The LCA2010 Open Programming Languages Miniconf, to be held at 2010 in January 2010 (either on Monday 18th or Tuesday 19th January), invites presentations about all programming languages with an Open Source implementation, such as Perl, Python, C, PHP and Ruby, amongst others.

Topics may include recent developments in open programming languages, interface design, portability and packaging, coding applications with cool new libraries and frameworks, and showing off the use of novel programming techniques; presentations may be proposed in a standard (25-minute) or long (45-minute) talk format.

Whilst most talks will be specific to a single language, the focus of this miniconf will be on sharing techniques, best practices and values amongst programmers of all open programming languages.

We will be accepting proposals effective immediately, and our CFP will close on Friday, September 25. Absolutely no extensions will be granted due to the tight timeline for LCA2010 programme publication.

To read the guidelines for presentations, and the submission process for proposals, please visit the CFP page on our website.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2009: CFP Opens at
  • Friday, September 25: CFP Closes
  • Saturday, September 26-Thursday, October 1: Notification of successful presenters
  • Friday, October 2: Final programme submitted to LCA2010 organisers
  • January 18, 2010: 2010 Begins

The timeline for the CFP is extremely tight by requirement of the LCA2010 organisers, so no extensions will be granted.

About the Miniconf

The Open Programming Languages Miniconf is a single-day mini-conference about application development with Open Source programming languages. Featuring talks on a wide range of topics and programming languages, this miniconf aims to bring together open source developers with presentations that share techniques, best practices and values amongst programmers of all open programming languages. OPLM2010 will be held at 2010, in Wellington, New Zealand from January 18-23.

OPLM2010 is being organised by Christopher Neugebauer and Jacinta Richardson with help from the broader community. You can contact the OPLM2010 organising team at or visit the website at