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LCA 2011: The quiet man at the helm

Nov 30, 2010, 23:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"The man behind the next Australian national Linux conference is an academic, a retiring type not exactly prone to bluff and bluster. He and his team are quietly getting things ready for the last week of January 2011 when a host of geeks will converge on Brisbane for the 12th LCA, the second to be held in the city since the conference was first held in 1999.

"Dr Shaun Nykvist, a senior lecturer at the school of mathematics, science and technology education at the Queensland University of Technology, says the idea of hosting the LCA in Brisbane again - the conference was organised there in 2002 - was something he had joked about with his friends for some time.

""I was chatting to a few friends and had always joked about stepping up and getting LCA back to Brisbane (as) I had quite a bit of experience with other conferences," Nykvist told iTWire in an interview."

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