[Linux-aus] Call for Presentations: LCA2015 Sysadmin Miniconf

Ewen McNeill linux-aus at ewen.mcneill.gen.nz
Wed Oct 1 11:19:13 EST 2014

The Call for Presentations at the Sysadmin Miniconf at LCA2015 is open now:


A copy of the CFP text is enclosed below for your convenience.  Please 
pass this CFP on to anyone else you think might be interested, or any 
other groups that you think are relevant.



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Call for Presentations
Linux.conf.au 2015 Systems Administration Miniconf

As part of the linux.conf.au conference in Auckland, New Zealand
in January 2015 (http://lca2015.linux.org.au/) 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 9th year at Linux.conf.au. To see presentations from
our previous years, see the miniconf website:


Presentation Topics

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

Systems Administration Best Practice, Infrastructure as a Service
(IAAS), Platform as a Service (PAAS), Docker, Containerisation,
Software as a Service (SAAS), Virtualisation, "Cloud" Computing,
Service Migration, Dealing with Extranets, Coping with the shortage
of IPv4 addresses, Software Defined Networking (SDN), DevOps,
Configuration Management, Bootstrapping systems, Lifecycle Management,
Monitoring, Dealing with BYOD, Backups in a virtual/distributed
world, Security in a world where you cannot even trust your shell,
Troubleshooting, Log Management, Buying Decisions, Identity Management,
Multi-Factor Authentication, Web and Email management, Keeping
legacy systems functioning, and other War stories from the Real World.

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

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 "Life in the Real World" presentations
     5-10 minute "lightning talks"

Please note, due to the single day available (and whole-LCA keynote
before morning tea), we expect the majority of available timeslots
to be 20 minutes long or less.

The 10-20 minute "Life in the Real World" presentations are intended
for people to talk about their sites or real world projects/problems.
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 registered (and paid 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:

lca2015 at sysadmin.miniconf.org

Dates and Deadlines

To encourage early submissions priority (both of inclusion and
scheduling) will be given to presentations submitted before the
19th of October 2014.

     2014-10-19 - Deadline for early submissions
     2014-10-26 - Early submissions confirmation
     2014-11-16 - Deadline for submissions
     2014-11-30 - Confirmation of all presentations
     2015-01-13 - Start of Miniconf and 2nd day of linux.conf.au 2015

Contact and Questions

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

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

lca2015 at sysadmin.miniconf.org

Ewen McNeill
LCA2015 Sysadmin Miniconf Convener
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