[@OKau] call for papers: linux (and other OS things) conf 2016 - OKau miniconf?

Maia Sauren maia.sauren at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 05:45:03 UTC 2015

hey folks,

cfp is open for the linux conference. for anyone that hasn't been/heard of
it, it's a highly technical conference embracing all things open source,
not just linux.

i'm wondering if anyone has the werewithall to organise an* open knowledge
miniconf*? the hard deadline for miniconf submissions is 6 july - though
some details can be postponed.

this could include:

- opengov

- open food

- mapping

- healthhack related projects

- you name it.

very happy to help!

linux.conf.au 2016 Geelong - LCA By the Bay are delighted to announce #CfP
is now open

We're delighted to announce that the Call for Presentations for the
conference, to be held 1st-5th February at Deakin University's Waterfront
Campus, are now open. CfP will remain open until 6th July.

Given the recent advances in wearable technology, embedded platforms, and
fruitful marriages between open design and technology, open source software
and hardware is delivering a number of tangible and intangible benefits for
our daily lives.

Life is better with Linux.

And that’s exactly what our conference theme is. linux.conf.au 2016 will
focus on how Linux and open source technologies are improving lives -
through humanitarian projects, wearables that give us greater control and
choice over our health and habits, and which enrich our lives through
protecting our privacy and our ‘digital health’.

What types of presentations are being sought?


   Presentations - the standard, time-tested format for most linux.conf.au.
   A sage on the stage presents interesting and hopefully informative and
   engaging content, with time for questions. Around 45 mins total.


   Tutorials - double slots with a defined syllabus, where delegates walk
   out with a key skill or ability. Some prep work is usually required.


   Prototypes - we’d like to do something different this year and introduce
   45 minute sessions called ‘Prototypes’ - where Makers, Hackers, and Voiders
   are able to show and tell what they’ve made. It could be a hardware
   prototype, a software prototype, or a ‘wetware’ prototype - where
   technology is interacting with the biomedical field for things like
   implantable NFC chips.

What presentation topics are welcomed?

We’re still expecting to have our time-honoured classic talks - the state
of the Linux Kernel, advancements in architecture, storage, file systems
and utilities.

But we’d also like to see lots of talks from people who use Linux and
F/LOSS to make our lives better. To make better people. And a better

How do we develop for wearables and implantables? How do you do unit tests
for an implantable wetware device? What happens when we see the first IoT
murder? And who owns our data from wearable devices - us, or our insurance
companies? Linux is now embedded in a raft of wearable, tiny devices -
which present challenges and opportunities to be met and maximised.

These are the stories we would like to hear.

What about Miniconfs?

Miniconference proposals are also now welcome. Miniconf #CfP will close on
6th July.

How do I submit to the #CfP?


   Go to http://linux.conf.au

   Create an account

   Confirm your email address

   On the conference website, log in and choose 'Submit a Proposal' from
   the left hand menu

   Fill out the required information - remember, the more info you provide,
   the better informed Papers Committee will be.

How do I stay in touch?

Potential Delegates and Speakers are encouraged to remain up to date with
conference news through the following channels;

Website: https://linux.conf.au

Twitter: @linuxconfau, hashtag #lca2016

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lcabythebay

Google+: https://www.google.com/+LcabythebayOrgAu

Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/2016/linuxconfau/

IRC: #linux.conf.au on freenode.net

Email: info at lcabythebay.org.au

Announce mailing list:

We warmly encourage you to forward this announcement to technical
communities you may be involved in.

maia sauren, phd
maia.sauren at gmail.com | +61408824846 | @sauramaia
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