[lca-announce] 3rd keynote speaker for linux.conf.au announced!

linux.conf.au Announcements lca-announce at lists.linux.org.au
Mon Nov 7 22:19:08 EST 2011

Hi FOSS lovers!

With linux.conf.au 2012 just around the corner, the organising team is proud to confirm Paul Fenwick as the 3rd keynote speaker for January's event. Renowned internationally as a humourous and entertaining speaker, Paul's presentation will cover known bugs and exploits - in your brain!

Paul had a twinkle in his eye as he explained further.

"Humans - as a species, we suck! The only real evolutionary advantage we have is our brains, and by using them we’ve become the dominant species on the planet. Our brains are superbly adapted for our survival and success in the environment in which they evolved - the African savanna 200,000 years ago. Our brains are not-at-all suited for modern life, and are plagued by a raft of bugs and unwanted features that we’ve been unable to remove."

An avid steampunk fan, Paul can usually be found in top hat and waistcoat, and he occasionally dons full Mad Scientist regalia.

A Perl specialist, Paul has over ten years of experience with Perl, and often writes for The Perl Journal. He is a sought after presenter at Melbourne Perl Mongers, regularly contributes to Perl 5 core and maintains Perl's Finance::Quote, Proc::UID, and Business::Payroll::AU::PAYG modules.

So, please join Paul and hundreds of other attendees for an intriguing tour of some of the most amusing bugs and exploits human wetware has to offer.

Full details of the announcement can be found at: 

- linux.conf.au 2012 -
	• linux.conf.au will be held 16th-20th January 2012 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
	• Registrations are now open! http://linux.conf.au/register/status
	• You can also find us at http://lcaunderthestars.org.au and @linuxconfau on Twitter and Identica.
	• Media enquiries are welcomed to the LCA2012 team at media at lcaunderthestars.org.au
	• Still think it's hard to get to Ballarat? We're here to help: http://linux.conf.au/about/getting_to_ballarat

On behalf of the linux.conf.au 2012 team, we're thrilled to have Paul giving this keynote address and we hope as many of you as possible are able to make it along to the conference!

- Josh Stewart

Conference director
linux.conf.au 2012 - Ballarat 16- 20 Jan

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