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Subject: Usenix Portland tutorials - preliminary announcement (LONG)
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Date: Thu, 21-Mar-85 19:39:18 EST
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This is a PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT of the tutorial program at the
June 85 Portland USENIX meeting.  This is being provided for your
planning purposes.  I don't think it is likely to change, but it
is possible.  The final details and registration materials will
be mailed around April 1.  To get further information or to be
put on the mailing list, call or write:

        Usenix Conference Office
        P.O. Box 385
        Sunset Beach, CA   90742


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                      USENIX UNIX Tutorials

                UNIX technology from the experts

The Usenix Association is once again offering its well respected
program of one day intensive UNIX tutorial sessions.  These
sessions focus on essential areas of UNIX technology, providing
in-depth coverage of a number of areas.  These are not "market
overview" discussions -- the tutorial sessions are taught by
leading experts, are aimed at an audience of software
professionals and technical managers, and should be immediately
applicable to UNIX systems development and maintenance.  This is
your opportunity to learn from an expert at reasonable cost and
at a convenient time.

Attendance will be limited, and pre-registration is strongly
advised.  On-site registration will be allowed, but only if space

Tutorial sessions will be held at the Marriot Hotel and the
Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, June 11, 1985, from
9:00 to 5:00.  You must pick up registration materials and tutorial
handouts at the Marriot conference registration area.  We recommend
that you do this by 8:30.

The Summer 1985 Usenix Tutorial Program is as follows:

1.   UNIX System V Internals

     Instructors:    Maury Bach
                     Steve Buroff
                     AT&T Bell Laboratories

     This tutorial is a comprehensive introduction to the
     internal structure of the AT&T standard version of the UNIX
     system.  This course is intended for people who maintain,
     modify, or port UNIX systems.  The tutorial will cover UNIX
     kernel concepts:  I/O system, file system, process and
     memory management, protection, etc.  There will be coverage
     of the latest System V features such as paging.  The session
     will be directed towards systems programmers.  Attendees
     should have a good working knowledge of the UNIX system.
     Previous exposure to UNIX internals is not necessary, but
     attendees should have a good grasp of systems programming.

     Maury Bach and Steve Buroff are members of the development
     staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories.  Maury Bach has worked on
     multi-processor UNIX development and Steve Buroff has worked
     on paging virtual memory implementation.  Bach has also
     taught a multi-week UNIX internals course within Bell Labs
     in order to train Bell Labs systems programmers.  This one
     day tutorial draws upon this work, and is available here for
     the first time outside AT&T.

     IMPORTANT:  You must be licensed for UNIX System V source
     code in order to attend this tutorial.  Please include on
     your company or institutional letterhead an indication of
     your Usenix institutional membership affiliation which we
     will use to verify your source license.  Alternatively,
     please include documentary evidence of the necessary source
     code license.

2.   4.2BSD Internals

     Instructors:    Dr. Kirk McKusick
                     Mike Karels
                     University of California, Berkeley

     This tutorial has been a "sell-out" at previous conferences.
     Again we are offering a comprehensive look at the internal
     structure of the Berkeley 4.2BSD variant of the UNIX system.
     The tutorial will include a discussion of the I/O system,
     file system, virtual memory, signal, interprocess
     communication, and networking implementations.  The session
     will be directed towards systems programmers.  This is an
     advanced technical tutorial; attendees must have a good
     working knowledge of UNIX and previous exposure to UNIX
     internals.  There will also be some discussion and updating
     on the latest UCB developments and experience, including the
     4.3BSD improvements.  (Note:  Although the tutorial has been
     updated, there is insufficient new material to justify
     taking it twice.  If you have taken this tutorial in the
     past, we recommend that you choose another tutorial.)

     Kirk McKusick and Mike Karels are both key members of the
     Berkeley development team, and are able to speak with
     authority on the 4.2BSD implementation.  Both have received
     excellent evaluations from previous course attendees.

