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Perth, January 2014

Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations 2014 Systems Administration Miniconf

The Call For Presentations for the LCA 2014 Sysadmin Miniconf is now closed. You can view the list of accepted presentations, or see the LCA 2014 Sysadmin Miniconf Programme to see what will be happening.

The original Call For Presentations is included below for historical reference.

As part of the conference in Perth, Australia in January 2014 we will be holding a one day mini conference oriented to Linux Systems Administration.

The organisers of the Systems Administration Miniconf would like to invite proposals for presentations to be delivered at the Miniconf. Please forward this CFP to your colleagues, social networks, and other relevant mailing lists.

This is our 8th year at To see presentations from our previous years, see the miniconf website

Presentation Topics

Topics for presentations could include (but are not limited to):

Systems Administration, Virtualisation, Cloud computing, Devops, Monitoring, Dealing with "Bring Your Own Device", Configuration Management, Backups, Security, Troubleshooting, Buying Decisions, Identity Management, Two Factor Authentication, Web and Email management, Wiki, Clustering and High Availability, Log Management, Spam and Virus Filtering, VOIP, Ticketing systems, Bootstrapping and automated installation, Packaging and Provisioning, Keeping legacy systems functioning.

We strongly welcome topics on best practice, new developments in systems administration and cutting edge techniques to better manage Linux hosts and environments.

Presentations should be of a technical nature and speakers should assume that members of the audience have at least a couple of years experience in Unix/Linux administration.

Format of Presentations

We are now seeking proposals for presentations at the mini-conference. We have openings for:

Please note, due to the single day available, we expect the majority of available timeslots to be 20 minutes long or less.

The 10-20 minute "How we do things" presentations are intended for people to talk about their sites. Information could include: Servers, talks, tools, people and roles, experiences, software, operating systems, monitoring, alerting, provisioning etc. The intent is to give attendees a picture of what is happening in the "real world" and some understanding of how other sites work, as well as offer you a chance to get suggestions on other tools and practices that might help your site. Discussion of "lessons learned" through really trying to use some of these things are especially welcomed.

Submitting talks

Please note that in order to give a presentation or attend the miniconf you must be signed up for the main conference. Presenting at the Miniconf does not entitle you to discounted or free registration at the main conference nor priority with registration. Unfortunately the Miniconf has no budget for sponsorship of speakers.

Submissions should be made via:

Questions should be sent to:

lca2014 @

Dates and Deadlines

To encourage early submissions priority (both of inclusion and scheduling) will be given to presentations submitted before the 6th of October.

Contact and Questions

Please see our website at for more information on the miniconf, past presentations and presenting at it.

If you have any questions please feel free to email the organisers at:

lca2014 @

News (updated 2014-12-10)

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