Presentations by Maurice Castro

Whoops I did it again ... Starting a small business for technologists

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Some people dream of starting their own business, that will be run right. Too often this turns into a nightmare costing them sanity, friends, family and cash.

This talk looks at starting a small business for technologists.

Technologists are both well equipped to start a business and often ham strung by their very strengths. In addition to answering the key question of "What do you need to start a business?", we visit some of the common reasons for business failure and how to avoid them.

Maurice has started two technology based businesses and seen them through the whole business cycle from birth to sale. In this talk he reflects on some of the things that worked, he wished he had known or learned the hard way.

Presentation made to the monthly meeting of the Victorian SAGE-AU chapter on Tuesday 10 June 2008.

OpenSolaris Home Automation

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Controlling real world devices from Open Solaris

Presentation made to the monthly meeting of the Melbourne Solaris and Open Solaris User Group (MSOSUG) May 2010

How do I get my first System Administration job?

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There's a well known "catch-22" with jobs in System Administration?

You can't get a job without experience ? and you can't get experience without a job!

Experienced system administrators, managers who hire system administrators, and recruiters will be present to discuss the topic and answer questions. The meeting is primarily aimed at students who are planning on working in system administration, but would be useful to any computer science or information technology student.

Presentation made to the monthly meeting of the Victorian SAGE-AU chapter on Tuesday 12 October 2010.

IPv6: The Basics

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The basics of setting up IPv6 on OpenSolaris and OpenIndiana and an analysis of the need to do so.

Presentation made to the monthly meeting of the Melbourne Solaris and Open Solaris User Group (MSOSUG) January 2011

IPv6: Basics & Perspectives

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An introduction to the basics of IPv6 and some perspectives about implementation and usage.

This talk is based on personal experiences of setting up and running sites connected by IPv6 over the last year and reflects some of the experiences gained in terms of usability and problems encountered in 2 different configurations. It also reflects on a small ISP looking into offering IPv6 services in Australia.

Presentation made to the monthly meeting of the the Victorian chapter of SAGE-AU on Tuesday, 8 February 2011.

ZFS: The last word in File Systems?

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An introduction to the features of ZFS.

ZFS was designed to address decreasing reliability of storage as storage pools grow in terms of spindles and bytes. This talk addresses compares ZFS to other file systems and discusses its relative advantages and applications.

Presentation made to the monthly meeting of the the Victorian chapter of SAGE-AU on Tuesday, 8 March 2011.

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Copyright Maurice Castro 2008

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