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Re: [Publicity] Fwd: Session proposal accepted for OSCON 2014

That's fantastic! Congratulations!

On Fri, 4 Apr 2014, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
> Just an FYI that our OSCon proposal on Nymote (pasted below) got accepted 
> into OSCon.  We're aiming to demonstrate the MirageOS networking stack 
> running on a Cubieboard2/Cubietruck and Xen/ARM at the session, so this 
> should help publicise the ARM port more widely.
> Abstract follows:
> The Mirage OS is an open-source library operating system that compiles code 
> written in the OCaml functional language into a variety of hardware backends, 
> most notably specialized unikernels that run directly on the Xen hypervisor. 
> Mirage is particularly useful for building safe, reliable OS components such 
> as storage or networked daemons.
> Since the release of Mirage 1.0 in December 2013, weâve been using it to 
> self-host our personal Internet presences. Instead of having to manage 
> complex deployments such as a LAMP stack (with the associated security 
> headaches), Mirage offers the opportunity to âcompile your own cloudâ from a 
> set of protocol libraries. This is an educational experience that you miss 
> out on if using a hosted PaaS, and you also gain the freedom of running your 
> own infrastructure and federating via open protocols such as XMPP.
> In this talk, Iâll walk you through how my own homepage infrastructure works, 
> and how to replicate it yourself to regain control of your Internet presence. 
> The DNS and HTTP servers run as separate unikernels on the cloud, and are 
> coordinated via the Irminsule storage stack (which uses Git as its 
> communications protocol). The deployment simply uses the Travis continuous 
> integration tool to commit the entire kernel to Git (e.g. 
> https://github.com/mirage/mirage-www-deployment), so you can get started very 
> quickly using Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD or MacOS X (weâll provide a Vagrant 
> virtual machine if youâre running Windows).
> -anil
> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: Shirley Bailes <shirley@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: Session proposal accepted for OSCON 2014
> > Date: 2 April 2014 06:58:03 BST
> > To: Anil Madhavapeddy <anil@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > 
> > (To respond to this message, use the web page link at the
> > bottom.)
> > 
> > We are pleased to accept the following proposal for OSCON 2014.
> > 
> > * Nymote: git your own cloud here
> > 
> > It has been scheduled for 11:00 on 24 Jul 2014.
> > 
> > No April Fools' jokes here. Your OSCON proposal is accepted!
> > 
> > Please confirm that you have received this acceptance and can
> > deliver your proposed session at OSCON, Sunday July 20 - Thursday
> > July 24, 2014 in Portland, Oregon by clicking on the link at the
> > bottom of this email.
> > 
> > *NOTE:* Keep in mind that TUTORIALS are on Sunday and Monday this
> > year, with SESSIONS on Tuesday through Thursday. For any
> > scheduling questions, if there is something you'd like to
> > add/remove, update/edit on your proposal, or for anything else,
> > please email Shirley: speakers@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 
> > *REMEMBER:* Speakers receive a complimentary 5-Day pass to OSCON
> > (this includes tutorials as well as conference sessions.) You
> > will be registered for the event.
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