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This year the lightning talks are being held on Wednesday morning after the Official Opening. There will be a second session on Friday during the closing session.
  
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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The rules will be the same a for Brisbane in 2011:
  
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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1. Talks are for 90 seconds.
  
==Proposed BoF activities==
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2. You must put your name and topic on the wiki page if you want to present.
  
* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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3. If you want to use a set of slides, these must be in a pdf file either emailed to bunyipr@gmail.com by 8:30 on Wednesday or provided on a usb flash drive by 9am. There is absolutely no guarantee your slides will be synchronised with your talk or shown at all so have a 'Plan B'!
* Astronomy BoF lunch
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Please suggest any other activities below...
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4. Presentations for Friday must reach me by 10 am Friday either by email or handed to me at the keynote. I will try to concatenate them into a single file, so please provide in open document as well as a pdf.  
  
==Confirmed BoF activities==
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5. The video of your talk and slides will be published under a Creative Commons, By Attribution license.
  
===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
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6. The time available on Friday is limited so presentations are limited to 90 secs and we may have to limit the number, so get in quick!
  
http://perthobservatory.wa.gov.au/
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If you wish to give a talk, please put your name and presentation title in the list below. Format as a sequential number, your name, Title of Presentation.
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Presentation filename should be in the following format nn_FirstName_Lastname.pdf where nn is the sequential number below.
  
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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Thanks,
  
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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Stephen.
  
'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
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'''List of proposals - Wednesday'''
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* 01, Stephen Boyd, Some issues storing passwords.
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* 02, Bianca Gibson, PyLadies Australia
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* 03, Brianna Laugher, Crowdfunding free software
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* 04, Tim Ansell, slidelint - Making your slides awesome.
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* 05, Alan Robertson - Some experiences in raising GeekGirls
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* 06, Arjen Lentz, BlueHackers @ lca2014
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* 07, Arjen Lentz, RepRap based Curriculum
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* 08, Tom Eastman, Announcing Kiwi PyCon 2014
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* 09, Michael Borthwick, A read only filesystem for the Raspberry Pi
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* 10, Clinton Roy, Announcing PyCon Australia 2014
  
Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
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'''List of proposals - Friday'''
 
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* 11, Michael Still, My toothbrush has a serial number
====Observatory tour attendees====
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* 12, Tim Serong, DIY Book Scanning
 
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* 13. Bdale Garbee, FreedomBox update
* Jessica Smith
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* 14. Jim Cheetham, The OneRNG project
* Sharon Harnett
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* 15, Tobin Harding, Central Coast GNU/Linux Users Group
* Elizabeta Sørensen
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* 16, Leo Treasure, Bitcoin Myths
* Daniel Hall
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* 17, Lee Symes, DLect updates
* [https://lca2014.linux.org.au/wiki/User:Andrew_Buckeridge Andrew Buckeridge]
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* 18, Alastair Irvine, Debian in Australia
* Sarah Allard
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* 19, Bret Treasure, Bitcoin architecture applied to capital markets
* John McCabe-Dansted
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* 20, Tim Ansell, Other LA things
* Nick Bannon
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* 21, Trent Lloyd, automatically discovering network services with Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD
* Eyal Lebedinsky
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* Daniel Bryan
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* Susannah Jack
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* Steve Boak
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* Alan Langley
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* Ian Kent
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* [https://lca2014.linux.org.au/wiki/User:Joel_Wir%C4%81mu_Pauling Joel Wirāmu Pauling]
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* [[Arjen Lentz]] ([https://twitter.com/arjenlentz @arjenlentz], arjenAU on freenode)
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* [[Max Reeler]] (with Arjen)
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* Alex Kelman
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* Camille Delos Santos
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* Martin Cupak
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* Vinh Nguyen
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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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FYI, the Observatory address is:
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Department of Parks and Wildlife - Perth Observatory
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337 Walnut Rd
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Bickley WA 6076
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=====Available rides=====
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'''Driver Name'''            '''Available seats for passengers'''
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Andrew Buckeridge      2
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Ian Kent                4
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John McCabe-Dansted    4
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Nick Bannon            4
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Sarah Allard            4
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Steve Boak              2
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Martin Cupak            2-3
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Revision as of 12:05, 10 January 2014

This year the lightning talks are being held on Wednesday morning after the Official Opening. There will be a second session on Friday during the closing session.

The rules will be the same a for Brisbane in 2011:

1. Talks are for 90 seconds.

2. You must put your name and topic on the wiki page if you want to present.

3. If you want to use a set of slides, these must be in a pdf file either emailed to bunyipr@gmail.com by 8:30 on Wednesday or provided on a usb flash drive by 9am. There is absolutely no guarantee your slides will be synchronised with your talk or shown at all so have a 'Plan B'!

4. Presentations for Friday must reach me by 10 am Friday either by email or handed to me at the keynote. I will try to concatenate them into a single file, so please provide in open document as well as a pdf.

5. The video of your talk and slides will be published under a Creative Commons, By Attribution license.

6. The time available on Friday is limited so presentations are limited to 90 secs and we may have to limit the number, so get in quick!

If you wish to give a talk, please put your name and presentation title in the list below. Format as a sequential number, your name, Title of Presentation. Presentation filename should be in the following format nn_FirstName_Lastname.pdf where nn is the sequential number below.

Thanks,

Stephen.

List of proposals - Wednesday

  • 01, Stephen Boyd, Some issues storing passwords.
  • 02, Bianca Gibson, PyLadies Australia
  • 03, Brianna Laugher, Crowdfunding free software
  • 04, Tim Ansell, slidelint - Making your slides awesome.
  • 05, Alan Robertson - Some experiences in raising GeekGirls
  • 06, Arjen Lentz, BlueHackers @ lca2014
  • 07, Arjen Lentz, RepRap based Curriculum
  • 08, Tom Eastman, Announcing Kiwi PyCon 2014
  • 09, Michael Borthwick, A read only filesystem for the Raspberry Pi
  • 10, Clinton Roy, Announcing PyCon Australia 2014

List of proposals - Friday

  • 11, Michael Still, My toothbrush has a serial number
  • 12, Tim Serong, DIY Book Scanning
  • 13. Bdale Garbee, FreedomBox update
  • 14. Jim Cheetham, The OneRNG project
  • 15, Tobin Harding, Central Coast GNU/Linux Users Group
  • 16, Leo Treasure, Bitcoin Myths
  • 17, Lee Symes, DLect updates
  • 18, Alastair Irvine, Debian in Australia
  • 19, Bret Treasure, Bitcoin architecture applied to capital markets
  • 20, Tim Ansell, Other LA things
  • 21, Trent Lloyd, automatically discovering network services with Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD