UniForum NZ '96 -- Tutorials

Tuesday 21 May 2019
Tutorial 1 -- Full Day
An Introduction to Java

David Long presents a short tutorial course on Java which will cover writing applications and applets, multithreading an application, the bytecode engine, applet construction, HTML integration, graphics, audio and animation. The tutorial is aimed at people who understand use of window systems, could write small applications in C or C++, and understand the use of a compiler. (T)
Tutorial 2 -- Morning
Advanced Modelling Techniques

Advanced modelling techniques which are firmly based on object oriented concepts and make extensive use of lateral thinking, meta modelling, CASE, database and communications capabilities, allow us to make the most of our systems capabilities. In this tutorial John Fisher demonstrates the potential of advanced modelling techniques for creating open applications which are capable of locational distribution far beyond the simple client-server model. Models depicting the working organisation lead, in a seamless transition, to models which facilitate the development of application systems to support its endeavours. (M)
Tutorial 3 -- Afternoon
Introduction to Unix

The basics of Unix -- what we need to get started and to progress towards becoming a Unix expert. Anand Raman will cover such topics as the Unix file system, Shell, pipes and redirection, some commonly used commands and Shell programming. We will even attempt to write some small, but useful shell programs during the tutorial. (G)
Tutorial 4 -- Afternoon
An Introduction to PGP

Frank Crawford will introduction us to Phil Zimmerman's PGP or Pretty Good Privacy, the effective standard for encryption on the Internet and the bane of governments around the world. Learn where to find PGP, how to install it, how to run it to generate keys, encrypt files, transmit encrypted documents, verify signatures and decrypt documents. By the end of the tutorial you will be able to use PGP to safeguard your electronic secrets, and understand some of the limitations involved. (T)
Tutorial 5 -- Evening
Quo Vadis? Exploring the Impact of IT

Advances in computing and communications technology underlie globalisation, which is leading to major structural changes in society and in business. This general interest tutorial, presented by Brenda Lobb, aims to provoke discussion of the wider implications of our wired world, by exploring technology trends, the role of technology in business and the changes taking place in our professional and private lives. (M)
Wednesday 22 May 2019
Tutorial 6 -- Full Day
The Internals of Unix SVR4

Berny Goodheart will cover all aspects of the internal design and operation of Unix System V Release 4 (SVR4) operating system, including virtual memory management, process management, I/O subsystem, file management and STREAMS, and discusses the rationale for its design. (T)
Tutorial 7 -- Full Day
IP and ATM

The IP/TCP protocol suite and ATM technology are two of the largest forces driving the Internet today. Paul Mockapetris will introduce both technologies, study how they will be combined in future and look at how they are being combined in current production and research networks. (T)
Tutorial 8 -- Morning
The Open Organization, Permeable Systems & Closed Technology

Sub-titled "Charles Darwin and Arthur C. Clarke Were Right", this seminar by Carl Cargill and Anne Buzbee will cover the evolution of the organization, of business itself and of technology, the ways in which software has remained closed while claiming to be open, and how technology challenges are being met by providers. It will seek to merge Open Organizations and Closed Technologies into new management and computing structures and finally, to construct a new model that may solve some of the problems of information flow in the open organization. (M)
Tutorial 9 -- Afternoon
Unix/Windows Connectivity

John Terpstra will present a broad overview of connectivity services for Unix/MS Windows environments and a quick review of the available commercial and public domain software packages. Specific configuration requirements for TCP/IP based connectivity will be given for Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and Windows95, and by popular request the installation and configuration of SAMBA, a public domain SMB server for Unix that provides file and print services that complement LAN Manager/Windows NT type services, will be detailed. (T)

Key to Sessions: (M) - Management; (T) - Technical; (G) - General


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