[Linux-aus] Call for Expressions of Interest for linux.conf.au 2017
chrisjrn at gmail.com
Sun May 18 09:06:16 EST 2014
No, 2016 has already been awarded to Geelong.
On 7 May 2014 16:02, Dennis Gilmore <dennis at gilmore.net.au> wrote:
> Do you mean 2016 and not 2017?
> On Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:09:32 +1000
> Joshua Hesketh <josh at nitrotech.org> wrote:
>> Hello Again,
>> Just thought I'd reply to myself here to remind people that we're
>> only 1 month away from calling for bids. We'd love to hear from
>> anybody interested in running an LCA as early as possible so we can
>> help guide you through the process and give you an idea of what to
>> On 13/03/14 21:55, Joshua Hesketh wrote:
>> > Hello everybody!
>> > Cherie and the team for linux.conf.au 2015 Auckland are doing a
>> > great job in preparing for next years conference, and we?re very
>> > much looking forward to seeing you all there. As per our previous
>> > communications, Linux Australia has moved towards a two year
>> > cycle for bidding to host linux.conf.au.
>> > In order to provide enough time for possible bid teams to contruct
>> > their bids for linux.conf.au 2017, we are now formally calling for
>> > Expressions of Interest from bid teams to host linux.conf.au 2017.
>> > The timeline for this year is as follows:
>> > - March - Council seeks Expressions of Interest in running
>> > linux.conf.au 2017
>> > - Late May - Formal Bids are requested to host linux.conf.au
>> > 2017
>> > - June - Council works with Bid Teams to help them prepare
>> > their bids, answering questions and providing guidance
>> > - 6th July - Submission of formal bids closes
>> > - July/August - Council clarifies any questions regarding the bids
>> > and reviews them
>> > - September - Council conducts Site Inspections with shortlisted
>> > Bid Teams
>> > - October - Council decides on the winning city and informs
>> > the Bid Teams
>> > - January - The winning bid is announced at linux.conf.au 2015
>> > So, if you've ever sat in the back of an open source meetup or user
>> > group, or a linux.conf.au talk, or had an informat chat with
>> > someone about running a linux.conf.au, now is the time to put that
>> > idea into action!
>> > If you were the person two seats back listening, go bug that person
>> > to put in a bid!
>> > What do I do next?
>> > ===============
>> > The first thing to do is to send an email to council at linux.org.au
>> > to let us know you are submitting an Expression of Interest. You
>> > should also CC linux-aus at linux.org.au so that you can identify
>> > other people potentially willing to help your Bid Team out.
>> > Once you've done that here are two documents to help you get
>> > started:
>> > * http://wiki.linux.org.au/Linux.conf.au_Bid_Guidelines
>> > * http://wiki.linux.org.au/LCA_HOWTO
>> > The first outlines what is required for the bid process, while the
>> > second give a fairly detailed overview of the sorts of things you
>> > need to think about when preparing to run an LCA, and provide
>> > example bid documents.
>> > There is also a comprehensive Event Portal with lots of useful
>> > information on how to run a successful event at
>> > http://wiki.linux.org.au/Linux_Australia:Events_Portal
>> > So go out, get your team together, talk to some venues/vendors and
>> > start bidding to run the next awesome linux.conf.au!
>> > This is your opportunity to do what you wanted to do at
>> > linux.conf.au, to add something extra special to the conference, to
>> > have a say in the programme of the conference and to show off your
>> > city and amazing organising skills. This is something you will
>> > remember for a lifetime and gain life-long friends, professional
>> > contacts and the experience looks amazing on a resume.
>> > Not to mention, it's great fun to run!
>> > Once you've finalised your bid document then please send to
>> > council at linux.org.au and linux-aus at linux.org.au.
>> > Warm Regards,
>> > Joshua Hesketh
>> > 
>> > http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2013-November/021212.html
>> > P.S. Please forward this announcement onto local LUG lists and
>> > anywhere else you think is relevant.
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