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February General Meeting Tux with Valentine chocolates and rose

Things We Love About Unix

Speaker: Alan Dewar, Software Engineering Senior Staff Engineer, Synopsys

February is the month of Valentine's day, so we're marking the occasion by celebrating all the things we love about Unix. We'll cover the history of Unix, from its humble birth, through its difficult adolescence, to its current maturity. What features and philosophies have contributed to the initial success and the on-going popularity of our favourite operating systems?

A key contributing factor to the success of Unix is the community behind it. You, too, are a part of that community! Come share your perspectives: your first encounters, overall impressions, and what you find appealing about the Unix ecosystem. This is a chance to learn from the experience of others, and to share some tips of your own!

Alan Dewar is a software engineering senior staff engineer at Synopsys, working as part of the Software Integrity Group. He has been using Unix since the early 1980s and its predecessor, Multics, before that. He is also a long-time CUUG member and director, currently serving as CUUG President.

Place 800

800 - 6 Ave. S.W.
Fourth floor Synopsys office

There is $2 parking after 16:00 one block north-east of the meeting location, in the underground parkade at McDougall Centre.

5:30 PM, Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Snacks at 17:30. Meeting begins at 18:00.

Attendance is free for CUUG members, or $10 (cash only) at the door for non-CUUG members.

RSVP to office at CUUG if you plan to attend.