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The '''Unprofessional Delegates Networking Session''' (or '''UnPDNS''') is the exciting event that gets run alongside the Professional Delegates Networking Session. It's for everyone who can't (or don't want to) go to the PDNS.
  
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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We took a break in 2013 when running the UnPDNS would have required us to wake up before 7am. Now that the PDNS is back in the evening, we're back for 2014. Woo.
  
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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* '''When:''' Thursday night (when the PDNS is on).
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* '''Where:''' Site 5, Matilda Bay Reserve, right next to the University. See [http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/images/stories/parks/key_attractions/mb_reserve_map_2010_2.jpg this map] for info.
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* '''What:''' A BBQ (to be confirmed). Food will be $5, and we'll be selling various soft drinks. Alcohol is '''strictly BYO only'''; selling alcohol is in contravention of Western Australia liquor licensing laws.
  
==Proposed BoF activities==
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=== Attending ===
  
* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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Add your name so we can figure out how much food to buy. If you're a vegetarian or vegan, add a '''(V)''', so we know how much vegetarian stuff to buy.
* Astronomy BoF lunch
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Please suggest any other activities below...
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# [[Christopher Neugebauer]] (might also be semi-running it sort of)
 
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# [https://twitter.com/LGnome Adam Harvey] (usually gets roped into some sort of organisational activity, or at least collecting money)
==Confirmed BoF activities==
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# Mike Fabre ([https://twitter.com/mijofa1 @mijofa1], mijofa on IRC)
 
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# Bianca Gibson (bianca.rachel.gibson@gmail.com) (No heavily processed foods from need, not preference. BBQd meat fillet and fresh salad (chop up veges and throw them in a bowl) with optional home made dressing is fine. Happy to help with cooking.)
===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
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# Elizabeta Sørensen ([https://twitter.com/zemmiph0bia @zemmiph0bia])(happy to help with cooking, fructose and gluten free)
 
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# [[Craige McWhirter]] - eater of all things. Will help [[Christopher Neugebauer]] if he needs a hand.
http://perthobservatory.wa.gov.au/
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# [[Daniel Bryan]] +1 other. Will help with vegetarian food (a nice salad  or sth) [https://twitter.com/lodoicea @lodoicea]
 
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# [[Russell Coker]] Happy to help out. Don't need anything special to eat, sausages in bread is great.
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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# [[Mike O'Connor]] I'll eat most BBQ food, happy to help
 
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# [[Devdas Bhagat]] Happy to help
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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# David Bell (Happy to help with organising, cooking and eating)
 
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# Stephen Edmonds - happy to help
'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
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# Lisa Sands
 
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# Andrew Sands
Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
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# John McCabe-Dansted
 
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# Mark Ellem (can clean BBQ's and help set up)
====Observatory tour attendees====
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# Jethro Carr (V)
 
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# [[User:Nick Clifford|Nick Clifford]]
* Jessica Smith
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# Thomas Chung (will do clean-up/physical labor for BBQ food)
* Sharon Harnett
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# [[User:Alastair Irvine|Alastair Irvine]] ([[User talk:Alastair Irvine|talk]])
* Elizabeta Sørensen
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# [[User:Daniel sobey|Daniel Sobey]]
* 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
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Revision as of 17:42, 7 January 2014

The Unprofessional Delegates Networking Session (or UnPDNS) is the exciting event that gets run alongside the Professional Delegates Networking Session. It's for everyone who can't (or don't want to) go to the PDNS.

We took a break in 2013 when running the UnPDNS would have required us to wake up before 7am. Now that the PDNS is back in the evening, we're back for 2014. Woo.

  • When: Thursday night (when the PDNS is on).
  • Where: Site 5, Matilda Bay Reserve, right next to the University. See this map for info.
  • What: A BBQ (to be confirmed). Food will be $5, and we'll be selling various soft drinks. Alcohol is strictly BYO only; selling alcohol is in contravention of Western Australia liquor licensing laws.

Attending

Add your name so we can figure out how much food to buy. If you're a vegetarian or vegan, add a (V), so we know how much vegetarian stuff to buy.

  1. Christopher Neugebauer (might also be semi-running it sort of)
  2. Adam Harvey (usually gets roped into some sort of organisational activity, or at least collecting money)
  3. Mike Fabre (@mijofa1, mijofa on IRC)
  4. Bianca Gibson (bianca.rachel.gibson@gmail.com) (No heavily processed foods from need, not preference. BBQd meat fillet and fresh salad (chop up veges and throw them in a bowl) with optional home made dressing is fine. Happy to help with cooking.)
  5. Elizabeta Sørensen (@zemmiph0bia)(happy to help with cooking, fructose and gluten free)
  6. Craige McWhirter - eater of all things. Will help Christopher Neugebauer if he needs a hand.
  7. Daniel Bryan +1 other. Will help with vegetarian food (a nice salad or sth) @lodoicea
  8. Russell Coker Happy to help out. Don't need anything special to eat, sausages in bread is great.
  9. Mike O'Connor I'll eat most BBQ food, happy to help
  10. Devdas Bhagat Happy to help
  11. David Bell (Happy to help with organising, cooking and eating)
  12. Stephen Edmonds - happy to help
  13. Lisa Sands
  14. Andrew Sands
  15. John McCabe-Dansted
  16. Mark Ellem (can clean BBQ's and help set up)
  17. Jethro Carr (V)
  18. Nick Clifford
  19. Thomas Chung (will do clean-up/physical labor for BBQ food)
  20. Alastair Irvine (talk)
  21. Daniel Sobey