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Newly-appointed Director of Community at GitHub, Jono Bacon, will be one of four outstanding keynotes for linux.conf.au in February 2016. Bacon, formerly Community Manager at Canonical - the company behind Linux distribution Ubuntu, and author of the best-selling ‘The Art of Community’, will deliver insights into building strong, effective, diverse and successful technical communities.

Bacon shared his enthusiasm for keynoting linux.conf.au. “I am absolutely delighted to be joining you all in Geelong in 2016. LCA is a cornerstone in the global Linux and Open Source movement and I am not only excited about speaking but also getting to know all the attendees at the event”, Bacon says.

Conference Director, David Bell, was thrilled to announce Mr Bacon as Keynote Speaker.

“Our theme for linux.conf.au 2016 is ‘Life is better with Linux’ - and the strength of our Linux and open source communities contribute significantly to that aspiration. Robust, diverse, and inclusive communities happen by design, not accident, and Jono has done an enormous amount to shape that. It’s truly an honour to be able to host him in Geelong in February.”

One of the most respected technical conferences in Australia, Linux Conference Australia (linux.conf.au) will make Geelong home between 1st-5th February 2016. The conference is expected to attract over 500 national and international professional and hobbyist developers, technicians and innovative hardware specialists, and will feature nearly 100 Speakers and presentations over five days. Deakin University’s stunning Waterfront Campus will host the conference, leveraging state of the art networking and audio visual facilities.

The conference delivers Delegates a range of presentations and tutorials on topics such as open source hardware, open source operating systems and open source software, storage, containers and related issues such as patents, copyright and technical community development.

Linux is a computer operating system, in the same way that MacOS, Windows, Android and iOS are operating systems. It can be used on desktop computers, servers, and increasingly on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Linux embodies the ‘open source’ paradigm of software development, which holds that source code – the code that is used to give computers and mobile devices functionality – should be ‘open’. That is, the source code should be viewable, modifiable and shareable by the entire community. There are a number of benefits to the open source paradigm, including facilitating innovation, sharing and re-use. The ‘open’ paradigm is increasingly extending to other areas such as open government, open culture, open health and open education.

Potential Delegates and Speakers are encouraged to remain up to date with conference news through one of the following channels;

  • Website: http://lcabythebay.org.au
  • Twitter: @linuxconfau, hashtag #lca2016
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lcabythebay
  • Google+: https://www.google.com/+LcabythebayOrgAu
  • Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/2016/linuxconfau/
  • IRC: #linux.conf.au on freenode.net
  • Email: info@lcabythebay.org.au
  • Announce mailing list: http://lists.linux.org.au/mailman/listinfo/lca-announce

We warmly encourage you to forward this announcement to technical communities you may be involved in.

Jono Bacon Jono Bacon will be one of four keynotes for linux.conf.au 2016 in Geelong

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