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Confirmed Speakers at Warpstock 2001

Aside from the fact that you'll never hear the words, "OS/2? What's that?", the biggest reason for coming to Warpstock 2001 is to attend presentations from OS/2 experts around the world. To whet you're appetite, the Warpstock 2001 Event Team is pleased to announce several prominent speakers for this year's Warpstock conference.

In alphabetical order:

Gregory Bourassa will talk about XML in "XML processing on the OS/2 platform." Topics include an overview of XML and its applications, a survey of OS/2-compatible tools, and an example of creating and using an XML document.

Rainer Feuerstein will show you how to make your own CDs that can boot and load OS/2, even the WPS, in "Bootable CD-ROM's". Topics include support for LAN Requester and multiple configurations. This presentation is a must-see for all CD burner owners!

Patrick Gleason will show you how do implement proper multithreading in your Internet-enabled software in "Design of Multithreaded Internet Applications". Examples include a web server, an SMTP server, and a telnet client.

Achim Hasenmueller brings us up-to-speed with the coolest OS/2 tool in "ODIN - update and tips ~tricks." He then proceeds to show you how to decrease server downtime in "Co-StandyServer for e-business". If you're curiosity isn't yet piqued, then you definitely need to attend, "The Super-Secret-Project".

Richard Hawkins shows you everything you need to get the Internet-to-go in "Introduction to Wireless LANs (802.11b)." This presentation is a must-see for any laptop owner. Developers would behoove themselves to also see Richard in "Perl for Programmers", an introduction to the Perl scripting language on OS/2. Last, but not least, learn what it takes to support OS/2 in large-scale implementations when Richard talks about "Enterprise OS/2."

Uwe Hintz helps you connect printers to your LAN in "External Printservers and OS/2". The presentation concludes with recommendations.

Oliver Mark talks about the latest versions of OS/2 client and server in "Convience Pac 2" and "WorkSpace On-Demand V3" (with Oliver Stein). Anyone interested in learning about these new releases from IBM should definitely attend.

Alain Rykaert helps you implement large-scale roll-outs of OS/2 in "CID: Software Distribution" and "LSMT: LAN Server Management Tools". Both presentations cover several tools written by Alain that automate the roll-out process.

Darrell Spice, the OS/2 gamer's best friend, talks about emulation software for OS/2, including the numerous gaming system emulators that he himself has written.

Oliver Stein talks about the latest hardware support available in "OS/2 Device Driver Update." This important presentations brings you up-to-date on which new devices are supported under OS/2. Mr. Stein also helps his co-worker Oliver Mark in "WorkSpace On-Demand V3."

This list is by no means complete, but it certainly is impressive, considering that Warpstock 2001 is still three months away. More information on these speakers can be found at http://www.warpstock.org/2001/presentations/presenters.html

Everyone is invited to submit his or her own presentation proposals using the web form at http://www.warpstock.org/2001/presentations/presenter_form.html or by sending E-mail to the Event Team.

And don't forget - you can now register for Warpstock 2001, either online or via mail-in check. Just go to http://www.warpstock.org/2001/registration/registration.html for details.

The 5th annual Warpstock conference will be held October 6-8, 2001, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is produced by Warpstock, Inc., a North Carolina non-profit corporation. The Warpstock annual conference is a gathering of OS/2 users, developers, and vendors from around the world for the purpose of education and advocacy. More information is available at the Warpstock 2001 website, http://www.warpstock.org or its mirror site: http://warpstock.os2voice.org.

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