[clug] Linux.conf.au Registrations are now open!

Jason j.lee.nielsen at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 02:11:52 GMT 2007

For us Linux conf newbies, can someone explain the difference between the three types of ticket? In particular what are the requirements for being a Hobbyist vs a Professional (I'm guessing I'm not Concession worthy) and what do the following items entail:

Penguin Dinner
Networking Session
Extra Goodies
Professional Listing

Couldn't find info on them on the site but I could just be blind.


On Wed, 24 Oct 2007 00:37:51 +1000, Steve Walsh <Steve at nerdvana.org.au> wrote:

> Forwarded on behalf of Donna;
> ======================================================================================
> Hi Everyone,
> I am terribly excited to announce that registration
> is now open for linux.conf.au 2008
> http://linux.conf.au/register
> For those who like the detail read the full announcement below.
> While I'm here I'd like to thank all our sponsors who have come on board
> to support the conference. We really couldn't put on a conference of
> this magnitude without their generous assistance. Please help us
> acknowledge them by visiting their websites:
> http://linux.conf.au/sponsors-media
> cheers
> Donna Benjamin
> Conference Director
> linux.conf.au
> Jan28 - Feb02
> melbourne uni
> ** linux.conf.au 2008: Registrations Open **
> The Passion to produce Free Software. Do you have it? Do you want it?
> Registration is now open for Linux Australia's premier annual event,
> linux.conf.au. Attendees are invited to register online at
> http://linux.conf.au/register.
> ** Keynotes **
> Stormy Peters [1], Director of Community and Partner Programs at Open
> Logic, will be joining the conference programme as a keynote speaker.
> Stormy says she's really looking forward to linux.conf.au because “it's
> one of those conferences that combines the passion of open source with
> the people that really make it happen.” Long fascinated by the people
> behind open source Stormy asks “How do you explain that passion to
> others? Why do people work on Free software? Does paying open source
> developers change that passion?” Stormy sees linux.conf.au as a place to
> “embrace the Linux technical community, and participate in conversations
> that define where technology is going next.”
> Stormy will be joining Security expert and pundit Bruce Schneier [2],
> also secured to deliver a keynote at the conference being held at the
> University of Melbourne, starting on 28 January and concluding with an
> Open Day on Saturday 2 February, 2008.
> ** Programme **
> The main conference programme features an array of speakers from
> different fields presenting on the Linux kernel, the X Window System,
> media, applications, desktop, law, security and usability. “The
> programme promises to be deeply technical, entertaining and
> enlightening. People have argued this conference should be renamed
> because it's not just a Linux conference. They're right. It's not 'just'
> a Linux conference, it's so much more. As Australia's main event for
> Free and Open Source Software developers we've got speakers coming from
> all over the world. Ok, perhaps not from Antarctica, but just about
> everywhere else. Mostly, it's serious fun for free software geeks, and
> anyone else who believes that Linus' Law, “given enough eyeballs, all
> bugs are shallow”, is the path to better software" said Donna Benjamin,
> Director of the 2008 conference.
> ** Mini-confs **
> In addition to the main programme, this year's conference will feature
> sixteen mini-confs. Mini-confs are dedicated conference streams for
> specific communities of interest. The extensive and varied mini-conf
> programme is always a highlight of the conference. The 2008 line-up is
> no exception:
> Community Wireless, Debian, Multimedia, Security,
> Distro Summit, Kernel, Embedded, Fedora,
> Virtualisation, Gentoo, LinuxChix, GNOME,
> System Administration, MySQL, Education, Gaming.
> ** Registration **
> Early Birds registering in the first thirty days will receive a 20%
> discount off the standard conference fees, but Early Bird registrations
> will close on the 17th of November or before if the Early Bird quota is
> reached. All registrations past this date will incur the full fee. For
> the Early Bird discount to be applicable attendees must finalise payment
> during the Early Bird period or they will be charged full conference
> rates.
> Registration payments are being securely processed through the Direct
> One facility by our eGateway partner, SecurePay Australia.
> linux.conf.au is an initiative of Linux Australia, and is run each year
> by a different team of volunteers, in a different Australasian city. In
> 2008, the conference returns to its birthplace in Melbourne. From
> January 28 to February 2, the University of Melbourne will be the
> location for one of the world's most brilliant gatherings of Free and
> Open Source Software developers, users and devotees.
> For more information, see the website: http://linux.conf.au/
> [1] Stormy Peters - http://www.openlogic.com/blogs/author/stormy/
> [2] Bruce Schneier - http://www.schneier.com/blog/
> ** About linux.conf.au **
> linux.conf.au (http://linux.conf.au/) is Australia's annual technical
> conference about Free Software. Fun, informal and seriously technical,
> linux.conf.au draws together Free and Open Source Software developers
> from across the world. It will be held from January 28th to February
> 2nd, 2008 at The University of Melbourne.
> ** About Linux Australia **
> Linux Australia (http://www.linux.org.au/) is the peak body for Linux
> User Groups (LUGs) around Australia, and as such represents
> approximately 5000 Australian Linux users and developers. Linux
> Australia facilitates the organisation of this international Free
> Software conference in a different Australasian city each year.
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