2011 will be held in Brisbane, Australia from Monday, 24th January to Saturday, 29th January. is about free and open source software, especially Linux. It is a technical conference which attracts some of the brightest minds in the world and it is run by the community, for the community.
If you are new to free and open source software, attending is a great way to get a head start. You’ll be able to meet and talk with like-minded people and learn about the projects you can contribute to.
There will be sessions for the more technical amongst us as well as sessions for the non-technical but end users in the community.

This is the second time LCA has been held in Brisbane, with the first conference being hosted in Brisbane in 2002. 2011 will be a significant year for the open source community with many open source applications now considered mature and many more in development.

Of greater significance to the many Linux users out there, 2011 will also mark the 20th anniversary of the Linux kernel originally written by Linus Torvalds in 1991.

When: Monday, 24 January 2011 at 09:00 – Saturday, 29 January 2011 at 18:00

Where: QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, Australia

Search Marketing Expo & eMetrics Optimization Summit

Melbourne, November 16 & 17, 2010

Pre-Agenda Early Bird Discount Ending Soon.

As soon as we release the agenda the rates go up, so get in now and save.

Extended until 30 September, 2010

We are often asked what makes our Online Marketing events stand out from the crowd, this is what we think.

Exceptional Content

Tactical Take Away’s

Great Speakers

Connections & Networking


Great Deals

Lets look at each of these in a little detail:

Exceptional Content

We have sessions for online marketers wanting dedicated intermediate & advanced content. Sessions will cover all of the search topics: paid search advertising (PPC), natural search optimization (SEO), local search, social media, online marketing optimisation and much much more.

Tactical Take Away’s

All of our sessions are designed to teach you new tricks of the trade, our speakers are prepared before the event to have an audience that expects presentations that give them nuggets of information that can be taken back to the office and put in to practice . none of our sessions have multiple Panelists all talking about the same thing – You can come to this event with the expectation of learning something new and how to do it.

Great Speakers

We pride ourselves on bringing some of the best minds in Online Marketing to Australia who will share their tactics and experiences. This year in Melbourne we are bringing out four International Guest Speakers and we will be announcing those speakers in a week or two.

Connections & Networking

Before I started Australia’s biggest search marketing event I worked as a Search Engine Marketer. I have been to other search events, exhibited and spoken at them over the years so I understand what a delegate REALLY wants because I have been you, been in your position and experienced the good and bad events.

That is why we place so much emphasis on our delegates having a good time after all the heavy and educational sessions of the day.

Once a year occasions like these make great networking opportunities and a chance to finish an interesting conversation started in a meal break during the day!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Yes, that’s correct – we Guarantee our event.

We are Australia’s only Conference Company to offer a Satisfaction Guarantee of ANY sort! We offer this guarantee as we know what you want from a search marketing conference and we plan our agendas accordingly. Conditions do apply, this will be our forth year offering this Guarantee no one has ever applied for a refund.

The Deal

Finally, a deal. Book before the end of this month and you will save 30% of the full conference rate, this is a saving of over $350 off your Two Day Search Marketing Expo & eMetrics Optimization Summit Pass.

Don’t forget, as soon as the agenda is posted the rates go up, so make sure you are a savvy Online Marketer and book now to make sure you get the best deal on offer.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to sending you some more updates shortly.

No Drama Media Pty Ltd

* Full Rate $1195 + GST for a 2 day eMetrics and SMX Pass

AUSOM in October – AUSOM Mornington Group – Thu, 21 October 2010

Susan Jensen: Using Pages to make a Christmas card

Roger Threlfall: Making a photo slideshow in Keynote.

Pages and Keynote are part of the $129 iWork suite from Apple.

The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Mornington Information Centre, 320 Main Street, Mornington (Melway 104, F12) from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

For more information go to <>

Disc of the month: Enhance my system

Mac OS X is definitely the very best operating system. But there are always a few little tweaks that can help enhance it, just that little bit more! Here is a collection of over 60 utilities that help you tweak and enhance your system, as well as monitoring your actual system performance.

The Disc of the Month goes on sale on the first Saturday of each month at our Monthly Meeting. It can be purchased then or ordered online; click on the AUSOM Store button on AUSOM’s homepage.

For full details about this Month’s Disc contents and past releases, please visit <>

AUSOM Committee of Management Meetings

The AUSOM Committee of Management (CoM) meets each month at 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

If you’d like to submit information for Committee’s consideration, email or write to AUSOM Committee, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.  If the submission is received by the Monday evening prior to the Committee Meeting, it can be placed on the agenda for consideration at that meeting, otherwise it may be held over until the next meeting.

