Unigroup's January 2006 Meeting Announcement

** Field Trip to Novell **
OpenSuSE Linux

Ross Brunson
Linux Solutions Specialist
Novell, Inc.

Thursday, 19-JAN-2006      (** 3rd Thursday **)

** Field Trip to Novell **
NYC Novell Office
1177 Sixth Avenue, 35th Floor (between 45th & 46th streets)
Midtown, New York City
** RSVP is required! **

6:15 - 6:25 PM Registration
6:25 - 6:35 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation


The SuSE Commercial Linux product has migrated into free Open SuSE Linux!


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   RSVP deadline is 18-JAN-2006 10pm.

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	NYC Novell Office
        1177 Sixth Avenue, 35th Floor (between 45th & 46th streets)
	Midtown, New York City


TOPIC: Open SuSE Linux

(details to be determined)

Web Resources

     Novell SuSE Linux http://www.suse.com
     OpenSuSE Linux    http://www.opensuse.com


Ross Brunson:
Linux Solutions Specialist with Novell, Inc.
CNI, NCLP, LPIC1, SCSA, LCI, LCA, Inet+, Linux+,

Ross is currently a Linux Solutions Specialist for Novell Inc.'s North East Division based in Albany NY. He serves on the Advisory Council for the Linux Professional Institute and has authored three books, including the best-selling LPIC Level 1 Exam Cram.

He began his IT career in the US Army in the early 1980's working with battlefield simulation systems running on Unix platforms, and quickly graduated to working with databases and network operating systems. Ross began his formal training and consulting career in the late 80's teaching Unix and NT Integration classes to government and industry customers both in education centers and onsite. He quickly became the technical editor and eventually the author for his courses, soon achieving the organization's second highest scores for an instructor. After a number of years conducting TCP/IP, UNIX, Linux and Networking courses for Learning Tree, Mastering Computers of Scottsdale and other training companies, he took a courseware development and instructor position with Computer Associates developing and delivering Windows 2000 and Linux courses for delivery to many USA and International companies. Ross then took a position with Thomson Learning's SAIR Linux certification and courseware division as the Director of Courseware Development and Instruction. He built an excellent instructor force spanning 13 countries and 110 instructors in little over a year. Ross and his team conducted certification seminars at 4 consecutive Linuxworld shows, with over 2500 people attending and testing as a result of his team's efforts.

For the last 3 years, Ross has performed many Linux and Open Source training events for various vendors in the Open Source training industry, including The Training Camp with attendees drawn from a who's-who of the technical industry. After 3+ years of conducting Linux, Solaris and Cisco boot camps, he joined Novell/SuSE's Advanced Technical Training Team as as the ATT Linux team's development lead and Senior Technical Training Engineer focusing on large industry and Fortune 100/500 customer training needs where his clients included IBM, Intel, Merck and many other industry giants.




O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.

Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. Addison-Wesley also has a new end-user discount, available through their User Group program. We will be announcing the details at our next meeting!

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway (ie. many of these books are valued between $30 and $60)!


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Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

We believe Novell will sponsor the food service. Details to be determined.

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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