[lca-announce] With it's stellar line up, linux.conf.au 2012 should be on your horizon!

linux.conf.au Announcements lca-announce at lists.linux.org.au
Sat Nov 19 14:33:39 EST 2011

Ballarat, 19 November 2011

With nine Miniconferences accepted, and three keynote speakers already 
announced, preparations are in full swing for linux.conf.au 2012, to be 
held in Ballarat, Victoria 16-20th January.

Conference Director Josh Stewart was particularly pleased at progress to 
"We've got some huge names lined up to keynote, including Karen Sandler, 
Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, Bruce Perens - the creator 
of the Open Source Definition, and the community's own favourite Mad 
Scientist Paul Fenwick. We still have one keynote up our sleeve, but 
it's a very closely guarded secret!".

The conference schedule boasts a number of perennial favourites, 
including Jon Oxer, Andrew Tridgell of Samba, Valerie Aurora and Mary 
Gardiner of The Ada Initiative, Bdale Garbee and Jonathan Corbet. A 
number of new speakers are also on board for the first time, including 
software freedom advocate Ben Sturmfels. The number of accepted talks by 
female presenters was the highest on record, at just shy of 25%, 
speaking volumes about the ever-increasing diversity of the Linux and 
free and open source software community.

Registrations for the conference are filling up fast.

Early Bird registration for the conference sold out just before the 
early bird close of end of October. Stewart was enthusiastic at the 
"There was of course the usual rush just before Early Bird closed, and 
the whole team was sitting there with anticipation watching as we sold 
out! It's a great indication of the interest in the conference."

For those interested in the conference, but for whom professional 
registration is out of reach, there are a number of alternative options, 
including Hobbyist and Student registration. Volunteer nominations are 
also welcome. Volunteers are given a free ticket to the conference in 
exchange for four days' volunteer work undertaking tasks such as audio 
visual, ushering and administration duties.

  * Registration pricing options: http://linux.conf.au/register/prices
  * Volunteer nomination: http://linux.conf.au/register/volunteer

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 and a tentative schedule is at: 
Media enquiries are warmly welcomed to media at lcaunderthestars.org.au

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