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Linux.conf.au wants your submissions

By 4 June 2012 0

The hyper-nerds are bringing the linux.conf.au dog and pony show back to Canberra for the Centenary year.

They’re calling for proposals until 6 July:

The linux.conf.au 2013 papers committee is looking for a broad range of proposals, and will consider submissions on anything from programming and software, to desktop, userspace, community, government, and education. There is only one rule:

Your proposal must be related to open source

This year, the papers committee is going to be focused on deep technical content, and things we think are going to really matter in the future — that might range from freedom and privacy to open source cloud systems or to energy efficient server farms of the future.

However, the conference is to a large extent what the speakers make it — if we receive many excellent submissions on a topic, then it’s sure to be represented at the conference. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

– Kernel and core systems: file systems, embedded devices
– Networking: peer to peer networking, or tuning a TCP/IP stack
– Desktop: office and productivity applications, peripherals, support
– Mobile: kernel, applications, programming, challenges
– Servers: clusters and supercomputers, databases and cloud computing
– Embedded systems: constraints in storage/memory, real-time aspects, open hardware
– Virtualisation: benefits, challenges, management, kernel and application support
– Systems administration: maintaining large numbers of machines, disaster recovery
– Security: application security, network security, cryptography, malware, viruses
– Programming: programming languages, software engineering practices, testing, continuous integration/deployment, different development methodologies
– Modern web technologies: Open source web browsers, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, web apps, accessibility
– Audio and video: video editing, VoIP, WebRTC, video player development
– Free software and free culture: licensing and Free and Open approaches outside software
– Free software use: home, IT, education, manufacturing, research, government applications

LCA is known for presentations and tutorials that are strongly technical in nature, but proposals for presentations on other aspects of free software and open culture, such as educational and cultural applications of open source, are welcome.

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