[Linux-aus] LCA2013 Sysadmin Miniconf CFP

Ewen McNeill linux-aus at ewen.mcneill.gen.nz
Wed Sep 12 12:52:24 EST 2012

Call for Presentations
Linux.conf.au 2013 Systems Administration Miniconf

As part of the linux.conf.au conference in Canberra, Australia in 
January/February 2013 we will be holding a one day mini conference 
oriented to Linux Systems Administration.

The organisers of the Systems Administration Miniconf would like to 
invite proposals for presentations to be delivered at the Miniconf. 
Please forward this CFP to your colleagues, social networks, and other 
relevant mailing lists.

This is our 7th year at Linux.conf.au. To see presentations from our 
previous years, see the miniconf website http://sysadmin.miniconf.org/.

Presentation Topics

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

Systems Administration, Backups, Security, Dealing with "Bring Your Own 
Device", Troubleshooting, Buying Decisions, Virtualisation and Cloud 
Computing, DevOps, Enterprise Monitoring and Management, Identity 
Management, Two Factor Authentication, Web and Email management, Wiki, 
Clustering and High Availability, Log Management, Spam and Virus 
Filtering, VOIP, Ticketing systems, Bootstrapping and automated 
installation, Configuration Management, Packaging and Provisioning, 
Keeping legacy systems functioning.

We strongly welcome topics on best practice, new developments in systems 
administration and cutting edge techniques to better manage Linux hosts 
and environments.

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:

     45 minute double-length presentations
     20 minute full presentations
     10-20 minute "How we do things" presentations
     5-10 minute "lightning talks"

Please note, due to the single day available, we expect the majority of 
available timeslots to be 20 minutes long or less.

The 10-20 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 
attendees a picture of what is happening in the "real world" and some 
understanding of how other sites work, as well as offer you a chance to 
get suggestions on other tools and practices that might help your site. 
Discussion of "lessons learned" through really trying to use some of 
these things are especially welcomed.

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. Unfortunately the 
Miniconf has no budget for sponsorship of speakers.

Submissions should be made via:


Questions should be sent to:

lca2013 @ sysadmin.miniconf.org

Dates and Deadlines

To encourage early submissions priority (both of inclusion and 
scheduling) will be given to presentations submitted before the 1st of 

     2012-10-01 - Deadline for early submissions
     2012-10-08 - Early submissions confirmation
     2012-11-01 - Deadline for submissions
     2012-11-15 - Confirmation of all presentations
     2013-01-28 - Start of Linux.Conf.Au

Contact and Questions

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

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

lca2013 @ sysadmin.miniconf.org

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