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.
Our miniconfs are accepting proposals for sessions now.
We understand that some people might need to know their proposal acceptance status earlier than December, in order for them to arrange time off, travel, etc. To assist with this, there will be an early acceptance window starting on 17 November 2019. If you require notice during this early acceptance window, please indicate this in the Private Abstract when filling out your proposals.
To submit a proposal, create an account or login to view your Dashboard. Following this, you will first need to create your Speaker Profile, then you can submit your proposal(s). Each of the miniconfs will have a proposal type listed, and you are welcome to submit as many proposals as you like to as many miniconfs as you want.
The Systems Administration Miniconf focuses on professional management of real-world Linux and open source environments, both large and small.
Take a look at the imaginative ways that artists, performers and programmers are using open technology to create things and multimedia experiences that are beautiful, interesting, and even useful.
A single day exploring the interaction of games, free and open source software, and their communities and developers.
Deep dive into the exciting field of open architectures.
Discover how great documentation is a critical aspect of any successful project.
A day on using open tools, open source and creative commons thinking in schools and other education environments.
A variety of talks and discussions on kernel and systems programming topics, including technical talks on current kernel developments and kernel community/process.
The intersection of GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) and open source communities.
With security, identity and privacy becoming ever more important, explore how these areas fit in the open source landscape.
A day of discussion about containers and related orchestration platforms.
Learn about FreeBSD and how it ties into the broader open source ecosystem.
Construct your own robot in the morning, then learn more about open hardware and related software in the afternoon.