Call for Participation
A bit about the Miniconf
This Open Source Gaming and Game Development Miniconf aims to promote FOSS Gaming and Game Development. It hopes to show that there is a large, viable and active community.
The Miniconf also aims to bring game developers together with other FOSS developers to further increase the cooperation. There will be a specific focus on game developers getting together with both the FOSS media development community and the FOSS embedded hardware community.
Like LCA in general, the Miniconf aims to be FUN! Demonstrations of (embarrassing for the participants) FOSS games will be occurring. Hopefully, Some kernel hacker mojo going on with pyDance!
The Miniconf will run for the complete day of Tuesday, January 16th (which is the second day of the LCA conference). It will also be participating in the LCA Open Day.
So how can I participate? Give a talk
The last talk session of the Miniconf will 5 minute "lightening talks" which will allow anyone on the day to give a quick 5 minute talk.
So how else can I participate? Bring some hardware
At the Linux.conf.au 2007 Open Day (http://lca2007.linux.org.au/OpenDay) the Miniconf the will be hosting a stand to demonstrate successful and fun Open Source games to the public.
To do this we need hardware. If you or anyone you know is willing to loan hardware for this event, could you please contact me.
We are specially looking for the following hardware:
- DDR Mats compatible with PC Converters
- PCs with working Linux 3D drivers
- Xbox's which run Linux
- Handheld consoles with "Homebrew" Open Source software
- Large monitors or TV screens
The Open Day is on Thursday the 18th January from 2pm till 8:30pm. Hardware would need to be available for the complete time and delivered earlier that day.
We will try our best to make sure no damage occurs to your hardware, but please note we won't be held responsible for any damage which may occur.
So how can I participate? Actually come along
So you don't have time to make a talk, and your travelling so can't bring along any cool hardware.
Another good way is to just come and listen. There would be no point of the Miniconf if nobody came to it! Don't forget to bring your brain so you can ask insightful questions and learn lots of cool stuff.
All people attending the Miniconf MUST be registered with Linux.conf.au.
So when do I need to do things by?
Anyone who wants to just come to the Miniconf needs to register with Linux.conf.au before they sell out of places! The conference is really popular so don't leave it too late.
Anyone who can bring hardware, please notify me by the 1st of January 2007.
The Miniconf will run for the complete day of Tuesday, January 16th (which is the second day of the LCA conference).
What else should I know?
All the speakers and participants of the Miniconf must be registered at Linux.conf.au 2007.
The LCA Open Day (http://lca2007.linux.org.au/OpenDay) is open to everyone! Anyone can just turn up and participate in the fun.
About linux.conf.au 2007
linux.conf.au is Australia's annual technical conference for the Open Source and Free Software developer community. Now in its eighth year, linux.conf.au is regarded as one of the premier global FLOSS technical events and attracts many international open source software developers and users.
Returning to Sydney from the 15th to 20th of January, linux.conf.au 2007 is supported by our Emperor sponsors, HP and IBM, and hosted at the University of New South Wales. For more information about linux.conf.au 2007 visit our website at: http://lca2007.linux.org.au/
About Linux Australia
Linux Australia exists to serve and promote the Australian Linux and Open Source community. The organisation aims to do this best by taking enthusiasms within the community, such as FOSS issues, projects, education, advocacy just to name a few, and help them flourish, to succeed. The lifeblood of this organisation is the people in the community, and Linux Australia strives to be both relevant and useful to the community. For more details about Linux Australia visit: http://www.linux.org.au/
Hope to see you all at there!
Tim Ansell aka Mithro Miniconf Organiser