28th April 2004




A Sony computer expert will give a lecture at the University of Lincoln next month on the technological benefits of Playstation 2.


Sarah Ewen, from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), will discuss the computer system in the talk on Friday 14th May.


Sarah studied at Imperial College, London to gain a MEng in software engineering.


Following 18 months working for database backed community websites Sarah joined Sony to work exclusively on the release of the Linux operating system for PlayStation 2.


Working as a 'Linux evangelist' at Sony she has dealt with everything from technical support to web site development to marketing.


Sarah now also works on Sony’s own internal developer support systems.


The talk, entitled ‘PlayStation 2 Technology: Past, Present and Future’, will discuss the features of the console as a computer entertainment system and the benefits of the design of the architecture inside it.


Sarah will also provide a comparison of the PlayStation 2 to more traditional architectures and provide further information about the Linux kit that was made available to the public in May 2002.


The talk, which has been organised by the Faculty of Applied Computing Sciences, will take place at 2pm on Friday 14th May in the Jackson Lecture Theatre, Brayford Pool campus.


For more information contact:

Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886244                                  lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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