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== Emergency numbers ==
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== Astronomy Miniconf Call for Presentations - LCA2015 ==
  
'''The phone number in New Zealand for all emergencies is 111'''. You will be asked which service you require (Fire, Ambulance or Police).
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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.
  
You can call 111 free from cellphones, landlines and phone boxes. You can also call 111 from any mobile even if it has no SIM card.  If you miss-dial and ring 911, 999 or 000 you will likely find this would also connect you to 111, though this is not recommended. The international [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/112_(emergency_telephone_number) GSM emergency number] 112 also works.
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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.
  
== Emergency Services in Auckland ==
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Please circulate this CfP widely among your open source and astronomy networks to help us reach the widest number of prospective speakers possible.
  
===Police===
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== Submission Deadlines and Dates ==
The New Zealand Police are a one-stop-shop for all issues relating to Policing, Law Enforcement and Traffic:
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* Emergency (immediate threat to life or property): Dial 111 and ask for Police.
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* Traffic issues/complaints without immediate threat to life or property): Ring *555 from your mobile
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* Non-Emergencies: Ring your local police station. For the CBD, ring Auckland City District Headquarters on +64 9 302 6400. Or you can go to the city station located at the corner of Cook and Vincent Streets in central Auckland.
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See also http://www.police.govt.nz/contact-us/calling-emergency-111
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Saturday 1st November, 2014: CfP opens
  
==== Incidents on the University campus ====
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'''Sunday 23rd November (11:59pm), 2014: Deadline for submissions'''
  
If an incident takes place on the University campus you can telephone University Security on +64 9 373 7599 extension 85000, or dial 85000 directly if you use an internal University telephone.
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Monday 1st December, 2014: Announcement of proposals selected
  
=== Ambulance ===
 
St John operate the urgent ambulance in Auckland (and 97% of NZ). They, as well as other ambulance companies, also provide 'event' or 'public service' first-aid and carry out non-urgent patient transfers.
 
For New Zealand residents, Accident-related Ambulance services are paid via ACC. Medical calls are chargable (invoiced after-the-fact, in the order of $85 per time). Non-residents without access to ACC can expect this fee in either case.  Dial 111 and ask for Ambulance.
 
  
==== Auckland Hospital ====
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'''Monday 5th January, 2015: Deadline to submit presenter slides/notes for review'''
Auckland Hospital is one of NZ's biggest with full inpatient, outpatient service and nearly all major specialities represented, operated by the Auckland District Health Board.
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Their Emergency Department is equipped for walk-in patients 24/7, and there is also an adjacent specialist facility for Children (Starship Childrens Hospital and Emergency Epartment).
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Note that hospital services may may come at a cost to non-residents.
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For further information, Phone: (09) 367 0000 or visit http://www.adhb.govt.nz
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Address:
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Tuesday 13th January, 2015: Astronomy Miniconf!
  
  Auckland City Hospital
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== 'No pressure' policy ==
  2 Park Road
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  Grafton
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There are also many private medical practices and 'Accident and Medical Clinics' across the region, however these are often more expensive than the Hospital for non-accident calls or for non-residents.
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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.
  
=== Fire & Rescue ===
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== Commitment to Diversity ==
The New Zealand Fire Service are equipped for both Fire and Rescue across all urban areas in New Zealand, with a wide range of capabilities including Fire, Rescue, HAZMAT and also a medical first-response capability that supports the Ambulance service (so if Ambulance are summoned to cardiac arrest or other severe cases, you may see a Fire truck as part of the first response).
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Fire Stations are located all across Auckland with a target SLA of arriving at any urban address within 4-5 minutes of being called.
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In the Auckland CBD even a basic call may result in anywhere from 2-6 trucks depending on standing risk assessment for the call address and type, and the first will usually arrive within 2-3 minutes.
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Emergencies: Ring 111, ask for Fire.
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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.
  
Non-Emergencies: Northern Communications Centre (09) 486 7948
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== Suggested Presentation Topics ==
  
Police, Fire and Ambulance talk to eachother electronically when dispatching calls, so you only need to call one service (the one most urgently required) in the event of an incident where 2 or more of them are needed to attend.
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Any topic which is related to both astronomy and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Astronomy Miniconf.
  
=== Other Services ===
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Some ideas include:
Services such as Civil Defence, Animal Rescue or any other need, will be arranged through any of the three main services. If in doubt, Police is the best service to ask for.
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* Showcasing your backyard astronomy pictures captured or processed with open source tools
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* 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.

Revision as of 17:00, 1 November 2014

Astronomy Miniconf Call for Presentations - LCA2015

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.

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.

Please circulate this CfP widely among your open source and astronomy networks to help us reach the widest number of prospective speakers possible.

Submission Deadlines and Dates

Saturday 1st November, 2014: CfP opens

Sunday 23rd November (11:59pm), 2014: Deadline for submissions

Monday 1st December, 2014: Announcement of proposals selected


Monday 5th January, 2015: Deadline to submit presenter slides/notes for review

Tuesday 13th January, 2015: Astronomy Miniconf!

'No pressure' policy

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.

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.

Suggested Presentation Topics

Any topic which is related to both astronomy and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Astronomy Miniconf.

Some ideas include:

  • Showcasing your backyard astronomy pictures captured or processed with open source tools
  • A brief demonstration of a cool or interesting astronomy application that runs on Linux
  • Sharing info about your life as a sysadmin managing a high-performance computing cluster in an astronomical research facility
  • A tutorial on post-processing of astronomy photos using open source tools
  • Sharing your work on creating simulations of galaxy formation
  • Anything interesting, cool, or unusual related to astronomy and open source

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.

Presentation Format

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).

Need some help?

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 jessica@itgrrl.com or ping her at @itgrrl on Twitter to start the conversation.

Code of Conduct

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

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).

Presenter Responsibilities

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.

How to Submit Proposals

Please submit your proposal(s) by email to Jessica Smith at jessica@itgrrl.com.

We encourage you to submit multiple proposals if you have multiple ideas.