Skynet guest speaker Caolán McNamara

Submitted on: 22nd October 2010

We will be hosting a talk "LibreOffice, a fresh start" given by Caolán McNamara of the Document Foundation, starting at 6:30pm Tuesday the 26th of October. Why not come along and learn more about Libre Office and how well the fork of Open Office has been received by Oracle. After the talk stay around for some refreshments and meet fellow members of Skynet.

Caolan was born in '76 and is one of the founding members of Skynet. He attended theUniversity of Limerick studying Computer Engineering and was one of the first skynet/ compsoc members. During his years, he wrote several apps, one of his most renowned being: mswordview/libwv a converter/import library for MSWord documents, as used by e.g Abiword.

In 2000, he joined Sun Hamburg to work on StarOffice just before was announced, working as a Microsoft Word import/export and related formats engineer. Caolan then transferred to Sun Dublin in 2001, and continued as a StarOffice/ engineer.

He joined Red Hat Inc, in 2004 as Desktop Engineer in charge of and related technologies. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the Document Foundation and has over 10 years of experience developing for

You can find more Information on Libre Office on
See you there Tuesday 26th October 6:30pm in the Students’ Union Room 3 everyone is welcome, so bring along a friend !

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