The Asia Pacific Internet Festival of 1999 Being a non-marketing and vendor neutral forum, APRICOT is committed to establishing an honest platform for discussion on the skills and technologies with the objectives of spreading and sharing the knowledge required for operational stability and development of the Internet within the Asia Pacific region as well as developing affinity groups that foster mutual support throughout the year.
APRICOT draws together technology leaders, opinion setters, movers and shakers from the region to exchange knowledge and technical know-how as well as provides human network points for professionals, engineers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers to brainstorm and engage in stimulating discussions through which they would impart and acquire critical information.
APRICOT‘99 comprises 2 days of tutorials (1-2 Mar ‘99) followed by a 3-day conference consisting of concurrent Technical, Business, Education, Policy and other tracks (3-5 Mar ‘99). The participation of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, in the APRICOT ‘99 exemplifies the key role APRICOT plays in the growth and deployment of the Internet in this region. All key Asia Pacific Internet organisations (APNG, APNIC, APIA, APTLD and APPLe) will also be co-locating their meetings at the same venue to facilitate maximum interaction with the common goal of shaping the advance of Internet in Asia Pacific region.
APRICOT’99 aims to cover various important topics during the intense week-long summit (See next page). It has also lined up many well-known international speakers to share their knowledge and expertise. These eminent speakers include :
David J. Farber - He is often regarded as the ‘grandfather’ of the Internet. He was responsible for the design of the Distributed Computer System (DCS) and was one of the authors of the SNOBOL programming language. He was also one of the principals in the creation and implementation of CSNet, NSFNet, and NREN. He was instrumental in the creation of the NSF/DARPA-funded Gigabit Network Testbed Initiative and served as the Chairman of the Gigabit Testbed Coordinating Committee.
Eric Allman - He was the original author of sendmail and the chief programmer on the INGRES database management project. He is also an early contributer to the UNIX effort at Berkeley, authoring syslog, tset, the -me troff macros, and trek.
Scott Bradner - He has been involved in the design, operation and use of data networks at Harvard University since the early days of the ARPANET. He was involved in the design of the Harvard High-Speed Data Network (HSDN), the Longwood Medical Area network (LMAnet) and NEARNET. He is currently chair of the technical committees of LMAnet, NEARNET and CoREN.
Randy Bush - He is an ex-compiler writer, realtime kernel hacker and a software engineering manager who has spent over 30 years in the computer industry. He has been a user and occasional implementor of networking in the US from the ARPANET to the current day Internet, UUCP, and FidoNet. He is currently Director of Network Engineering at Verio, a US national backbone provider.
APRICOT’99 is inevitably a unique and critical platform for all Internet builders to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community from around the world. Come to APRICOT’99 and become a mover and shaker as well !
Participants wishing to join APRICOT’99 can register by completing the registration form attached or via online registration at http://www.apricot.net. Fuller and latest details on all aspects of the various tracks, plenaries and sponsorship opportunities are available at APRICOT website.