linux.conf.au 2014

Perth, Western Australia - 6th to 10th January 2014

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linux.conf.au 2014 News

CFP Closes Soon for #LCA2014

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LCA2014 Call for Papers(proposals) is closing soon and won't be open for much longer, get in quick.

We have had some great submissions so far.

Don't forget there is a free golden ticket up for grabs.

http://linux.conf.au/cfp

#LCA2014 #Linux.conf.au2014

CFP Extension Announced #LCA2014

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linux.conf.au 2014 - the excitement continues to build!

linux.conf.au showcases the best of open source and open hardware, and it's coming to the University of Western Australia from January 6 to January 10, 2014.

The conference provides a great opportunity for open source developers, users, hackers, and makers to share their ideas and further improve their projects.

The Call for Proposals (CFP) has now been open for four weeks, and the quality of submissions so far has been fantastic. Originally scheduled to be closed this week, the papers committee has agreed to extend the deadline by two weeks to 20 July 2013, as there's been some requests for extension from potential speakers, and we want to make sure that everyone a chance to have their proposal considered!

And now with the offer of a Golden Ticket, there's an extra incentive to put your proposal in to be considered by the papers committee, and let them decide whether your presentation, tutorial or miniconf will be a hit at linux.conf.au.

Michael Davies and Michael Still, papers committee chairs, are excited about the submissions they have seen so far, and they want to ensure that everyone has had a chance to submit a proposal about something they are passionate about. "We've got a great eclectic mix of proposals so far, but since the community has asked for more time to get their proposals in, we're happy to facilitate that!", the Michaels said.

If you have been working on something interesting, now is the time to tell the world! Visit http://linux.conf.au/cfp, and submit your proposal today!

#LCA 2014 #Linux.conf.au 2014 #LCA2014 #Linux Conference Australia

Win a free golden Professional Ticket to #LCA2014

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Win a free golden Professional Ticket to Linux.conf.au 2014

Your chance to win a free ticket to linux.conf.au 2014 linux.conf.au 2013 introduced a tweak to the Call For Proposals process -- they gave away a free ticket to the conference to someone who proposed a worthy talk, but didn’t manage to get selected as a speaker for the conference. The 2014 team likes that idea so much that we’re going to do it again!

Why give away a ticket? Running a ticket give away as part of the proposals process encourages submissions from people who otherwise might not propose content for the conference. The reality is that there is a lot of competition to get a talk accepted at linux.conf.au. This way, if you don’t get accepted there’s still a benefit to having proposed something.

So, get those proposals in!
The Call for Proposals ends on 6 July, so you don’t have a lot of time! Linux.conf.au 2014

Follow us on #lca2014 #linux.conf.au 2014 #linux.conf.au

Miniconf - Call for Proposals

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To submit your proposal, create an account, and select Submit a Miniconf from the menu on the left hand side.

Important Dates

  • Call for miniconfs opens: 14 June 2013
  • Call for miniconfs closes: 20 July 2013
  • Early Bird registrations open: 1 August 2013
  • Email notifications from papers committee: 28 August 2013
  • Conference dates: Monday 6 January to Friday 10 January 2014
  • Miniconfs run: Monday 6 January to Tuesday 7 January 2014

Information on Proposals

The linux.conf.au 2014 papers committee is looking for a broad range of proposals, and will consider submissions on anything from programming and software, to desktop, userspace, community, government, and education. There is only one rule:

Your proposal must be related to open source

This year, the papers committee is going to be focused on deep technical content, and things we think are going to really matter in the future -- that might range from freedom and privacy to open source cloud systems or to energy efficient server farms of the future.

In the past, we have held miniconferences on the following topics:

  • Haecksen
  • Libré Graphics
  • Women in open source
  • Business in open source
  • Open source in education
  • Systems Administration
Audio Visual PlUS many more

LCA is known for miniconfs that are strongly technical in nature, but proposals for presentations on other aspects of free software and open culture, such as educational and cultural applications of open source, are welcome.

