Information for Volunteers
- 1 To register as a Volunteer
- 2 For assistance if you are a Volunteer
- 3 What to bring to linux.conf.au
- 4 Geelong Emergency contacts
To register as a Volunteer
linux.conf.au is a grass-roots, community-driven event. It needs bright, enthusiastic people - like you - to make it a success!
Volunteering at linux.conf.au 2016 is a great opportunity, and can be deeply rewarding. On a more practical note, volunteering at linux.conf.au can add to your professional portfolio in many ways - making this an ideal opportunity for students or recent graduates.
- Meeting exceptional people - many of whom are recognised experts in their field and industry luminaries
- Great networking opportunities with people working in the free and open source community
- Gaining practical, hands-on experience and skills in event management, customer liaison, public relations and operation of audio visual equipment - which are invaluable to future employers
The Call for Volunteers went out in early October.
For assistance if you are a Volunteer
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.
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
- (03) 5225 3100
Geelong CFA (Fire)
- (03) 5240 2700, Email 
Waurn Ponds (Uni Res accomodation)
- 03 5227 1158, Web 
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