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Last call to submit papers for linux.conf.au 2011


My friend Marco Ostini from the super cool Lunar Numbat Project pinged me today to let me know that if you want to talk about something at the Australian Linux Conference, linux.conf.au, which takes place at the end of January next year in Brisbane, you’ve only got until this Saturday to submit your paper.

From their website:

The linux.conf.au 2011 organisers now welcome proposals of papers from all areas of the open source community. linux.conf.au is a fun, informal, seriously technical conference. In 2011 it will also cater to a range of end users including those new to the open source community.

“We’re excited to be carrying on the proud tradition of linux.conf.au in our home city of Brisbane.” said Shaun Nykvist, director of lca2011. “We’re mindful of the important role that this conference plays in the F/OSS community both here in Australia and internationally. We are focussed on bringing knowledgeable and exciting speakers, the latest and finest of Linux and F/OSS expertise, and also a few innovations to Brisbane lca in January 2011.” said Nykvist.

The theme of this years conference is “follow the flow”. The warm and friendly river-side Brisbane will be hosting the best linux.conf.au ever. What does the theme “follow the flow mean”? It is about the growing movement of open source, whether its down at the kernel level or over in libre graphics.

The call for papers will remain open until the 7th of August, 2010.

Topics for papers include, but are not restricted to:

  • Aspects of kernel development, including recent data structures and algorithm developments
  • Database and File system developments
  • Desktop topics, covering aspects of the user experience
  • Networking topics, from device drivers to servers
  • Novice user’s introduction to exploring FOSS
  • Professional development, including Software Engineering & System Administration techniques
  • Scalability, both embedded and enterprise
  • Development topics, including concurrency and toolchain advancements
  • Open Source Software usage, including business, education & research
  • Graphics & sound advancements, from low level drivers to end-user applications
  • Open Source culture, including open content creation

You can get more information here and be sure to follow linux.conf.au on Twitter to get the latest updates on the conference.

Hopefully I’ll be able to make it across the ditch to attend, and I’m hoping I’ll see some good Ubuntu representation!