SysAdmin Miniconf 2008: Call for Presentations

Today the people organising the SysAdmin Miniconf as part of LCA 2008 posted the following CFP, please read and consider responding to them if you have something interesting to report there! (( I’m not involved with this, but the one at LCA2006 in Dunedin, NZ was good. ))

CFP: LCA 2008 Systems Administration Miniconf

As part of the conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia in January 2008 we will be holding a 1 day mini conference orientated to Linux Systems Administration on one of the first 2 days of the conference.

Please see our website at for details.

The organisers of the Systems Administration Miniconf would like to invite proposals for presentations to be delivered at the Miniconf.

Presentation Topics

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

Backups, Firewalls, AAA, Troubleshooting, Buying Decisions, Virtualisation, Monitoring Software, Management software, Web/Mail/LDAP/etc Server software, Wikis, Log processing, Spam and Virus Filtering, VOIP, Trouble Ticket System, Best Practices, New Developments, Clustering/High Availability , Automated Installs, Automated configuration, Packaging Local Software.

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:

- 50 minute full presentations
- 25 minute half presentations
- 5-10 minute "lightning talks"
- 5-10 minute "How we do things" presentations

The 5-10 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 other attendees a picture of what is happening in the "real world" and some understanding of how other sites work.

Submitting talks

Please note that in order to give a presentation or attend the miniconf you must be signed up for the main conference.

The Call for Presentations web page at:

Submissions (and any questions) should be sent to:

lca08 @

Dates and Deadlines

To encourage early submissions priority ( both of inclusion and scheduling ) will be given to presentations submitted before the 1st of October.

2007-10-01 - Deadline for early submissions
2007-11-12 - Deadline for late submissions
2008-01-28 - Start of conference.

Contact and Questions

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

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

lca08 @