Wow – what a week! I often forget just how much work is involved in organising a conference and how important it is to have a dedicated and committed organising team to make things happen. As the lead organiser for linux.conf.au 2011 I am very lucky to have such a great team that will work such long hours in their own time to ensure that the conference will be a success. Over the last few days, weeks and months there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes to make lca2011 a conference to remember. We had intended to open registrations a couple of weeks ago, however due to some added functionality and some really cool changes to the conference we have had to change a few things (which were not trivial) this year which has taken a little more preparation time. Having said that though, we really are only a few days away from making the registrations live. I know there are many people waiting on this and wanting to plan all sorts of things in preparation for the conference.
I know that without the team I am working with, I really would be lost and want to acknowledge all the hard work and long hours they are putting into the conference. I hope to release a number of media statements over the next week or two which I know will excite quite a few people. More updates very very soon and to all those students out there in the community, I think you will also be very happy with what we have done in terms of costs for the conference.