Convincing your manager to send you to linux.conf.au
Need help convincing the powers that be to send you to linux.conf.au in Hobart? We can help!
If you have an understanding boss who appreciates the value of gaining motivation, meeting inspiring people and learning more in a week than normal for a couple of months and doesn’t need it explained, congratulations! If, on the other hand, you have a boss who requires a bit of assistance in this area, we can help!
Here’s a few paragraphs to get you started on getting approval from the powers that be.
- Dates: Monday 16–Friday 20 January 2017
- Venue: Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
- Ticket Fee: AUD $999
Full details on tickets, and accommodation options can be found at /attend/
Sample words for cost justification
linux.conf.au is one of the world’s longest-established conferences about Linux and Free and Open Source Software.
linux.conf.au hosts over 80 tutorials from diverse presenters who are highly regarded in the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community. Presentations include include highly technical looks at security to architecture to open hardware, as well as strategic talks on community engagement, diversity promotion, legal and ethical management; in many cases, presenters are key developers and shapers of the projects featured in their presentations.
Six tutorials presented by experienced trainers offer a practical understanding of a broad range of topics in Free and Open Source Software. This year, tutorials include topics in software development, DevOps, Internet of Things (IoT) development, and FOSS licensing compliance.
Full details of our sessions are available online at /schedule/general-sessions/list
Special interest tracks (Miniconfs) run across the first two days of the conference and give attendees an opportunity to explore a topic in Free and Open Source Software in depth and build connections with others working in the area. Full details of miniconfs can be found at /schedule/miniconfs/list
Organisations who fund delegates gain competitive advantage through:
- Ready access to the knowledge and experience of the Linux and FOSS community through networking and relationship building
- Greater awareness and understanding of both mature and emergent technologies, enhancing delegates’ strategic impact for their parent organisation
- Greater awareness and understanding of issues affecting organisations and the Linux and FOSS community, such as enhancing diversity, patent and copyright legislation and communicating to different audiences
- Enhanced technical competence and capability through attending tutorial sessions
- Sending someone to linux.conf.au is also a great way to recognise and reward achievement against organisational objectives
Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you choose to view the situation, we're not qualified accountants. This means we can't give you tax advice. If you would like a professional opinion on whether you're able to claim linux.conf.au and/or related expenses as a tax deduction, you will need to consult with your accountant. We can advise you however to ensure you retain all your receipts for tax purposes!