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== Astronomy Miniconf Call for Presentations - LCA2015 ==
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This will be the second Open Radio Miniconf, this time part build-a-thon, part lightning talks.
  
The Astronomy Miniconf is a one-day stream at LCA2015 focused on the use of Linux and open source technologies in professional and amateur astronomy. The Astronomy Miniconf will be held on the second day of miniconfs, Tuesday 13th January, 2015.
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There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;
  
This is a Call for Presentations (CfP) for the Astronomy Miniconf 2015. We are seeking presentations from conference attendees who would like to share their astronomy-related work, projects, and hobby projects with the LCA community.
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1) Build an understanding of radio and build an SDR transceiver to cover an ISM band and the HAM HF bands.
  
Please circulate this CfP widely among your open source and astronomy networks to help us reach the widest number of prospective speakers possible.
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2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx
  
== Submission Deadlines and Dates ==
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3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.
  
Saturday 1st November, 2014: CfP opens
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That might not sound like a lot, but we still have a big challenge to complete the second goal. The third is obviously ongoing and we hope to be able to help facilitate new works on the ISM and HAM bands.
  
'''Sunday 23rd November (11:59pm), 2014: Deadline for submissions'''
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Mark VK5QI has decided that his experience with the [http://www.norcalqrp.org/files/Tayloe_mixer_x3a.pdf Tayloe mixer] with [http://www.qsl.net/zl1wtt/I&Q.htm  I&Q] as used in the SoftRocks is firm ground on which to build. He has been inspired by [http://nt7s.com/2014/06/a-prototype-for-a-si5351-based-ssb-rig/ some new SSB project by NT7S], using a newly available DDS, the multiple output [https://www.adafruit.com/search?q=SI5351&b=1 SI5351]. Completing the picture, the controller is the well known [http://arduino.cc/en/Main/arduinoBoardNano Arduino], designed by Massimo Banzi (check the recent [http://soldersmoke.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/soldersmoke-podcast-165-arduinos.html soldersmoke podcast #165]).
  
Monday 1st December, 2014: Announcement of proposals selected
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So moving forward the second prototype is currently on the workbend at Marks QTH. The software stack, while complex can be simplified to using existing applications like [http://w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html FLDIGI] or building the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Radio GNU Radio][http://gnuradio.squarespace.com/ stack].
  
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Following on the the how in the now, we need to look forward. Thinking about the existing protocols, the current ways of encoding data on the wire and over the air, we are aiming to approach the design of new over the air protocols.
  
'''Monday 5th January, 2015: Deadline to submit presenter slides/notes for review'''
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We are currently working through the materials for the build-a-thon. Once we are happy with them we will update this page and put an announcement here.
  
Tuesday 13th January, 2015: Astronomy Miniconf!
 
  
== 'No pressure' policy ==
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In the mean time the [http://vk5fj.net/?p=558 '''CfP is open''']. It closes on '''14th December 2014'''.
  
The Astronomy Miniconf is a low-pressure event, and we strongly encourage anyone who has an idea for an astronomy-related talk to submit a proposal even if you’ve never presented at a conference before. Please share this CfP with anyone you know who may otherwise not consider submitting a proposal.
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73 Kim VK5FJ
  
== Commitment to Diversity ==
 
  
We are especially keen to present a diverse range of experiences and voices, and actively encourage women and people from other groups that are frequently under-represented at tech events to submit a proposal. Please share this CfP with anyone you know who may fit with this objective.
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== Attendees ==
  
== Suggested Presentation Topics ==
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Please add a page for yourself and link it here so we can get an idea of numbers and notify you of updates.
  
