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Half-price student registration for ABLEconf 2012

ABLEconf UPDATE -- Mar 11, 2012

SUMMARY: ABLEconf has enabled half-price student registration for Arizona's Premiere Conference on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), the Arizona Business and Liberty Experience (ABLEconf). The one-day technology and business conference has several presentations that might be of particular interest to students, especially Tucker Wolfe's workshop on resume writing.

PHOENIX -- Half-price student registration for ABLEconf on Saturday March 24th is $12.00 and includes full access to the included lunch and presentations. Topics that might be of interest to students include: Resume Writing Strategies and Tips from Tucker Wolfe ( technical and corporate recruiting since 1998 for a wide array of industries ); Mobile Device Forensics from Kristy Westphal ( Director, Security Operations for T-Systems North America ); Discovering Performance Possibilities in Linux from Curtis Zinzilieta ( Principal Engineer, Walt Disney Animation Studios ); Building the Serverless Office Network using the Desktop Cloud from Chris Lewis ( won DEF CON Capture The Flag as part of a team ); and Big Data for the Small/Medium Enterprise from Joseph Sinclair.

The student discount requires showing a current, valid student ID ( K12, college or university ) when checking in on Saturday, March 24th. Deadline of Monday, March 19th, to get lunch with paid registration.

The 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM technology and business conference is once again at the University of Advancing Technology.

Arizona's premiere conference on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) offers insight on leveraging Free and Open Source tools to reduce IT costs and increase flexibility in the midst of economic uncertainty.

WHERE: ABLEConf 2012 will be held at the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) located at 2625 W Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ 85283. It is located a few blocks west of 1-10 and Baseline Road. Free parking is available in UAT's parking lot.

WHEN: Saturday, March 24th from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM

MEDIA: For more information about this announcement, or to schedule an interview with an ABLEconf representative, please contact der.hans at 1.623.252.ABLE or e-mail him at info (at) Follow ABLEconf's microblog on

ABLEconf is an annual business-oriented Free Software conference from the Open Technology Educational Corportation that is organized by a coalition of many Arizona Free Software groups. ABLEconf aims to show the Arizona business, non-profit, education and government communities that Free Software makes economic and business security sense.