     IMPORTANT:  You must be licensed for 4.2BSD source code
     (along with an appropriate UNIX source code license) in
     order to attend this tutorial.  Please include on your
     company or institutional letterhead an indication of your
     Usenix institutional membership affiliation which we will
     use to verify your source license.  Alternatively, please
     include documentary evidence of the necessary source code

3.   An Introduction to UNIX

     Instructor:     Steve Pozgaj
                     Human Computing Resources Corporation

     This course is aimed at first-time Usenix attendees.  It is
     an introduction to UNIX for programmers and technical
     managers.  The course covers the structure of UNIX, the
     system design philosophy, how to get started, the key
     concepts you should know, UNIX software tools, and pointers
     on effective use of the system.  There will be time for
     questions and answers throughout.  This is your chance to
     get off to a running start, and it could help you put the
     rest of the conference into perspective.  If you are getting
     started with UNIX, you should take this course.

     Steve Pozgaj has years of experience with UNIX systems,
     having attended the first Usenix meeting ten years ago.  He
     teaches tutorials and seminars frequently.  He brings to
     this tutorial a degree of UNIX technical expertise which is
     rarely found in an "introductory" course.

4.   Software Contracts and Intellectual Property

     Instructors:    Susan Nycum
                     James Marcellino
                     Gaston Snow & Ely Bartlett

     Software is intangible and reproducible at will, and yet it
     has high value.  Users and vendors of commercial software
     need to understand their rights and obligations with respect
     to software contracts and license agreements.  Many
     technical people do not understand the legal basis for
     protecting intellectual property such as computer programs.
     This day long seminar covers the legal aspects of software
     contracts and license agreements, proprietary rights, the
     various ways software can be protected and how to make the
     choice.  International aspects will also be covered.  The
     material learned will be applied to the AT&T UNIX license
     agreement as a case study.  There will be time for questions
     and answers throughout.  No legal knowledge is assumed; this
     course is an excellent opportunity for technical people and
     managers to broaden their horizons in this important area.

     Both Susan Nycum and James Marcellino are practicing lawyers
     and recognized international experts in this area.  They
     have taught this course for Usenix before, and it was very
     well received.  Susan Nycum also presented a talk at the
     Winter '85 Usenix meeting.  Most importantly, they both
     speak English rather than legalese.

5.   UNIX Networking

     Instructor:     Bruce Borden
                     Silicon Graphics, Inc.

     This tutorial is another previous sell-out.  Increasingly,
     UNIX systems are being networked, and it is important to
     understand how UNIX and networking go together.  This
     tutorial is intended for UNIX users, system administrators,
     and technical managers who desire to understand what
     networks are, and who want an overview of the available
     networking implementations.  The session will cover the
     definitions of network, networking, protocol, layers, etc.,
     a brief history of networking, UNIX networks such as Uucp,
     Purdue, ARPANET NCP and IP/TCP, Newcastle Connection, and
     many others.  Network directions and trends will also be
     examined.  Note:  The course is not intended to provide
     detailed implementation details of any one network or
     protocol.  Rather, it focuses on the fundamentals of
     networking, with specific application to UNIX.

     Bruce Borden has offered this course previously with great
     success.  He draws upon his decade of experience with UNIX
     systems and UNIX networking.  At Silicon Graphics he has
     been closely involved with the development of an advanced
     UNIX workstation using the most modern networking

6.   Advanced C Programming

     Instructor:     Dr. Walter Brown
                     Moravian College

     This tutorial is aimed at the professional C programmer.
     The C language has a number of features which, if used
     properly, can result in efficient and reliable code.
     However, even experienced programmers have difficulty with C
     when first encountering features such as pointers, pointer
     arithmetic, C data structuring, and the C type definition
     and type conversion rules.  This tutorial is aimed at
     programmers who are already using C to implement production
     software, but who do not feel they are able to fully use the
     more advanced features of the language.  The tutorial will
     illustrate proper usage of advanced C features.  Attendees
     should have at least 3-6 months of experience in C

     Walter Brown teaches computer science at Moravian College.
     He has extensive practical experience with teaching C
     programming.  Moravian College has been a leader in the use
     of UNIX systems for educational purposes.  He has offered an
     earlier version of this course previously for Usenix.

7.   Writing Portable C Programs

     Instructor:     Dr. Tom Plum
                     Plum Hall Inc.

     Today, the C programming language is widely used to
     implement portable applications programs.  But there are
     many pitfalls for the unwary, some obvious but some very
     subtle.  If you are not aware of the issues, it is easy to
     write programs that will not operate correctly on another
     hardware architecture, or another UNIX version, or another
     version of the C compiler.  It then becomes expensive to
     move the application to a new machine.  This course will
     teach you to recognize the trouble spots and avoid these
     pitfalls.  You will learn to write truly machine- and
     system-independent code, and to protect yourself when this
     is not possible.  This course is intended for experienced C
     application developers.  If you are involved in the
     development of software which is to be used or distributed
     on a variety of systems, you should take this course.

