Lectures, success stories, a stand and media coverage marked the presence of 4Linux in the most traditional Linux event in the world.
During the three days of LinuxWorld, the 4Linux stand received visitors, offered special discounts on training and had a gift raffle.
In addition to its presentation, 4Linux was a sponsor of the event, together with companies such as HP, IBM, Intel and Novell. On the speech agenda, given by well-known professionals in the sector, were three 4Linux representatives. They spoke on the "Integration of Qmail with LDAP", "Heterogeneous Networks with Samba and OpenLDAP" and "Corporate Security with Linux Using ISO17799".
Each one of the presentations was illustrated with a successful case in point, showing the open source technologies used in the projects that were carried out, respectively, in Ceagesp, the Brazilian National Mint and Serasa.
The HackerTeen project - involving the technical and ethical education of teens from 14 to 19 years of age in computer security networks, developed by 4Linux - was also highlighted at the event.
At a press conference, the HackerTeen Comic Book Episode III was launched, called "The Internet Blackout". The main purpose of this comic book is to teach young people to deal with technology in a simple and safe way. The event was covered by journalists from Globo, UOL Digital, INFO Online, IDGNow, and DCI News, etc.
A great surprise took place during the presentation by Jon "Maddog" Hall, the president of Linux International. Considered Linux's ambassador to the world, "Maddog" paid tribute to HackerTeen students: he called them to the stage, presented them with gifts, and ripped open his shirt, showing a HackerTeen project undershirt beneath. The Linux guru is one of HackerTeen's fiercest advocates.
The HackerTeen project was also presented as a success story in the presentation by Marco Sinhorelli, one of the top virtualization specialists in Brazil. His lecture was entitled "XEN: Virtualization Art".
The LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the principal event in the corporate market focused on companies that sell, market or promote products, services, applications and solutions for the Linux platform.
Carried out in 19 different countries, the event took place from May 23-25, 2006, at the Hotel Gran Melia WTC, in São Paulo - this was the first time that the event took place in Brazil.
Cláudia Souza Bom