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=Activities=
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This is an index of all the "Birds of a feather" sessions organised and run on an informal basis by attendees of the conference.
  
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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==TBA:==
  
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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* [[HAM Radio BoF]]
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* [[OpenRadio BoF]]
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* [[CAcert]]
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* [[Parents of Teenagers BOF]]
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* [[Ingress]]
  
==Proposed BoF activities==
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==BoFs Recurring on Multiple Days==
  
* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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=== Running BoF - New location ===
* Astronomy BoF lunch
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Please suggest any other activities below...
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6am conference mornings from the back of St Georges college on Park Ave. Anyone driving can park right next to this location on Park Ave and it is in the park already.
  
==Confirmed BoF activities==
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Conference mornings, Perth has no Daylight saving and it will be hot in January, we will be keen to get a morning run out of the way early.
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In past years we have met up at 6am to head out for a run, anyone keen to join in is welcome. There are a large number of options in the Kings park area to really enjoy a morning run.
  
===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
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My initial suggestion is meet out the front of Trinity College each morning and we can find runs to do into Kings Park and along the river. I have done some runs in both areas in the past and it really is worthwhile. There ares ome interesting features such as Jacobs Ladder, a set of stairs many runners test themselves out on at the end of Cliff St at the other end of the park. Good trails through the park and some great scenery along the river for easier runs.
  
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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Also possibly of interest to anyone arriving early (there in time for Saturday morning 4th of Jan or still around the following Saturday morning 11th Jan) there are free timed weekly 5km runs all around Australia called Parkrun. They started in the UK and there a re a huge number over there. In Perth there are 3 on and the closest to the campus is Claisebrook Cove. http://www.parkrun.com.au/claisebrookcove/
  
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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I (Steven Hanley) will be competing in both of them as an out of state tourist. To compete and get a time you need to register and bring a printed barcode to the event.
  
'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
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=== Hackerspace Visits ===
  
Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
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The [http://artifactory.org.au Artifactory] will be open on Monday and Friday evenings from 7pm.
  
====Observatory tour attendees====
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See the Artifactory, chat with other Hackerspace delegates, touch up your pet hacks.
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We'll fire up the barbecue on Friday night following the LCA closing talks.
  
* Jessica Smith
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Public Transport isn't great, bus route 400 comes within 700m, route 98 is faster but stops 1.3Km out.
* Sharon Harnett
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* Elizabeta Sørensen
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* Daniel Hall
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* Andrew Buckeridge
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* Sarah Allard
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* John McCabe-Danstead
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* Nick Bannon
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* Eyal Lebedinsky
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====Transportation====
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The Industrial Park is largely abandoned after 5pm, so there's plenty of parking for those with transport.
  
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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== Monday afternoon/evening ==
  
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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=== [[Astronomy BoF]] - Stargazing at Perth Observatory (8:30pm - 10:30pm) ===
  
=====Available rides=====
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Visit the Astronomy BoF page for details on:
'''Name'''                    '''Available seats'''
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* Tour to Perth Observatory [confirmed]
Andrew Buckeridge      2
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* Astronomy BoF Lunch [TBC]
Sarah Allard            4
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John McCabe-Dansted    4
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=== BoFs Following on from Monday Miniconfs ===
EditName                EditSeats
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EditName                EditSeats
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https://lca2014.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/monday
  EditName                EditSeats
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==== 17:40 - 18:40 Monday ====
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{| class="wikitable"
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!GEO:WOOLNOUGH
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!GGL:GENTILLI
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!GGL:WEBB
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!ENG:LT1
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!ENG:LT2
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|-
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|
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| [[bitcoin BoF|Bitcoin (et al) BoF]]
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| [[emacs BoF]]
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| OpenStack CI
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| [[Practical Crypto BoF]]
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|}
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==== 18:40 - 19:40 Monday ====
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{| class="wikitable"
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!GEO:WOOLNOUGH
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!GGL:GENTILLI
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!GGL:WEBB
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!ENG:LT1
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!ENG:LT2
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|-
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|}
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== Tuesday morning/afternoon ==
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https://lca2014.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/tuesday
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=== BoFs before Tuesday's Miniconfs ===
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* [[Martial Arts Bof]]
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=== BoFs Following on from Tuesday Miniconfs ===
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* [[OpenRadio BoF]]?
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* [[Beach BoF]]
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==== 17:40 - 18:40 ====
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{| class="wikitable"
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!GEO:WOOLNOUGH
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!GGL:GENTILLI
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!GGL:WEBB
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!ENG:LT1
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!ENG:LT2
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|-
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| BlueHackers http://bluehackers.org
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| Google Summer of Code
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| [[Pi_BoF|Raspberry Pi BOF]]
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| [[Jobs BOF]]
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|}
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==== 18:40 - 19:40 ====
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{| class="wikitable"
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!GEO:WOOLNOUGH
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!GGL:GENTILLI
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!GGL:WEBB
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!ENG:LT1
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!ENG:LT2
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|-
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| [[OSIA BoF]]
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|}
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* [[Key signing]] - Meet on the grass outside of registration
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== Wednesday 8th ==
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=== Lunch-time [[Queer BoF]] ===
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Linux Australia AGM, 17:30, GGGL:WOOL Woolnough Lecture Theatre
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http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2014-January/021334.html
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== Saturday 11th ==
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[[Castledare Miniature Railway Bof]]

