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== Miniconf Program ==
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Here is the draft of the program for the miniconf. No doubt we will change the build sessions around a little bit.
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Also we hope to add a few more lightning talks closer to the day.
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=== 10:40-12:15 OpenRadio Introduction + Build session ===
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* Intro to OpenRadio
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* Groking the building blocks
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* Intro to through hole and surface moung soldering
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* Build!
{{User:Augur_./box|About Me|[[File:geo-nz.png|left|I'm a Kiwi|link=Category:People from New Zealand]][[Category:People from New Zealand]]My name is Robert Frittmann, but most people know me as ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ. I live in West Auckland, and I've been involved in the maker movement and the free/libre open source software community (as an end-user) for a number of years now. I currently have Lubuntu 14.04LTS installed on all my home computers, and I have an Android smartphone and tablet. I've been using Linux exclusively since about 2008. This will be my first LinuxConf, however.}}
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{{User:Augur_./box|Availablity|[[File:happy holidays.png|right|150px]] I will be unavailable for lca volunteer work on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. I'll also be unavailable on the afternoon/evening of 4th January. Other than that I'll be on deck here on the wiki, on Twitter, and on the Freenode IRC #linux.conf.au channel. Merry Christmas / happy holidays everyone.}}
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=== 10:40-12:20 Rx + Build session ===
{{User:Augur_./box|Wiki Support|I'm the wiki wrangler for LCA2015, and I'm happy to help delegates and presenters alike with their wiki editing questions. The fastest way to contact me for wiki support is via my [[User_talk:Augur_.|talk page]]. Alternatively, you can contact me via [https://twitter.com/Frittmann Twitter]. Sorry, I don't do Facebook. If I don't know the answer to your question, I'll tell you that straight away, and will then do some research to try to find an answer for you.}}
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{{User:Augur_./box|Transport|[[File:augurs-affordable-accomodation-200x200.png|left|80px|Augur's Affordable Accomodation (West Auckland)|link=Augur's_Affordable_Accomodation_-_West_Auckland]]As mentioned above, I live in West Auckland. I will be traveling daily into the conference by car. I will have room for up to 6 other people in my 7-seater vehicle, and would be interested in car-pooling / ridesharing. If you live nearby Great North Road and would like a lift to/from the conference each day, please let me know on my [[User_talk:Augur_.|talk page]]. A donation towards petrol costs would be appreciated. Please see [https://www.google.co.nz/maps/search/hotels+and+motels+near+Henderson,+Auckland/@-36.8745556,174.6343055,15z this map] of hotels and motels close to where I live, which I could visit to collect/drop off delegates.}}
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* Receive block theory
{{User:Augur_./box|What I'll be doing at LCA2015|I expect to be spending most of my time during lca2015 hiding away in the NOC, monitoring the wiki, adding content, helping with wiki editing questions, and providing a two-way link between the wiki and other social media, such as Twitter and IRC. Any interesting info I find about LCA on social media might end up on the wiki, and anything important I find on the wiki might end up on social media. I've also offered to operate the {{TwitterMe|LCANetworks}} account on behalf of the other NOC people, providing them with feedback from Twitter.
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* Get your head around the software; fldigi & spectrograms
Apart from that, I'm interested in attending the [[Personal Crypto & Security BOF|Personal Crypto & Security]], [[TinFoilHats]] and [[keysigning|Keysigning Crytoparty]] BoFs, and the opening presentations and [[Open_Source_for_Humanitarian_Tech_Miniconf#mh|Sahana]] presentation at the [[Open Source for Humanitarian Tech Miniconf]]. I'd also like to learn more about [http://www.annodex.org/events/lca2015_mmm/index.php/Main/Schedule#dn MediaGoblin] during the [http://www.annodex.org/events/lca2015_mmm Multimedia Miniconf]. So much to see, so much to do! Ooh, gotta go check out [[User:Vik Olliver|Vik Olliver]]'s presentation on Friday about 3D printing, as well! I'd love to have a play with the Arduino stuff too, but can't really afford to participate in such activities so close after Christmas. Anyway, I need to reserve some time for my volunteer duties during the conference.}}
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* Build!
{{User:Augur_./box|Social Media|I'm active on social media, and you can follow me on any of these services...
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{{TwitterMe|frittmann}} (I'm on here a lot)<br>
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=== 13:20-15:00 Tx + Build session ===
{{GooglePlusMe|114399581202017238336}} (not that I use it much)
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* Regulations
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* Transmitter blocks and Modulation schemes
 +
* Understanding what modes the OpenRadio can send
 +
* Build!
 +
 
