2012 is a go !

Yesterday evening the Loadays organisation team met for their yearly post conference dinner.

In short .. we decided to go on with Loadays in 2012 ..
We've set up a poll for you folks to give us some input on the format .. do you want us to keep organising loadays in the weekend, or do you also want the conference on a weekday (friday) ?

We're blocking some dates in the venue's location, once we have feedback from the community we will announce the final dates.

The poll will be open till mid september.

What format do you prefer for Loadays 2012 ?

Keep it the same .. Saturday + Sunday
41% (22 votes)
Friday , Saturday and Sunday
46% (25 votes)
Friday and Saturday !
13% (7 votes)
Total votes: 54

Loadays 2011: Thanks

Loadays 2011 is over and we hope you liked it and had a good time. We would like to thank both our visitors and speakers for making this event happen !

Presentations are being added to the site as the speakers send them to us .. or on Slideshare

We've also added the event to Joind.in please give feedback to the speakers there

Loadays and the Antwerp Marathon

Be advised that on Sunday Load collides with the Antwerp Marathon and 10miles.

Therefore traffic to and from the conference location using the Antwerp ring might cause some severe delays. If you are coming form Gent you might want to take the N16 to Boom and then the A12 to Antwerp rather than taking the Kennedy tunnel on the E17. Normally this problem will only be an issue on Sunday morning.

Loadays is this weekend !

That's right Load is taking place this weekend.. on both Saturday and Sunday we'll have a full schedule of talks covering different aspects of Linux and System Administration.

If you didn't have a look at our schedule yet, now is the time.

Will you attend Loadays

On Saturday
21% (17 votes)
On Saturday and I`ll stay for the Pizza Party
15% (12 votes)
On Sunday
11% (9 votes)
On both days
18% (15 votes)
On both days and I`ll stay for the Pizza Party
35% (29 votes)
Total votes: 82

Provisional Schedule Announced

Today we are happy to announce that we have a provisional schedule ready for the 2011 Load edition.

Please note that we are still awaiting confirmation from some speakers , so we might still be modifying the schedule and different talks.

So check back frequently.

We hope to see you all in a couple of weeks !

First talks announced !

Earlier this week the Load team gathered in Wilrijk and decided on the program for the upcoming Loadays.

The talk proposals where numerous and of good quality, so sadly we had to turn down some speakers.

We've mailed the speakers with our decisions and we are awaiting their confirmation ..

Here is the first batch of speakers that has already confirmed their presence

  • Jan-Piet Mens on An intro to DNSSec
  • Gratien D'haese on Exploring IPv6
  • Wouter Verhelst on Single Sign on with Kerberos and LDAP
  • Joshua Thijssen on Alice&Bob: public key authentication 101
  • LPI Certification Exams at Load 2011

    For the first time this year , Load will host LPI exams
    LPI offers level 1, level 2 and level 3 certification exams during the Loadays event
    Exams will be in English and include the following certifications:


    Exam Costs Language
    Exam LPI 101 (first part of LPIC-1) 80 € English
    Exam LPI 102 (second part of LPIC-1) 80 € English

    New at Load

    2 months till Load and we have already a bunch of very interesting talk proposals in.. but don't hesitate to send in your proposal

    For this 2011 edition we have planned a couple of new things.

    First of all we will host LPI Certification Exams , if you didn't get the chance to certify at Fosdem , this is your chance ! (more later)

    And last but not least we have to say thank you to a bunch of new sponsors which you can see on your right !

    Stay tuned for more news !