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Date: 5/20/2008

BarCampRDU 08 – August 2

BarCamp RDU
Yes the Third BarCampRDU is on its way. Over 200 people preregistered already. Details and signup here.

Want to help BarCampRDU?

Dave Johnson sends this note about sponsorship and volunteering:

As you may have already heard, BarCamp RDU 2008 is in the works. We’ve already opened registration and started blogging about the event and now we are pleased to announce BarCampRDU 2008 to potential sponsors and volunteers.

BarCamp RDU 20008 will be held on Saturday August 2, 2008 at the Red Hat headquarters in Raleigh, NC. The purpose of this message is to act as a “save the date” and solicitation for those interested in sponsoring and volunteering for the event.

About sponsorships:

Even before making a public call for sponsors, BarCampRDU 2008 has fulfilled 50% of its sponsorship goals, but we still have $2500 outstanding that we need pledged. If you or your organization would like to sponsor BarCampRDU, please contact Dave Johnson at dave.johnson at The minimum sponsorship is $300.

About registration:

Registration for BarCampRDU has already been announced far in advance and we already have [over] 200 attendees registered on the wiki.

Organizers committee:

If you’d like to join the organizing committee of BarCampRDU, please contact Wayne Sutton at wayne at The organizing committee meets periodically and ensures that tasks are completed for BarCamp. Please note, being on the organizing committee is not a nominal position – it requires significant work, so please only volunteer if you can commit to this effort.

We’re very excited to announce this event. With a location and sponsors, we’re well on our way to another very successful BarCamp. With the support of the community, organizers, volunteers and sponsors, we’re positive we’re going to have another great event.

Steve Cisler, Virtual Computing, Dome at Legislature, Music Cos vs VCs etc

George Brett alerts us to a very through and deeply serious appreciation of Steve Cisler from NetTime.

A series of miscommunications lead to me being at the NC Legislature this morning. Tucker was presenting his work from his Digital Media class in support of the Career and Technology Programs in the Public Schools. But the bigger surprise was that the elumenati were there with their Dome Theatre.

I spent this past Thursday and Friday out at IBM RTP from their 2nd International Conference on the Virtual Computing Initiative which has for the past two years taken the place of IBM University Days.

The VCI is an open source implimentation of machine image virtualization that began a few years back at NCSU as a way to use virtualization to allow both research and education (aka labs) computing to operate together on the same hardware (albeit differently scheduled). The NCSU Virtual Computing Lab has been proven several times over now and has been implemented for other schools including NCCU and ECU locally and in support of K – 12 labs in Virginia (by folks at Virgina Tech).

One interesting development is NCSU’s work on using VCI to make a 3-D environment, in this case Croquet, highly scalable and efficient.

David Rose at KnowThe explains that “Record Labels Are Not Venture Capitalists.” Sorta like the battle between two evil empires? Not according to David.

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