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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.
  
Map of College Accommodation and University https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zF52JBvjZpOU.k_aH0N3I0eE8
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==Proposed BoF activities==
  
LCA first timers guide. Thanks to Simon Lyall http://www.darkmere.gen.nz/2007/0129.html
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* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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* Astronomy BoF lunch
  
==Miniconfs==
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Please suggest any other activities below...
* [[Miniconfs]]
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==Accommodation==
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==Confirmed BoF activities==
  
* [[Campus accommodation]]
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
  
==Conference Schedule Calendar==
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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.
  
* [http://www.linux.conf.au/programme/schedule/ical Conference Schedule in iCal format]
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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.
  
Social Events and BoFs below.
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'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
  
==Eating and Drinking==
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Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
  
* [[Food Drink & Coffee]]
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====Observatory tour attendees====
  
==About Perth==
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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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* 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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* Daniel Bryan
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* Susannah Jack
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* Steve Boak
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* Alan Langley
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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)
  
* [[About Perth]]
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====Transportation====
  
==Airport shuttle transport ==
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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.
  
We have organised shuttle buses to run from the airport to the accommodation & from the accommodation to the airport going home.
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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.
We will have someone from the core team at the airport on Sat, Sun, Mon and Friday, Sat so you don't get lost. Look for linux.conf.au signs near the Adams Coachlines busses.
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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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{|class="wikitable style="color:black; border-style: solid; border-collapse: collapse; border-width: 2px;" width="85%"
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=====Available rides=====
|+ Shuttle to the Conference - Adams Coachlines
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'''Name'''                    '''Available seats'''
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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"| Saturday 4th 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"| 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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For people who were expecting the shuttle on the Tuesday, contact 0498 699 864 or send an email to chat@list.lca2014.linux.org.au
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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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|-
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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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|-
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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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|-
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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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[https://lca2014.linux.org.au/maps/DomesticAirportMap.pdf Airport Map]
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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 Cellular Phones==
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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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* [[Registrations using Persona]]
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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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Andrew Buckeridge      2
 
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Sarah Allard            4
==Transport==
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John McCabe-Dansted    4
 
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Steve Boak              2
* [[Transport around Perth]]
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EditName                EditSeats
 
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EditName                EditSeats
==BoFs==
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* [[BoF Sessions]]
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==Internet & Network Access==
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* [[Internet & Network Access]]
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==Maps==
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Maps of University of Western Australia conference venues
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* [[Maps]]
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Revision as of 13:43, 3 January 2014

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
  • Elizabeta Sørensen
  • Daniel Hall
  • Andrew Buckeridge
  • Sarah Allard
  • John McCabe-Danstead
  • Nick Bannon
  • Eyal Lebedinsky
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Susannah Jack
  • Steve Boak
  • Alan Langley
  • Joel Wirāmu Pauling
  • Arjen Lentz (@arjenlentz, arjenAU on freenode)
  • Max Reeler (with Arjen)

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

Andrew Buckeridge       2
Sarah Allard            4
John McCabe-Dansted     4
Steve Boak              2
EditName                EditSeats
EditName                EditSeats