AUSOM in October – Retirees & Others SIG – Wed, 13 October 2010

Steve Cooper — Enhancing your photos

Travel photography poses many challenges which means our photos often turn out less well than we’d have liked. Steve will demonstrate how many ‘second class’ images can be enhanced using the sophisticated tools in applications like iPhoto, Photoshop and Aperture.

This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Balwyn Baptist Church (cnr Whitehorse and Parring Roads,  Melway 46 F8) from 10am to 12noon.

For more information go to <>

MoMoOct – Mobile TV, The Future of Mobile Entertainment …

How Mobile is your TV?

Come along to Mobile Monday Melbourne in October to see and hear about the future of  MobileTV …

Presenters & Panel

Join us for an interesting panel discussion about Mobile TV together with leaders in the field,  including:

Grant Simonds, Founder and CEO of MComms TV

Grant Simonds

Grant founded MComms TV (previously MComms Design) to provide software and services to the Mobile TV industry. MComms TV is a software design and solutions company that specialises in live Mobile TV monitoring, digital audio/video mixing, transcoding and Mobile TV Ad Insertion for the telecommunications industry.  Grant has worked on many mobile video streaming projects in Australia and around the world and will join us to share his experience and insights on the developments in Mobile TV.

Ben Mulcahy, BDM from BIG MOBILE

Ben Mulcahy

Big Mobile is a specialist full service mobile phone media company helping brands and agencies focus on the mobile opportunity and integrating mobile into the media and marketing mix. Big Mobile have clients like Vodafone & 3, Newscorp, Optus and ESPN and undertake app development across all platforms from Apple to Blackberry to Android and everything in between. Given Big Mobile is not tied to any one carrier, publisher, mobile platform or supporting technology we look forward to hearing from Ben about the exciting future of MobileTV from the agency with a “totally agnostic view”.

Scott Taylor, GM of Rich Mobile Media at Telstra

Scott Taylor

Scott has been part of Telstra’s wireless data services core team since it started, having worked with most major wireless technologies (whether network or application-based) with expertise across most wireless consumer products. Within Telstra Product Management, Scott looks after a team of product managers and a portfolio including Mobile TV, Music and Media Commerce and is well placed to share the likely future of Mobile TV and Mobile entertainment!

MoMo Event Date, Time & Location:

Date: Monday 11th October, 2010

Time: 6:00pm (for a 6.30pm punctual start) – 8.00pm, Optional dinner out afterwards too!

Location: Horse Bazaar – 397 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne (MAP)

Cost: FREE although RSVP is required for this event!

Looking forward to seeing you!


SyPy Oct 7th: “Trending/monitoring world tour” – Alan Milligan & Mark Rees & open

Slightly different format this time. We’ll be looking at what happens once your deployment goes live and what tools can help.

6:15: Arrive – Anchor Systems, Level 4, 81 York Street
6:30: Zenoss – Alan Milligan
7:00: Eddie – Mark Rees
7:30 Open lightning talks for other solutions, cacti, munin, nagios etc. Register below.
8:00 Social networking and beers and dinner at PJ Obriens

This presentation will provide a whirlwind demonstration of Zenoss’s features and then concentrate upon how to write your own ZenPack/Python module extension

The EDDIE Tool:

Mark Rees is CTO at Century Software

Other Tools

Please considering doing a lightning talk on your favorite monitoring tool. Suggestions are on the RSVP form.

Further Details:

We will also have slots for 5 minute lightning talks. If you think its interesting and you’re a pythonista then chances are we will to. Put together a few slides and bring it along.

*RSVP: Please RSVP on Anyvite
to get your name on the door*

Alan Milligan is the principal technical architect of Last Bastion Network Solutions in Australia. His background is in applications development and infrastructure in retail and investment banking. Alan is uniquely placed to present Zenoss because the open source architecture upon which it’s based, Zope, has been the core of Last Bastion offerings for a decade.

The EDDIE Tool:

( is a systemmonitoring, security and performance analysis agent written 100% inPython. Its key features are portability, powerful configuration andease of expansion. Monitoring rules are just like Python expressions.

Mark Rees is CTO at Century Software

Other Tools

Please considering doing a lightning talk on your favorite monitoring tool. Suggestions are on the RSVP form.

Further Details:

We will also have slots for 5 minute lightning talks. If you think its interesting and you’re a pythonista then chances are we will to. Put together a few slides and bring it along.

*RSVP: Please RSVP on Anyvite to get your name on the door*

Getting There: See the anyvite page for details

Free free to join us at the pub after/instead.

If have any problems call Dylan Jay on 0421477460

Date & Time:

Thursday, October 7 at 6:15 PM (EST)


Anchor Systems Pty Ltd – Hosting Heavyweights

Level 4, 81 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000