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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Amazing Response, Amazing Conference
linux.conf.au closed their call for proposals on Saturday night, with one of the highest amount of
proposals received for the conference since it began in 1999. Over 300 proposals were received
during the submission period, making it one of the strongest ever responses for an LCA call for
proposals. Having a large pool of proposals to choose from means only the very best talks will be
chosen, and the final conference programme will be of a the highest possible quality.
An embeddable graph showing the number of proposals over time can be downloaded from
Conference Director Michael Still was pleasantly surprised with the number of proposals received,
and recounted the nerve-wracking yet exciting final few days of the call: "it felt as though
everyone left their submissions until the very last minute, my cardiologist thanks you".
Mary Gardiner and Michael Davies, papers committee chairs, are looking forward to the challenge of
picking the best from such an outstanding body of work. Mary said that while the work is
challenging, it is also "deeply interesting to see what's currently on the minds of the open source
Successful proposals will be announced in September, 2012.
linux.conf.au showcases the best of open source and community-driven software and hardware, and
it's coming to the Australian National University from 28 January to 2 February, 2013. The
conference provides a great opportunity for open source developers, users, hackers, and makers to
share their ideas and further improve their projects.
Michael Still (Conference Director)
+61 2 6140 4546
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