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Please log in to the wiki and add any links or reference material you think is useful, under the appropriate theme. This will then be published after the conference as a wrap up post for others in the OpenGov community across Australia.
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=Activities=
  
= Open infrastructure =
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This LCA is shaping up to be full of astronomical goodness, and we're very near a bunch™ of very cool radio astronomy facilities.
References on open source and standards, case studies like OpenStack, Drupal, and what FOSS brings to government
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= Open data =
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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.
References on opening up raw government data, what is needed from government, case studies, etc
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* Open data workshop by Helen Ensikat - link TBA
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==Proposed BoF activities==
* The government data landscape in Australia was mapped out at http://agict.gov.au/blog/2013/10/26/government-data-landscape-australia including data projects, policies, standards, communities and other initiatives relating to government.
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* Request and vote up datasets from government at the data.gov.au Data Request Site http://datagovau.ideascale.com/ :)
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= Open information =
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* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
References on FOI and related topics, case studies
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* Astronomy BoF lunch
  
= Open communities =
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Please suggest any other activities below...
References on open government work happening in the community, getting FOSS developers and methdologies into government, building bridges between gov, community and industry
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= References =
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==Confirmed BoF activities==
* Gov 2.0 blog posts from Federal Government CTO, inc data.gov.au team http://www.finance.gov.au/category/gov-20/
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* State of the Nation slides/notes - http://www.slideshare.net/greebo/state-of-the-nation-open-gov-miniconf-2014
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
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http://perthobservatory.wa.gov.au/
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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.
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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.
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'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
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Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
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====Observatory tour attendees====
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* Jessica Smith
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* Sharon Harnett
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* Elizabeta Sørensen
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* Daniel Hall
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* [https://lca2014.linux.org.au/wiki/User:Andrew_Buckeridge Andrew Buckeridge]
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* Sarah Allard
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* John McCabe-Dansted
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* Nick Bannon
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* 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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EditName                EditSeats

Latest revision as of 18:39, 6 January 2014

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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

http://perthobservatory.wa.gov.au/

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
  • Elizabeta Sørensen
  • Daniel Hall
  • Andrew Buckeridge
  • Sarah Allard
  • John McCabe-Dansted
  • Nick Bannon
  • Eyal Lebedinsky
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Susannah Jack
  • Steve Boak
  • Alan Langley
  • Ian Kent
  • Joel Wirāmu Pauling
  • Arjen Lentz (@arjenlentz, arjenAU on freenode)
  • Max Reeler (with Arjen)
  • Alex Kelman
  • Camille Delos Santos
  • Martin Cupak
  • Vinh Nguyen

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.

FYI, the Observatory address is:

Department of Parks and Wildlife - Perth Observatory
337 Walnut Rd
Bickley WA 6076
Available rides
Driver Name             Available seats for passengers

Andrew Buckeridge       2
Ian Kent                4
John McCabe-Dansted     4
Nick Bannon             4
Sarah Allard            4
Steve Boak              2
Martin Cupak            2-3
EditName                EditSeats