What's better than a Debian Miniconf? A Debian Miniconf and a mini-DebConf!


Already attending Come a couple of days earlier and attend the mini-DebConf too! There will be a day of talks with a strong focus on the Debian project and a bug squashing day. To register to attend the mini-DebConf contact us at

When is the mini-DebConf?
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 January 2015
Where is the mini-DebConf?
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. (to be confirmed)

Debian Miniconf

After 5 years, the Debian Miniconf is back! Run as part of 2015, this event will attract speakers talking on topics that suit the broader audience attending LCA. The Debian Miniconf has been one of the largest miniconfs in the history of

When is the Debian Miniconf at LCA?
Monday, 12 January 2015
What is
It isn't just about Linux, LCA is the largest Free and Open Source Software conference in Australasia.
Where is LCA?
University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand (that's right, not Australia)
When is LCA?
12-16 January 2015

Calls for Presentations - mini-DebConf & Debian Miniconf

The call for presentations is now open! Help make these events stand out by submitting a talk. Submissions close on Sunday 21 December 2014.

Not a Debian Developer? We welcome submissions from anyone with an interesting topic relating to Debian and Derivative Debian Distributions.

Examples of interesting topics:

  • LTS with Debian (Squeeze now, Wheezy next?)
  • Running OpenStack on Debian, Running Debian on OpenStack
  • Creating and managing a derivative Debian distribution to scratch an itch
  • New developments in Jessie
  • What's coming after Jessie
  • Being involved in Debian in other roles than just a developer
  • Managing large Debian deployments

Submit a proposal to either mini-DebConf or Debian Miniconf or both by emailing with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Talk title
  • Talk length (full = 40 mins, half = 20 mins)
  • Talk description
  • Short bio about yourself
  • Indicate if you'd prefer to submit to only the mini-DebConf (Saturday); or the Debian Miniconf (Monday); or you don't mind which day

To be able to speak at and attend the Debian Miniconf, you must be registered for 2015. To register, please visit is a week long conference, beginning with two days of mini-conferences on a huge variety of topics and then 3 days for the main conference.

To find out more information about, please visit

Code of Conduct

We welcome first-time and seasoned speakers from all free and open communities: people of all ages, genders, nationalities, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, abilities, and walks of life. We respect and encourage diversity at our conference.

By agreeing to present at or attend the conference, you are agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions. We expect all speakers and delegates to have read and understood the Code of Conduct.

Recording and Licensing

To increase the number of people that can view our miniconference, might record our miniconf and make it publicly available after the event. You will be expected to release materials relating to your presentation under a Creative Commons ShareAlike License. Additionally, if you are discussing software in your presentation, the software must have an appropriate open licence.

All presentation material should be suitable for people aged 12 and above. All presentations are subject to Linux Australia's code of conduct, including that they must not contain:

  • sexual or violent imagery
  • exclusionary language
  • language which is not appropriate for an all-ages audience