>From Jessica Field, one of the organisers:
Held in Melbourne, OpenStack Australia Day is set to be the region’s
largest, and Australia’s best, conference focusing on Open Source cloud
technology. Gathering users, vendors and solution providers OpenStack
Australia Day is an industry event to showcase the latest technologies
and share real-world experiences of the next wave of IT virtualisation.
Hosted by Aptira and the OpenStack Foundation, this conference will
feature a range of sessions on the broader cloud and Software Defined
Infrastructure ecosystem including OpenStack, containers, PaaS and
automation with insights from some of the most talented members of the
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear real business cases, learn
about new products, and participate in hands-on workshops, as well as a
networking event for a less formal opportunity to engage with the
We have a stack of prizes and giveaways available, with the chance to
win a free pass to the November Sydney OpenStack Summit (valued at
$600), a free registration for the OpenStack COA exam, 2 x Nespresso
coffee machines, a 3D printer and more.
This venue will include free event wi-fi for all attendees, a restaurant
featuring the best of Victorian and Australian produce, contemporary
bars and on-site accommodation. Accommodation discount codes are
available upon request.
For more information or to register, please visit:
I hope to see you all there!
Start: May 20 2017 12:30
End: May 20 2017 16:30
Location: Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond
This presentation will introduce the various aspects of IT security that
Linux Desktop users may be grappling with on an ongoing basis. The
target audience of the talk will be beginners (newbies) - who might have
had bad experiences using Windows OS all these years, and don't know
what to expect when tiptoeing into the new world of Linux. General
Linux users who don't always pay much attention to aspects of security
may also find interest in sharing some of the commonsense practices that
are essential to using our computers safely.
Topics to be covered will include: Firewalls, System Updates, WiFi
Security, User Passwords, encrypting your data, etc. We will also
address a frequently asked question: Do I really need Anti-Virus
software installed on my Linux computer?
*Wen Lin* is currently the Treasurer of LUV (now part of Linux
Australia). He has been in the IT profession for about 28 years,
primarily in the system admin area - both Windows and Linux. He started
to be active in the Free & Open Source Community in 2004, inspired by
the first Software Freedom Day in Melbourne. Nowadays at work Wen is
using RHEL. In his own time, his distros of choice are Ubuntu/Lubuntu,
followed by Fedora & CentOS. For non-OS software, LibreOffice is one
that he has spent a fair bit of time with. Recently he has also been
fascinated with the wonder of Raspberry Pi. Wen has a particular
interest in introducing friends to using Linux and FOSS, quite often
breathing new life into old Windows PCs after converting them to Linux.
There will also be the usual casual hands-on workshop, Linux
installation, configuration and assistance and advice. Bring your laptop
if you need help with a particular issue. This will now occur *BEFORE*
the talks from 12:30 to 14:00. The talks will commence at 14:00 (2pm) so
there is time for people to have lunch nearby.
The meeting will be held at Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond 3121
(enter via the garage on Jonas St.) Late arrivals, please call *(0421)
775 358* for access to the venue.
LUV would like to acknowledge Infoxchange <http://infoxchange.org/> for
Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association,
registration number A0040056C.