The Conference

LinuxConf [ZA] 2018 is a one-day conference aimed at the Linux and Open Source community within South Africa. It provides anyone working on or with Linux and Open Source tools & applications, or with a passion for Open Source development, to discover new trends, network with like-minded individuals, irrespective of whether the attendees are developers, system or database administrators, or anyone else working with Linux and Open Source applications.

Topics covered at the conference will range from Linux Kernel and OS, Linux Distributions, Containers, Virtualisation, System Administration, Open Source Applications, Networking and Development Environments.

LinuxConf [ZA] takes place in the same week as PostgresConf, the PostgreSQL database conference, and PyConZA, the Python programming conference.

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If you are a student, please send us an email from your .ac.za email address and give us proof that you're currently a student, and we'll send you a code to get an awesome discount on your ticket price.

Sponsors

Gold sponsors

Interexcel World Connection

Bronze sponsors

Quant Solutions
Slash IT Services

LinuxConf offers a number of sponsorship opportunities for your organisation to connect and interact with IT professionals in South Africa across multiple disciplines, all with an interest in Linux and Open Source products.

If you would like to become a sponsor, please download our Sponsorship Information document or get in touch with us.

Venue

LinuxConf [ZA] 2018 will be held at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Johannesburg.
For those flying in for the conference, Birchwood offers a free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and back, irrespective of whether or not you're staying at the hotel.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available at the Birchwood Hotel, in any of their accommodation types. Early-bird discounted rates are available for a limited number of rooms up until 31 July, after which the pricing returns to normal. To book accommodation, go to the Birchwood booking site and enter the promo code LINUX to take advantage of the special rates. There are also many other accommodation options around to suite your specific budget.

Code of Conduct

LinuxConf [ZA] is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.