Golden Ticket Winner Announced for LCA

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Open source conference,, is being held in Canberra at the Australian National University in January 2013, and the organisers have just announced the winner of a free 'Golden Ticket'. The Golden Ticket draw offered a free professional level registration to one submitter who did not have a presentation selected for the conference programme. The intention was that adding a prize to papers submissions would encourage people who would otherwise not submit to "give it a go". is pleased to announce that the winner of the Golden Ticket draw is Gavin Jackson. Gavin is a Canberra resident who has attended several conferences previously at his own expense. He says he is "absolutely thrilled and grateful to be attending the event as a delegate and [I am] looking forward to networking with other members of the LCA community and sharing war stories, tips and beers."

Apart from the obvious cost savings of using Linux and open source software, Gavin says he appreciates how responsive and helpful the open source community is, and how much technical knowledge exists locally in the Australia and New Zealand region, which is clearly demonstrated at

At the time of this announcement, the 2013 conference has already sold well over half the ticket allocation. With two of the four keynote speakers still to be announced, tickets are selling fast and are likely to be sold out before the doors open on 28 January.

For more information about the conference, check out the website

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.


Michael Still (Conference Director) +61 2 6140 4546