am-9:30 am RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX: A TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW Nick Carr
205 Web/Internet or Security 8:30 am-9:30 am THE OPA SUCCESS STORY Joseph Potvin
K1 Keynote 9:45 am-10:45 am WHAT'S NEXT FOR LINUX? ACHIEVING BROAD-SCALE LINUX DESKTOP ADOPTION Nat Friedman
206 Security 11:00 am-11:50 am OPEN SOURCE VERSUS COMMERCIAL CODE - A COMPARISON Jasper Kamperman
207 Desktop 11:00 am-11:50 am FREE LIBRE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE (FLOSS) MAKES BUSINESS SENSE John Terpstra
208 Clustering:HPC 11:00 am-11:50 am CLUSTERING AND HIGH AVAILABILITY FOR LINUX Roger Davis
209 Executive Summit, Government, Networking 11:00 am-11:50 am THE FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF MANAGING IP ADDRESS GROWTH: NEW SERVICES, DEVICES, NETWORKS Patricia Steadman
210 Web/Internet or Security 11:00 am-11:50 am USING LINUX AS A WEB SERVICES PLATFORM Albert Hsu
VS1 Visionary Series 12:00 pm-12:50 pm THE MONO PROJECT - HOW THE OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY EMBRACES .NET Erik Dasque
VS2 Visionary Series 1:00 pm-1:50 pm ENTERPRISE OPEN SOURCE Anne Lotz-Turner, Jon "maddog" Hall, Joseph Dal Molin, Ross Button
K2 Keynote 2:00 pm-2:50 pm THE FUTURE OF LINUX: TURNING THE VISION INTO REALITY C.J. Coppersmith, Dan Ryan
214 Executive Summit, Networking 2:50 pm-3:50 pm THE OPEN SOURCE ADOPTION CONUNDRUM Matt Asay
211 Security 3:00 pm-4:00 pm SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS BY RED HAT Ulrich Drepper
212 Desktop 3:00 pm-4:00 pm KDE GROWS BEYOND THE DESKTOP George Staikos
213 Communication 3:00 pm-4:00 pm MAKING MOBILITY REAL Peter Kronowitt
215 Executive Summit, Government, Web/Internet or Security 3:00 pm-4:00 pm LEGAL ISSUES IN OPEN SOURCE LICENSING Arshia Tabrizi
216 Executive Summit, Government, Security 4:15 pm-5:15 pm USING LINUX TO PROVIDE QUALITY OF SERVICE FOR NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURES Doug Hass
217 Desktop 4:15 pm-5:15 pm JAVA ON THE DESKTOP Robert Adley
218 Clustering:HPC 4:15 pm-5:15 pm HIGH AVAILABILITY SOLUTIONS: CRITICAL ELEMENTS Daniel P. Cox
219 Networking 4:15 pm-5:15 pm ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE: LINUX FOR WINDOWS ADMINISTRATORS Dan York
220 Web/Internet or Security 4:15 pm-5:15 pm OPEN SOURCE WEB AND INTERNET SOLUTIONS FOR OS X Bruce Hough
BOF1 Birds of a Feather (BOF) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm MIGRATING TO LINUX Robert P.J. Day
BOF2 Birds of a Feather (BOF) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm WRITING FOR THE COMPUTER MAGAZINE INDUSTRY. Marcel Gagne
 
Thursday, April 15
SESSION TRACK TIME TITLE SPEAKER
301 Executive Summit, Security 8:30 am-9:30 am CONTROLLING YOUR SECURITY DESTINY Terry Stuart
302 Desktop, Executive Summit 8:30 am-9:30 am LINUX REPLACES WINDOWS, ONE DESKTOP AT A TIME - A CASE STUDY Joe Lui, Ralph DeFrangesco
303 Finance 8:30 am-9:30 am BUSINESS FINANCE SOFTWARE FOR LINUX - AN OVERVIEW Chris Browne
304 Executive Summit 8:30 am-9:30 am THE ADAPTIVE ENTERPRISE STRATEGY Bill Dupley
305 Government 8:30 am-9:30 am ERP APPLICATION ON LINUX: CITY OF BLOOMINGTON: CASE STUDY Gregory Volan, Venkat Sankaran
K3 Keynote 9:45 am-10:45 am OPEN COMPUTING FOR E-BUSINESS ON DEMAND: AN EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE Ed Kilroy
306 Security 11:00 am-11:50 am SECURITY IN A LINUX ENVIRONMENT David Safford
307 Desktop, Executive Summit, Government 11:00 am-11:50 am STRATEGIC CONSIDERATIONS - MIGRATING TO THE LINUX DESKTOP Marcel Gagne
308 Executive Summit, Finance 11:00 am-11:50 am 10 STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL LINUX MIGRATION Glenn McKnight, Matthew Rice
309 Executive Summit 11:00 am-11:50 am LINUX INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT & ADOPTION TRENDS IN CANADA Warren Shiau
VS3 Visionary Series 12:00 pm-12:50 pm SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT - THE NEW FRONTIER FOR LINUX Juergen Geck
VS4 Visionary Series 1:00 pm-1:50 pm THE OPEN SOURCE ARCHITECTURE EXTENDING OPEN SOURCE BEYOND THE OPERATING SYSTEM Karen Bennet
K4 Keynote 2:00 pm-2:50 pm FREE AND OPEN SOURCE: ITS PLACE IN BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT Jon "maddog" Hall
310 Desktop 3:00 pm-4:00 pm CASE STUDY: LINUX THIN CLIENT IN A LARGE MEDICAL PRACTICE Jordan Rosen, Martin Echt
311 Finance 3:00 pm-4:00 pm LINUX IN THE FINANCE SECTOR Len Santalucia
312 Executive Summit 3:00 pm-4:00 pm MIGRATION TO LINUX - A SENIOR MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE Steve Poelking
313 Government 3:00 pm-4:00 pm CASE STUDY: CHILDREN'S SERVICES MIGRATION TO LINUX DESKTOP Randell Clarke
314 Executive Summit, Security 4:15 pm-5:15 pm PROS AND CONS OF USING OPEN SOURCE FOR PERIMETER DEFENSE Jan Hichert
315 Desktop 4:15 pm-5:15 pm INTRODUCTION TO THE LINUX TERMINAL SERVER PROJECT -LTSP James McQuillan
316 Executive Summit 4:15 pm-5:15 pm THE PLATFORM DEBATE: WHAT YOU NEED TO MAXIMIZE YOUR IT INVESTMENT Alec Taylor
317 Government 4:15 pm-5:15 pm THE CITY OF CALGARY: IMPLEMENTING LINUX - A CASE STUDY Dan Ryan
 

* Visionary sessions are free with conference registration.

Trade Show Schedule

April 14, 11:00am - 6:00 pm
April 15, 11:00am - 5:00 pm

Conference Schedule

April 13: Tutorials & Workshops
April 14 – 15: Seminars
April 14 – 15: Keynote and Visionary presenters
April 14: Birds of a Feather (BOF's)

All conference programs take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto.