Browser rivals join together to foster community

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Ballarat, 5 September 2011

Anticipation for Linux Conference Australia (LCA) continues to grow, with confirmation by organisers that the Browser Miniconference would feature at January's event. In a now-familiar display of solidarity, representatives from both Google - maker of the Chrome browser - and Mozilla - of Firefox fame - came together with a collaborative proposal aimed at the active browser developer community.

Mozilla's Cameron McCormack was particularly pleased with the news; "There's a surprisingly high number of developers in Australia and New Zealand who work on open source browsers. The Browser Miniconference will be a fantastic opportunity for people from different projects to meet face to face, share the challenges they face and foster collaboration to advance the Open Web."

Submissions are warmly welcomed from any open source browser contributors. Attendance is open to all LCA delegates.

More information on the Call for Proposals for the Browser Miniconf can be found at http://mcc.id.au/BrowserMiniconf/LCA2012/CallForPapers.

Miniconfs - miniature conferences - are community-organised sessions designed to bring together like-minded delegates with interests in a specific field. They are run within the framework of the broader event, and provide excellent opportunities for professional networking and developing presentation experience.

LCA will be held 16th-20th January 2012 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. http://lcaunderthestars.org.au and @linuxconfau on Twitter and Identica. Registrations will open mid-September.