     Tom Plum is chairman of Plum Hall Inc., a publishing and
     training firm specializing in the C language.  He is the
     author of two textbooks on C.  Dr. Plum is also vice-chair
     of the ANSI X3J11 C language standards committee.

8.   UUCP, Mail, and News

     Instructor:     Mark Stein
                     Fortune Systems

     UUCP provides a powerful means of communication between UNIX
     systems over ordinary serial lines, without special
     networking software.  UNIX electronic mail facilities can
     make use of UUCP to provide transcontinental mail service.
     The news system allows UNIX users to share information
     widely.  However this software is large, complex, and often
     a source of mystery and deep frustration.  This tutorial is
     intended to remove the mystery from UUCP, Mail, and News.
     The primary focus is on the installation and maintenance of
     UUCP:  how it works, and how to keep it up and communicating
     securely.  Various mailer software and news software will
     also be discussed.  This tutorial is aimed at systems
     programmers and system administrators.  The course covers a
     variety of systems and configurations, and will be of value
     to those running small binary systems as well as those
     having System V or 4.2BSD large scale systems.

     Mark Stein is a member of the technical staff at Fortune
     Systems.  He is responsible for the maintenance of Fortune's
     internal UUCP software, and he has served as a key
     consultant on the development of UUCP systems for binary end
     users.  He has previously lectured on UUCP internals and has
     offered this course for Usenix.

9.   Program Debugging under UNIX

     Instructor:     Perry Kivolowitz

     The UNIX system is widely used for software development.
     Although we all would like to produce perfect programs the
     first time, in real life programs have bugs.  The UNIX
     system comes with a variety of tools to track down program
     bugs.  This tutorial will cover the process of debugging C
     applications code under UNIX -- what can go wrong,
     understanding the symptoms, localizing the problem.  This
     tutorial will place special emphasis on using the UNIX "SDB"
     symbolic debugger, a powerful debugging facility with a
     variety of options.  SDB is a standard part of the UNIX
     System V, and is provided on many other versions of UNIX.
     (Note:  Before taking the course, you should check your own
     system.  If it does not have SDB, the course may still be
     useful to you for the general principles involved, but the
     specific command details of the debugger will not apply.
     SDB is not a standard part of 4.2BSD, although it is used on
     many BSD systems.)

     Perry Kivolowitz has extensive UNIX systems programming and
     consulting experience including UNIX internals.  He has been
     a UNIX software product manager for a microcomputer
     manufacturer.  As a member of the staff of Auxco, he has
     been responsible for developing courses on UNIX programming
     for a variety of clients, including AT&T.

10.  UNIX Systems Administration

     Instructors:    Ed Gould
                     Vance Vaughan
                     Mt. Xinu

     The UNIX system is a powerful and complex system.  It often
     supports dozens of users on a single machine.  Even single-
     user workstations or PC systems tend to be fairly
     sophisticated.  It is important that the system be properly
     maintained and administered.  This tutorial is designed to
     provide coverage of the necessities of system maintenance
     and administration:  how to keep the system up, running, and
     secure.  Topics covered range from the installation of new
     users, through file system maintenance and backup, to
     troubleshooting.  Course attendees should be knowledgeable
     UNIX users who are or will be faced with system
     administration.  Coverage will be aimed equally at 4.2BSD
     and System V users with a focus on basic principles as well
     as specific examples.  The course should also be readily
     applicable to other variants of UNIX, although some specific
     examples may not apply exactly on any given system.

     Ed Gould and Vance Vaughan both have extensive experience
     with UNIX systems programming and administration, first at
     the University of California at Berkeley and now as a
     principal technical experts at Mt. Xinu, a vendor of Vax
     UNIX systems software.  They have taught this course
     previously to a number of clients and for Usenix.


/Mike Tilson, Human Computing Resource Corp.
/Usenix Tutorial Coordinator		{utzoo,decvax}!hcr!hcradm!mike
/	PLEASE do not call or send mail asking for registration
/	information etc. -- call the conference office.  Thank you.

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