The first two days of linux.conf.au are made up of dedicated day-long streams focussing on single topics. They are organised and run by volunteers and are a great way to kick the week off.
First introduced at linux.conf.au 2002, they are now a traditional element of the conference. They were originally intended as an incubator -- both of future conferences and speakers.
Although delegates who present at Miniconfs are not afforded speaker privileges at the main conference, speaking at a Miniconf is a great way to gain experience, provide exposure for your project or topic, and raise your professional profile.
This year we're excited that the following Miniconfs will be running on Monday and Tuesday:
Organised by Andrew Donnellan
A variety of talks and discussions on kernel and systems programming topics, including technical talks on current kernel developments and kernel community/process.
Organised by Jonathan Oxer and Andy Gelme
Construct your own robot in the morning, then learn more about open hardware and related software in the afternoon.
Organised by Tim Nugent and Eloise Ducky
A single day exploring the interaction of games, free and open source software, and their communities and developers.
Organised by Aaron Darling
This miniconf will make cutting-edge life sciences research accessible to a general audience and promote interaction between the bioinformatics and open source communities.
Organised by Cherie Ellis
An opportunity for Community Leaders to get together in an unconference format and discuss how they can work together to improve their community.
Organised by Chris Neugebauer
An outlet for the growing community of application developers who attend linux.conf.au to talk about how to do software development properly.
Organised by Kris Howard
Take a look at the creative ways that programmers are using technology to make things that are beautiful, interesting, and sometimes even useful.
Organised by Fiona Tweedie, Sae Ra Germaine and Clinton Roy
The intersection of GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) and open source communities.
Organised by Simon Lyall
The Systems Administration Miniconf focuses on professional management of real-world Linux and open source environments, both large and small.
Organised by Tim Ansell
Learn how to create your own system on a chip (SoC) with Python, FPGAs and Linux.
Organised by Fraser Tweedale
Open to people of all levels, come and see how functional programming is being exploited in real projects.
Organised by Arjen Lentz
A day on using open tools, open source and creative commons thinking in schools and other education environments.