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FLOSSUK Spring 2016

Principal Open Systems Conference

Wed Oct 14 19:50:00 2015

Shadowcat will once again be involved in the FLOSSUK Spring Conference with both Mark keating and Ian Norton on the FLOSSUK Council and members of the organising team. Mark has been busy working with Kimball Johnson, and other Council members, on the Call for Papers, media and websites.

Last week the council announced its call for papers:

“The FLOSSUK UK Council are now accepting submissions for presentations and workshops for our main annual conference event. In recent years we have evolved into the UK's primary support organisation for Free/Libre Open Source Systems (FLOSS) supporting Free and Open Technology.

The Spring conference is the UK's longest running event supporting systems and network administrators. But as FLOSS UK has evolved to support open networks, software, hardware and data so our primary conference has become open to submissions on these areas.

If you would like to offer a forum or half-day workshop that might interest our target audience, please submit a proposal. If you have a novel solution to a problem, experience of a particular application or hardware platform, tips and tricks for fellow open source delegates, or a favourite tool you could talk about, use of open data, please submit a paper for consideration by the programme committee.

There will be a prize for the best conference talk. Bursaries may be made available for accepted speakers who are unable to afford travel costs, subject to Council approval with all bursaries being fixed in advance. All accepted speakers receive a complimentary conference place and a ticket for the conference dinner.

We are also seeking lightning talks for the event – please contact us if you have something you want to schedule in the programme – Lightning Talk speakers who offer no other presentation are not eligible for free conference places or dinner.

Significant Dates:

  • Initial closing date for abstracts: 30th December 2015
  • Speakers notified by: 20th January 2016
  • Conference: 15th-17th March 2016
  • To submit a paper, please email”

The conference will be held at Mary Ward House in London next Spring and it is a great time to become involved with FLOSSUK and the growing positive effect it hopes to bring to the Open Technology scene in the UK.