[H-ADMIN] [Announce] Linux Australia update - summer 2017 - events, new Council, and more
Linux Australia President
president at linux.org.au
Tue Jan 31 05:29:12 AEST 2017
Thanks for reaching out. AFAIK there's no user group in Mackay, but the
people who would know would be the Brisbane user group (I know it's a
huge distance b/w Brisbane and Mackay, but if anyone knows it will be
I've CC'd them to this email.
On 30/01/17 17:26, Mike Newman wrote:
> Thanks Kathy,
> I am right on the periphery of Linux in other words I know virtually
> nothing but am interested in Linux CNC especially.
> I probably need to attach to a user group, is there anyone in Mackay Qld.
> Mike Newman
> On 30/01/2017 10:01 AM, "Linux Australia President"
> <president at linux.org.au <mailto:president at linux.org.au>> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Hoping that everyone who was able to join us for linux.conf.au
> <http://linux.conf.au> 2017 in Hobart had safe and pleasant
> journeys home, and again a huge thank you to Chris and the
> #lca2017 team, Speakers, volunteers and delegates for another
> exciting, mind-stretching LCA. For those who weren't able to join
> us, you might have missed out on the news that the Rusty Wrench
>  this year was jointly awarded to 'The Michaels' - Michael
> Davies and Michael Still - for their outstanding contribution to
> our community through their leadership of the LCA Papers Committee.
> Speaking of which, the Papers Committee would love to hear your
> thoughts and suggestions on the topics that you'd like to see next
> year - tag them on Twitter with #lcapapers  or email
> papers-chair at linux.org.au <http://email@example.com>.
> Next year, linux.conf.au <http://linux.conf.au> 2018 heads to
> Sydney's centrally-located UTS Ultimo campus with the theme of
> 'It's a bit of history repeating', and we're super excited to see
> what Bruce Crawley, James Polley and the team will deliver after
> memorable events there in 2001 and 2007. They're on the lookout
> for some team members, so check out their site at .
> We're currently evaluating LCA2019 bids, and I'd especially like
> to thank Hugh Blemings and Josh Stewart for their efforts, and the
> as-yet-unnamed LCA2019 bid teams in this regard.
> Other event news
> In other Linux Australia events news, we're delighted to report
> that DrupalGov is happening again this year in Canberra on March
> 27th, and big thanks to Si Hobbs, Rosie Gooch and the team for
> their excellent work to date .
> It's likely that Joomla Day will run in Sydney in June, under the
> leadership of Tim Plummer. Expect to hear more on this in due
> course .
> PyconAU this year remains in Melbourne, running August 3-8 under
> the leadership of Richard Jones, and we're again excited for
> another hallmark event. The Call for Special Events is now open .
> DrupalSouth is heading to Wellington late this year, and we'll
> bring you more updates as they unfold.
> We're currently in discussions with members of the WordCamp and
> WordPress community around how we can continue to work together,
> and again we'll keep you informed.
> We haven't yet received bids for Open Source Developers'
> Conference this year, and would warmly welcome bids for this event.
> If you have ideas for other events which fit within Linux
> Australia's values  then you can get more info at .
> Welcome to our new Council for 2017
> Firstly, we'd like to take the opportunity to thank the outgoing
> Council of 2016 for their efforts. Serving on Council, while
> ultimately rewarding, is a significant volunteer responsibility -
> and we appreciate the efforts of all our 2016 Council:
> * Tony Breeds - Treasurer
> * Katie McLaughlin - Ordinary Committee Member
> * Craige McWhirter - Ordinary Committee Member
> * Cherie Ellis - Ordinary Committee Member
> We're delighted that Sae Ra, Hugh and Kathy are returning for 2017.
> Please join us in welcoming our new Council for 2017, as per the
> recent election .
> * President - Kathy Reid (Vice Pres 2016, Secretary 2013-2014,
> newly elected to this role)
> * Vice President - Cameron Tudball (newly elected)
> * Secretary - Sae Ra Germaine (returning to this role from 2016
> and 2015)
> * Treasurer - Russell Stuart (newly elected)
> * OCM - Hugh Blemings (President 2016, newly elected to this role)
> * OCM - David Bell (newly elected)
> * OCM - Josh Stewart (Vice President 2015, OCM 2013-2014, newly
> elected to this role)
> On a personal note, I'm delighted to be working with such a
> diverse, experienced and multi-talented team as we embark on our
> ambitious agenda to strengthen Linux Australia's foundation
> platforms, and position ourselves to evolve over the coming years.
> To this end, our first Council meeting of the year will be face to
> face, held in Melbourne 4th-5th February. We have a strong agenda,
> and aim to get through many issues, including next steps for our
> Membership platform, budgetary adjustments given our strong profit
> in 2015-2016, reviewing event budgets, as well as some
> transitional administrivia. We look forward to keeping you
> informed of the outcomes.
> You can contact Council at any time via council at linux.org.au
> <mailto:council at linux.org.au>, or individual office bearers at
> president at linux.org.au <mailto:president at linux.org.au>,
> vice-president at linux.org.au <mailto:vice-president at linux.org.au>,
> secretary at linux.org.au <mailto:secretary at linux.org.au> or
> treasurer at linux.org.au <mailto:treasurer at linux.org.au>.
> Stakeholders and supporters
> Over the course of 2016, and at linux.conf.au
> <http://linux.conf.au>, we were approached by a number of
> organisations interested in partnering with Linux Australia on a
> range of initiatives, campaigns and projects. These groups
> included WordPress/WordCamp, Open Source Initiative, Software
> Freedom Conservancy, NZ Open Source Society, Electronic Frontiers
> Australia and Internet Australia. The stakeholder framework that
> helps to articulate and prioritise our engagements with key
> stakeholders is something that we'll be discussing at Face to
> Face, however we expect to be collaborating on multiple
> initiatives going forward.
> Your feedback, suggestions and comments are as always warmly
> Kind regards,
> Kathy, Cameron, Sae Ra, Russell, David, Hugh and Josh
>  https://lca2018.org/#/home
>  http://drupalgov.org/events/drupalgov-canberra-2017
>  http://joomladay.org.au/ (website will be updated once LA
> Council approves event team and budget)
>  http://2017.pycon-au.org/
>  https://linux.org.au/values
>  https://linux.org.au/linux-australia-event-support
> Kathy Reid
> Linux Australia
> 0418 130 636
> president at linux.org.au <mailto:president at linux.org.au>
> Linux Australia Inc
> GPO Box 4788
> Sydney NSW 2001
> ABN 56 987 117 479
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0418 130 636
president at linux.org.au
Linux Australia Inc
GPO Box 4788
Sydney NSW 2001
ABN 56 987 117 479
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