Our main talk will be Universal computation: the first eight decades by Jiri Baum.
The concept of universal computation provides a foundation for everything we do with computers. This talk covers the definition, some history as well as practical consequences of this concept which underlies and shapes what we do with our computers and software.
Jiri is a freelance programmer / computer scientist. He has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and programs in Python, C++ and a range of other programming languages for a variety of purposes.
As usual, there will also be lightning talks on the night; if you have something you want to share, something you found or used or wrote for Linux, please do put your name up on the board toward the beginning of the meeting. In particular, we have had a request for a talk on RRDTool, so if you have experience with that, please do come up!
Transit and parking info: The Google office is the big black building marked "Accenture" opposite Star City Pirrama Road facade. If using the trains, you can go either get off at; Town Hall station, head towards Darling Harbour, walk across the Pyrmont footbridge and then follow Pirrama Road towards Star city; or at Central station, then take the light rail to Star City. If using the buses, the route 443 stops right out front of the building. If using the light rail, get off at Star City station and walk across the street. If you drive, then you can look for parking on the suburban streets around the office (or pay for parking at the Casino), and then walk from there.