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Registration Information: http://linux.conf.au/register/accommodation
  
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== Late night arrivals: ==
  
== OpenRadio Miniconf registrations ==
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If you are arriving at your accommodation outside of their regular reception hours, please leave your details here so we can organise out-of-hours reception.
  
Good morning all,
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=== Uni Halls ===
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'''Reception hours: 8am - 8pm. '''
  
So now would be a good time to open up the registration for the OpenRadio MiniConf. This is also a good time as a reminder that the CfP for the miniconf will be closing on the 14th of December.
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'''After hours phone: 027 676 4862'''
  
As part of the registration you are booking a seat and a kit for the OpenRadio miniconf.
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(your name, date & time of arrival)
  
Since this is our first build'a'thon at LCA we are setting a limit on seats to 30. We are aiming to dedicate enough time to each of the participants to complete the kit on the day.
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James (Ender) Brown, Fri 09/01, ~10:30PM
  
The whole day will be devoted to building the understanding the kit.
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Jonathan Woithe, Sat 10th, 20:00-2100 (plane arrives 18:55)
As we have limited seats, please order only one kit.
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Extra kits will be made available after the conference.
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Himangi Saraogi, Sun 11th, ~16:00 (plane arrives 14:50)
  
Because of the time lines, we will be ordering kits in advance and will deliver them directly at the miniconf.
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Douglas Bagnall, Sun 11th, ~21:30 (plane arrives 20:30)
  
To register please head to Davids site;
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Alastair D'Silva ([https://twitter.com/evildeece @evildeece] [mailto:alastair@d-silva.org Alastair D'Silva]) Mon 12th, 01:00 (plane arrives 23:35 JQ205 (SYD to AKL))
  http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?page_id=3780#cart
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For further information please email me at;
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=== Carlaw Park ===
  vk5fj@wia.org.au
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'''Reception hours: 8:30-5pm and 6pm-7pm Monday to Friday, 11am-1pm Saturday and Sunday. '''
  
= CFP archive =
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'''After hours phone: 027 707 9813'''
Link to CFP audio file + transcript http://vk5fj.net/?p=558
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== OpenRadio Miniconf Call for Presentations at LCA2015 ==
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(your name, date & time of arrival)
=== Submission Dates ===
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Sunday 14th December 2014: Deadline for submissions
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* Clinton Roy, Fri 9th, ~midnight (plane arrives 22:45)
Sunday 21st December 2014: Announcements of selected proposals
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* Eyal Lebedinsky, Sat 10th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55)
Monday 12th January 2015: Open Radio Miniconf
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* [[user:Daniel Bryan|Daniel Bryan]], Sun 11th, ~15:30 (plane arrives 14:00)
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* Hamish Coleman, Sun 11th, ~14:55 (plane arrives 12:55)
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* Ewen McNeill, Sun 11th, ~15:30 (plane arrives 14:15)
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* Mark Ellem, Sun 11th, ~16:30 (plane arrives 15:10)
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* Mark Jessop, Sun 11th, ~19:00 (plane arrives 17:15, then customs + travel)
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* Chris Edsall, Sun 11th, ~20:00 (plane arrives 19:00)
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* Peter Vesely, Sun 11th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55), early checkout on Sat 17th ~8:00am
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* Paul Warren, Sun 11th, ~22:30, plane arrives 20:50.
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* [mailto:mike.carden@gmail.com Mike Carden], Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)
  
=== 'No pressure' policy ===
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== Clothes Washing ==
The Open Radio Miniconf is a low-pressure event, and we strongly encourage anyone who has an idea for an radio-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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=== Commitment to Diversity ===
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University Hall: Yes
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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=== Suggested Presentation Topics ===
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"A large coin operated laundry is located on the basement level, equipped with plenty of washers and dryers. (Washing powder is not supplied, but can be purchased via the laundry vending machine or at nearby convenience stores).
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University Hall Apartments also have laundry and lounge facilities."
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Source: Facilities section of http://www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz/en/ac-visitors/ac-summer-2/ac-visiting-students.html#59385b0623e91baf6d145a6244e4ac5b
  
Any topic which is related to both radio and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Open Radio Miniconf.
 
  
Some ideas include:
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Carlaw Park: Communal coin operated laundries are available in room 833.
  
