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“LCA has got a fantastic reputation globally as being the world’s best technical open source conference,” said Pia Waugh. “Every year we have people like Linus [Torvalds], Keith Packard, Bdale Garbee, Dave Miller, lots of really famous names who come to the conference and love the conference.

“It’s very much a community event where great people come together to talk about great things, and the fact that your average young hacker who’s only just started in the community can rub shoulders with the best in the world … not only keeps the community close and exciting and interesting, but also [provides] a way to grow the future of the community”

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