Draft schedule announced for linux.conf.au 2012

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BALLARAT, 12 September 2011

Adding to the anticipation for January 2012's linux.conf.au, Conference Director Josh Stewart (@noisymime on social media) today announced the draft schedule for the event. The line up is stellar - featuring industry luminaries such as Rusty Russell, Andrew Tridgell and Bdale Garbee.

Stewart was over the moon at the news. "The Papers Committee worked incredibly hard to sift through the high quality submissions and select an array of presentations which are engaging and entertaining while delivering in-depth info across a variety of topics. There's something for everyone in this schedule, from those interested in kernel development, open hardware, community or packaging to the increasingly popular FOSS music and multimedia. It's going to be amazing!"

Both the Papers Committee and Organising Team were very enthusiastic about the high rate of talks accepted from female speakers - without any acceptance bias being used in the selection process. Nearly a quarter of accepted talks will be given by female presenters - an encouraging sign of progress in the traditionally male-oriented conference.

"Much credit here is due to the important role played by the Haecksen/LinuxChix miniconf of previous years and which is again running in 2012. This has provided a platform for female speakers to gain the experience and confidence needed to go on to submit and deliver great talks at linux.conf.au" noted Josh.


The schedule announcement follows the hotly-anticipated Miniconf announcements - including Sysadmin, Browser, Haecksen/LinuxChix and Music and Multimedia - with more to come.


  • Draft schedule now available: http://linux.conf.au/programme/schedule
  • Media enquiries are welcomed to the linux.conf.au 2012 team at media@lcaunderthestars.org.au
  • Stay tuned as registrations will open shortly!
  • Worried that it's hard to get to Ballarat? Worry no more: http://linux.conf.au/about/getting_to_ballarat

linux.conf.au will be held 16th-20th January 2012 - see http://lcaunderthestars.org.au and @linuxconfau on Twitter and Identica.