* Hardware for SDR
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Non-campus laundromat: http://www.bubbleslaundromat.co.nz/
* Software for SDR
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* Protocols over the air
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* Digital voice
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* Understandning data modes
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* Encoding and Decoding data
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* Logging data or voice
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* Positioning
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* Radio direction finding
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* Here's a cool thing I did with my SDR
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* Take a look at my new modem for digital modes
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* Simple data links with cheap radio chips
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=== Presentation Format ===
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137 Hobson Street
Presentations will be 'lightning talks' session with multiple 5-15 minute mini-presentations. Ideally we would like to see proposals for longer lightning talks, you can also 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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Auckland Central
 
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Open 6am to Midnight.
=== Need some help? ===
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Self-service laundromat.
If you have an idea (or the beginning of an idea) for a presentation for the Open Radio Miniconf, we'd be very happy to talk it through with you to help you develop it further. Email Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au or ping him at @vk5fj on Twitter to start the conversation.
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Large washing machine load - $6
 
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Commercial extra large washing machine load - $10
=== Code of Conduct ===
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Commercial dryers $2 per 10mins.
Anyone presenting at the Open 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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Normal household load, Wash & Dry - $10 to $12 total.
 
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Note changer onsite to change notes into $2 coins for use in all machines.
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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Soap powder dispenser available.
 
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Parking out front.  
=== Presenter Responsibilities ===
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Open 6am to Midnight every day of the year!
Presenters at the Open Radio 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 Amateur Radio enthusiasts 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 Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au
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We encourage you to submit multiple proposals if you have multiple ideas.
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Kim VK5FJ
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Open Radio Miniconf Net Operator
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= Aims =
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This will be the second Open Radio Miniconf, this time part build-a-thon, part lightning talks.
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There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;
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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.
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2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx
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3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.
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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.
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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]).
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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.
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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.
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Registration Information: http://linux.conf.au/register/accommodation

Late night arrivals:

If you are arriving at your accommodation outside of their regular reception hours, please leave your details here so we can organise out-of-hours reception.

Uni Halls

Reception hours: 8am - 8pm.

After hours phone: 027 676 4862

(your name, date & time of arrival)

James (Ender) Brown, Fri 09/01, ~10:30PM

Jonathan Woithe, Sat 10th, 20:00-2100 (plane arrives 18:55)

Himangi Saraogi, Sun 11th, ~16:00 (plane arrives 14:50)

Douglas Bagnall, Sun 11th, ~21:30 (plane arrives 20:30)

Alastair D'Silva (@evildeece Alastair D'Silva) Mon 12th, 01:00 (plane arrives 23:35 JQ205 (SYD to AKL))

Carlaw Park

Reception hours: 8:30-5pm and 6pm-7pm Monday to Friday, 11am-1pm Saturday and Sunday.

After hours phone: 027 707 9813

(your name, date & time of arrival)

  • Clinton Roy, Fri 9th, ~midnight (plane arrives 22:45)
  • Eyal Lebedinsky, Sat 10th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55)
  • Daniel Bryan, Sun 11th, ~15:30 (plane arrives 14:00)
  • Hamish Coleman, Sun 11th, ~14:55 (plane arrives 12:55)
  • Ewen McNeill, Sun 11th, ~15:30 (plane arrives 14:15)
  • Mark Ellem, Sun 11th, ~16:30 (plane arrives 15:10)
  • Mark Jessop, Sun 11th, ~19:00 (plane arrives 17:15, then customs + travel)
  • Chris Edsall, Sun 11th, ~20:00 (plane arrives 19:00)
  • Peter Vesely, Sun 11th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55), early checkout on Sat 17th ~8:00am
  • Paul Warren, Sun 11th, ~22:30, plane arrives 20:50.
  • Mike Carden, Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)

Clothes Washing

University Hall: Yes

"A large coin operated laundry is located on the basement level, equipped with plenty of washers and dryers. (Washing powder is not supplied, but can be purchased via the laundry vending machine or at nearby convenience stores). University Hall Apartments also have laundry and lounge facilities." Source: Facilities section of http://www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz/en/ac-visitors/ac-summer-2/ac-visiting-students.html#59385b0623e91baf6d145a6244e4ac5b


Carlaw Park: Communal coin operated laundries are available in room 833.

Non-campus laundromat: http://www.bubbleslaundromat.co.nz/

137 Hobson Street Auckland Central Open 6am to Midnight. Self-service laundromat. Large washing machine load - $6 Commercial extra large washing machine load - $10 Commercial dryers $2 per 10mins. Normal household load, Wash & Dry - $10 to $12 total. Note changer onsite to change notes into $2 coins for use in all machines. Soap powder dispenser available. Parking out front. Open 6am to Midnight every day of the year!