AC US proposals

It seems to be The Thing To Do to blog about what proposals I submitted to AC US. So here goes.

I submitted several tutorials this time, in the hopes that I get to do one of them. Tutorials are exhausting, both to prepare, and to teach, but they are very rewarding (for me, that is – not sure about the students!) and so I do like to do one now and then.

I submitted:

Apache Cookbook – This is an extended version of my “20 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Apache Web Server” talk, and I’m doing it in Amsterdam. (Que Skippy: “You wanna know what you can do with your Apache server? I’ll *TELL* you what you can do with your Apache server!”) It’s new, and I’ve put a huge amount of time into it, so I hope it’s a success.

mod_rewrite Cookbook – I’ve never given this one, but I think it would be fun to do. It would be a tutorial version of the mod_rewrite cookbook. However, simply practically speaking, I’m not sure I want this one accepted, because it’s not written yet, and I expect to be rather busy between now and November. I expect November to come mighty fast.

Intro to Apache – Yes, I submitted three tutorials. Yes, I’m a glutton for punishment. This is my standard tutorial that I’ve been giving since 1999 or thereabouts. Getting a little tired of it, but it tends to draw a crowd, so I keep submitting it.

And I submitted just two talks this time.

Intro to mod_rewrite – This tends to get a good crowd, and it’s kind of fun to give.

Avoiding mod_rewrite – Once folks encounter mod_rewrite, they seem to think that they need to use it for EVERYTHING. This talk shows the right way to do things that folks seem to frequently mistakenly do with mod_rewrite.