With just over 24hrs to go till registrations close for lca2011 we only have a few early bird registrations left to sell which means it is very likely that they could close before midnight on the 8th November. If you are keen to grab one of these discounted registrations then please make sure you visit the registration page as soon as possible and register and pay (you must pay to get the early bird rate). For those of you also looking for the volunteer form please also see the volunteer page.
The early bird tickets for linux.conf.au 2011 are selling quickly with over half of them sold. It really looks as though they will sell out before the 8/11/2010 so if you are keen to take advantage of these discounted prices I would suggest that you act on this as soon as possible. The conference is on target to be another great lca with an awesome line up of keynote speakers, and other conference speakers and activities. The Rocket miniconf is also proving to be very popular with numbers growing quickly. There will be a launch of the rockets on the Sunday after the main conference finishes (30/01/2011) so this should also be a heap of fun – especially from some of the ideas I am hearing about what people want to build.
yippee! lca2011 registrations are now open – here is a direct link to the prices http://lca2011.linux.org.au/register/prices. Please note that there have been a few changes to things this year, though we have tried to keep prices as low as possible for a the 5 day conference. There is also a new miniconf this year which I am sure will excite a number of people in the community – this is the Rocket miniconf which will include a live launch of the rockets built during the miniconf. There is an additional fee attached to this miniconf and places are limited to 24 so if this is something that interests you I would suggest registering as soon as possible so that you do not miss out. More announcements soon – for now I need a lot of sleep
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.