Displaying items by tag: linux.conf.au

Last month, the Linux Australia secretary, Sae Ra Germaine, posted to the publicly-available Linux-aus mailing list that the organisation's website had been disrupted due to hosting changes. Under its current mindset, this problem is only bound to re-occur.

Published in The Linux Distillery

The Australian national Linux conference has not made a loss in 2015 after a disastrous 2014, according to the president of Linux Australia, Joshua Hesketh.

Published in Open Source
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 09:00

Linux Australia voting numbers down by 30%

The voting numbers for the Linux Australia 2015 election are showing a downward trend, according to the minutes of the organisation's general body meeting, with current numbers down to 70 per cent of the 2014 figure.

Published in Open Sauce

iTWire interviews ESET Malware Researcher Olivier Bilodeau, on his way to be one of the speakers at the 2015 Linux.conf.au conference, presenting on advanced Linux server-side threats.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 08:08

Hobart to host Python conference in August

Two years ago, the first PyCon Australia, a conference devoted to the Python programming language, was held in Sydney because the local developer community saw the need for a targeted conference.

Published in Open Source

The Linux Australia council thinks it is time for the organisation to change its name in order to represent the focus of its community.

Published in Open Sauce

Last year, in its annual budget, Linux Australia allocated a sum of $5000 for media training. The entire amount was unspent.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 10:51

Canberra to host 2013 Linux conference

Rather fittingly, given that it will celebrate its 100th birthday next year, the Australian capital, Canberra, will host the 14th national Linux conference in January 2013.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 19:13

Freedom for the masses: plug servers from FreedomBox

Proprietary social media platforms are used heavily even by those attending a conference meant for free and open source software users and Bdale Garbee used this fact to kick off his talk on FreedomBox at the 13th Australian national Linux conference in Ballarat today.

Published in Open Sauce
Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:03

Perens: the FOSS fire still burns

Bruce Perens looks a bit disoriented as he comes into the hotel lobby, looking for me. "Anyone here called Sam?" he calls out. The tiredness is evident on his face after the long haul from the US to Australia.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 12:21

LCA 2012 a bit short on talks

The 13th Australian national Linux conference, which begins next week in Ballarat, will be a bit short on original presentations as the organisers have decided to have a "best of" selection for most of the final day.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 15 December 2011 08:29

Embodying the spirit of the LCA volunteer

Thirteen years have gone by since the first Australian national Linux conference was held, but the event is still driven by the same category of people: volunteers.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 02 December 2011 16:23

Security expert Applebaum to speak at LCA

Independent security professional Jacob Applebaum has been announced as the fourth and final keynote speaker for the 13th Australian national Linux conference which is being held in Ballarat from January 16 to 20.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 11:50

Linux Australia to revive Rusty Wrench Award

After a hiatus of four years, Linux Australia, the umbrella organisation for Linux user groups in the country, has decided to revive the Rusty Wrench Award.

Published in Open Sauce

Every year, the Australian national Linux conference tries to have one local speaker among those who present the keynotes.

Published in Open Sauce

Repeated online harassment, all of it based on her sex, has forced a prominent female open source developer and community organiser to quit the tech industry and also rethink her participation in LCA 2012.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 21 October 2011 08:36

Perens joins keynote speakers for LCA 2012

One of the first luminaries of the free and open source software world, Bruce Perens, has been announced as the second keynote speaker for the 13th Australian national Linux conference.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:53

The art of the Linux conference

When Ballarat makes its debut in January 2012 as the first regional centre to host Australia's national Linux conference, it will also see a number of first-timers involved on the organisational front.

Published in Open Sauce

 

The chief executive of the GNOME Foundation, Karen Sandler, will be the first keynote speaker at the 13th Australian national Linux conference scheduled to be held in Ballarat from January 16 to 20 next year.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 16 September 2011 11:23

Taking LCA to places never explored

Is it really a good idea to head the organising of a major technical conference when you have a young wife and child at home? Is it wise to take on this kind of a load when you are a full-time worker and commute a few hours some days of the week to get to your job?

Published in Open Sauce

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