LCA2013 Programming Miniconfs Announced

[D] [Digg] [SU] [R] [SU] [SU], Australia’s premier open source conference, have announced the final miniconferences for 2013, all of which address open source programming. 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.

Underpinning all open source development is one single thing: programming. Open source programming tools are fast becoming the language of choice for many developers. According to one study*, Python is consistently listed within the top ten languages by popularity.

Open Programming: This miniconference provides an opportunity for application developers to share their techniques and practices for development with free and open source tools. It provides an opportunity to discuss programming techniques, best practices, and developer values across all open source programming languages.

Developer Automation and Continuous Integration: The Developer Automation miniconference discusses the current state of the art of open source developer tooling and testing automation. It will cover tools like Jenkins or Buildbot, build event triggers like Zuul or Tarmac, and code review systems like Gerrit or Launchpad.

Browser: The humble web browser is a key component of the modern internet. The browser miniconference is focused on the capabilities of browsers, and how to provide web developers with new and open technologies to deliver web users an experience like never before.

About 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 for all the info.