What are Miniconfs?

The first day of is made up of dedicated day-long streams focussing on single topics. They are organised and run by volunteers and are a great way to kick the week off.

First introduced at 2002, they are now a traditional element of the conference. They were originally intended as an incubator – both of future conferences and speakers.

Call for Sessions

Our call for miniconf sessions is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal to our miniconfs.

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Miniconfs at 2021


Organised by Andrew Donnellan

A variety of talks and discussions on kernel and systems programming topics, including technical talks on current kernel developments and kernel community/process.

Open Hardware

Organised by Jonathan Oxer and Andy Gelme

Construct your own robot in the morning, then learn more about open hardware and related software in the afternoon.


Organised by Hugh Rundle and Bonnie Wildie

The intersection of GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) and open source communities.

System Administration

Organised by Simon Lyall and Ewen McNeill

The Systems Administration Miniconf focuses on professional management of real-world Linux and open source environments, both large and small.

Information for Miniconf Organisers

Are you a Miniconf organiser, or would you like more information about what is involved with running a Miniconf? Read our Miniconf Organiser page for more information.


We thank our sponsors for their generous contribution to 2021.

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