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==To and from the airport==
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Student pricing is set at the lowest possible point by the [[Conference Organisers]] as an investment in the future of the region's open source community.
  
Buses will be provided to and from Melbourne Tullamarine airport (MEL), and depending on numbers, also to and from Avalon airport (AVV) on Sunday 31st January and Saturday 6th February.
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== Tips for Students ==
  
Please ensure that you list your flight on the [[Airport_arrivals_and_departures_page|Airport arrivals and departures page]].
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To make the most of your experience at linux.conf.au as a student, you may wish to consider the following tips;
  
If you're arriving or departing outside of these times, you may need to make other arrangements.
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* Many Linux and open source companies actively recruit at linux.conf.au. If you're nearing graduation, be sure to spruce up your resume or LinkedIn page, or GitHub account and get in contact. There is usually a [[Birds_of_a_Feather_sessions_(BoFs)]] session for Jobs - referred to as the 'Jobs BoF'.
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* Many of the Speakers at linux.conf.au are in the academic community - check the [http://linux.conf.au/schedule Schedule] for more information.
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* Follow the conference social media to build relationships with other Delegates.  
  
* [http://gull.com.au/|Gull Bus] - goes between Geelong and Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) airport. The nearest stop is Geelong train station, which is a 10 minute walk from the conference venue. Expect to pay around $55 for a round trip.
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* [http://www.avalonairportshuttle.com.au/|Avalon Airport Shuttle] - door to door service from your accommodation to or from Avalon Airport. Expect to pay around $45 for a round trip.
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* [http://www.vline.com.au/maps-stations-stops/lineinfo/travelupdates/geelong.html|VLine regional rail to Melbourne] - Geelong is around 1 hour by rail from Melbourne. From there, you can catch the [http://www.skybus.com.au/|Skybus] to Melbourne Tullamarine airport (MEL).
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== To and from the Deakin Student Residences at Waurn Ponds ==
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For those staying at the [http://www.deakin.edu.au/residences|(Deakin Student Residences at Waurn Ponds], we will be running shuttles to and from the conference venue at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, around 15km away.
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It's important that you're up early in the morning in order to catch the bus to conf!
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== Transport around Geelong ==
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[http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/local-areas/view/19(Geelong is well serviced by buses, which use the pre-paid Myki system].
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Revision as of 12:42, 2 October 2015

Student pricing is set at the lowest possible point by the Conference Organisers as an investment in the future of the region's open source community.

Tips for Students

To make the most of your experience at linux.conf.au as a student, you may wish to consider the following tips;

  • Many Linux and open source companies actively recruit at linux.conf.au. If you're nearing graduation, be sure to spruce up your resume or LinkedIn page, or GitHub account and get in contact. There is usually a Birds_of_a_Feather_sessions_(BoFs) session for Jobs - referred to as the 'Jobs BoF'.
  • Many of the Speakers at linux.conf.au are in the academic community - check the Schedule for more information.
  • Follow the conference social media to build relationships with other Delegates.

Social Media

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.

Dress code

The dress code for the conference is 'neat casual'. Jeans, t-shirts, shorts etc are predominant. Footwear must be worn at all times. Speakers and Delegates generally choose to wear 'business casual' or more formal attire for the Speakers' Dinner, Penguin Dinner and Professional Delegates Networking Session (PDNS).

We request that for the comfort of yourself and others at the conference that high standards of hygiene are maintained at all times. The Australian summer can be very warm, and you may find that you perspire more than usual.

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.



ATTENDEE TYPE:

Information for Speakers | Information for Delegates | Information for Volunteers | Information for Partners and family

CONFERENCE LIFECYCLE:

Registering for linux.conf.au | Getting to linux.conf.au | Where to stay at linux.conf.au | What to expect at linux.conf.au | What to do at linux.conf.au | What happens after linux.conf.au

HANDY LINKS:

Conference Home | Miniconf_Info | Lightning_talks | Wiki Home | Register | Schedule | OpenStreetMap of Geelong