Originally Published: Friday, 11 August 2000 Author: Matt Michie
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LinuxWorld Conference and Expo Preview Part Two

Rasmus Lerdorf challenges your brain not to explode in his whirlwind talk at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. He'll start by detailing how the project started with one person and expanded to over a 100 contributors worldwide with CVS access.

In 1995, when Rasmus Lerdorf started what was to become PHP, the only goal he had in mind was to find out who was reading his resume. He called the logging code PHP-Tools for "Personal Home Page," because for him, the use was for his personal home page. A few inquires came in asking how they could get the tools, and Lerdorf decided to give it away. "That's the wonder of software. You can give it away and still keep it for yourself," quips Lerdorf.

-- http://www.zend.com/zend/hof/rasmus.php

Rasmus Lerdorf challenges your brain not to explode in his whirlwind talk at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. He'll start by detailing how the project started with one person and expanded to over a 100 contributors worldwide with CVS access.

The latter part of his talk will give you an introduction to PHP programming starting from nothing progressing until you can go home and begin coding for yourself.

Kurt Granroth, KDE Developer/Evangelist and SuSE Labs Open Source Developer will be speaking on the major features of KDE 2.0. These include both the major desktop applications like kicker, kwin, and konqueror as well as advanced KDE 2.0 subsystems like kparts, kio, and arts.

The talk assumes some prior knowledge of KDE 1.x. It is not an overly technical talk so non-developers should easily follow what is going on.

Kurt will end the presentation with a hands-on demo of a beta version of KDE 2.0 in action.

Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier will speak on the need for readable, user-friendly documentation for Linux.

Joe Says, "its my belief that Linux has the applications that it needs for typical end-users to start working with Linux. However, the lack of user-friendly documentation is a hinderance for people who are unfamiliar with UNIX-style systems. I'll also be talking a little bit about the major documentation projects and how to get involved with them."

The entire Linux.com staff hopes to see you at the show in San Jose next week!

Matt Michie lives in New Mexico. He maintains a web site at http://daimyo.org.