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<big>'''Welcome to the Linux.conf.au 2014 wiki'''</big>
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=Activities=
  
This wiki is provided for those attending linux.conf.au 2014. Feel free to add and share information here for the benefit of all delegates.  
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This LCA is shaping up to be full of astronomical goodness, and we're very near a bunch&trade; of very cool radio astronomy facilities.
  
To use this wiki, please [[Special:Userlogin|login]] using your ID from http://linux.conf.au<br />
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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.
  
Things to do in Perth http://www.helloperth.com.au/images/Web_PDF.pdf
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==Proposed BoF activities==
  
==Miniconfs==
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* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
* [[Miniconfs]]
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* Astronomy BoF lunch
  
==Accommodation==
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Please suggest any other activities below...
  
* [[Campus accommodation]]
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==Confirmed BoF activities==
  
==Conference Calendar==
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
  
* [http://www.linux.conf.au/programme/schedule/ical Conference Schedule in iCal format]
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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.
  
{{Social calendar TOC}}
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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.
  
==Eating and Drinking==
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'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
  
* [[Food Drink & Coffee]]
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Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
  
==About Perth==
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====Observatory tour attendees====
  
* Perth WA is known to be a warm place in summer. Especially from 9:00AM-3:00PM during the day. We suggest you do some simple things to minimise heat stroke, sunburn & dehydration.
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* Jessica Smith
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* Sharon Harnett
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* KP O'Toole
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* Daniel Hall
  
# There is plenty of shade in and around the univerisity, including the colleges and river foreshore.
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====Transportation====
# Keep hydrated with water, we will have plenty available for you to fill your water bottles.
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# Wear SPF sun rated clothing if you are sensitive to the sun.
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# There will be suncream available during the conference at the rego desk.
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* If you run into trouble you have nothing to worry about we have St Johns Ambulance standing by and the hospital is down the road.
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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.
  
{{DrinkDriving}}
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=====Available rides=====
 
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'''Name'''                    '''Available seats'''
==Airport shuttle transport ==
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We have organized shuttle buses to run from the airport to the accommodation & from the accommodation to the airport going home.
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* A taxi should cost less than $53 to get to the conference accommodation.
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{|class="wikitable style="color:black; border-style: solid; border-collapse: collapse; border-width: 2px;" width="85%"
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|+ Shuttle to the Conference - Adams Coachlines
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! scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 2px"| Date
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! scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 2px"| Terminals
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! scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 2px"| Times
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Sunday 5th of January
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Perth Domestic T3 + T4
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Continuous Runs between 7am + Midnight
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|-
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Sunday 5th of January
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Perth International T1
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Single Pickup - 4.15pm
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|-
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Monday 6th of January
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Perth Domestic T3 + T4
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Continuous Runs between 7am + 12:30pm
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|-
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Monday 6th of January
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Perth International T1
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Single Pickup - 4.15pm
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|-
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Tuesday 7th of January
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Perth Domestic T3 + T4
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Continuous Runs between 2pm + Midnight
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|-
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Tuesday 7th of January
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Perth International T1
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Single Pickup - 4.15pm
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|}
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* Note: There is a free shuttle between the International and Domestic Terminals. Details [http://www.perthairport.com.au/ToTheAirport/GettingAroundtheAirport.aspx here]
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{|class="wikitable style="color:black; border-style: solid; border-collapse: collapse; border-width: 2px;" width="85%"
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|+ Shuttle from the Conference - Adams Coachlines
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|-
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! scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 2px"| Date
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! scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 2px"| Terminals
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! scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 2px"| Times
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Friday 10th of January
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Perth Domestic T3 + T4
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Continuous Runs between 2pm + 10pm.
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Friday 10th of January
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Perth International T1
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Single Pickup - 2pm
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Saturday 11th of January
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Perth Domestic T3 + T4
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px"| Continuous Runs between 4am + 10pm
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|-
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Saturday 11th of January
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Perth International T1
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| scope="col" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; background-color:grey;"| Single Pickup - 2pm
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|}
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* Note: There is a free shuttle between the International and Domestic Terminals. Details [http://www.perthairport.com.au/ToTheAirport/GettingAroundtheAirport.aspx here]
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We will have someone from the core team at the airport on Sun, Mon, Tues and Friday, Sat so you don't get lost
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Transperth from the Perth CBD(city) to university colleges and UWA(University of Western Australia
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http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Home/JourneyPlanner.aspx
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http://www.uwa.edu.au/engage/events/transport#bus
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Taxi's
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It's a very short drive from the Perth CBD(near the Esplanade train station) to the University of Western Australia.
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https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Perth+CBD,+Western+Australia,+Australia&daddr=university+of+western+australia&hl=en&sll=-31.957481,115.898153&sspn=0.099767,0.181789&geocode=FZRvGP4dPdjnBik9c0fbbJYyKjHQVd81tfAEAw%3BFYUBGP4dhkXnBiGQgvIYtvAEDynpgHNu7qQyKjGQgvIYtvAEDw&oq=perth+cbd+&t=h&mra=ls&z=14
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If you are flying in please put your name on the wiki below if you haven't already
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==Airport Arrivals Departures==
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* [[Arrivals_Departures]]
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== Activities things to do, see and go==
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* [[Things to do, see and places to go]]
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==Internet, Mobile Phones, 3G and 4G==
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* [[Internet Mobile Phones 3G and 4G]]
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==Child care==
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* [[Child care]]
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==Partners programme==
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* [[Partners programme]]
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==Social Events==
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* [[Social Events]]
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==Shops and Supplies==
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* [[Shops and Supplies]]
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==Registrations using Persona==
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If you have registered for LCA2014 using Persona please be aware that you will not be able to log into the Wiki using your Persona details as ZooKeepr does not store your Persona password.
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To login to the Wiki please follow the following instructions:
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# Login to [https://lca2014.linux.org.au linux.conf.au].
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# Click on "My Profile"
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# Edit your Profile
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# Use the [https://lca2014.linux.org.au/person/forgotten_password Forgotten Password Service] to set a new password.
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# Once you have setup a password, you will now be able to login to the wiki.
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# Enjoy!
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==Speakers Travel==
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* [[Speakers Travel Assistance]]
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==Volunteers==
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* [[Conference Volunteers]]
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Revision as of 12:00, 16 December 2013

Contents

Activities

This LCA is shaping up to be full of astronomical goodness, and we're very near a bunch™ of very cool radio astronomy facilities.

To complement the Astronomy Miniconf, we're aiming to organise at least one site visit to an operational astronomy facility - most likely the Pawsey Centre, a new supercomputing facility that will be part of the SKA project.

Proposed BoF activities

Please suggest any other activities below...

Confirmed BoF activities

Perth Observatory Stargazing Night

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.

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.

The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.

Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.

Observatory tour attendees

  • Jessica Smith
  • Sharon Harnett
  • KP O'Toole
  • Daniel Hall

Transportation

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.

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.

Available rides
Name                    Available seats

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