Submitted on 2008-09-29 10:51
linux.conf.au 2009 announces successful miniconferences
Miniconfs attract high quality submissions from passionate OSS advocates
LCA miniconferences have become a feature of linux.conf.au, giving passionate members of the open source community a chance to collaborate and build momentum and interest on specific areas in open source.
The linux.conf.au papers committee selected the best miniconfs from a number of wide-ranging areas at their annual selections panel meeting this week. The successful miniconferences will be (in no particular order):
- Open Source databases;
- The Linux Kernel;
- Linux Security;
- System Administration;
- Virtualisation and Management;
- The Business of Open Source Software - for developers;
- Free as in Freedom; and
- Mobile devices.
"It was a tough decision given the quality of submissions.", said Ben Powell, conference organiser. "Ultimately I'd have liked to see them all, but in the end we had to make a decision and I reckon all of these miniconfs will provide the high quality of content that we've all come to expect from LCA."
The miniconfs will run two days before the main conference on the 19th and 20th of January 2009, and will provide delegates with a chance to mingle with recognised experts in each of the areas covered by the miniconfs.
"The miniconfs always attract a large number of experts and generate a great deal of excitement and momentum within the communities covered." Mr. Powell said "I expect we'll see some great code produced and some great ideas exchanged even before we hit the main conference."