Mark Shuttleworth at BALUG 2008-03-25 (note change from usual date)
NOTE SPECIAL MEETING DATE: 2008-03-25 (no meeting on 2008-03-18)
For our 2008-03-25 meeting we are proud to present:
Mark Shuttleworth of Ubuntu/Canonical.
Mark is founder of The Ubuntu Project, and also founded
Thawte (which specialized in digital certificates),
HBD Venture Capital (invests in early stage South African companies
with high growth potential) and
The Shuttleworth Foundation (non-profit organization that accelerates
social innovation in Africa with a particular focus on education), and
also formed Canonical (commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, and committed to
the development, distribution and promotion of open source software
products, and to providing tools and support to the open source
community). In April 2002, Mark also became the
First African in Space, arriving via Soyuz TM-34 to the
International Space Station and spending several days there, and
returning via Soyuz TM-33.
The meeting is free, but dinner is $13.00 to join us for our
family/banquet style Chinese dinner (a good deal for what one gets, and
that's including tax and tip).
If you intend to come, please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why RSVP? Well, we probably wouldn't turn you away, but the RSVPs
really help the Four Seas Restaurant plan settings/food/staffing and
help ensure that we're able to eat upstairs in the private banquet room.
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Added by Michael Paoli on March 15, 2008