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First Official keynote announced for LCA2014

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First Official keynote Jonathon Oxer for LCA2014

The 2014 team are excited to announce our first keynote speaker - Jonathan Oxer. Jon has agreed to come and present a keynote discussing ArduSat.

Jon has been hacking on both hardware and software since he was a little tacker. Most recently he's been focusing more on the Open Hardware side, co-founding Freetronics as a direct result of organising the first Arduino Miniconf at LCA2010. His books include "Ubuntu Hacks" and "Practical Arduino".

Jon has been variously referred to as Australia's geekiest man and as a cyborg-in-progress. As part of his “SuperHouse” home automation series, Jon has taken keyless entry to an all new level by embedding an RFID tag into his arm using a vet's chipping tool.

Recently he has been working on ArduSat, a satellite that aims to give hobbyists, students and space enthusiasts an opportunity to design and run their own experiments in space. By choosing a standardised platform based on the hugely popular Arduino hardware design, ArduSat allows anyone to develop and prototype experiments at home using readily accessible parts and all based on a simple open source software environment.

Jon will be presenting an overview of the latest developments to the ArduSat project as part of his keynote presentation during 2014 in Perth, Western Australia.

Also announce Arduino mini conf this year. Interest in Open Hardware is high among FOSS enthusiasts but there is also a barrier to entry with the perceived difficulty and dangers of dealing with hot soldering irons, unknown components and unfamiliar naming schemes. The Arduino Miniconf will use the Arduino microcontroller board as a stepping stone to help ease software developers into dealing with Open Hardware. Topics will cover both software and hardware issues, starting with simpler sessions suitable for Open Hardware beginners and progressing through to more advanced topics.

The day will run in two distinct halves. The first part of the day will be a hands-on assembly session where participants will have the chance to solder together a special hardware project developed for the miniconf. Instructors will be on hand to assist with soldering and the other mysteries of hardware assembly. The second part of the day will be presentations about Open Hardware topics, including information on software to run on the hardware project built earlier in the day.

The hardware project for LCA2014 hasn't yet been set in stone, but the current plan is a DIY cellphone with voice and SMS capability, an Arduino-compatible brain, and breakouts for sensors and actuators. More details of the project such as costs and how to reserve your spot will be posted on the Arduino Miniconf website at before the event is an annual open source conference organised by Linux Australia. In 2014 the conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia from the 6th January to the 10th. #LCA2014

Wiki page updated accommodation speakers info

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Wiki page updated including accommodation speakers #LCA2014

Wiki page is updated including accommodation and speakers travel assistance. 2014 Team #LCA2014 #Linux.conf.au2014

Early Bird registrations end soon #LCA2014

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Early Bird registrations end soon, don't miss out

Almost 50% sold 2014 Team #LCA2014 #Linux.conf.au2014

Official Speakers announced #LCA2014

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Press Release.

For immediate Release.

The 2014 team are pleased to announce the start of our
speakers line up. As usual we have a strong line up of presentations
and tutorials that are strongly technical in nature, alongside
presentations dealing with social applications and implications of
open source.

We have had 51 of our speakers confirm so far and are looking forward
to publishing the full schedule once we have had all speakers confirmed.
In the meantime you can view the confirmed speakers list at

We are very excited by the list so far and are looking forward to
welcoming so many great minds to our conference.

We've sold over 20% of our Early Bird tickets already so be sure to
register quickly and ensure you don't miss out.

Kind Regards,
The 2014 Organising Team

@linuxconfau #lca2014

Proudly supported by Hewlett-Packard

Our wiki site is online #LCA2014

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Our wiki website is up and running

Our wiki is up and running. It has accomodation information. You can sign in with the same login as for your registration

To check out our wiki site Click here

Thanks from the 2014 Team #LCA2014

Early Bird registrations are now open #LCA2014

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Official announcement - Early Bird Registration for 2014 is now open!

We are proud to officially announce the early bird registration for 2014 is now open!

Early Bird Registrations are open!

Early Bird Registrations are now open. Login and head to to register today.

Face to face weekend in Sydney went well and we have a lot of very awesome and technical talks including the Mini Conferences.

We have secured speakers and keynotes for 2014 and will be announcing them soon.

More news to follow next week from the #LCA2014 Team.

Miniconfs Announced

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Miniconfs are a unique aspect of the experience. First introduced at 2002, they are now a traditional element of the conference.

Miniconfs are smaller one day events which are run on the Monday and Tuesday of the conference. They are intended as an incubator -- both of future conferences and speakers. The miniconfs are selected as part of the Call for Papers process which was run from June to July 2013.

To see the line up and find out more visit our Miniconf page at

CFP Reviews are in progress #LCA2014

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Call for Papers are currently being reviewed for LCA2014.

The papers committee are currently hard at work, reviewing all papers submitted. The results will be announced soon.

Stay Tuned.

#LCA2014 #Linux.conf.au2014

Early Bird registrations opens soon #LCA2014

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Early bird Registrations for LCA2014 opens in August.

We will have more information for you soon.

Stay Tuned.

#LCA2014 #Linux.conf.au2014

CFP Closes Saturday #LCA2014

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LCA2014 Call for Papers(proposals) is closing Saturday 20th July 2013 GMT +8

Only 2 days to go, so get in quick.

We have had some great submissions so far.

Don't forget there is a free golden ticket up for grabs.

#LCA2014 #Linux.conf.au2014

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