Code of Conduct

linux.conf.au welcomes first-time and seasoned speakers from all free and open communities - people of all ages, genders, nationalities, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, abilities, and walks of life. We respect and encourage diversity at our conference.

By agreeing to present at or attend the conference, you are agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions. We expect all speakers and delegates to have read and understood our Code of Conduct.

Format

Miniconfs are day-long sessions on a specific topic. As the name suggests, they are expected to be run as a miniature conference, with a formal schedule published ahead of time listing speakers and sessions for the day.

Your miniconf can have any combination of formal presentations, demonstrations, tutorials, workshops, panel discussions, or other display that you feel would be of interest to a linux.conf.au audience. The only thing we ask is that you keep it contained to your room, that you clean up afterwards, and that you ask permission of the organising committee before arranging anything potentially dangerous (such as soldering, rocketry, or anything involving flames or volatile substances).

Miniconf Organiser Information

In recognition of the value that miniconf organisers bring to our conference, once a proposal is accepted a miniconf organiser is entitled to:

  • Free registration for one organiser, which holds all of the benefits of a Professional Delegate Ticket

If your proposal includes more than one miniconf organiser, free registration and any extra benefits are provided to the primary organiser only.

Please note: miniconf speakers do not receive free tickets to the conference. They must purchase their own ticket in order to attend and present at your miniconf. Please communicate this clearly when inviting your potential speakers to your miniconference.

linux.conf.au does not and will not pay speakers (including miniconf speakers) to present at the conference. Similarly, miniconf organisers are not permitted to accept corporate or government sponsorship, nor are they permitted to charge an admittance fee to delegates.

linux.conf.au is able to provide limited financial assistance for some miniconf organisers, for instance, where the cost of flights or accommodation might prohibit you from attending. Please note, however, that there is a limited budget for travel assistance and that asking for assistance could affect your chances of acceptance.

Recording and Licensing

To increase the number of people that can view your miniconference, linux.conf.au might record your miniconf and make it publicly available after the event. Please ensure that your miniconf speakers will be expected to release materials relating to their presentation under a Creative Commons ShareAlike License. Additionally, if your speakers are discussing software in their presentation, the software must have an appropriate open licence.

About Linux Australia

Linux Australia is the peak body for open source communities around Australia, and as such represents approximately 3500 Free and Open Source users and developers. Linux Australia supports the organisation of this international Free Software conference in a different Australasian city each year.

For more information about Linux Australia see www.linux.org.au

Enquiries

Email the linux.conf.au 2014 Papers Committee at papers-chair at lca2014.linux.org.au

Call for Proposals

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Call for Proposals Extension:

*Note Submissions close Saturday midnight 20th July GMT +8.0
The Call for Proposals (CFP) has now been open for five weeks, and the quality of submissions so far has been fantastic. Originally scheduled to be closed this week, the papers committee has agreed to extend the deadline by two weeks, as there's been some requests for extension from potential speakers, and we want to make sure that everyone a chance to have their proposal considered! Read more at https://lca2014.linux.org.au/media/news/27

To submit your proposal, create an account, and select Submit a Proposal from the menu on the left hand side.

Important Dates

  • Call for proposals opens: 1 June 2013
  • Call for proposals closes: 20 July 2013
  • Email notifications from papers committee: September 2013
  • Early Bird registrations open: 1 August 2013
  • Conference dates: Monday 6 January to Friday 10 January, 2014

Information on Proposals

Important: You must first register and log in the our system before you will be able to enter any proposals.

The linux.conf.au 2014 papers committee is looking for a broad range of proposals, and will consider submissions on anything from programming and software, to desktop, mobile, gaming, userspace, community, government, space and education. There is only one rule:

Your proposal must be related to open source

This year, the papers committee is going to be focused on linux on the frontier and deep technical content-- that might range from cybernetics and mobile operating environments to large astronomy projects and big data projects.

