Call for Presentations
Linux.conf.au 2012 Systems Administration Miniconf
As part of the linux.conf.au conference in Ballarat, Australia in January
2012 we will be holding a one day mini conference oriented to Linux
The organisers of the Systems Administration Miniconf would like to invite
proposals for presentations to be delivered at the Miniconf. Please
forward this CFP to your colleagues and other relevant mailing lists.
This is our 6th year at Linux.conf.au. To see presentations from our
previous years, see the miniconf website http://sysadmin.miniconf.org/
Topics for presentations could include (but are not limited to):
Systems Administration, Backups, Security, Troubleshooting, Buying
Decisions, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing, DevOps, Enterprise
Monitoring and Management, Identity Management, Web and Email management,
Wiki, Clustering and High Availability, Log Management, Spam and Virus
Filtering, VOIP, Ticketing systems, Bootstrapping and automated
installation, Configuration Management, packaging and provisioning.
We strongly welcome topics on best practice, new developments in systems
administration and cutting edge techniques to better manage Linux hosts
Presentations should be of a technical nature and speakers should assume
that members of the audience have at least a couple of years experience in
Format of Presentations
We are now seeking proposals for presentations at the mini-conference. We
have openings for:
45 minute double-length presentations
20 minute full presentations
10-20 minute "How we do things" presentations
5-10 minute "lightning talks"
Please note, due to the single day available, we expect the majority of
available timeslots to be 20 minutes long or less.
The 10-20 minute "How we do things" presentations are intended for people
to talk about their sites. Information could include: Servers, talks,
tools, people and roles, experiences, software, operating systems,
monitoring, alerting, provisioning etc. The intent is to give attendees a
picture of what is happening in the "real world" and some understanding of
how other sites work, as well as offer you a chance to get suggestions on
other tools and practices that might help your site.
Please note that in order to give a presentation or attend the miniconf
you must be signed up for the main linux.conf.au conference. Presenting at
the Miniconf does not entitle you to discounted or free registration at
the main conference nor priority with registration. Unfortunately the
Miniconf has no budget for sponsorship of speakers.
Submissions should be made via:
Questions should be sent to:
lca2012 @ sysadmin.miniconf.org
Dates and Deadlines
To encourage early submissions priority (both of inclusion and scheduling)
will be given to presentations submitted before the 1st of October.
2011-10-01 - Deadline for early submissions
2011-10-08 - Early submissions confirmation
2011-10-22 - Deadline for submissions
2011-10-25 - Confirmation of all presentations
2012-01-16 - Start of conference
Contact and Questions
Please see our website at http://sysadmin.miniconf.org
information on the miniconf, past presentations and presenting at it.
If you have any questions please feel free to email the organisers at:
lca2012 @ sysadmin.miniconf.org