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There are a few official, and a few unofficial social events planned during LCA.
  
This LCA is shaping up to be full of astronomical goodness, and we're very near a bunch™ of very cool radio astronomy facilities.
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=== Pre-conference ===
  
To complement the Astronomy Miniconf, we're aiming to organise at least one site visit to an operational astronomy facility - most likely the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre], a new supercomputing facility that will be part of the SKA project.
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==== Pre-conference dinner (unofficial event) ====
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* '''When:''' Evening of Sat 4th or Sun 5th (TBC depending on interest and numbers)
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Please put your name down below if you're interested
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* Interested in Sat 4th
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** Jessica Smith
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** Sharon Harnett
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** Bianca Gibson
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** Chris Neugebauer
  
==Proposed BoF activities==
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* Interested in Sun 5th
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** Jessica Smith
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** Sharon Harnett
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** Bianca Gibson
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** Chris Neugebauer
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** Jamie Birse
  
* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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=== Tuesday 7th Jan ===
* Astronomy BoF lunch
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Please suggest any other activities below...
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* Speakers Dinner (official event)
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** '''When:''' TBA
  
==Confirmed BoF activities==
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=== Wednesday 8th Jan===
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* Linux Australia AGM 2014
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** '''When:''' 5:30PM
  
===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
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* Penguin Dinner (official event)
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** '''When:''' Evening
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** To be on the Swan River foreshore
  
We've had very strong interest from delegates on the LCA2014 chat list in attending the Perth Observatory for a night-time stargazing tour. Everyone needs to make their own booking, and bookings need to be made soon as spots will fill up quickly. The observatory doesn't have an online booking/payment system, so you'll need to call them with your credit card details to reserve your spot.
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=== Thursday 9th Jan===
  
Bookings can be made by phoning (08) 9293 8255 between 8.30am and 3.30pm (AWST, 3 hours behind AEDT), Monday to Friday. Tickets are $38 for adults, $28 for children/concession card holders.
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* Professional Delegates Networking Session (official event)
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** '''When:''' Thursday
  
'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
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* [[Social Events/UnPDNS|UnProfessional Delegates Networking Session]] (unofficial event)
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** '''When''': Whenever the PDNS is on. Details to follow.
  
Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
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=== Other ===
  
====Observatory tour attendees====
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# Not sure if these count but
 
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* We will be doing a day and or nights of BoFs
* Jessica Smith
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* Open Day is not confirmed yet. If you would like to be involved email contact@lca2014.linux.org.au
* Sharon Harnett
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====Transportation====
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The logistics of getting everyone to the observatory is possibly going to be tricky. Getting there by public bus would take a little over 2 hours, which almost certainly rules that out. The only viable options would seem to be car-pooling (locals and/or sharing hire cars and/or sharing cabs). The observatory is 38km from UWA. If enough people book for the observatory ~and~ if we can coordinate things well enough, it may be possible to book (a) mini-bus(ses) for the evening if we can find people with the appropriate licence amongst delegates, or we may be able to book a charter bus if we get 40+ people going. But that all takes organisation and (most importantly) the ability to collect money in advance - which usually proves difficult, at best.
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To get a feel for how doable car-pooling is, if you're a Perth local (or will have a hire car on the Monday evening) and are able to assist with transport, please put your name and number of spare seats available below.
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Revision as of 23:02, 15 December 2013

There are a few official, and a few unofficial social events planned during LCA.

Contents

Pre-conference

Pre-conference dinner (unofficial event)

  • When: Evening of Sat 4th or Sun 5th (TBC depending on interest and numbers)

Please put your name down below if you're interested

  • Interested in Sat 4th
    • Jessica Smith
    • Sharon Harnett
    • Bianca Gibson
    • Chris Neugebauer
  • Interested in Sun 5th
    • Jessica Smith
    • Sharon Harnett
    • Bianca Gibson
    • Chris Neugebauer
    • Jamie Birse

Tuesday 7th Jan

  • Speakers Dinner (official event)
    • When: TBA

Wednesday 8th Jan

  • Linux Australia AGM 2014
    • When: 5:30PM
  • Penguin Dinner (official event)
    • When: Evening
    • To be on the Swan River foreshore

Thursday 9th Jan

  • Professional Delegates Networking Session (official event)
    • When: Thursday

Other

  1. Not sure if these count but
  • We will be doing a day and or nights of BoFs
  • Open Day is not confirmed yet. If you would like to be involved email contact@lca2014.linux.org.au