[UKUUG-Announce] UKUUG - FLOSS UK DEVOPS - Call for Papers - Brighton 2014

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Thu Aug 29 15:41:07 BST 2013

FLOSS UK 'DEVOPS' - Spring 2014 - Workshop & Conference
Brighton - 18th - 20th March 2014

FLOSS UK's 'DEVOPS' event will take place in Brighton from the 18th - 20th 
March 2014.

This is the UK's only conference aimed specifically at systems and network 
administrators. It attracts a large number of professionals from sites of all 
shapes and sizes. As well as the technical talks, the conference provides a 
friendly environment for delegates to meet, learn, and enjoy lively debate on 
a host of subjects.

Workshop: The conference will be preceded by a workshop. If you would like to 
offer a workshop that might interest our target audience, please submit a 

Conference: We are currently accepting talks; so if you are a systems 
administrator, we want to hear from you. We are seeking papers covering all 
aspects of systems and network administration, including: 

*backup and restore *data de-duplication 
*security and audit *authentication and authorisation 
*operating systems *network/cluster file systems 
*ethics and legislative compliance *storage solutions 
*databases and directory services *nomadic and wireless computing 
*cluster management *configuration management 
*scripting and task automation *benchmarking and performance tuning 
*networks & systems monitoring *virtualisation and system deployment using 
'cloud' technology 

Speakers signed up to date: 

Stephen Quinney (University of Edinburgh)
Quentin Wright (Xi Software Ltd.)
Simon Riggs – 'State of PostgreSQL' (2nd Quadrant)

If you have a novel solution to a problem, experience of a particular 
application or hardware platform, tips and tricks for fellow systems 
administrators, or a favourite tool you could talk about, please submit a 
paper for consideration by the programme committee. There will be a prize for 
the best talk.

Bursaries may be made available for accepted speakers who are unable to afford 
travel costs.

All accepted speakers receive a complimentary conference place and a ticket 
for the Conference dinner.

We are also seeking lightning talks for the afternoon of Wednesday 19th March 
– please contact us if you have something you want to schedule in the 

Significant Dates: Initial closing date for abstracts: 
15th November 2013

Speakers notified by: 22nd November 2013

To offer a talk please submit online at: 

FLOSS UK Secretariat
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Herts SG9 9UQ
Tel: 01763 273475
Fax: 01763 273255
office at flossuk.org
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