[AusNOG] Sysadmin Miniconf 2018 - Call for Presentations

Simon Lyall simon at darkmere.gen.nz
Sun Oct 29 14:34:04 EST 2017

Hi AusNogies, I would appreciate if you could forward this to others in 
your company/team that are not on this list. - Simon.

There will be a one day mini conference on Linux Systems Administration
held as part of linux.conf.au 2018 (held in Sydney, Australia on 22 - 26
January 2018).

The organisers of the Systems Administration Miniconf would like
to invite proposals for presentations to be delivered at the Miniconf,


(A copy of the CFP text is included below for your convenience.)

Please forward this CFP to your colleagues, peers, social networks,
and other relevant mailing lists. Please help by encouraging
submissions from people you would like to hear present at this

This is our 12th Sysadmin Miniconf at Linux.conf.au. Previous
presentations can be found at the website:


-=+ Presentation Topics +=-

We welcome talks on best current practice, new developments in
Systems Administration, cutting edge techniques and technologies,
and ways to better manage Linux environments large and small.

Topics for presentations could include (but are not limited to):

* Systems Administration Best Practice
* Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
* Containers and orchestration
* Sysadmin Administration in a "serverless" environment (FAAS)
* TLS everywhere
* Monitoring and metrics. Collection, storage and presentation
* Infrastructure/Platform/Software as a Service (IAAS, PAAS, SAAS)
* Networkng: IPv6, SDN (Software Defined Networking), performance
* DevOps, Configuration Management and provisioning
* Bootstrapping systems, Lifecycle Management
* Dealing with BYOD
* Backups in a virtual/distributed world
* Troubleshooting techniques
* DevOps and SysAdmin Culture
* Web and Email management
* Keeping legacy systems functioning
* War stories from the "Real World"

Presentations should be of a technical nature and speakers should
assume that members of the audience have at least a couple of years
experience in Unix/Linux administration.

-=+ Format of Presentations +=-

We are now seeking proposals for presentations at the mini-conference.
We have openings for:

      15-25 minute short presentations
      5-10 minute "lightning talks"

Please note, due to the single day available (and whole-LCA keynote
before morning tea), we expect the majority of available timeslots
to be 20 minutes or less, with possibly 1-2 slightly longer talks
if there is space in the schedule.  We have a general policy of
accepting a high proportion of proposals but handing out relatively
short timeslots. Please see previous years Miniconf schedules for
examples of how the programme is organised.

-=+ Submitting talks +=-

Please note that in order to give a presentation or attend the
Miniconf you must be registered (and paid up by the time the
conference happens) for the main linux.conf.au conference.  Presenting
at the Miniconf does not entitle you to discounted or free registration
at the main conference nor to priority with registration.  Unfortunately
the Miniconf has no budget for sponsorship of speakers.

To submit a talk to the LCA2017 Sysadmin Miniconf, create an account
on the LCA2018 website:


create a speaker profile, and then select "New Proposal" and "System
Administration Miniconf Presentation", or while logged into the
LCA2018 site, go directly to:


If you have a preferred length of your Short Presentation (15/20/25
minutes) or Lightning Talk (5/10 minutes) please use the Private
Abstract field to describe what would work best for your talk.
Otherwise we will pick a length that best suits the gaps in the
programme as we put the final programme together. In some cases we
maybe able to add a few extra minutes to a few Short Presentations
if there is any spare time left in the programme.

-=+ Dates and Deadlines +=-

To encourage early submissions, priority (both of inclusion and
scheduling) will be given to presentations submitted by 23:59 UTC
on the 5th of November 2017. I f you have a good presentation idea,
please let us know early, even if you need time to finalise the
presentation abstract.  Please indicate if you need an early
confirmation to aid you in arranging time off work or travel; we
will do our best to assist.

      2017-11-05 - Deadline for early submissions
      2017-12-03 - Deadline for submissions
      2017-12-10 - Miniconf programme published
      2018-01-22 - Sysadmin Miniconf held.

-=+ Contact and Questions +=-

Please see our website at https://sysadmin.miniconf.org for more
information on the Miniconf, past presentations and presenting at

If you have any questions please feel free to email the organisers at:

lca2018 @ sysadmin.miniconf.org

Ewen McNeill and Simon Lyall
LCA2018 Sysadmin Miniconf Conveners

Simon Lyall  |  Very Busy  |  Web: http://www.simonlyall.com/
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