[Linux-aus] Sysadmin Miniconf 2009: Call for Presentations

Simon Lyall simon at darkmere.gen.nz
Tue Sep 30 20:04:53 EST 2008

           CFP: LCA 2009 Systems Administration Miniconf

As part of the linux.conf.au conference to be held in Hobart, Australia
in January 2009 we will be holding a 2 day mini conference orientated to
Linux Systems Administration.

Please see our website at http://sysadmin.miniconf.org/ for details.

The organisers of the Systems Administration Miniconf would like to invite
proposals for presentations to be delivered at the Miniconf.

Presentation Topics

Topics for presentations could include (but are not limited to)

Backups, Firewalls, AAA, Troubleshooting, Buying Decisions, Virtualisation,
Monitoring Software, Management software, Web/Mail/LDAP/etc Server software,
Wikis, Log processing, Spam and Virus Filtering, VOIP, Trouble Ticket System,
Best Practices, New Developments, Clustering/High Availability , 
Automated Installs, Automated configuration, Packaging Local Software.

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:

- 50 minute - 2 hour tutorials
- 50 minute full presentations
- 25 minute half presentations
- 5-10 minute "lightning talks"
- 5-10 minute "How we do things" presentations

The 5-10 minute "How we do things" presentations are intended for people to
talk about their sites. Information could include: Servers, talks, tools,
people and roles, experiences, software, operating systems, monitoring,
alerting, provisioning etc. The intent is to give other attendees a picture
of what is happening in the "real world" and some understanding of how other
sites work.

Submitting talks

Please note that in order to give a presentation or attend the miniconf you
must be signed 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.

The Call for Presentations web page at:


and contains the information required for submissions.

Submissions should be made via:


Questions should be sent to:

lca09 @ sysadmin.miniconf.org.

Dates and Deadlines

To encourage early submissions priority ( both of inclusion and scheduling )
will be given to presentations submitted before the 15th of October.

2008-10-15 - Deadline for early submissions
2008-10-20 - Early acceptances notified
2008-11-10 - Deadline for late submissions
2008-11-16 - Final programme confirmation.
2009-01-19 - Start of conference.

Contact and Questions

Please see our website at http://sysadmin.miniconf.org/ for more information
on the miniconf and presenting at it.

If you have any questions please feel free to email the organisers at:

lca09 @ sysadmin.miniconf.org

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