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LCA2013 miniconfs announced

From:  mailout-AT-lca2013.linux.org.au
To:  pr-AT-lwn.net
Subject:  PRESS RELEASE: LCA2013 System Administration Miniconfs Announced
Date:  Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:29:26 +1000 (EST)
Message-ID:  <20120904022926.E09622F03@anton.clug.org.au>
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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Stuck in the Server Room? 
System Administration Miniconfs Announced

linux.conf.au, Australia's premier open source conference, have announced the third set of
miniconferences for 2013, addressing open source system administration, and open hardware.
Miniconfs are day-long sessions on a specific topic. As the name suggests, they are expected to be
run as a miniature conference, with a formal schedule published ahead of time listing speakers and
sessions for the day.

Computing systems everywhere are installed, maintained, and updated by a veritable army of systems
administrators. Often overlooked by the more visible professions within the IT industry, systems
administrators are nevertheless crucial to successful operations across the world.

Systems Administration: This miniconference covers tips, tricks, tools, and best practices to
manage both big and small real-world Linux environments. Talks at this conference will be directly
useful to professional Linux systems administrators.

Advances in Linux Security: Security is increasingly important in the mobile and embedded markets.
This miniconference will focus on new developments and the systems that rely on them, with
discussions on Android, Chromium, and Tizen. There will also be updates on existing security
modules and distributions.

The conference organisers are also pleased to announce the return of a very popular open hardware
miniconference:

Arduino: Interest in open hardware is high among linux.conf.au delegates but there is also a
barrier to entry with the perceived difficulty and dangers of dealing with hot soldering irons,
unknown components and unfamiliar jargon. This miniconference will combine hardware, firmware and
the physical world in a specially designed project that the attendees build themselves. In the
afternoon, presentations will cover the spectrum of open hardware activity.

= About linux.conf.au =
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. Early bird registrations open 1 October, see
http://linux.conf.au for all the info.

= Contact =
Michael Still (Conference Director)
+61 2 6140 4546
media@lca2013.linux.org.au


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