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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!

Registration Hours

April 13: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 14 – 15 : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trade Show Schedule

April 13, 11:00am - 6:00 pm
April 14, 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.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 13
TUTORIAL TRACK TIME SEMINAR TITLE SPEAKER
Tutorial 1 DESKTOP 9:00 am-12:00 pm Linux for Dummies Dee Ann LeBlanc
Tutorial 2 COMMUNICATION 9:00 am-12:00 pm Making the Transition to Embedded Linux Development Richard Sevenich
Tutorial 3 WEB/INTERNET/SECURITY 9:00 am-12:00 pm Anti-Spam Filtering: Configuring the Enterprise for Speed & Efficiency David Skoll
Tutorial 4 ENTERPRISE 9:00 am-12:00 pm Linux Customization:   Three Case Studies Dan Morrill
Tutorial 5 DESKTOP 1:15 pm-4:15 pm Migration to the Linux Desktop:   A Practical Guide Marcel Gagne
Tutorial 6 COMMUNICATION 1:15 pm-4:15 pm Carrier Grade Linux Ibrahim Haddad
Tutorial/
Workshop 7
WEB/INTERNET/SECURITY 1:15 pm-4:15 pm Installation and Configuration - Hands-On John Lathrop
Tutorial 8 ENTERPRISE 1:15 pm-4:15 pm Full Cost Accounting Methodology for IT Projects:   You Paid What??! Joseph Potvin
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
SEMINAR TRACK TIME SEMINAR 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 STORAGE/EXEC SUMMIT 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 8:30 am-9:30 am The OPA Success Story Joseph Potvin
Keynote 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/EXEC SUMMIT 11:00 am-11:50 am Free Libre Open Source Software(FLOSS) Makes Business Sense John H. Terpstra
208 CLUSTERING:HPC/EXEC SU 11:00 am-11:50 am Clustering & High Availability for Linux Roger Davis
209 NETWORKING/GOVT/EXEC 11:00 am-11:50 am The Financial Impacts of Managing IP Address Gr Patricia A. Steadman
210 WEB/INTERNET 11:00-11:50 am Using Linux as a Web Services Platform Albert Hsu
VS1 VISIONARY* 12:00 pm-12:50 pm The Mono Project - How the Open Source Community Embraces .NET Miguel de Icaza
VS2 VISIONARY* 1:00 pm-1:50 pm Enterprise Open Source Anne Lotz Turner, R. Button, J. Dal Molin, J. Hall
Keynote KEYNOTE 2:00 pm-2:50 pm The Future of Linux: Turning the Vision into Reality C.J. Coppersmith/D. Ryan
211 SECURITY 3:00pm-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 CLUSTERING:HPC 3:00 pm-4:00 pm Linux in High End Computing Dirk Hohndel
214 NETWORKING/EXEC SUMMI 3:00 pm-4:00 pm The Open Source Adoption Conundrum Matt Asay
215 WEB/INTERNET/GOV/EXEC 3:00 pm-4:00 pm Legal Issues in Open Source Licensing Arshia Tabrizi
216 SECURITY/GOVT/EXEC SU 4:15 pm-5:15 pm Using Linux to Provide Quality of Service for Netwo Doug Hass
217 DESKTOP/EXEC SUMMIT 4:15 pm-5:15 pm Java on the Desktop Gordon Sissons
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 4:15 pm-5:15 pm Open Source Web and Internet Solutions For OS/ Bruce Hough
BOF 1 BOF 5:15 pm-6:00 pm Migrating to Linux Robert P.J. Day
BOF 2 BOF 5:15 pm-6:00 pm FREE FOR ALL ATTENDEES DETAILS COMING SOON  
BOF 3 BOF 5:15 pm-6:00 pm FREE FOR ALL ATTENDEES DETAILS COMING SOON  
BOF 4 BOF 5:15 pm-6:00 pm FREE FOR ALL ATTENDEES DETAILS COMING SOON  
THURSDAY, APRIL 15
SEMINAR TRACK TIME SEMINAR TITLE SPEAKER
301 SECURITY/EXEC SUMMIT 8:30 am-9:30 am Controlling Your Security Destiny Scott Wimer
302 DESKTOP/EXEC SUMMIT 8:30 am-9:30 am Linux Replaces Windows, One Desktop at a time R. DeFrangesco/J. Lui
303 FINANCE 8:30 am-9:30 am Business Finance Software for Linux - An Overview Christopher Browne
304 EXECUTIVE SUMMIT 8:30 am-9:30 am The Adaptive Enterprise Strategy Bill J. Dupley
305 GOVERNMENT 8:30 am-9:30 am ERP Application on Linux: City of Bloomington Case Study G. Volan/V. Sankaran
Keynote 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/GOVT/EXEC SUM 11:00 am-11:50 am Strategic Considerations - Migrating to the Linux D Marcel Gagne
308 FINANCE/EXEC SUMMIT 11:00 am-11:50 am 10 Steps to Successful Linux Migration Evan Leibovitch/Matt Rice
309 EXECUTIVE SUMMIT 11:00 am-11:50 am Linux Industry Development & Adoption Trends in Canada Warren Shiau
VS3 VISIONARY* 12:00 pm-12:50 pm Systems Management - The New Frontier for Linux Juergen Geck
VS4 VISIONARY* 1:00 pm-1:50 pm Red Hat Karen Bennet
Keynote 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 M. Echt/J. Rosen
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 Perspe Alan Freedman
313 GOVERNMENT 3:00 pm-4:00 pm Case Study:   Children's Services Migration to Linux Desktop Randell Clarke
314 SECURITY/EXEC SUMMIT 4:15 pm-5:15 pm Pros & Cons of Using Open Source for Perimeter 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 S Dan Ryan

* Visionary sessions are free with conference registration.