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If you're travelling to Australia from overseas, we've put together some handy information to help make your journey a smooth one.
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== Miniconf CFPs ==
  
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[https://linux.conf.au/programme/miniconfs Miniconf page on linux.conf.au]
  
==Weather==
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Mini conferences will run on the Monday and Tuesday of LCA 2016. The call for papers for these are handled individually by the organisers of each conference.
  
Australian summers are hot. You '''must''' wear sunscreen, and remain hydrated. At a rough guide, you will need to drink at least 2 litres of water per day during summer.  
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Here's a list of the open CFPs, with close dates and links. If you are attending LCA and have a ticket, why not throw in a proposal? [https://linux.conf.au/register/info You can also buy a single miniconf ticket].  
  
==Quarantine restrictions==
 
  
Australia has some of the strongest quarantine laws in the world. '''You cannot bring fresh fruit, meats, animal products and many other items into the country'''.
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=== Open Call for Proposals ===
  
For more information, see [http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/passports-and-travel/customs-and-quarantine Australian customs and quarantine information].
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Multimedia - Open - Closes January 18 [http://www.annodex.org/events/lca2016_mmm/index.php/Main/CallForPapers  Multimedia Call for Papers]
  
==Australian and Victorian laws==
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Documentation - Open - Closes ?? [http://lca2016docsminiconf-schwarzgeraet.rhcloud.com/ Documentation Call for Papers]
  
===Drink driving===
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Kernel - Open - Closes January 20 [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/148SieC6vmAxJZ3R5Lz5e1Mb0IM06LNSCt6WNVEwYFcs/viewform Kernel Call for Papers]
Australia has very strict drink driving laws. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration is 0.05 and this is strictly policed.
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===Liquor===
 
The legal age of majority in Australia is 18 years.
 
  
This is enforced rigorously, with stiff penalties for the liquor outlet as well as the employee serving you. Hence you might be asked to show photo identification as proof of age, especially if you look under 25.
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=== Other Miniconfs ===
  
===Same sex couples===
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Open Cloud - Closed
While same sex marriage is not legal in Australia, society and most businesses are very tolerant and welcoming of same sex partners.
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The [http://linux.conf.au/register/code_of_conduct Conference Code of Conduct] is designed to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment.
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Functional Programming - Closed
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SysAdmin - Closed
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Open Radio - Closed
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Open Source and Bio - Closed
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Open Knowledge - Closed
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Open Hardware - No CFP
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Community Leadership - No CFP

Revision as of 11:58, 7 January 2016

Miniconf CFPs

Miniconf page on linux.conf.au

Mini conferences will run on the Monday and Tuesday of LCA 2016. The call for papers for these are handled individually by the organisers of each conference.

Here's a list of the open CFPs, with close dates and links. If you are attending LCA and have a ticket, why not throw in a proposal? You can also buy a single miniconf ticket.


Open Call for Proposals

Multimedia - Open - Closes January 18 Multimedia Call for Papers

Documentation - Open - Closes ?? Documentation Call for Papers

Kernel - Open - Closes January 20 Kernel Call for Papers


Other Miniconfs

Open Cloud - Closed

Functional Programming - Closed

SysAdmin - Closed

Open Radio - Closed

Open Source and Bio - Closed

Open Knowledge - Closed

Open Hardware - No CFP

Community Leadership - No CFP