Prior to the pandemic of the early 2020s, linux.conf.au was the premier Linux and open source conference for Australia and New Zealand. The conference was held in person nearly-annually between 1999 and 2020, and moved to a different city in Australia or New Zealand every year. The conference attracted project leads and industry luminaries from all over the world, regularly hosting over 600 delegates.
linux.conf.au events traditionally spanned 5 days, with two days of ‘Miniconfs’ – special interest tracks – and three days of main conference talks.
linux.conf.au was volunteer-run, with volunteer teams spending 18-24 months in preparation before the event.