Perth, Western Australia - 6th to 10th January 2014

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Open Programming Miniconf

The Open Programming Miniconf has been a fixture at since 2010, providing an opportunity for the large community of application developers at LCA to share their techniques and practices for development with Free and Open Source tools. It's also provided an excellent oppportunity for budding developers to gain experience in presenting at a friendly conference environment.

For each year of its existence it has been one of the largest miniconfs at LCA, successfully filling a gap between LCA's already strong representation in low-level (e.g. Kernel hacking) and end-user topics.

The Open Programming Miniconf will once again invite presentations on topics relating to the development of excellent Free and Open Source Software applications.

In the past, topics have included:
- Recent developments in Open Source programming languages ("State of the language"-type talks)
- Tools which support application development
- Coding applications with cool new libraries, languages and frameworks
- Demonstrations of the use of novel programming techniques.

We expect a similar range of presentations at our proposed 2014 miniconf. In particular, we invite presentations which focus on sharing techniques, best practices and values which are applicable to developers of all Open Source programming languages.

To give an opportunity to as many presenters as possible, the miniconf will invite presentations of 25-minute duration only. To encourage as many delegates as possible to share their ideas and experience, the miniconf will conclude with a lightning talks session.

Christopher Neugebauer

Christopher is a Python programmer, working as an Android developer in Hobart, Tasmania. Working with Android means that his day job involves more Java than he'd like. He has a strong interest in the development of the Australian Python Community -- he is an immediate past convenor of PyCon Australia 2012 and 2013 in Hobart, and is a newly-minted member of the Python Software Foundation.

In his spare time, Christopher enjoys presenting on Mobile development at Open Source conferences, and presenting on Open Source development at Mobile conferences.