RIPE NCC Regional meeting is to be held in Nairobi from 28-30 July 2004 at the Norfolk Hotel.Attendance to the RIPE NCC Regional Meeting is open and free of charge. However, attendees are responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation costs. Conference attendees will include RIPE NCC members, industry partners, government representatives and regulators with particular interest in wide area IP networking.

The RIPE NCC Regional Meeting in Nairobi will focus on Internet Resource management issues specific to the region, including:

- The industry self-regulatory open structures and processes used by the RIPE NCC and the global Internet community;

- How to participate in and influence IP address management policy-making;

- AfriNIC - The emerging RIR;

- Peering and Exchange Points;

- Are we running out of IPv4 address space?;

- An update on IPv6;

- Domain Name management on the Internet;

- Root Server Operations.

The draft agenda and registration details for the Regional Meeting can be found at:


Oracle SA has announced that its next developer and technologist-orientated conference (Developer Day) will take place on July 27 at Vodaworld. According to the company, its first annual Developer Day, held in October last year, attracted more than 500 developers, and it expects a bigger crowed this year.

Bev Scott, ISV Channel Manager at Oracle SA, says that technology community has an opportunity to experience Oracle’s new technology, with an in-depth look at Oracle 10g, live demos of Oracle technology and keynote discussions from international Oracle and Intel representatives delivering the highest level of technical content.

"Because of the sheer volume of information we need to get through at this year’s Developer Day, we have divided the agenda into separate database and developer tracks. The database track will be aimed squarely at the Oracle 10g Database and the development track will be aimed at the use of Oracle 10g Application Server and Oracle Developer Tools in conjunction with the database," Scott says.

"We expect a significant increase of developers this year, based on the massive growth that our ISV community has undergone over the past year. Where last year’s Developer Day was instrumental in showing the development community that Oracle has more to offer than a database, this year’s Developer Day will focus on showcasing the new technologies that we have brought to market in the interim and why grid computing is a superior concept," Scott continues.

According to the company, one of the highlights will be that all demonstrations will take place on a ‘mini’ grid implementation, using both the Linux and Windows operating systems. "Last year’s Developer Day gave us an opportunity to talk about the 10g technology and the benefits that Oracle will be rolling down the line," says Scott. "This year we will be actually showing the technology off in a real world environment.

"The fact that the topic matter will consist mainly of demonstrations and live showcases is something that we believe will truly excite local developers. Last year’s response to this format of event was extremely rewarding, and, with the turnout predicted to be even more impressive this year, we aim to up the ante and deliver even more value to the local technical community," Scott concludes.

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