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Submitted by Joshua Hesketh on Thu, 18/07/2013 - 10:46.
One of my favourite conferences, linux.conf.au, call for proposals closes in less than 48 hours. I am once again honoured to be on the papers selection committee and we've had some great responses already but we always want more!
The CFP has already been extended once so this will be your absolute last chance to get your papers, presentations, tutorials, miniconfs, parties or anything else you want to do submitted!
"The linux.conf.au 2014 papers committee is looking for a broad range of proposals, and will consider submissions on anything from programming and software, to desktop, mobile, gaming, userspace, community, government, space and education." - LCA2014 CFP's
So if you have an interesting Open Source related project, story, talk or topic etc please head on over to linux.conf.au and put in a proposal. For more information see the official call for proposals and official call for miniconfs.
Wow.. 210 dinner tickets, 259 coffee vouchers and 150 drink shouts and still 90 more "surprise" items to print equals a lot of printing, folding, ripping and rubbish! (That's also not counting mis-prints)
Not sure if you can see it (poor phone camera) but that's Wrest Point lit up at night as the view from my desk covered in printing after cleaning up multiple rounds!
Register now for PyCon AU to put me through more pain and printing!
We're keeping up with PyCon AU 2011 (Sydney), but for how much longer!
You can't quite see it on that image but we're basically overlapping 10 days out from the conference.
Get your tickets for PyCon Australia 2012 now and tell/share on all that social media stuff with your friends!
This blog isn't the most lively but I thought I should at least make a quick post about PyCon Au of which I'm one of the co-organisers.
There are a lot of exciting things lined up for this conference (held in Hobart on the 18-19th of August) some of which I can talk about and some of which are yet to be fully announced (or a surprise). Check out the website for the full run down, prices and how to register.
Nevertheless as things heat up for the organisers we are extremely excited by how amazing it is shaping up to be. I'm particularly impressed at the growth of the conference over the last few years. The registrations have been tracking great - in fact we are on track to sell out. Not only are we on track to sell out we're also beating previous years in sale rates.
The challenge now is to see if we can beat Sydney (PyCon Au 2011) in sales. So spread the word and register now for pycon-au! (And get in quick because we may sell out!)
- Read our news update: http://www.opentechnologysolutions.com.au/news/eexams-computers-update
- A website has been put together by the University of Tasmania for the project: http://www.eexaminations.org/
- The Australian has a write up: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/laptops-pass-the-big-ex...
- The University of Tasmania's Newsletter also mentions the achievement: http://www.utas.edu.au/events/Unitas/2009/November%20Unitas_335.pdf
- Dr. Andrew Fluck has published a case study on conducting exams on computers: http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet25/fluck.pdf
- Corrected from "exam on computers"