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linux.conf.au

linux.conf.au is the premier Linux and open source conference for Australia and New Zealand. The conference is held annually, and moves to a different city in Australia or New Zealand every year. The conference attracts project leads and industry luminaries from all over the world, and regularly hosts over 600 delegates. Traditionally, linux.conf.au is held over a week, with two days of ‘Miniconfs’ – special interest tracks – and three days of the main conference.

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History

It all started in Melbourne back in 1999, with CALU: Conference of Australian Linux Users which was held at Monash University over 3 days in July 1999.

Renamed to linux.conf.au in 2001, it has grown to become one of the world’s best technical Linux conferences.

It continues to be run by community volunteers for the community volunteers that have made Linux and Free and Open Source Software the phenomenon it is today.

2018 – University of Technology: Sydney, New South Wales

Keynotes:

  • Matthew Todd
  • Karen Sandler
  • Hugh Blemings
  • Jess Frazelle

LCA2018 website

LCA2018 Videos on Youtube

2017 – Wrest Point: Hobart, Tasmania

Keynotes:

  • Pia Waugh
  • Dan Callahan
  • Nadia Eghbal
  • Robert M. “r0ml” Lefkowitz

LCA2017 website

LCA2017 Videos on Youtube

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2016 – Geelong: Deakin University – Waterfront Campus

Keynotes:

  • George Fong
  • Catarina Mota
  • Jono Bacon
  • Genevieve Bell

LCA2016 website

LCA2016 videos on Youtube

2015 – Auckland: University of Auckland

Keynotes:

  • Eben Moglen
  • Linus Torvalds
  • Bob Young

LCA2015 website

LCA2015 videos on Youtube

2014 – Perth: University of Western Australia

Keynotes:

  • Dr Suelette Dreyfus
  • Kate Chapman
  • Matthew Garrett
  • Jonathan Oxer

LCA2014 website

LCA2014 videos on Youtube

2013 – Canberra: Australian National University

Keynotes:

  • Bdale Garbee
  • Radia Perlman
  • “Bunnie” Huang
  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee

LCA2013 website

LCA2013 videos on Youtube

2012 – Ballarat: University of Ballarat

Keynotes:

  • Bruce Perens
  • Paul Fenwick
  • Karen Sandler
  • Jacob Appelbaum

LCA2012 website

LCA2012 videos on Youtube

2011 – Brisbane: Queenland University of Technology

Keynotes:

  • Eric Allman
  • Vint Cerf
  • Geoff Huston
  • Mark Pesce

LCA2011 website

LCA2011 videos on Youtube

2010 – Wellington: Wellington Convention Centre

Keynotes:

  • Gabriella Coleman
  • Benjamin Mako Hill
  • Glyn Moody
  • Nathan Torkington

LCA2010 website

LCA2010 videos on Youtube

2009 – Hobart: The University of Tasmania

Keynotes:

  • Tom Limoncelli – The Scarcity Mindset vs. The Abundance Mindset
  • Angela Beesley – The future of Wikipedia and The Wikimedia Foundation
  • Simon Phipps – Open, Free and Profitable?

LCA2009 website

2008 – Melbourne: The University of Melbourne

Keynotes

Other presentations, video and audio – http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2008/programme/presentations.html

lca2008.linux.org.au

2007 – Sydney: University of New South Wales

Keynotes

Other presentations, video and audio – http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2007/Programme.html

lca2007.linux.org.au

2006 – Dunedin: University of Otago

Keynotes

  • Dave Miller – 3 talks – Niagra, Linux TCP Developments and Kernel Developer Social Interactions
  • Damian Conway – Sex and Violence: Technical and Social Lessons from the Perl 6 Development Process.
  • Mark Shuttleworth – Improving Collaboration Between Open Source Projects

http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2006/

2005 – Canberra – Australian National University

Keynotes

  • Andrew Tridgell – SAMBA development model
  • Andrew Morton – 2.6 kernel development (management)
  • Eben Moglen – Free Software, Future threats and challenges – Free radio.

http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2005/

2004 – Adelaide: The University of Adelaide

Keynotes

  • Jon “Maddog” Hall – Programmers Are From Mars, Users/Managers/Companies are from Venus
  • Bdale Garbee – Where Would You Like One Hundred Thousand Users to Go Today?
  • havoc – The state of the Open-Source Desktop

http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2004/

2003 – Perth: The University of Western Australia

Keynotes

  • Paul “Rusty” Russell – Hacking the kernel and looking cool while driving a fast car
  • Bdale Garbee – Herding Wild Cats and Related Adventures – An Inside Look at the Debian Project
  • Andrew Tridgell – Network analysis techniques

http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2003/

2002 – Brisbane: The University of Queensland

Keynotes

  • Andrew Tridgell & Jeremy Allison – Ten Years of SAMBA
  • Michi Henning – Computing Fallacies
  • Theodore Tso – Ten Years of Linux

http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2002/

2001 – Sydney: University of New South Wales

Keynotes

  • Alan Cox – World Domination: Classified Progress Report and Briefing
  • David Miller – A Zero-copy and Delayed Fragment Reassembly Framework for Linux
  • Andrew Tridgell – Inside the mind of… TiVo

http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2001/

1999 – Melbourne: Monash University

Keynote

  • Jon “Maddog” Hall – Take No Prisoners (Venimus, Vidimus, Dolavimus)

http://www.linux.org.au/conf/1999