This morning in the 42nd Parliament the Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, delivered an apology to the Stolen Generations. Yesterday, for the first time, a Welcome to Country ceremony was performed at Parliament House. It was broadcast live, and watched by thousands, perhaps millions of people across the nation.
linux.conf.au - Meet the Team
On Friday 21 Dec we sold out of tix for linux.conf.au 2008. We only had 500 to sell and clearly that's just not enough. It's already a big conference. We've reserved 100 spots for speakers, mini-conf organisers and the media. Volunteers aren't counted inside the 600 limit our keynote venue holds... the team will meet today to discuss options re: over subscribing, or issuing tickets that don't give access to the keynotes.
deep breaths - the VITTA (http://www.vitta.org.au) conference opens on Monday. It has nothing in common with linux.conf.au (http://linux.conf.au) other than the fact I'm organising both conferences, and they both have something to do with IT. Albeit at very different ends of the scale.