[Linux-aus] Linux Australia update - summer 2017 - events, new Council, and more
nate at polynate.net
Tue Jan 31 08:21:59 AEDT 2017
Congratulations Kathy and team, I look forward to some exciting
developments as LA steps into its next iteration of influence and impact!
On 30 January 2017 at 12:58, Linux Australia President <
president at linux.org.au> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Hoping that everyone who was able to join us for linux.conf.au 2017 in
> Hobart had safe and pleasant journeys home, and again a huge thank you to
> Chris and the #lca2017 team, Speakers, volunteers and delegates for another
> exciting, mind-stretching LCA. For those who weren't able to join us, you
> might have missed out on the news that the Rusty Wrench  this year was
> jointly awarded to 'The Michaels' - Michael Davies and Michael Still - for
> their outstanding contribution to our community through their leadership of
> the LCA Papers Committee.
> Speaking of which, the Papers Committee would love to hear your thoughts
> and suggestions on the topics that you'd like to see next year - tag them
> on Twitter with #lcapapers  or email papers-chair at linux.org.au.
> Next year, linux.conf.au 2018 heads to Sydney's centrally-located UTS
> Ultimo campus with the theme of 'It's a bit of history repeating', and
> we're super excited to see what Bruce Crawley, James Polley and the team
> will deliver after memorable events there in 2001 and 2007. They're on the
> lookout for some team members, so check out their site at .
> We're currently evaluating LCA2019 bids, and I'd especially like to thank
> Hugh Blemings and Josh Stewart for their efforts, and the as-yet-unnamed
> LCA2019 bid teams in this regard.
> Other event news
> In other Linux Australia events news, we're delighted to report that
> DrupalGov is happening again this year in Canberra on March 27th, and big
> thanks to Si Hobbs, Rosie Gooch and the team for their excellent work to
> date .
> It's likely that Joomla Day will run in Sydney in June, under the
> leadership of Tim Plummer. Expect to hear more on this in due course .
> PyconAU this year remains in Melbourne, running August 3-8 under the
> leadership of Richard Jones, and we're again excited for another hallmark
> event. The Call for Special Events is now open .
> DrupalSouth is heading to Wellington late this year, and we'll bring you
> more updates as they unfold.
> We're currently in discussions with members of the WordCamp and WordPress
> community around how we can continue to work together, and again we'll keep
> you informed.
> We haven't yet received bids for Open Source Developers' Conference this
> year, and would warmly welcome bids for this event.
> If you have ideas for other events which fit within Linux Australia's
> values  then you can get more info at .
> Welcome to our new Council for 2017
> Firstly, we'd like to take the opportunity to thank the outgoing Council
> of 2016 for their efforts. Serving on Council, while ultimately rewarding,
> is a significant volunteer responsibility - and we appreciate the efforts
> of all our 2016 Council:
> - Tony Breeds - Treasurer
> - Katie McLaughlin - Ordinary Committee Member
> - Craige McWhirter - Ordinary Committee Member
> - Cherie Ellis - Ordinary Committee Member
> We're delighted that Sae Ra, Hugh and Kathy are returning for 2017.
> Please join us in welcoming our new Council for 2017, as per the recent
> election .
> - President - Kathy Reid (Vice Pres 2016, Secretary 2013-2014, newly
> elected to this role)
> - Vice President - Cameron Tudball (newly elected)
> - Secretary - Sae Ra Germaine (returning to this role from 2016 and
> - Treasurer - Russell Stuart (newly elected)
> - OCM - Hugh Blemings (President 2016, newly elected to this role)
> - OCM - David Bell (newly elected)
> - OCM - Josh Stewart (Vice President 2015, OCM 2013-2014, newly
> elected to this role)
> On a personal note, I'm delighted to be working with such a diverse,
> experienced and multi-talented team as we embark on our ambitious agenda to
> strengthen Linux Australia's foundation platforms, and position ourselves
> to evolve over the coming years.
> To this end, our first Council meeting of the year will be face to face,
> held in Melbourne 4th-5th February. We have a strong agenda, and aim to get
> through many issues, including next steps for our Membership platform,
> budgetary adjustments given our strong profit in 2015-2016, reviewing event
> budgets, as well as some transitional administrivia. We look forward to
> keeping you informed of the outcomes.
> You can contact Council at any time via council at linux.org.au, or
> individual office bearers at president at linux.org.au,
> vice-president at linux.org.au, secretary at linux.org.au or
> treasurer at linux.org.au.
> Stakeholders and supporters
> Over the course of 2016, and at linux.conf.au, we were approached by a
> number of organisations interested in partnering with Linux Australia on a
> range of initiatives, campaigns and projects. These groups included
> WordPress/WordCamp, Open Source Initiative, Software Freedom Conservancy,
> NZ Open Source Society, Electronic Frontiers Australia and Internet
> Australia. The stakeholder framework that helps to articulate and
> prioritise our engagements with key stakeholders is something that we'll be
> discussing at Face to Face, however we expect to be collaborating on
> multiple initiatives going forward.
> Your feedback, suggestions and comments are as always warmly welcomed,
> Kind regards,
> Kathy, Cameron, Sae Ra, Russell, David, Hugh and Josh
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Australia#The_Rusty_Wrench_award
>  https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=%
>  https://lca2018.org/#/home
>  http://drupalgov.org/events/drupalgov-canberra-2017
>  http://joomladay.org.au/ (website will be updated once LA Council
> approves event team and budget)
>  http://2017.pycon-au.org/
>  https://linux.org.au/values
>  https://linux.org.au/linux-australia-event-support
>  https://www.linux.org.au/membership/index.php?page=view-election&id=23
> Kathy Reid
> Linux Australia
> 0418 130 636
> president at linux.org.auhttp://linux.org.au
> Linux Australia Inc
> GPO Box 4788
> Sydney NSW 2001
> ABN 56 987 117 479
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