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The-Star.honeywell.com!umn.edu!news0.tc.umn.edu!gopher-announce-dae...@boombox.micro.umn.edu Date: Mon, 7 Mar 94 17:07:36 CST Message-ID: <9403072307.AA25328@boombox.micro.umn.edu> From: gophe...@boombox.micro.umn.edu ("Gopher Conference Registration" ) Original-To: gopher-annou...@boombox.micro.umn.edu Subject: GopherCon 94 Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.gopher Distribution: comp Sender: n...@news0.tc.umn.edu Approved: comp.infosystems.gop...@news.cis.umn.edu Lines: 169 ______________________________________________________ Internet Gopher Conference '94 sponsored by The University of Minnesota April 22 - 23, 1994 at the Radisson Hotel Metrodome Minneapolis, Minnesota ______________________________________________________ The University of Minnesota is pleased to announce the Internet Gopher Conference '94. The major focus of this year's "GopherCon" will be: - Bringing the new gopher administrator up to speed. Much of the recent growth in gopherspace is coming from communities new to the Internet, including small colleges and secondary education. - Showcasing interesting Gopher applications, including clients, servers, tools, new subject areas (commercial, K-12, etc.) - A forum for gopher software developers to discuss new gopher attribute types, administrative tools, and new functionality. We welcome folks from the gopher community who would like to make a presentation, run a tutorial, showcase their application, or run a guided tour of their service to do so. Conference fees will be waived for presenters. For more information on presenting a session please send e-mail to gophe...@boombox.micro.umn.edu. The tentative agenda and registration information follows: Thursday, April 21: Registration from 7:00 - 9:00pm. __________________________________________________ Friday, April 22: Technical Tutorials and Forums. __________________________________________________ 8:00 Registration 9:00 Gopherspace - the big picture 9:45 Break 10:00 Gopher Futures 10:45 Break 11:00 Searching Gopherspace with Veronica & Archie 12:00 Lunch Afternoon tracks 1:30 - 4:00: Track 1: New Gopher Administrators Getting familiar with the Gopher protocol Running Macintosh servers Running DOS servers Running UNIX servers Running VMS servers Track 2: Enhancing Content, Efficiency, Reliability Organizing by subject matter Quality of information Server availability Caching Track 3: Developer Forums Protocol extensions New data types Attribute blocks Forms ______________________________________________________ Saturday, April 23: Gopher Applications. ______________________________________________________ 9:00 Opening Session Morning tracks 10:00 - 12:00. Track 1: Cool Gopher Apps (Client, Server, Service Show & Tell) This track will feature live 30 minute demos of Cool Apps by their Cool Authors. All gopher client, server, or tool developers are invited to register for a slot here. Presenters will have their conference fee waived. Places are limited, so please reserve your space as soon as possible. Track 2: Gophers of a Different Color Gophers in K-12 Education Commercial Gophers Gophers in Government [Room for a few more here] 12:00 Lunch. Afternoon tracks 1:30 - 3:00 Track 1: More Cool Gopher Apps (...continued from the morning) Track 2: Advanced Server Tools SQL gateways Using forms Go4gw [...additional tools...] 3:15 Closing Session You may attend any track on either Friday or Saturday. If you indicate in your registration information which tracks you are interested in, it would help us provide appropriate space. The cost of the conference is $100 which includes lunch on Friday and Saturday and the conference t-shirt. Registration will be be limited to 250 people. To reserve a spot for the conference, you can register directly via email to gophe...@boombox.micro.umn.edu. Please provide the following information: Name: Institution: Position: Tracks of Interest for Friday and Saturday: Mailing Address: Email Address: Phone Number: Fax Number: Emergency Contact & Phone: Hotel in Minneapolis where you will be staying: T-shirt Size: Number and Sizes of Additional Shirts at $15 each: Special Dietary Needs: You may register via email, however a check for the full registration fee and any additional t-shirts must be received by April 8 to guarantee your space. Registrations received after this date will be accepted subject to space availability and be charged a late fee of $100. We are unable to accept credit cards or cash. Please make checks or money orders payable to the University of Minnesota and mail them to the following address: Gopher Conference Registration Distributed Computing Services University of Minnesota 152 Shepherd Laboratories 100 Union Street, SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 If you have any questions, please call 612/625-9339 or send email to gophe...@boombox.micro.umn.edu Hotel reservations for the Radisson Hotel Metrodome can be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-822-MPLS. Please mention you are with the Gopher Conference to receive the conference rate of $69 for single occupancy and $79 for double. Rooms for the conference are guaranteed to be available through April 7; reservations after that date will be accepted based upon availability. Airfare discounts are also available. Contact Carlson Travel Consultants at 1-800-825-9190 to receive the Gopher Conference fares.