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Miniconf CFPs

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Mini conferences will run on the Monday and Tuesday of LCA 2016. The call for papers for these are handled individually by the organisers of each conference.

Here's a list of the open CFPs, with close dates and links. If you are attending LCA and have a ticket, why not throw in a proposal? You can also buy a single miniconf ticket.

Open Call for Proposals

Multimedia - Open - Closes January 18 Multimedia Call for Papers

Documentation - Open - Closes ?? Documentation Call for Papers

Kernel - Open - Closes January 20 Kernel Call for Papers

Other Miniconfs

Open Cloud - Closed

Functional Programming - Closed

SysAdmin - Closed

Open Radio - Closed

Open Source and Bio - Closed

Open Knowledge - Closed

Open Hardware - No CFP

Community Leadership

Miniconf Schedules

Monday 1st Feburary

' Costa Hall D2.211 D2.193 Percy Baxter D2.212 D4.303 Costa Theatre Wool Museum
Open Cloud Symposium Open Hardware Miniconf Multimedia and Music Miniconf Documentation Miniconference Open Source and Bioinformatics Linux Kernel
9:00 Conference Opening Conference Opening Conference Opening Conference Opening Conference Opening Conference Opening
10:00 morning tea
10:40 Continuous Delivery using blue-green deployments and immutable infrastructure by Ruben Rubio Rey 10:40 - An Open Approach to Whole-House Audio (Bdale Garbee) 10:40 - introductory remarks and rerouting of people who went to the wrong room

11:00 - Zac Dover, a brief history of technical writing with examples

11:45 - Alex Settle, on working from home||10:40 - Miniconf Welcome

10:50 - TBA (Bernie Pope)

11:20 - TBA (Harriet Dashnow)

11:50 - TBA (Adrian Hecker)

11:35 Network Virtualization 101 by Sandro Mathys 11:35 - GStreamer in the living room and in outer space (Sebastian Dröge)

11:55 - Free Software in the Audiokinetic Laboratory (Tobias Brodel)

12:20 lunch
13:20 The Twelve-Factor Container by Casey West 13:20 - Qtractor and Project Management (Klaatu) 13:20 - unconference (postprandial general discussion and networking)

14:20 - Lucy Bopf, two years of tech writing||13:20 - Message from the ABACBS President (Tony Papenfuss)

13:30 - TBA (David Powell)

14:00 - Production Pathology: from spinning wheels to knitting mills (Ken Doig)

14:30 - R and Bioconductor: open source software for analysing genomic data (Belinda Phipson)

14:15 Assorted Security Topics in Open Cloud by Jason Cohen 14:15 - Real Time Tuning Analysis (Jan Schmidt)

14:40 - Why no FOSS on stage right? (Hugh Blemings)

15:00 afternoon tea
15:40 TBA 15:40 - Conference Recording 2.0: Building a Better System (Joel Addison) 15:50 - Andrew Burden, My Beautiful Jacket

16:30 - Jodi Biddle

15:40 - Applied bioinformatics using open source software (Lavinia Gordon)

16:10 - TBA (Simon Gladman, Yousef Kowsar, and Andrew Isaac)

16:50 - TBA (Torsten Seemann)

16:35 Live Migration of Linux Containers by Tycho Andersen 16:35 - Informal jam/demo session
  • ALDA: A Music Programming Language for Musicians (Jim Cheetham) [20 minutes]
  • Others TBA

17:10 - Lightning talks

18:00 Linux Australia AGM

Tuesday 2nd Feburary

' Costa Hall D4.303 Costa Theatre D2.193 Percy Baxter D2.211 Wool Museum
Systems Administration Miniconf OpenRadio Miniconf Open Knowledge Community Leadership Summit X at LCA Functional Programming Miniconf
9:00 KeyNote KeyNote KeyNote KeyNote KeyNote
10:00 morning tea
10:40 10:40 Is that a data-center in your pocket? by Steven Ellis

11:10 Samba Status update by Andrew Bartlett

11:25 5 Minute break

11:30 A Gentle Introduction to Ceph by Tim Serong

11:50 Keeping Pinterest Running by Joe Gordon

10:40 Miniconf Open

10:50 A live demo of the CubicSDR open source SDR software, Paul Warren

11:15 All Your Modem are Belong To Us, David Rowe

11:40 Project Horus - high altitude balloon payloads, Mark Jessop

12:00 Lightning talks

10:40 Miniconf open

11:05 OpenTechSchool - open learning in practice by Lillian Ryan

11:30 Open Data + Video Games = Win by Paris Buttfield-Addison

(CLSx runs no schedule) 10:40 Miniconf open

11:00 The Essential Tools of Open-Source: Functional Programming, Parametricity, Types by Tony Morris

11:40 Functional programming in Python with Toolz and by Juan Nunez-Iglesias

12:20 lunch

13:20 Site Reliability Engineering at Dropbox by Tammy Butow

13:45 'Can you hear me now?' Networking for containers by Jay Coles

14:05 5 Minute break

14:10 Network Performance Tuning by Jamie Bainbridge

14:30 Real hardware: you get to keep the pieces, but they're pretty awesome pieces by Rob N

14:45 Pingbeat: y'know, for pings! by Joshua Rich

13:30 Tutorial - Embedded sensor data with Lora radio modules, Andrew McDonnell

14:10 Using the OpenRadio as RF test equipment, Kim VK5FJ

14:40 Panel/Discussion

13:20 Open information: Documenting data and methods by Rhydwyn Beta

13:45 Prying Open Government - An Introduction to Freedom of Information by Dan Hawke

14:10 Internet Archive: Universal Access. Open APIs by VM Brasseur

(CLSx runs no schedule) 13:20 Data made out of functions by Ken Scambler

13:55 The Emperor’s New Closure: FP in Javascript by Nick Moore

14:30 Practical Functional Architecture by Jed Wesley-Smith

15:00 afternoon tea

15:40 The life of a sysadmin in a research environment by Eric Burgueo

16:00 TSAR (the TimeSeries AggregatoR) - How to Count Tens of Billions of Daily Events in Real Time Using Open Source Technologies by Anirudh Todi

16:20 5 Minute break

16:25 Creating bespoke logging systems and dashboards with Grafana, in fifteen minutes by Andrew McDonnell

16:35 Ergonomics of Automation by Jamie Wilkinson

16:50 Order in the chaos: or lessons learnt on planning in operations by Peter Hall

17:05 Sysadmins: present, past and future by Javier Turegano

Mini field day; hands on demo, radio orienteering and more

15:40 Prospects and pitfalls in open demography by Fred Michna

16:30 TBA

(CLSx runs no schedule) 15:40 Swift Functional Programming by Paris Buttfield-Addison

16:15 Haskell is Not For Production and Other Tales by Katie Miller

17:05 LIGHTNING TALKS and miniconf close

18:00 Professional Delegates Networking Session


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