[Linux-aus] [Announce] LCA2018 Call for Bids
dtbell91 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 17:37:01 AEST 2015
To add to this: if you don't want to put your hand up as the lead for the
bid but you'd love to see linux.conf.au in your city and you'd like to
help, send an email anyway. There may be other people nearby who are
willing to help as well.
I can honestly say that planning an LCA has been a rewarding experience so
far, and I know that I want to keep attending them. Don't make me bid to
host it in Geelong again for 2018.
How about somewhere like Port Augusta, Port Macquarie, Gold Coast, or
On 3 August 2015 at 15:56, Joshua Hesketh <josh at nitrotech.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The call for 2018 bids closes at the end of next week.
> Usually, well before this point of the year, we have a good indication of
> teams who are working on bidding. Sadly we haven't heard of any teams
> interested in leading a linux.conf.au.
> The bid deadline is still open so perhaps there are some people working
> hard in the background on getting a proposal to the council. However, at
> this point, we may be heading towards a year where we have no viable option
> or location for a linux.conf.au.
> If this is something you would like to help fix, please let us know if
> you're interested in running a linux.conf.au :-)
> On 03/07/15 14:36, Tony Breeds wrote:
> Hi there,
> Plans are coming along really well for linux.conf.au 2016 in Geelong.
> We're very much looking forward to seeing you all there, but in the
> meantime it's time to start thinking about plans for 2018.
> I realise we're a bit behind schedule on the formal call for bids, so
> here is the revised timeline
> * July - Formal Bids are requested to host linux.conf.au 2018
> (this email)
> - Council works with Bid Teams to help them prepare their
> bids, answering questions and providing guidance
> * August 14 - Submission of formal bids closes
> - Council clarifies any questions regarding the bids and
> reviews them
> * September - Council conducts Site Inspections with shortlisted Bid
> * November - Council decides on the winning city and informs the Bid
> * January - The winning bid is announced at linux.conf.au 2016
> If you have ever sat in the back of a LUG meeting or an LCA talk and had
> an informal chat to someone about running an LCA now is the time to put
> that idea into action. If you were the person two seats back listening
> in, go bug that person to put in a bid!
> If you haven't already, the first thing to to do is to send an email tocouncil at linux.org.au to let them know you are thinking of submitting a
> bid. You should also CC linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au, this might help you
> find other people keen on helping you 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
> There is also a comprehensive Event Portal with lots of useful
> information on how to run a successful event athttp://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 LCA! Armed with your amazing organising
> skills, this is your opportunity to show off your city, do what you
> always wanted to do at LCA, add something extra special to the
> conference and have a say in the programme of the conference.
> 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 tocouncil at linux.org.au and linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au.
> If you are thinking of bidding, please put your hand up sooner rather
> than later so that the Council can make sure you get the support you
> need to prepare a high quality bid. Please don't hesitate to contact us
> if you have any questions or need any help in preparing your bid.
> P.S. Please forward this announcement onto local LUG lists and anywhere
> else you think is relevant.
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