By Terri Wischmann-Oracle on Jan 13, 2010
The new year has arrived and I haven't blogged in quite some time so I thought I would start out the new year informing people about a great open source event that is taking place in New Zealand - where my co-worker Glynn Foster resides.. (Kiwi is what they refer to Glynn here in the states)
Glynn actually does have involvement here, hence the mention of him. So, the event I wanted to mention is the Linux Conference Australia - it will be taking place next week January 18th-23rd. The conference will have two OpenSolaris related tracks - ZFS in the Data Storage and Retrieval miniconf and Sourcejuicer in the Distro miniconf. This is great exposure for OpenSolaris within the Linux Community.
About Linux Conference Australia
linux.conf.au is a conference about Open Source Software, including Linux that brings together the world's community of Linux enthusiasts who contribute to the Linux operating system and the vast array of free and open source software that is transforming information technology across the globe.This is the 2nd time LCA has been held in New Zealand, with Dunedin hosting the conference in 2006. Hosted each year in one of Australasia's major centres, in 2010 linux.conf.au will be hosted by New Zealand's capital city, Wellington.
Registrations will open on Sunday 17 January in the early afternoon. linux.conf.au will begin with two days of Miniconfs: Monday 18 January and Tuesday 19 January 2010. Miniconfs cater to a wide range of special interests from the Linux kernel to gaming, wireless security to OpenOffice.org, education to virtualisation.
The main conference runs from Wednesday 20 January to Friday 22 January 2010. Each day will open with a keynote and will consist of multiple streams of presentations, tutorials, and birds of a feather. There will plenty of choice throughout.
Saturday 23 January is the Open Day, where IT experts will be given the opportunity to showcase their products/services in the format of either a display or exhibition. The Open Day will introduce the public to free and open source software. It is the perfect place to learn about the linux community and to play with emerging technologies.
Check out the schedule and attend the conference if you happen to be in New Zealand next week!! Have a pint or two with Glynn if you are there!