Miniconfs are reaching for a star - you!
Submitted on 2011-11-15 00:10
BALLARAT, 15 November 2011
The Miniconf organisers have been working hard to put together a stellar array of talks for the first day of linux.conf.au. A limited number of Miniconfs still have some open presentation spots - your chance to shine!
- CfP: http://tinyurl.com/opm2012-proposal
- Tentative schedule: http://lca2012.linux.org.au/wiki/index.php/Miniconfs/OpenProgramming
Open programming Miniconf organiser Christopher Neugebauer was enthusiastic with submissions so far.
"We've had an excellent response to the Open Programming Miniconf CfP so far, including an encouraging range of talks catering to the growing community of web developers. That said, we're still looking to fill some more spaces with great talks for linux.conf.au's developer community."
Christopher indicated that while he'd warmly welcome talks on Python, Perl and C in particular, he was also eager to entertain submissions on lesser known languages.
"If it's for developers we'd love to see it!"
Business of Open Source
- CfP: http://conf.linux.org.au/wiki/index.php/Miniconfs/BusinessOfOpenSourceMiniconf
- Contact:Martin Michlmayr tbm at hp dot com
Business of Open Source Miniconf organiser Martin Michlmayer was equally positive.
"We're still warmly welcoming proposals around open source business topics, including building a community, commercial acquisition of open source projects, funding and venture capital, business strategies behind open source and open source governance and licensing."
Multimedia and music
- Tentative schedule: http://www.annodex.org/events/lca2012_mmm/pmwiki.php/Main/Timetable
- Contact: Jonathan Woithe (jwoithe at atrad dot com dot au), Silvia Pfeiffer (silviapfeiffer1 at gmail dot com), Roderick Dolman (roderick.dornan at gmail dot com)
Jonathan Woithe, Multimedia and Music Miniconf organiser, was also impressed by submissions to date.
"Proposals have covered the many varied aspects of music and multimedia creation under Linux. What's more, we've seen a mix of submissions from both established speakers and those new to linux.conf.au - all of which have been of extremely high quality! The talks are definitely shaping up to be both informative and entertaining."
Jonathan too noted that there are a small number of presentation slots still open, with further submissions warmly welcomed.
"Presentations can be related to any aspect related to multimedia and music under Linux. Production, playback, composition: you name it and we'll welcome it!"
Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS)
- Contact: Tim McNamara (@TimClicks, hfoss-miniconf at timmcnamara dot co dot nz
Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Miniconf organiser Tim McNamara echoed the thoughts of others, welcoming submissions around topics such as software that allows management of and recovery from disasters, emergency devops in disaster conditions, and privacy and authorisation issues under emergency conditions.
The full list of accepted Miniconfs can be found at http://linux.conf.au/programme/miniconfs. Please note that Miniconf-only tickets are not available this year - we strongly encourage Miniconf submissions from conference attendees and/or main conference Speakers.
linux.conf.au will be held 16th-20th January 2012 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. http://lcaunderthestars.org.au and @linuxconfau on Twitter and Identica. Registrations are now open.
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