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Early, Early Bird Registration Closing Soon for POSSCON 2012

From:  Jeremy Bicha <>
Subject:  Early, Early Bird Registration Closing Soon for POSSCON 2012
Date:  Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:28:37 -0500
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January 19, 2012

Contact: Powers Strickland, Communications Manager – 803.354.5735 or

Early, Early Bird Registration Closing Soon for POSSCON 2012

Columbia, SC – The Early, Early Bird Registration rate of $99 will
close on January 31st for the world-class Palmetto Open Source
Software Conference, presented by IT-oLogy.

The Palmetto Open Source Software Conference will once again bring a
world-class lineup of IT thought leaders to the Southeast for two days
to discuss the latest issues for developers, executives, government
leaders and educators.

We are extremely pleased to announce that Scott McNealy will headline
POSSCON 2012. He is one of the most influential and widely quoted
leaders in the history of IT. Whether co-founding Sun Microsystems at
the age of 27, eventually selling Sun Microsystems to Oracle,
overseeing the development of Java and the acquisition of MySQL,
assuming the role of defender of the free computing world, originating
the visionary phrase β€˜the network is the computer,’ or starting the
open source education nonprofit Curriki, McNealy has literally changed
the course of technology and open source history.

POSSCON 2012 will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention
Center March 28-29, 2012, and will feature track sessions, hands-on
training and social and networking events. Tracks will include
Education, Technical, Big Picture and Demo/Training.

Other speakers include Dr. Douglas Maughan, Director, Department of
Homeland Security, Cyber Security Division; Jim Jagielski, Co-Founder
and President, Apache Software Foundation; Chris Aniszcyck, Open
Source Manager, Twitter, Inc.; and many others.

In 2011, more than 500 people from 15 states, 30 colleges and
universities and approximately 100 business and government
organizations attended.

Early-early bird registration is now open at a discounted rate of $99.
Registration is available at

IT-oLogy is a non-profit collaboration of businesses, academic
institutions and other organizations dedicated to growing the IT
talent pipeline and advancing the IT profession. IT-oLogy is doing
this through three major initiatives: Promote IT (K-12 schools), Teach
IT (Higher Education) and Grow IT (Professionals and Businesses).

For more information about IT-oLogy, visit or contact
Powers Strickland at 803.354.5735 or


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