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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LinuxConf[ZA] 2018 takes place in Open Source Week along with PostgresConf South Africa 2018 and PyConZA 2018, so head over to their sites and look at their schedules too.

There will also be a workshop day on 10 October 2018 with workshops for all three conferences.

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:20

Opening & Welcome

10:00 - 10:30

Morning coffee

11:10 - 11:20

10 min between talks

12:00 - 13:00


13:40 - 13:50

10 min between talks

14:30 - 15:00

Afternoon coffee

15:40 - 15:50

10 min between talks

17:10 - 17:30


08:00 - 09:00


12:00 - 13:00



Platinum sponsors

Microsoft Azure

Gold sponsor

Interexcel World Connection

Silver sponsor


Bronze sponsors

Quant Solutions
Slash IT Services

Coffee sponsor

Microsoft Azure

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.


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 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.