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RedHat CEO Matthew J. Szulik speaks at IU

From Bloomingpedia

For those that don't know, RedHat is a company that makes a popular distibution of the Linux Operating System, which Bloomingpedia runs on. Matthew Szulik's visit to Bloomington is part of his nationwide tour. This probably is the first time a RedHat CEO has come to Bloomington to give a presentation.


Red Hat Inc. Talk

Tuesday, March 7, 2006
Indiana Memorial Union - Georgian Room
7p.m.- 9 p.m.


Matthew J. Szulik, president and chief executive officer of Red Hat Inc., will visit the school March 7, meeting with faculty, researchers and students, and with IU information technology and business education leaders. He is expected to talk about industry innovations, collaborations and career trends at an open forum, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Indiana Memorial Union's Georgian Room.

Red Hat is one of the world's largest companies focused on developing open source software, source code protected by a special license that ensures everyone has access to that code. Founded in 1993, the company is known for developing the Red Hat Linux, a popular server operating system, and more recently, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Szulik was recently recognized by CIO Magazine with its 20/20 Vision Award, and was named one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Networking by Network World Magazine. In addition to its open source software, Red Hat offers middleware, applications, management solutions, and support, training, and consulting services. The Raleigh, N.C.-based company has more than 30 offices in 17 countries.