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ALS Press Center

Welcome to the Press Center for the 3rd Annual Atlanta Linux Showcase 1999.

The Atlanta Linux Showcase is the community's premier technical and community show organized and run by a group of computer professionals wishing to help promote Linux. ALS was founded in 1997 and is run entirely by volunteers. Last years show was the largest Linux event in 1998 drawing its attendees from 23 countries. The Atlanta Linux Showcase, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation.

The 1999 Atlanta Linux Showcase consists of two days of tutorials organized in conjunction with USENIX, three days of Technical Conference talks with over 40 international speakers divided over three conference tracks, and a showfloor with 70 exhibitors showing the latest Linux hardware, software, books, magazines, CDROMs, t-shirts and more.

After registration and approval, Press attendees receive:

  • Free access to the ALS showfloor.
  • Free access to Keynotes.
  • Free access to all Birds of a Feather Sessions.
  • Complimentary access to all Conference Sessions.
  • Priority check-in.
Press badges are not available for sponsors or advertisers. Also excluded are marketing or sales representatives, and technical or operational staff to the media. Press attendees do not receive complimentary access to Tutorials.

For more information and to register as a Press Attendee, please contact our Press Liason: Blake Sorensen.

Recent Press Releases

    October 14, 1999, HP and The Puffin Group: PA-RISC/Linux PuffinFest:
  • Hewlett-Packard Company and The Puffin Group host the PA-RISC/Linux PuffinFest.
  • October 12th through 17th, inconjunction with ALS '99.
  • Further port Linux to HP's PA-RISC line of HP 9000 UNIX servers.

    October 1, 1999, Dinner to Benefit Childrens Cancer Research:
  • Benefit dinner, T-Shirt proceeds go to Pediatric Oncology Group
  • Help fund efforts in children's cancer research.
  • Benefit dinner: Friday evening, Oct. 15th.
  • ALS shirts available on-line and the Linux Central booth at ALS.

    September 17, 1999, Loki and Activision Sponsor Loki Hack 1999:
  • Loki Hack 1999: October 11 through 13 at Cobb Galleria Centre
  • Up to 30 qualified hackers, 48 hours time.
  • Game to modify: Civilization: Call to Power (TM).
  • Resulting binaries to be made available.
  • First prize: dual-processor workstation.
  • Apply at:

    September 7, 1999, Pre-registration Discount Deadline One Week Away:
  • Pre-registration deadline September 15, 1999.
  • Registration open now through October 4, 1999, and onsite.
  • Over 70 exhibitors on Free Admission showfloor.
  • Community Pavilion, featuring Linux community booths.
  • Linux in Action: interactive demonstrations and configuration help.
  • Nightly Birds-of-a-Feather sessions.
  • Terminal room.
  • Fund-raiser dinner.

    August 18, 1999, ALS Announces Conference and Tutorial Program:
  • Tutorials Schedule: two days of top rate instruction.
  • Conference program: 41 sessions.
  • Second Keynote: Norm Shryer, "The Pain of Success, The Joy of Defeat: Unix History".
  • 3 days of free vendor exhibits.
  • freeform birds-of-a-feather sessions.

    July 1, 1999, ALE Announce note and Opening of Registration:
  • Conference Registration is open.
  • First 100 Technical Conference registrations on the WWW receive OS Wars t-shirt.
  • First keynote: Jeremy Allison (Samba), "Open Source Development of a Closed Source Protocol".
  • Private developer "hot house" sessions.
  • Linux In Action booth: hands-on experience with Linux.

    April 26, 1999, Call for Papers for the ALS:
  • Submission deadline: July 1, 1999
  • Notification to authors: July 15, 1999
  • Camera-ready papers due: September 8, 1999
  • Registration material available: August, 1999
  • Speaker travel arrangements available: August, 1999

    March 8, 1999, ALE Announce 1999 Atlanta Linux Showcase:
  • Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta on October 12-16 1999.
  • Three conference tracks over three days with 40 speakers.
  • Exhibition with over 140 vendors, over 4000 attendees.
  • Vendor registration open, early bird discount in effect.
  • Conference Pre-Registration will begin in May of 1999.
  • Exhibits-Only Attendance free of charge and open to the public with registration.

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