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linux.conf.au announces earlybird ticket sales

Submitted on 2008-10-13 15:00

Organisers of linux.conf.au, Australia's prestigious Linux conference, today announced that earlybird tickets have gone on sale for the January Conference. These substantially discounted tickets will be available until November 3rd 2008 or until sold out.

Tickets can be purchased from the conference website.

"Considering that last year's conference sold out pretty quickly, we expect a serious run on sales in the coming days," said Ben Powell, LCA organiser. "I'd say to people that they'll probably want to get in quick, so they don't miss out!"

Accommodation, partner's programme, extra t-shirts and dinner tickets can also be purchased at registration time. "We have a selection of reasonably priced accommodation available for our delegates both in the university colleges and Wrest Point Casino," said Mr. Powell, "but again, I'd get in quick as they'll fill up fast. Same with dinner tickets - you won't get a better banquet than then Penguin Dinner - and I'm sure tickets to this great event will go quickly."

linux.conf.au, the National Linux Conference, will be held January 19-24 in Hobart at the University of Tasmania. More information about registration can be found at http://www.linux.conf.au

More Miniconfs call for papers!

Submitted on 2008-10-12 22:10

This week, the next round of calls have come from the successful miniconfs to submit papers for their programs.

Following hot on the heels of the first CFPs from miniconfs, organisers of the remaining miniconfs have announced their call for participation. Each miniconf is looking for a select range of talks from industry leaders and professionals alike. To read each particular call for participation, please read on below:

linux.conf.au presentation programme announced

Submitted on 2008-10-11 12:31

A wide variety makes LCA09's schedule inspiring, exciting and new.

After the careful deliberations of the LCA09 presentations committee, linux.conf.au has announced its selections for the January 2009 conference. "We have a wide selection that would appeal to any member of the OSS community," said LCA09 organiser, Ben Powell. "We've covered just about every field of endevor from medicine to hotted up cars, the law to the Linux kernel, the visual arts and music to robotics - all with a geeky angle of course!"

The presenters come from all corners of the globe and include many familiar names as well as many new ones. "We wanted to make this LCA all-inclusive, bringing in as many areas of interest as possible," said Mr. Powell. "Free software and its ideas have moved into just about every field of human endeavor, inspiring innovation, debate and discussion across all disciplines, and we wanted LCA09 to reflect this."

The schedule also includes ten tutorials on Wednesday and Thursday across a wide range of topics, ensuring that no delegate comes away without learning something new from the experts. Tutorials cover everything from graphic design to deep kernel hacking and give delegates the chance to get "hands-on".

"We were looking for tutes that really gave delegates something to take with them - to learn from experts in the field," Said Mr. Powell. "LCA really is about inspiring delegates and giving them the skills and knowledge to go back into their respective fields and do great things and we hope that the selection of presentations and tutorials will do just that."

The full schedule can be found at: http://linux.conf.au/programme/schedule/.

Linux.conf.au, the National Linux Conference, will be held January 19-24 in Hobart at the University of Tasmania. More information about linux.conf.au can be found at http://www.linux.conf.au.

Linux.conf.au Announces Keynotes for 2009

Submitted on 2008-10-08 16:00

The Linux.conf.au 2009 organising team today announced the three keynote speakers that will be presenting at next year's Linux.conf.au. "We expect this mix of keynotes will be the perfect entree into each day of the conference," said LCA09 organiser, Ben Powell. "Every LCA so far has had great keynotes, and Tasmania '09 is no different."

The speakers are: internationally recognised author, speaker and systems administrator, Tom Limoncelli; co-founder of Wikia and Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board, Angela Beesley; and Chief Open Source Officer at Sun Microsystems, Simon Phipps.

The keynote speakers will be presenting the opening talks on each day of the main conference, before delegates disperse to enjoy the wide selection of presentations available. "We chose keynotes who will have wide appeal to all attending, and we expect delegates will leave these sessions feeling inspired," said Mr. Powell. "We hoped to set the tone of the conference by our keynotes, and with our keynote lineup now finalised, we feel we've achieved that goal. We are delighted to have Tom, Angela, and Simon involved."

Linux.conf.au, the National Linux Conference, will be held January 19-24 in Hobart at the University of Tasmania. More information about linux.conf.au can be found at http://www.linux.conf.au.

First miniconf Call for papers open

Submitted on 2008-10-03 22:27

First miniconf calls go out: Miniconfs call for papers!

