Conference Programme Announced

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This year, Australia’s premier open source conference, has broken with tradition and released their draft programme ( and partner’s programme ( schedules before registrations open on 1 October.

The conference will feature six streams of talks across five days. The first two days will be for miniconferences, with the rest of the conference dedicated to eighty-four talks and six tutorials, on topics ranging from software engineering to systems administration. This year, there is a heavy focus on deep technical content, including many talks on the Linux kernel, and various hardware platforms. The conference also boasts four keynotes from pivotal industry figures, which will be announced in the next few months.

The partner’s programme has become a traditional element of, but this is the first year to announce a draft schedule before tickets for the programme go on sale. The partner’s programme consists of a family friendly tour of tourist attractions around Canberra.

Conference Director Michael Still said “releasing the schedule for the conference is a significant milestone and I’m very pleased that we hit it ahead of our internal timeline. We are also proud to have a series of simply fantastic presenters this year, and expect to be presenting a solid conference that offers great value for money.”

Early bird registrations for the conference open on 1 October, and discounted tickets will be available until sold out. The number of early bird tickets is strictly limited, and they usually sell out very quickly. Delegates will need to get in quickly after 1 October to make sure they get the best deal.

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.