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Let's discuss and test out various Libre alternatives to Slack, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
== Here are links to various software ==
==Getting to linux.conf.au==
See [[Transport]]
=== Social Networking ===
==Where to stay at linux.conf.au==
See [[Accommodation]]
[https://diasporafoundation.org/ Diaspora]
==Conference schwag==
See [[Schwag Bag]]
[http://www.gnu.org/software/social/ GNU Social]
==What's to eat?==
=== Instant Messaging | Group Chat ===
See [[Food]].
[https://tox.chat Tox] – Decentralised IM and group chat (torrent-like DHT protocol)
[http://matrix.org/ Matrix] – Decentralised group chat, WebRTC signalling
[http://www.mattermost.org/ Mattermost] - Slack-compatible alternative
[https://rocket.chat/ Rocket.Chat] - Web chat platform
== How to Prepare ==
Have a phone, tablet, or laptop to use to access the services (preferably all 3).
If you are a sysadmin have a laptop to access servers and install software.
Test out some relevant software in advance if you have time. Ideally be ready to spend a few minutes talking about the software.

Latest revision as of 14:28, 23 January 2016

Registration information

Refer to the main conference registration page for information on pricing, ticket types and entitlements.

Registration is a three-step process;

  1. Create a new account on linux.conf.au and validate your email
  2. Make your registration selection
  3. Ensure you pay your invoice

Registrations are not valid until paid. We can accept most major credit cards.

Getting to linux.conf.au

See Transport

Where to stay at linux.conf.au

See Accommodation

Conference schwag

See Schwag Bag

What events are on at linux.conf.au?

What's to eat?

See Food.

What to bring to linux.conf.au

  • Laptop, phone, camera, chargers etc - most people bring a laptop, tablet etc. Free WiFi is available. Many Delegates enjoy hacking, coding and developing together at linux.conf.au.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle - Geelong, although coastal, can have high summer temperatures. The conference venue is a block from the beach, feel free to bring swimming gear.
  • Clothes and toiletries - the conference venue is a block away from a Westfield shopping centre, so you'll be OK if you forget anything. Remember to bring any medication you may need.
  • Identification and if international, your passport - for registration purposes, we may need to see identification, and if you're a student, we'll need to see your student card. Geelong has plenty of beer, and in accordance with liquor laws, you may be asked for ID to be served alcohol.
  • Cash or card - you will likely have some incidental expenses during the conference. There's an ATM (Westpac) at the conference venue, and most nearby venues take card.
  • An appetite - Geelong has a magnificent range of eateries and restaurants all within walking distance.

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Geelong Emergency contacts

All emergency Services: 000

In Australia, 000 is the main point of call for all emergency services. 911 will not redirect to 000.


Barwon Health Geelong Emergency Department
(03) 4215 0100

Geelong Police

(03) 5225 3100

Geelong CFA (Fire)

(03) 5240 2700, Email [1]

Waurn Ponds (Uni Res accomodation)

03 5227 1158, Web [2]

On Call Linux Conference Australia Organizer

0484 112 896

Crisis and Mental Health

Lifeline Australia - Crisis support and suicide prevention
13 11 14
Beyond Blue - Support Service and referrals
1300 22 4636