This week, first calls have come from the successful miniconfs to submit papers for their programs. These specialist conferences run in the days before linux.conf.au and bring in high quality speakers to cover topics in their field of endeavor.

"Miniconfs are always a hit with conference goers, and many delegates who just come to the main conference lament missing the minconf program" said Ben Powell, organiser for LCA09. "These miniconfs cover specialist topics that are of interest to the FOSS community - there's really something for everyone and although some of the traditional miniconfs missed out this year, the inclusion of new topics give conference goers the opportunity to see a wide range of exciting topics" said Mr. Powell.

To fill their programmes the miniconf organisers have started to announce a call for participation. Each miniconf is looking for a select range of talks from industry leaders and professionals alike. To read each particular call for participation, please read on below:

With more miniconfs announcing their call for participation soon, Linux.conf.au can expect a great line up of talks covering a vast amount of topics.

Face to Face papers committee meeting report

Submitted on 2008-10-02 21:27

LCA Papers Committee Face to Face meeting report.

The LCA papers selection committee was held in Hobart on Saturday 13th of September for an 8 hour marathon to determine which lucky few would join the elite pantheon of LCA speakers. Chaired by Mary Gardiner, a team of Tasmanian and interstate committee members, along with a contingent of IRC overseers, sifted through more than 200 submissions to whittle them down to the best of the best.

Debate raged as we tried to settle on the right mix -  that perfect balance of techy crack, techy bling and techy "just plain cool" that makes LCA rock.

Debate rages between James and Mary

Fuelled by mints, sandwiches, softdrinks and copious amounts of coffee, the team made short work of a very long list, but once it got down to the final few we just couldn't decide.

can't decide

In the end it came down to Linux Australia's El Presidente enthusiastically declaring 'tingly feelings' over the last one - and who's to argue with that?

Stewart having a tingly feeling

Revisiting all of our selections to make sure they passed the new "tingly test" we made our final selections. There's something in there for everyone - from robotics to art to licensing law and of course the Linux kernel. Hopefully they all should give you a tingly feeling too.

we have a decision

linux.conf.au speakers line up to follow soon!

linux.conf.au Hobart announces pricing for 2009

Submitted on 2008-09-30 10:04

Registration to open early October

LCA09 has released the prices for next year's conference to be held in Hobart, Tasmania from Jan 19-24th 2009. As in previous years, attendees purchasing their tickets early will get a significant discount on the regular prices. The prices are as follows:

  Professional Hobbyist Student
Early Bird Price $635.00 $290.00 $160.00
Regular Price $785.00 $365.00 $160.00
Open Day Yes! Yes! Yes!
Miniconfs Yes! Yes! Yes!
Conference Yes! Yes! Yes!
Schwag Bag Yes! Yes! Yes!
Conference T-shirt Yes! Yes! Yes!
Penguin Dinner Yes! $80 $80
Networking Session Yes! - -
Extra Goodies Yes! - -
Professional Listing Yes! - -

Partner's Program

$200 (adult) / $140 (children)

Additional T-shirts

Start at $20

Accommodation

Starts from $65 per night (breakfast included) and can be booked at registration time.

Fairy penguin sponsorship

Following its success in Melbourne, we have introduced a 'Sponsor' level registration category. The Fairy Penguin sponsorship is designed for those who wish to attend the conference as a Professional delegate and make a supporting contribution to the conference. In recognition of this support Fairy Penguin sponsors get their logo and a link on our sponsors page, a listing in the conference booklet, and a table at Open Day. Simply register as a Fairy Penguin, or email sponsors at marchsouth dot org for more information. Fairy Penguin sponsorship packages start at $1,500 plus GST.

Professional

The Professional rate is the standard conference rate. This rate is for companies paying for conference fees and charging it as a training or education expense, or for individuals who can legitimately claim it as a tax deduction, and who wish to make a valued contribution to the free and open source community. The benefits of a Professional registration include the Penguin Dinner, Professional Delegates Networking Session, extra gifts as a thankyou for their support, and a listing in the conference booklet.

Hobbyist

The Hobbyist rate is heavily discounted for free software enthusiasts who are paying out of their own pockets and would otherwise find it difficult to attend.

Student

This concession rate is reserved for full-time students, and their attendance is subsidised to some extent by professional registrations. The conference offers this rate as a form of investment in the future of the Australian free and open source software community.


linux.conf.au will be held in Hobart at the University of Tasmania 19th-24th January 2009

Miniconfs announced!

