With great thanks to Ryan Verner of NextDayVideo and his team of volunteers (typically two AV people per session room), all keynotes, plenaries and sessions are available online for everybody to view and keep.

  • The general place to view is at Youtube, OSDC14 channel:
  • If you want to download a good quality video, grab the WEBM format files from the Linux Australia Mirror:
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A secret donor has given us the price of a regular ticket to give away. We've decided to split that down the middle, and offer a $160 refund on your ticket.

To be eligible, you need to have registered to attend and then sign up for the promotion. The winners will be top two evangelists of this promotion.

Yet more goodness! On Friday 7 November (after the main conference) we have a number of workshops scheduled:

Tuesday afternoon's plenary will be a BlueHackers related topic: System Check:  Putting Stress into Perspective, presented by Neville Starick - an experienced counsellor.

Keeping with our tradition of the OSDC closing keynote being light yet providing things to think about and explore, Tom Stace will do an update on the current state of quantum computing, and related open source projects.

Dr Stace is, unsurprisingly, a quantum phycisist - Associate Professor at the University of Queensland School of Mathematics and Physics.

His talk may or may not contain a cat.

Richard Keech will be our opening keynote speaker, with the topic Linux-based Monitoring and Control in a Sustainable House.

Based in Melbourne, Richard works as an energy-efficiency consultant after ten years with Red Hat as senior systems architect and chief instructor. Prior to Red Hat he worked as a software engineer and system administrator. He was the first Red Hat Certified Engineer, and the original creator of the rktime utility available on most Linux distros.

Richard was a lead author of the Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan...

Lynn Fine is our third keynote speaker, from Code for America.

Code for America uses and builds open source technology to make government services simple, effective, and easy to use. As International Programs Manager, Lynn manages a broad network of civic innovators, documents civic tech lessons learned from around the world and creates resources to support CfA's international partners in positively impacting their own communities.

Using tech for improving social impact, involving community in open...

We're pretty proud to introduce Jaap van Till as our second keynote speaker.

Jaap has been Network Architect for government and corporate networks in Europe and for several stages of SURFnet (the Netherlands academic network),  and professor in Internet Infrastructures at TU Delft and HAN Polytechnic. He was also a member of the Scientific Council (WTR) of the SURF Foundation, NL. Jaap is non-exec. board member of NDIX, the Netherlands-Germany distributed Internet Exchange.

Now (mostly) retired, Jaap still gives visiting professor lectures and helps define Internet policy at...

Registration is now open, with a limited number of earlybird tickets available.

If your attendance is covered by a company or organisation that can afford it, please consider registering for a corporate ticket. This helps fund the attendance of students, speakers, and OSDClub's other work during the year.

More info & registration.

The Arduino KitTen workshop is available as an add-on for all attendees. You can purchase that ticket separately if you want, but mind that the numbers are limited! Full is...

A few years in the making, the new tram (light rail) called G:Link is now operating on the Gold Coast. For OSDC we were working on the basis that it would be, as it makes the local transport for people without a car much easier. See the G:link website for route, timetable and pricing information




The OSDC 2014 team is dedicated to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming conference environment for everyone. We have a code of conduct to clearly outline our expectations. Our goal is to create a safe and harassment-free conference experience for all involved, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language or text editor.