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Announcing the LCA2013 Open Programming Miniconf!

TL;DR — submit a proposal at http://tinyurl.com/opm2013-cfp before the first round closes on Monday 29 October 2012.

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I’m pleased to announce that The Open Programming Miniconf — a fixture for application developers attending Linux.conf.au since 2010 — is returning as part of Linux.conf.au 2013, to be held in January at the Australian National University in Canberra. The Miniconf is an opportunity for presenters of all experience levels to share their experiences in in application development using free and open source development tools.

The 2013 Open Programming Miniconf invites proposals for 25-minute presentations on topics relating to the development of excellent Free and Open Source Software applications. In particular, the Miniconf invites presentations that focus on sharing techniques, best practices and values which are applicable to developers of all Open Source programming languages.

In the past, topics have included:

  • Recent developments in Open Source programming languages (“State of the language”-type talks)
  • Tools that support application development
  • Coding applications with cool new libraries, languages, and frameworks
  • Demonstrating the use of novel programming

If you want an idea of what sort of presentations we have included in the past, take a look at our past programmes:

To submit a proposal, visit http://tinyurl.com/opm2013-cfp and fill out the form as required. The CFP will remain open indefinitely, but the first round of acceptances will not be sent until Monday 29 October 2012.

OPM2013 is part of Linux.conf.au 2013, being held at the Australian National University, Canberra in January 2013. Further enquiries can be directed to Christopher Neugebauer via e-mail ( chris@neugebauer.id.au ) or via twitter ( @chrisjrn ).

Linux.conf.au 2012 Open Programming Miniconf — Call for proposals now open

TL;DR — submit a proposal at http://tinyurl.com/opm2012-proposal
before the first round closes on Friday 7 October.

I’m pleased to announce that The Open Programming Miniconf, a fixture for application developers attending Linux.conf.au since 2010 is returning as part of Linux.conf.au 2012, to be held in January at the University of Ballarat. The miniconf has been an opportunity for presenters of all experience levels to share their experiences in in application development using free and open source development tools.

The Open Programming Miniconf for 2012 invites 25-minute presentations on topics relating to the development of excellent Free and Open Source Software applications. In particular, the Miniconf invites presentations that focus on sharing techniques, best practices and values which are applicable to developers of all Open Source programming languages.

In the past, topics have included:

  • Recent developments in Open Source programming languages (“State of the language”-type talks)
  • Tools which support application development
  • Coding applications with cool new libraries, languages and frameworks
  • Demonstrating the use of novel programming techniques

Past programmes can be found at http://lca2011.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/monday and http://www.lca2010.org.nz/wiki/Miniconfs/Open_Programming_Languages

To submit a proposal, visit http://tinyurl.com/opm2012-proposal and fill out the form as required. The CFP will remain open indefinitely, but the first round of acceptances will not be sent until Friday 7 October 2011.

OPM2012 is part of Linux.conf.au 2012, being held at the University of Ballarat on Monday, 16 January 2012. Further enquiries can be directed to Christopher Neugebauer via e-mail ( chris+opm2012@neugebauer.id.au ) or via twitter (@chrisjrn).

Open Programming strikes again

I’m very pleased to announce that the LCA2011 organisers have accepted my proposal for the Open Programming Miniconf to be run at Linux.conf.au in Brisbane in January.  This is a new, improved, shorter-titled successor to the wildly successful Open Programming Languages Miniconf that was held in Wellington earlier this year.

From the proposal:

The Linux.conf.au Open Programming Miniconf is a single-day mini-conference about application development with Open Source tools.

Featuring talks on a wide range of topics and programming languages, this miniconf aims to bring together open source developers with presentations that share techniques, best practices and values amongst programmers of all open programming languages. OPM2011 will be held at Linux.conf.au 2011, at the QUT Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane in January.

Whilst the miniconf is yet to be officially announced, the proposal submission system is online at the miniconf website.  I look forward to seeing some awesome presentation proposals coming through in the coming weeks!

LCA2010 Open Programming Languages Miniconf: CFP Closes on Friday!

And this time we mean it!

Our CFP was extended by a month, and now you only have this week to get your presentation proposals in for the LCA2010 Open Programming Languages Miniconf!

Our call for presentations closes on Friday 23 October 2009, so if you’re planning on attending LCA2010 in Wellington in January, and have something to say about doing development with Open Source programming languages, libraries or frameworks, we’d love to hear from you!

We’re looking primarly for standard-length talks (20-25 minutes including questions), but we’ll also consider double-length talks on suitably compelling topics (that’s 40-45 minutes including questions).

