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ABLEconf 2012 Catered By Duck and Decanter

ABLEconf UPDATE -- Mar 13, 2012

SUMMARY: ABLEconf will be providing lunch from famed lunch hot spot Duck and Decanter for attendees who register by Monday, March 19th. The $25.00 registration ( half-price for students ) includes lunch and access to presentations on topics such as Open Source ERP and Technical Recruiting and Placement.

PHOENIX -- ABLEconf is happy to announce that lunch will be catered by Duck and Decanter. The Duck is famed in the Phoenix metro area for a great atmosphere and unique, high-quality sandwiches. The Duck also prides itself in community involvement. The Duck and Decanter is not an ABLEconf sponsor, but ABLEconf is glad to have an excellent local establishment available to cater the conference.

Registration is $25.00 for the annual business and technology conference. There is a 50% discount for students ( show current, valid student ID when checking in ). Register by Monday, March 19th, to get your NOONER fix at ABLEconf.

ABLEconf 2012 topics include: "Technical Recruiting and Placement; Resume Writing Strategies and Tips", Tucker Wolfe ( technical and corporate recruiting since 1998 for a wide array of industries ); "Developing Business Processes with Activiti, now fully integrated in Alfresco 4.0 (BPMN2)", Ed Nicholson ( information technology and financial professional ); "Open Source ERP", John Mertlich ( Certified xTuple Business Partner ); and "Mobile Device Forensics", Kristy Westphal ( Director, Security Operations for T-Systems North America ).

Other topics are: "Discovering Performance Possibilities in Linux", Curtis Zinzilieta ( Principal Engineer, Walt Disney Animation Studios ); "Evaluating developer credibility in strategic and tactical decision making", Garrett Tillotson; "The Business Case for Open Source", Scott Piazza ( Bespoke Software Solutions ); "New kid on the block: Introduction to Canvas LMS", Dennis Kibbe ( Adjunct Faculty at MCC ); and "Applying FOSS with Business Servers", Eric Shubert ( SMB technology consultant ). See the schedule for a full listing.

The 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM conference is once again at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe.

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 and technology 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.