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LinuxPR: Linux.conf.au 2003 Update

Jun 20, 2002, 09:00 (2 Talkback[s])

Perth, Western Australia (June 19, 2002) - The Linux.conf.au 2003 organisers and helpers are pleased to announce several milestones in preparation for the Australian National Technical Linux Conference, Linux.conf.au 2003 (http://conf.linux.org.au), to be held in Perth, Western Australia between January 22 and 25, 2003.

Call For Papers

The Call for Papers, seeking talented individuals willing to present sessions or tutorials at LCA 2003 was released in April 2002. The Call for Papers is open to any individual following the lines set out in the Call for Papers document, available from the LCA 2003 web site: http://conf.linux.org.au/cfp.html

The deadline for submissions to the call for papers has been set at July 15th 2002. People considering presenting a talk should read the Call for Papers document carefully, and make one (or more) abstract submissions as soon as possible.

We are also interested in any sub-groups of the Open Source/Free Software community who would like to leverage the travel and venue arrangements for their own "mini" conferences, as was done at Linux.conf.au 2002 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Penguin Sponsor and Major Sponsor Secured

Linux.conf.au has secured IBM as the Penguin Sponsor for Linux.conf.au 2003 in Perth, Western Australia. IBM have been a supporter of Linux.conf.au as it has moved around Australia for several years; their ongoing support of the technical conference is much appreciated. IBM can be found at: http://www.ibm.com/linux/

Linux Services WA & NT has secured ranking as a Major Sponsor for LCA 2003. Linux Services WA & NT is a full service vendor of Linux solutions for small to medium enterprises, and a long term supporter of the Perth Linux User Group (PLUG), the regional Linux User Group that is organising and running Linux.conf.au 2003. Linux Services can be found at: http://www.linuxwa.com.au/ and http://www.linuxnt.com.au/

LCA 2003 is still looking for further sponsors and supporters to assist in funding and supplying the conference; if your organisation would like to offer assistance, please contact the LCA 2003 Organisers at: lca-organisers@conf.linux.org.au.

On-Campus Accommodation

Currie Hall, the University's own Hall of Residence, has been chosen as the on campus accomodation for LCA 2003. Currie Hall is no more than four minutes walk from the conference venues, and is offering rooms at very reasonable rates. Although Currie Hall is an independant UWA Department, we are happy to offer an integrated registration process whereby you can indicate your intention to stay at Currie Hall on the one registration form. More information on Currie Hall is available at: http://www.currie.uwa.edu.au/

Invited Speakers

In addition to the people who will be selected from the flood of abstracts submitted to the Call for Papers panel, LCA 2003 has invited several speakers to attend and speak. These people include:

  • Alan Cox, Kernel Hacker and Welsh-man
  • Telsa Gwynne, Gnome contributor and UI critique
  • Jon 'Maddog' Hall, Linux International Guru
  • H. Peter Anvin, SYSLINUX and autofs author
  • Bdale Garbee, Debian Project Leader and porting enthusiast
  • Rusty Russell, Madman and kernel fiddler
  • Andrew Tridgell, Mr Samba, Mr Rsync, and Mr What-can-I-hack
  • Hemos, Slashdot Perlmonk
Over time we expect several other notables to pop up too... stay tuned to the LCA 2003 web site!

Press Release