Our CFP is available from http://blogs.tucs.org.au/oplm/cfp/ — if you’ve already read it, you can submit your proposal at http://blogs.tucs.org.au/oplm/cfp/submit/

ABOUT THE MINICONF

The Linux.conf.au Open Programming Languages Miniconf is a single-day mini-conference about application development with Open Source programming languages. Featuring talks on a wide range of topics and programming languages, this miniconf aims to bring together open source developers with presentations that share techniques, best practices and values amongst programmers of all open programming languages. OPLM2010 will be held at Linux.conf.au 2010, in Wellington, New Zealand on January 18.

OPLM2010 is being organised by Christopher Neugebauer and Jacinta Richardson with help from the broader community. You can contact the OPLM2010 organising team at oplm2010@googlegroups.com or visit the website at http://blogs.tucs.org.au/oplm

LCA2010 — I’m registered

Registrations for Linux.conf.au 2010, being held in Wellington, New Zealand this January opened earlier this week — I’m registered (a bit of a no-brainer, given that I’m running a miniconf this year). Have you registered yet?

Not sure if I mentioned it here, but thanks to the kind generosity of the LCA2010 team, the Open Programming Languages Miniconf has been able to extend its call for presentations by a month. This means that you can now submit your presentations up until October 23 (which is a Friday) — I look forward to seeing another deluge of presentations in a couple of weeks-ish!

Open Programming Languages Miniconf CFP Now Open

The LCA2010 Open Programming Languages Miniconf, to be held at Linux.conf.au 2010 in January 2010 (either on Monday 18th or Tuesday 19th January), invites presentations about all programming languages with an Open Source implementation, such as Perl, Python, C, PHP and Ruby, amongst others.

Topics may include recent developments in open programming languages, interface design, portability and packaging, coding applications with cool new libraries and frameworks, and showing off the use of novel programming techniques; presentations may be proposed in a standard (25-minute) or long (45-minute) talk format.

Whilst most talks will be specific to a single language, the focus of this miniconf will be on sharing techniques, best practices and values amongst programmers of all open programming languages.

We will be accepting proposals effective immediately, and our CFP will close on Friday, September 25. Absolutely no extensions will be granted due to the tight timeline for LCA2010 programme publication.

To read the guidelines for presentations, and the submission process for proposals, please visit the CFP page on our website.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2009: CFP Opens at http://blogs.tucs.org.au/oplm/cfp/submit/
  • Friday, September 25: CFP Closes
  • Saturday, September 26-Thursday, October 1: Notification of successful presenters
  • Friday, October 2: Final programme submitted to LCA2010 organisers
  • January 18, 2010: Linux.conf.au 2010 Begins

The timeline for the CFP is extremely tight by requirement of the LCA2010 organisers, so no extensions will be granted.

About the Miniconf

The Linux.conf.au Open Programming Languages Miniconf is a single-day mini-conference about application development with Open Source programming languages. Featuring talks on a wide range of topics and programming languages, this miniconf aims to bring together open source developers with presentations that share techniques, best practices and values amongst programmers of all open programming languages. OPLM2010 will be held at Linux.conf.au 2010, in Wellington, New Zealand from January 18-23.

OPLM2010 is being organised by Christopher Neugebauer and Jacinta Richardson with help from the broader community. You can contact the OPLM2010 organising team at oplm2010@googlegroups.com or visit the website at http://blogs.tucs.org.au/oplm.

Announcing the LCA2010 Open Programming Languages Miniconf

You may have caught the announcement yesterday about the miniconfs accepted for Linux.conf.au 2010 (to be held in January in Wellington) and noticed my name there…

I’m running one of the miniconfs this year, along with Jacinta Richardson. It’s called the Open Programming Languages Miniconf, and is all about doing application development with open source tools (languages, libraries, frameworks, etc). Our proposal put it like this:

The Linux.conf.au Open Programming Languages Miniconf is a single-day mini-conference about application development with Open Source programming languages. Featuring talks on a wide range of topics and programming languages, this miniconf aims to bring together open source developers with presentations that share techniques, best practices and values amongst programmers of all open programming languages.

Our CFP isn’t quite ready yet, but our website is, and you can go there to read more of our proposal, and subscribe to our announcements RSS.

So if you have something to say about developing with Python, Perl, PHP, C, or any other open source programming language, start planning your talks and presentations; I look forward to seeing the quality from the main conference submissions first-hand!

Oh, and see you in Wellington!