Tech conference CFP season

The 2009 OSDC CfP is closing on 30th June. So you’ve got about two weeks left to get your act together. This year the Open Source Developers’ Conference will be held in November in Brisbane.

Secondly the 2010 LCA call for miniconf proposals is now open. This year, there will be 12 and they will all be one day long (previously half-day or two-day proposals were also accepted). I think this is for the best — one day is pretty much the right amount of time to fill.

Last year I ran the Free as in Freedom miniconf which was successful in its own right. I am pondering whether or not to propose it again. At the moment I am leaning towards no, because it would be rather a lot of work, especially as I’m not particularly familiar with the New Zealand situation ( will be in Wellington). OTOH maybe that is a good opportunity to find out what’s going on in NZ. I’ve got about four weeks to give it some thought.

I am also on the programme committee for this year’s LCA which will be a new and exciting experience. :)

16 June, 2009 • , ,



Maybe appoint an NZ co-chair, or have a triumvirate or something? This might give you hand-over options for 2011. The downside is that if your co-chairs aren’t self-motivated (or perhaps even if they are) it may not be an improvement over organising it yourself.

Mary · 18. June 2009, 19:15


Well, at this stage it kind of looks like everyone who I might have invited to a FaiF miniconf, I will just try and encourage to submit to the main conference. Which is pretty much a win in my book.

The other thing is that I never thought I had to be starting a long tradition, in order to host one miniconf. But maybe I will offer it up for adoption in case anyone else wants to take it up.

pfctdayelise · 18. June 2009, 19:32

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