However, the conference is to a large extent what the speakers make it -- if we receive many excellent submissions on a topic, then it’s sure to be represented at the conference. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

  • The Cloud - What is it, how can we use it and why is it running on my toaster?
  • Kernel and core systems: file systems, embedded devices
  • Networking: peer to peer networking, or tuning a TCP/IP stack
  • Desktop: office and productivity applications, peripherals, support
  • Mobile: kernel, applications, programming, challenges, user interfaces
  • Servers: clusters and supercomputers, databases and cloud computing
  • Embedded systems: constraints in storage/memory, real-time aspects, open hardware
  • Virtualisation: benefits, challenges, management, kernel and application support
  • Systems administration: maintaining large numbers of machines, disaster recovery
  • Security: application security, network security, cryptography, malware, viruses
  • Programming: programming languages, software engineering practices, testing, continuous integration/deployment, different development methodologies, version control
  • Modern web technologies: Open source web browsers, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, web apps, accessibility
  • Audio and video: video editing, VoIP, WebRTC, video player development, live streaming
  • Open Community: licensing changes, patent threats, open data, open apis.
  • Free software use: home automation, IT, education, manufacturing, research, government applications, home security

LCA is known for presentations and tutorials that are strongly technical in nature, but proposals for presentations on other aspects of free software and open culture, such as educational and cultural applications of open source, are welcome.

Code of Conduct

linux.conf.au welcomes first-time and seasoned speakers from all free and open communities - people of all ages, genders, nationalities, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, abilities, and walks of life. We respect and encourage diversity at our conference.

By agreeing to present at or attend the conference, you are agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions http://lca2014.linux.org.au/cor/terms_and_conditions. We expect all speakers and delegates to have read and understood our Code of Conduct http://lca2014.linux.org.au/cor/code_of_conduct.

Format

This year, there are three different ways that you can present your content:

Presentations

Presentations are 45 minute slots that are generally presented in lecture format. These form the bulk of the available conference slots.

Tutorials

Tutorials are 100 minutes that are generally presented in a classroom format. They should be interactive or hands-on in nature. Tutorials are expected to have a specific learning outcome for attendees.

Mini conferences

Mini conf’s are one to two day long sessions on a specific topic. A separate CFP process will be used to propose and select mini conf’s, and will be announced publicly soon.

For more information on miniconfs, see: http://lca2014.linux.org.au/miniconf-cfp

Speaker Information

In recognition of the value that speakers bring to our conference, once a proposal is accepted a speaker is entitled to:

  • Free registration, which holds all of the benefits of a Professional Delegate Ticket
  • Exclusive tickets to the Speakers' Dinner for the speaker and their immediate family
  • One free family ticket to the Partners' Programme

If your proposal includes more than one speaker, these additional speakers are not entitled to free registration or to any extra benefits.

linux.conf.au does not and will not pay speakers to present at the conference.

linux.conf.au is able to provide limited financial assistance for some speakers, for instance, where the cost of flights or accommodation might prohibit a speaker from attending. Please note, however, that there is a limited budget for travel assistance and that asking for assistance could affect your chances of acceptance.

Recording and Licensing

To increase the number of people that can view your presentation, linux.conf.au might record your talk and make it publicly available after the event. When submitting your proposal you will be asked to release materials relating to your presentation under a Creative Commons ShareAlike License. Additionally, if you are discussing software in your presentation, you must ensure the software has an appropriate open licence.

For more information, see: http://lca2014.linux.org.au/cfp.

About Linux Australia

Linux Australia is the peak body for open source communities around Australia, and as such represents approximately 3500 Free and Open Source users and developers. Linux Australia supports the organisation of this international Free Software conference in a different Australasian city each year.

For more information about Linux Australia see: http://www.linux.org.au/.

Papers Enquiries

  • linux.conf.au 2014 Papers Committee
  • Email: papers-chair at lca2014.linux.org.au

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