linux.conf.au 2014 News
Submitted on 2013-09-27 18:32
First Official keynote Jonathon Oxer for LCA2014
The linux.conf.au 2014 team are excited to announce our first keynote speaker - Jonathan Oxer. Jon has agreed to come and present a keynote discussing ArduSat.
Jon has been hacking on both hardware and software since he was a little tacker. Most recently he's been focusing more on the Open Hardware side, co-founding Freetronics as a direct result of organising the first Arduino Miniconf at LCA2010. His books include "Ubuntu Hacks" and "Practical Arduino".
Jon has been variously referred to as Australia's geekiest man and as a cyborg-in-progress. As part of his “SuperHouse” home automation series, Jon has taken keyless entry to an all new level by embedding an RFID tag into his arm using a vet's chipping tool.
Recently he has been working on ArduSat, a satellite that aims to give hobbyists, students and space enthusiasts an opportunity to design and run their own experiments in space. By choosing a standardised platform based on the hugely popular Arduino hardware design, ArduSat allows anyone to develop and prototype experiments at home using readily accessible parts and all based on a simple open source software environment.
Jon will be presenting an overview of the latest developments to the ArduSat project as part of his keynote presentation during linux.conf.au 2014 in Perth, Western Australia.
Also announce Arduino mini conf this year.
Interest in Open Hardware is high among FOSS enthusiasts but there is
also a barrier to entry with the perceived difficulty and dangers of
dealing with hot soldering irons, unknown components and unfamiliar
naming schemes. The Arduino Miniconf will use the Arduino
microcontroller board as a stepping stone to help ease software
developers into dealing with Open Hardware. Topics will cover both
software and hardware issues, starting with simpler sessions suitable
for Open Hardware beginners and progressing through to more advanced
The day will run in two distinct halves. The first part of the day
will be a hands-on assembly session where participants will have the
chance to solder together a special hardware project developed for the
miniconf. Instructors will be on hand to assist with soldering and the
other mysteries of hardware assembly. The second part of the day will
be presentations about Open Hardware topics, including information on
software to run on the hardware project built earlier in the day.
The hardware project for LCA2014 hasn't yet been set in stone, but the
current plan is a DIY cellphone with voice and SMS capability, an
Arduino-compatible brain, and breakouts for sensors and actuators.
More details of the project such as costs and how to reserve your spot
will be posted on the Arduino Miniconf website at
www.arduinominiconf.org before the event
linux.conf.au is an annual open source conference organised by Linux Australia. In 2014 the conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia from the 6th January to the 10th.
Submitted on 2013-09-27 18:23
Wiki page updated including accommodation speakers #LCA2014
Wiki page is updated including accommodation and speakers travel assistance.
Linux.conf.au 2014 Team
Submitted on 2013-09-27 18:20
Early Bird registrations end soon, don't miss out
Almost 50% sold
Linux.conf.au 2014 Team
Submitted on 2013-09-11 22:51
For immediate Release.
The Linux.conf.au 2014 team are pleased to announce the start of our
speakers line up. As usual we have a strong line up of presentations
and tutorials that are strongly technical in nature, alongside
presentations dealing with social applications and implications of
We have had 51 of our speakers confirm so far and are looking forward
to publishing the full schedule once we have had all speakers confirmed.
In the meantime you can view the confirmed speakers list at
We are very excited by the list so far and are looking forward to
welcoming so many great minds to our conference.
We've sold over 20% of our Early Bird tickets already so be sure to
register quickly and ensure you don't miss out.
The Linux.conf.au 2014 Organising Team
Proudly supported by Hewlett-Packard
Submitted on 2013-09-10 15:43
Our wiki website is up and running
Our wiki is up and running. It has accomodation information. You can sign in with the same login as for your registration
To check out our wiki site
Click here http://linux.conf.au/wiki.
Thanks from the Linux.conf.au 2014 Team #LCA2014
Submitted on 2013-09-05 11:31
Official announcement - Early Bird Registration for Linux.conf.au 2014 is now open!
We are proud to officially announce the early bird registration for linux.conf.au 2014 is now open!
Face to face weekend in Sydney went well and we have a lot of very awesome and technical talks including the
We have secured speakers and keynotes for linux.conf.au 2014 and will be announcing them soon.
More news to follow next week from the #LCA2014 Team.
Submitted on 2013-08-30 14:15
linux.conf.au 2014 are pleased to announce the final selection of miniconf programmes for the conference.
Miniconfs are a unique aspect of the linux.conf.au experience. First introduced at linux.conf.au 2002, they are now a traditional element of the conference.
Miniconfs are smaller one day events which are run on the Monday and Tuesday of the conference. They are intended as an incubator -- both of future conferences and speakers. The miniconfs are selected as part of the Call for Papers process which was run from June to July 2013.
To see the line up and find out more visit our Miniconf page at
Submitted on 2013-08-07 18:44
Call for Papers are currently being reviewed for LCA2014.
The papers committee are currently hard at work, reviewing all papers submitted.
The results will be announced soon.
Submitted on 2013-07-19 19:46
Early bird Registrations for LCA2014 Linux.conf.au opens in August.
We will have more information for you soon.
Submitted on 2013-07-19 19:42
LCA2014 Call for Papers(proposals) is closing Saturday 20th July 2013 GMT +8
Only 2 days to go, so get in quick.
We have had some great submissions so far.
Don't forget there is a free golden ticket up for grabs.