Miniconf Call for Presentations - Linux.conf.au 2015 Systems Administration Miniconf
Submitted on 2014-10-07 06:57
As part of the linux.conf.au conference in Auckland, New Zealand in January 2015 we will be holding a one day mini conference oriented to Linux Systems Administration.
The organisers of the Systems Administration Miniconf would like to invite proposals for presentations to be delivered at the Miniconf. Please forward this CFP to your colleagues, social networks, and other relevant mailing lists.
This is our 9th year at Linux.conf.au. To see presentations from our previous years, see the miniconf website: http://sysadmin.miniconf.org/.
Topics for presentations could include (but are not limited to):
Systems Administration Best Practice, Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS), Platform as a Service (PAAS), Docker, Containerisation, Software as a Service (SAAS), Virtualisation, "Cloud" Computing, Service Migration, Dealing with Extranets, Coping with the shortage of IPv4 addresses, Software Defined Networking (SDN), DevOps, Configuration Management, Bootstrapping systems, Lifecycle Management, Monitoring, Dealing with BYOD, Backups in a virtual/distributed world, Security in a world where you cannot even trust your shell, Troubleshooting, Log Management, Buying Decisions, Identity Management, Multi-Factor Authentication, Web and Email management, Keeping legacy systems functioning, and other War stories from the Real World.
We strongly welcome topics on best practice, new developments in systems administration and cutting edge techniques to better manage Linux environments both virtual and physical.
Presentations should be of a technical nature and speakers should assume that members of the audience have at least a couple of years experience in Unix/Linux administration.
Format of Presentations
We are now seeking proposals for presentations at the mini-conference.
We have openings for:
- 45 minute double-length presentations
- 20 minute full presentations
- 10-20 minute "Life in the Real World" presentations
- 5-10 minute "lightning talks"
Please note, due to the single day available (and whole-LCA keynote before morning tea), we expect the majority of available timeslots to be 20 minutes long or less.
The 10-20 minute "Life the Real World" presentations are intended for people to talk about their sites or real world projects/problems. Information could include: Servers, talks, tools, people and roles, experiences, software, operating systems, monitoring, alerting, provisioning etc. The intent is to give attendees a picture of what is happening in the "real world" and some understanding of how other sites work, as well as offer you a chance to get suggestions on other tools and practices that might help your site. Discussion of "lessons learned" through really trying to use some of these things are especially welcomed.
Please note that in order to give a presentation or attend the miniconf you must be registered (and paid up) for the main linux.conf.au conference. Presenting at the Miniconf does not entitle you to discounted or free registration at the main conference nor priority with registration. Unfortunately the Miniconf has no budget for sponsorship of speakers.
Submissions should be made via: http://sysadmin.miniconf.org/proposal15.html
Questions should be sent to: lca2015 at sysadmin.miniconf.org
Dates and Deadlines
To encourage early submissions priority (both of inclusion and scheduling) will be given to presentations submitted before the 19th of October 2014.
- 2014-10-19 - Deadline for early submissions
- 2014-10-26 - Early submissions confirmation
- 2014-11-16 - Deadline for submissions
- 2014-11-30 - Confirmation of all presentations
- 2015-01-13 - Start of Miniconf and 2nd day of linux.conf.au 2015
Contact and Questions
Please see our website for more information on the miniconf, past presentations and presenting at it. If you have any questions please feel free to email the organisers at: lca2015 at sysadmin.miniconf.org
LCA2015 Sysadmin Miniconf Convener