[Linux-aus] linux.conf.au 2021 - The countdown: One week to LCA2021

Joel Addison joel at lca2021.linux.org.au
Sat Jan 16 10:28:22 AEDT 2021

linux.conf.au 2021 will be beaming into homes and workplaces across the 
world in just 7 days, from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 January.

Have you been wondering what's next for the world? Are you keen to 
explore how the open-source community can help society navigate through 
these unique times? Then you need to grab your ticket.

The online format means tickets are at a lower price than previous 
years. Jump onto our dashboard (https://linux.conf.au/dashboard/) to 
secure yours today.

## Stella lineup of keynotes

Ahem, have you heard who's keynoting at linux.conf.au? It's a pretty 
exciting lineup.

### Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, journalist, and technology 
activist. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier 
Foundation (eff.org), a non-profit civil liberties group that defends 
freedom in technology law, policy, standards, and treaties.

Let's hear from Cory himself what he has in store for us at 
linux.conf.au. Check out his video to us at https://youtu.be/5xN-OV1t5PY

### Omoju Miller

Omoju Miller is the Technical Advisor to the CEO at GitHub. Her 
expertise is in the area of machine learning and computational 

Omoju will discuss participation in open-source as a form of cognitive 
apprenticeship. She will map out how the transition step from novice to 
expert aligns with the progressions we see in the roles taken on in open 
source communities.

Omoju will share ideas on how to transition from beginner to master 
faster by accessing what we know from education research.

### Limor Fried

Limor "Ladyada" Fried is an electrical engineer and founder of Adafruit.

In her keynote, Limor will discuss how Python is snaking its way into 
hardware, Linux single board computers, and more.

## Newcomers Session

Our Newcomers Session is a popular tradition of linux.conf.au. This year 
it will take place online on Friday 22 January at 7pm.

Whether this is your first Linux conference or you come every year, this 
is the place to find out more about the conference and everything it has 
to offer.
It is also a great place to connect and chat with our community.

BYO beverage of choice!

## Do you need financial assistance to attend linux.conf.au 2021?

Thanks to the support of our Outreach and Inclusion sponsor, Arm, we 
have funds set aside to provide financial assistance to linux.conf.au 
attendees who might need it.
This program is part of our outreach and inclusion efforts for 

Anyone can apply for financial assistance to attend. You can apply for 
full or partial financial assistance to cover the costs of what you 
might need to join the conference.

To find out more about our financial assistance and how to apply, read 
our assistance page at https://linux.conf.au/attend/assistance/.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Read this online at https://lca2021.linux.org.au/news/one-week-to-go/

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