Revision as of 16:42, 7 January 2014

This is an index of all the "Birds of a feather" sessions organised and run on an informal basis by attendees of the conference.

Contents

TBA:

BoFs Recurring on Multiple Days

Running BoF - New location

6am conference mornings from the back of St Georges college on Park Ave. Anyone driving can park right next to this location on Park Ave and it is in the park already.

Conference mornings, Perth has no Daylight saving and it will be hot in January, we will be keen to get a morning run out of the way early. In past years we have met up at 6am to head out for a run, anyone keen to join in is welcome. There are a large number of options in the Kings park area to really enjoy a morning run.

My initial suggestion is meet out the front of Trinity College each morning and we can find runs to do into Kings Park and along the river. I have done some runs in both areas in the past and it really is worthwhile. There ares ome interesting features such as Jacobs Ladder, a set of stairs many runners test themselves out on at the end of Cliff St at the other end of the park. Good trails through the park and some great scenery along the river for easier runs.

Also possibly of interest to anyone arriving early (there in time for Saturday morning 4th of Jan or still around the following Saturday morning 11th Jan) there are free timed weekly 5km runs all around Australia called Parkrun. They started in the UK and there a re a huge number over there. In Perth there are 3 on and the closest to the campus is Claisebrook Cove. http://www.parkrun.com.au/claisebrookcove/

I (Steven Hanley) will be competing in both of them as an out of state tourist. To compete and get a time you need to register and bring a printed barcode to the event.

Hackerspace Visits

The Artifactory will be open on Monday and Friday evenings from 7pm.

See the Artifactory, chat with other Hackerspace delegates, touch up your pet hacks. We'll fire up the barbecue on Friday night following the LCA closing talks.

Public Transport isn't great, bus route 400 comes within 700m, route 98 is faster but stops 1.3Km out.

The Industrial Park is largely abandoned after 5pm, so there's plenty of parking for those with transport.

Monday afternoon/evening

Astronomy BoF - Stargazing at Perth Observatory (8:30pm - 10:30pm)

Visit the Astronomy BoF page for details on:

  • Tour to Perth Observatory [confirmed]
  • Astronomy BoF Lunch [TBC]

BoFs Following on from Monday Miniconfs

https://lca2014.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/monday

17:40 - 18:40 Monday

GEO:WOOLNOUGH GGL:GENTILLI GGL:WEBB ENG:LT1 ENG:LT2
Bitcoin (et al) BoF emacs BoF OpenStack CI Practical Crypto BoF

18:40 - 19:40 Monday

GEO:WOOLNOUGH GGL:GENTILLI GGL:WEBB ENG:LT1 ENG:LT2

Tuesday morning/afternoon

https://lca2014.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/tuesday

BoFs before Tuesday's Miniconfs

BoFs Following on from Tuesday Miniconfs

17:40 - 18:40

GEO:WOOLNOUGH GGL:GENTILLI GGL:WEBB ENG:LT1 ENG:LT2
BlueHackers http://bluehackers.org Google Summer of Code Raspberry Pi BOF Jobs BOF

18:40 - 19:40

GEO:WOOLNOUGH GGL:GENTILLI GGL:WEBB ENG:LT1 ENG:LT2
OSIA BoF


  • Key signing - Meet on the grass outside of registration

Wednesday 8th

Lunch-time Queer BoF

Linux Australia AGM, 17:30, GGGL:WOOL Woolnough Lecture Theatre http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2014-January/021334.html


Saturday 11th

Castledare Miniature Railway Bof