LinuxWorld calls for papers

By   |  January 18, 2005

Organisers of the South African LinuxWorld show are looking for speakers for the two day LinuxWorld conference scheduled for May this year. Aldean Prior, director at Exhibitions Africa, says they are looking for both keynote speakers as well as speakers and presenters that are able to present workshops and feature presentations.

\”We are looking for industry experts, thought leaders and visionaries dedicated to understanding and shaping the Linux and open source marketplace in South Africa,\” says Prior. She says there will be four keynote addresses at LinuxWorld 2005, along with feature presentations. Keynote speeches will be delivered by CEOs and senior company representative.

\”For other speakers we are looking for topics that present solutions to real business problems using Linux and open source technologies,\” says Prior. \”Attendees like to hear about new open source projects as well as about evolving areas such as clustering and patent issues. Case studies with customer testimonials are also welcome.\”

Suggested categories for feature presentations include Linux for enterprise, Linux for the public sector, and emerging technologies.

Prior says there will also be half-day workshops during LinuxWorld that intend to offer in-depth training on key issues and technologies in open source software.

Speakers need to present their proposals to organisers by the end of January. For more information on the topics under consideration and speaker guidelines, visit www.linuxworldexpo.co.za.

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