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== OpenRadio Miniconf registrations ==
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<strong>Welcome to the Linux.conf.au 2015 wiki</strong>
  
Good morning all,
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This wiki is provided for those attending linux.conf.au 2015 in Auckland New Zealand to add information that would be useful for other attendees.
  
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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If you are attending LCA2015 feel free to add and share information here for the benefit of all delegates.  
  
As part of the registration you are booking a seat and a kit for the OpenRadio miniconf.
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To use this wiki, please [[Special:Userlogin|login]] using your ID from http://linux.conf.au<br/>
  
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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The whole day will be devoted to building the understanding the kit.
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==About Linux.conf.au==
As we have limited seats, please order only one kit.
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* [http://www.darkmere.gen.nz/2007/0129.html LCA first timers guide ]
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* [[LCA FAQ]] - Frequently asked Questions about the conference
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* [[Payment Info]]
  
Extra kits will be made available after the conference.
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==Information about Auckland and New Zealand==
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* [[Getting to Auckland]] - Flights, VISAs
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* [[Transport|Transport around Auckland]] - Getting from the Airport to the conference and around Auckland
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* [[Location]] - Conference location and area
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* [[Phone and mobile data]]
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* [[Emergency contacts]] - Emergency Services, Hospitals, etc
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* [[Weather]] in Auckland - ☀ ☃ ☂ ☔ ☼
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* [[Arrivals Departures]] - Airport arrivals and departures
  
Because of the time lines, we will be ordering kits in advance and will deliver them directly at the miniconf.
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==Before and after the conference==
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* [[Events before and after the conference]]
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* [[Attractions]] - Tourist attractions around Auckland
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* [[Local Restaurants]]
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* [[Geeks on a Train]] -- Auckland to Wellington, January 17
  
To register please head to Davids site;
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==Accommodation==
  http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?page_id=3780#cart
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* [[Campus accommodation]] - Accommodation options for conference attendees
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* [[Accommodation]] - Accommodation for those who wish stay elsewhere.
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* [[Food options for restricted diets]]
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* [[Internet & Network Access]]
  
For further information please email me at;
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==At the Conference==
  vk5fj@wia.org.au
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* [[Communication]] methods. - Keeping up with what is happening
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* [[Tutorials]] - 100 minutes on instruction, check what you need before you attend
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* [[Miniconfs]]
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* [[Child care]]
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* [[Partners programme]]
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* [[Shops and Supplies]] - Food and other shops near the venue
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* [[Conference Volunteers]]
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* [[BoF Sessions]] - Arrange a meet with people about a topic
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* [[Internet & Network Access]]
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* [[Lightning talks]] -
  
  
== OpenRadio Miniconf Call for Presentations at LCA2015 ==
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== Social stuff ==
=== Submission Dates ===
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* [[Events at the conference]]
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* [[Unprofessional Delegates Networking Session]]
  
Sunday 14th December 2014: Deadline for submissions
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== Partners Programme ==
Sunday 21st December 2014: Announcements of selected proposals
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* [[PP Events]]
Monday 12th January 2015: Open Radio Miniconf
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=== 'No pressure' policy ===
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==Other stuff==
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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* [[Maps]]
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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* [[Job Board]]
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* [[Partners Programme]]
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== Photos and Video from the conference ==
  
=== Suggested Presentation Topics ===
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* Online Streaming of the conference
 
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* [[Photos]]
Any topic which is related to both radio and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Open Radio Miniconf.
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* Official Videos of talks (uploaded as they become available)
 
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Some ideas include:
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* Hardware for SDR
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* 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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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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=== Need some help? ===
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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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=== Code of Conduct ===
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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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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 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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== Attendees ==
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Please add a page for yourself and link it here so we can get an idea of numbers and notify you of updates.
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* Name - Callsign, if you have one
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* Kim Hawtin, VK5FJ
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* [[User:George Patterson|George Patterson]] VK3FADQ
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* [[User:Peter Chubb|Peter Chubb]] VK2FPC (will be multiplexing with Kernel miniconf)
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* [[User:Paul Warren|Paul Warren]] VK1ATP
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* [[User:Peter Howard|Peter Howard]]
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[http://lca2015.linux.org.au/images/Talks/OpenRadio.jpeg]
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[file ../images/Talks/OpenRadio.jpeg]
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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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Revision as of 17:53, 8 December 2014

Welcome to the Linux.conf.au 2015 wiki

This wiki is provided for those attending linux.conf.au 2015 in Auckland New Zealand to add information that would be useful for other attendees.

If you are attending LCA2015 feel free to add and share information here for the benefit of all delegates.

To use this wiki, please login using your ID from http://linux.conf.au


About Linux.conf.au

Information about Auckland and New Zealand

Before and after the conference

Accommodation

At the Conference


Social stuff

Partners Programme

Other stuff

Photos and Video from the conference

  • Online Streaming of the conference
  • Photos
  • Official Videos of talks (uploaded as they become available)