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Featured Speakers

Pertti Korhonen

Pertti Korhonen
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia

Marc Smith

Marc Smith
Research Sociologist, Microsoft Research

Helen Greiner.

Helen Greiner
Co-founder and President, iRobot Corporation

Donald Norman

Donald A. Norman
Principal, Nielsen Norman Group

Sam Ruby

Sam Ruby
Senior Technical Staff Member, Emerging Technologies Group, IBM

William Janeway

William H. Janeway
Vice Chairman, Warburg Pincus

Tim O’Reilly

Tim O'Reilly
Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

JC Herz.

JC Herz
Consultant, Author and Defense Researcher/Consultant

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow
Canada-US Fulbright Chair, Annenberg Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California

Eric Bonabeau

Eric Bonabeau, Ph.D.
Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Icosystem Corporation

Danny O'Brien.

Danny O'Brien
editor, Need To Know

Andrew "Bunnie" Huang

Andrew Huang
Vice President Hardware, Chumby Industries

Russell Beattie

Russell Beattie
Yahoo! Mobile

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Conference News

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Conference Presentations Available -- Did you miss a session? Many of the ETech presentations are available to download from the conference web site.

Conference and Speaker Evaluation Forms Are Available Online -- Please take a moment to tell us how you feel about ETech. Your answers will help us refine our program for future conferences. If you include your email address you will be entered to win one of two free passes to a future O'Reilly conference of your choice.

We're Organizing a Trip to the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UCSD During ETech-- Don't miss the chance to see the computers Blue Horizon and the new DataStar on Monday, February 9. Sign up on the ETech Wiki. The group is limited to 30, so sign up quickly.

New Evening Participant Sessions -- This year we're introducing a new format of evening sessions called "Participant Sessions". Participant Sessions were created to offer you, the participants, the space in which to present and discuss topics that are of interest to you. Similar to conference sessions, submission of a session proposal is required in order to present a participant session. To express an interest in presenting, simply add a proposal to the ETech wiki. Proposals will be voted on by by your fellow participants.

Learn How to Easily Create Networked Applications -- In his article titled "An Introduction to the Twisted Networking Framework," Itamar Shtull-Trauring gives a brief introduction to Twisted's capabilities and design goals. If you want to learn how Twisted can help you save large amounts of development time, don't miss his tutorial, slated for the opening day of ETech.

Quantum Dots and Programmable Matter -- ETech speaker Wil McCarthy tackles this subject in an article on the O'Reilly Network. If you'd like to learn more about programmable matter, Wil plans to explore the social and technological implications of the quantum dot (a device capable of trapping electrons in a space so small that they form "artificial atoms" that can be controlled in real time) in his upcoming session at ETech.

Design Considerations for Microsoft Smartphone Applications -- Microsoft has recently announced support for the .NET CF in the new SmartPhone 2003. Wei-Meng Lee outlines some things to keep in mind when developing .NET CF SmartPhone applications. Wei-Meng will be discussing Smartphones in his ETech tutorial, Developing Smartphone Applications with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework .

Rael Dornfest on TechTV -- Tune in to TechTV's "The Screen Savers" this Monday and Tuesday, January 5 & 6 to get a sneak peek at this year's O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference from program chair Rael Dornfest.

Scott Draves discusses harnessing idle computers to animate evolving artificial life forms--Read his article titled "The Interpretation of Dreams: An Explanation of the Electric Sheep Distributed Screen Saver" on the O'Reilly Network. Don't miss his session at ETech on Electric Sheep.

Don't miss the Collaborative Mapping Workshop at ETech -- You are invited to join in a week-long, hands-on exploration of collaborative mapping techniques and technologies. Various Open Source systems for creating and interacting with maps of collaboratively annotated public spaces will be demonstrated.

Beyond Hacking the Xbox -- In this OpenP2P.com interview, Andrew "bunnie" Huang discusses flaws with the DMCA, the current states of reverse engineering and Moore's Law, what he's hacking now, and the talks he'll be giving at February's Emerging Technology Conference.

An Invitation to Attend the Third Annual O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference -- Read why you can't afford to miss the 2004 Emerging Technology Conference from Convention Chair Rael Dornfest and O'Reilly & Associates President Tim O'Reilly.

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The Buzz from 2003 -- Check out the O'Reilly Network's news coverage and blogs from the 2003 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. You can also download presentation and multimedia files from our previous conference.

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Exhibition and Sponsorship -- If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the conference, telephone Andrew Calvo at 707-827-7176, or email .

"The annual conference has become one of the key events geeks attend to tune in to the vibrations of trends on the industry's edges, where legions of software developers...are knitting new bits of Net together."
- Scott Rosenberg, Salon

Conference Committee

Rael Dornfest, Chair
Maven, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Clay Shirky
Consultant & Adjunct Professor, NYU’s Graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program

Brian Jepson
Editor, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Cory Doctorow
Staffer, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Andrew Huang
Technologist, Xenatera, LLC

Marc Hedlund
VP Engineering, Sana Security, Inc.

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