Any topic which is related to both astronomy and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Astronomy Miniconf.
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* Name - Callsign, if you have one
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* Kim Hawtin, VK5FJ
  
Some ideas include:
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[http://lca2015.linux.org.au/images/Talks/OpenRadio.jpeg]
  
* Showcasing your backyard astronomy pictures captured or processed with open source tools
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[file ../images/Talks/OpenRadio.jpeg]
* A brief demonstration of a cool or interesting astronomy application that runs on Linux
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* Sharing info about your life as a sysadmin managing a high-performance computing cluster in an astronomical research facility
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* A tutorial on post-processing of astronomy photos using open source tools
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* Sharing your work on creating simulations of galaxy formation
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* Anything interesting, cool, or unusual related to astronomy and open source
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In addition to presentations from LCA2015 delegates, we are working to source a small number of presentations from New Zealand-based professional astronomers to discuss the open source aspects of their work.
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== Presentation Format ==
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Presentations will be a mix of 20 minute and 45 minute time slots, with a ‘lightning talks’ session with multiple 5-10 minute mini-presentations. Lightning talks do not require a proposal, you can just present on the day (this is a very low-pressure way to ease yourself into presenting, so please have a think in advance about what you’d like to present).
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== Need some help? ==
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If you have an idea (or the beginning of an idea) for a presentation for the Astronomy Miniconf, we’d be very happy to talk it through with you to help you develop it further. Email Jessica Smith at [mailto:jessica@itgrrl.com?Subject=Help%20with%20LCA2015%20Astronomy%20Miniconf%20submission jessica@itgrrl.com] or ping her at [https://twitter.com/itgrrl @itgrrl] on Twitter to start the conversation.
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== Code of Conduct ==
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Anyone presenting at the Astronomy Miniconf is bound by the same Code of Conduct as presenters and conference attendees of the main conference. The full LCA2015 Code of Conduct is at http://linux.conf.au/cor/code_of_conduct
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To help ensure that presentations comply with the Code of Conduct, we require presenters to submit a copy of their presentation/slide deck for review by Monday 5th January, 2015 (one week prior to the start of LCA).
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== Presenter Responsibilities ==
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Presenters at the Astronomy Miniconf must be registered attendees of the main LCA2015 conference. Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration, travel, and accommodation costs. The LCA2015 committee has made available a small number of miniconf-only passes that we will be using to enable professional astronomers to present who would not otherwise be able to attend.
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== How to Submit Proposals ==
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Please submit your proposal(s) by email to Jessica Smith at [mailto:jessica@itgrrl.com?Subject=LCA2015%20Astronomy%20Miniconf%20submission jessica@itgrrl.com].
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We encourage you to submit multiple proposals if you have multiple ideas.
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Revision as of 16:39, 3 November 2014

This will be the second Open Radio Miniconf, this time part build-a-thon, part lightning talks.

There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;

1) Build an understanding of radio and build an SDR transceiver to cover an ISM band and the HAM HF bands.

2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx

3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.

That might not sound like a lot, but we still have a big challenge to complete the second goal. The third is obviously ongoing and we hope to be able to help facilitate new works on the ISM and HAM bands.

Mark VK5QI has decided that his experience with the Tayloe mixer with I&Q as used in the SoftRocks is firm ground on which to build. He has been inspired by some new SSB project by NT7S, using a newly available DDS, the multiple output SI5351. Completing the picture, the controller is the well known Arduino, designed by Massimo Banzi (check the recent soldersmoke podcast #165).

So moving forward the second prototype is currently on the workbend at Marks QTH. The software stack, while complex can be simplified to using existing applications like FLDIGI or building the GNU Radiostack.

Following on the the how in the now, we need to look forward. Thinking about the existing protocols, the current ways of encoding data on the wire and over the air, we are aiming to approach the design of new over the air protocols.

We are currently working through the materials for the build-a-thon. Once we are happy with them we will update this page and put an announcement here.


In the mean time the CfP is open. It closes on 14th December 2014.

73 Kim VK5FJ


Attendees

Please add a page for yourself and link it here so we can get an idea of numbers and notify you of updates.

  • Name - Callsign, if you have one
  • Kim Hawtin, VK5FJ

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[file ../images/Talks/OpenRadio.jpeg]