Submitted on 2008-09-29 10:51

linux.conf.au 2009 announces successful miniconferences

Miniconfs attract high quality submissions from passionate OSS advocates

LCA miniconferences have become a feature of linux.conf.au, giving passionate members of the open source community a chance to collaborate and build momentum and interest on specific areas in open source.

The linux.conf.au papers committee selected the best miniconfs from a number of wide-ranging areas at their annual selections panel meeting this week. The successful miniconferences will be (in no particular order):

"It was a tough decision given the quality of submissions.", said Ben Powell, conference organiser. "Ultimately I'd have liked to see them all, but in the end we had to make a decision and I reckon all of these miniconfs will provide the high quality of content that we've all come to expect from LCA."

The miniconfs will run two days before the main conference on the 19th and 20th of January 2009, and will provide delegates with a chance to mingle with recognised experts in each of the areas covered by the miniconfs.

"The miniconfs always attract a large number of experts and generate a great deal of excitement and momentum within the communities covered." Mr. Powell said "I expect we'll see some great code produced and some great ideas exchanged even before we hit the main conference."

Mailing Lists Operational

Submitted on 2008-07-16 09:30

After a few issues the mailing lists are primed and ready for your subscription! Sign up at:

Call for presentations

Submitted on 2008-07-04 00:00

Hobart Linux Conference Opens Call for Papers

Organisers of linux.conf.au, Australia's prestigious Linux conference, today announced the call for papers to the wider Linux community. The conference, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Hobart next January, is expected to attract influential speakers from the international and local technical Linux and Open Source communities.

Previous years' conferences have seen up to 100 influential international and national speakers from major IT companies and projects, with submissions for the opportunity to speak at Australia's internationally renowned event growing every year. This year's conference is expected to bring 700 delegates to the Tasmania to enjoy one of Australia's premiere technical conferences, with presentations by many of the leading experts in free and open source software.

"This is the first time that the conference has been held in Hobart and given the unique location, and that it is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, we expect to see significant interest from speakers." said Ben Powell, senior organiser of linux.conf.au . “linux.conf.au is a great opportunity for Linux and open source participants to take centre stage, and we encourage anyone who feels they have something interesting, useful or just plain cool to contribute to the conference to submit a paper."

The call for papers will remain open for a month, after which the best papers will be selected by an expert panel. It is expected that over 100 speakers will be chosen to present at the Hobart conference from a large pool of international and local submissions.

linux.conf.au, the National Linux Conference, will be held January 19-24 in Hobart at the University of Tasmania.

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Want to submit your own presentation for linux.conf.au? Then please click the links below to register on the site, and send us your submission. More information can be found in the FAQ

Call for Papers closes August 8th 2008 - Submit early, don't miss out!

Register your details

Submit a paper for linux.conf.au 2009

Please Note: You have to register to submit a paper

Call for Miniconfs

Submitted on 2008-07-04 00:00

Hobart Linux Conference Opens Call for Miniconfs

Organisers of linux.conf.au, Australia's prestigious Linux conference, today announced the call for miniconfs to the wider Linux community coinciding with the launch of their call for papers. The conference, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Hobart next January, is expected to attract influential speakers from the international and local technical Linux and Open Source communities.

Organisers of open source projects or groups who may have something interesting to showcase at linux.conf.au are invited to submit a proposal to run their own mini-conference during the first two days leading up to the main conference.

More information can be found at the Miniconf presenter FAQ.

linux.conf.au, the National Linux Conference, will be held January 19-24 in Hobart at the University of Tasmania. Miniconfs will be held on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th of January 2009.

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Want to submit your own miniconf for linux.conf.au? Then please click the links below to register on the site, and send us your submission.

Call for miniconfs closes on 8th August 2008 - submit early and don't miss out!

Register your details

Submit a miniconf for linux.conf.au 2009

Please note: You have to register to submit a mini-conf proposal

New Website!

Submitted on 2008-07-04 00:00

The marchsouth team are pleased to announce the debut of their new website on the renowned linux.conf.au domain.

linux.conf.au powers their site with a home grown conference management system, zookeepr, which has undergone significant redevelopment this year by the the zookeepr team in collaboration with the LCA2009 webteam.

Kudos go out to those involved for developing such a fantastic site for us - many thanks for your effort and dedication!

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