Unigroup's October 2009 Meeting Announcement

Evolution of the Solaris Installer Technology

Dave Miner,
Sr. Solaris Engineer
Sun Microsystems / Solaris Engineering

Thursday, 15-OCT-2009      (** 3rd Thursday **)

The Cooper Union
School of Engineering   (*** NEW BUILDING ***)
41 Cooper Square    (3rd Avenue, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City
Meeting Room: 616
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6:00 - 6:15 PM Registration
6:15 - 6:30 PM Unigroup Business
6:30 - 8:30 PM Main Presentation


Unigroup's October 2009 meeting will be our second meeting at Cooper Union's new Engineering building, which is located on the East side of Cooper Square and 1-2 blocks South-East of the old Engineering building (which is now closed).

We had a great meeting room for our first meeting at Cooper's new building, however, due to meeting room conflicts, we are currently scheduled to meet in Room 616 (6th Floor)... but keep an eye out for changes. This space is reported to be small, and Cooper was attempting to find a larger room for us (possibly in their other building, across the street).

Our October 2009 meeting will be a special Joint Meeting with the NYCOSUG - NYC OpenSolaris Group, and as such, non-member meeting fees will be waived (ie. free meeting) for this special meeting.


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      The Cooper Union  (http://www.cooper.edu)
      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
      41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue, between 6th & 7th Streets)
      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City
      Meeting Room: 616

   Located on the East side of Cooper Square.  Look for the
   new building with the non-traditional appearance.
   Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street.

   Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk.
   Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for
     directions to Unigroup and Room 616 (6th Floor).

   Nearest mass transit stations are:
     '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
                   then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
     'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
                   then 1 block South.
     '4/5/6/R/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East.
     'B/D/F/V'     to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East.

   Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm.

   There are also parking lots on Broadway, at (or just south of)
     Astor Place (8th Street).


Topic: Evolution of the Solaris Installer Technology

Brief Introduction:

This will be a discussion (vs. a typical one-way presentation) on the topic of Solaris installer technologies and evolution thereof, with a focus on "what's new" in recent work. Of interest to Sun, in particular, are the expectations and desired-level functionality that customers and community want to see implemented.

Web Resources

   Sun Solaris 10

   Sun OpenSolaris

   Sun BigAdmin Portal

   Sun Microsystems

   NYCOSUG - NY Open Solaris User Group


David Miner is a Sr. Solaris Engineer in Sun's Solaris Engineering organization, with dozens of contributions across the Solaris ecosystem during his many years at Sun. He is recognized as a thought-provoking speaker and has spoken at many conferences - including recent OpenSolaris User Group meetings and CommunityOne.


For more information about Sun Microsystems, please visit: http://www.sun.com


We hope to have various giveaways from our friends at the local NYC Sun Microsystems Office.


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Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

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

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