SkyCon 2012 – 20th Birthday bash for Skynet
I’ve spoken about Skynet in the past, it’s the computer society for UL where I studied, had fun, few drinks, attended events, ran event and met some fantastic friends for life.
2012 marks the 20th Birthday for our computer society, which is a remarkable occasion to celebrate Skycon. What started off as a box in a bedroom at someones house to getting its own server room fully kitted out with rack mounted servers we’ve come a long way.
I came up with the idea of running the first Skycon back in 2006 and we celebrate it in 2007 when we were 15, that was a fanstic weekend where I got to meet many speakers and meet some people that would play key roles in my life years later, I got to meet my current boss back then, little did I know I’d end up working for Canonical years later!
So this year it will still be over two days and with two key note speakers Mark Shuttleworth and Randall Munroe (XKCD) , speakers from VM Ware, HP, IBM, Linaro and many many more will be there in Limerick. Entrance to the event is €15 per day or €25 for both days. Registration is now open and more details are on the site.
It’s a chance to meet and hear from speakers that many people won’t have the chance to see here in Limerick so it’s worth going. If anyone still wants to get involved in some way shape or form please let us know.