 +
=== 15:40-17:15 OpenRadio Lightning talks ===
 +
 
 +
* Paul Warren - Open amateur transceivers
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* Don Wallace - Where do these radio frequencies come
 +
from and how do I get to use them?
 +
* Kim Hawtin - RF in and RF out, your first antennas
 +
 
 +
== OpenRadio Miniconf registrations ==
 +
 
 +
Good morning all,
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
As part of the registration you are booking a seat and a kit for the OpenRadio miniconf.
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
The whole day will be devoted to building the understanding the kit.
 +
As we have limited seats, please order only one kit.
 +
 
 +
Extra kits will be made available after the conference.
 +
 
 +
Because of the time lines, we will be ordering kits in advance and will deliver them directly at the miniconf.
 +
 
 +
To register please head to Davids site;
 +
  http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?page_id=3780#cart
 +
 
 +
For further information please email me at;
 +
  vk5fj@wia.org.au
 +
 
 +
 
 +
== OpenRadio Miniconf Call for Presentations at LCA2015 ==
 +
=== Submission Dates ===
 +
 
 +
Sunday 14th December 2014: Deadline for submissions
 +
Sunday 21st December 2014: Announcements of selected proposals
 +
Monday 12th January 2015: Open Radio Miniconf
 +
 
 +
=== 'No pressure' policy ===
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
=== Commitment to Diversity ===
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
=== Suggested Presentation Topics ===
 +
 
 +
Any topic which is related to both radio and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Open Radio Miniconf.
 +
 
 +
Some ideas include:
 +
 
 +
* Hardware for SDR
 +
* Software for SDR
 +
* Protocols over the air
 +
* Digital voice
 +
* Understandning data modes
 +
* Encoding and Decoding data
 +
* Logging data or voice
 +
* Positioning
 +
* Radio direction finding
 +
* Here's a cool thing I did with my SDR
 +
* Take a look at my new modem for digital modes
 +
* Simple data links with cheap radio chips
 +
 
 +
=== Presentation Format ===
 +
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).
 +
 
 +
=== Need some help? ===
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
=== Code of Conduct ===
 +
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
 +
 
 +
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).
 +
 
 +
=== Presenter Responsibilities ===
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
=== How to Submit Proposals ===
 +
 
 +
Please submit your proposal(s) by email Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au
 +
We encourage you to submit multiple proposals if you have multiple ideas.
 +
 
 +
72,
 +
 
 +
Kim VK5FJ
 +
Open Radio Miniconf Net Operator
 +
 
 +
== Attendees ==
 +
 
 +
Please add a page for yourself and link it here so we can get an idea of numbers and notify you of updates.
 +
 
 +
* Name - Callsign, if you have one
 +
* Kim Hawtin, VK5FJ
 +
* [[User:George Patterson|George Patterson]] VK3FADQ
 +
* [[User:Peter Chubb|Peter Chubb]] VK2FPC (will be multiplexing with Kernel miniconf)
 +
* [[User:Paul Warren|Paul Warren]] VK1ATP
 +
* [[User:Peter Howard|Peter Howard]]
 +
* Amitay Isaacs
 +
* Peter Lawler
 +
* [[User:Nathan Willis|Nate Willis]]
 +
* Andrew Mc (buildathon, then various)
 +
* [[User:Gabriel Noronha|Gabriel Noronha]]
 +
* [[User: Joshua Scott|Joshua Scott]]
 +
* [mailto:mike.carden@gmail.com Mike Carden] VK1MC
 +
* Josh Mesilane, VK3XJM
 +
* Bob Edwards
 +
* Simon Paterson
 +
* Michael Wheeler
 +
* Geordie Millar
 +
* Giovanni Moretti - ZL2GX
 +
* [[User: Jack Moffitt|Jack Moffitt]]
 +
 
 +
== Aims ==
 +
 
 +
This will be the second Open Radio Miniconf, this time part build-a-thon, part lightning talks.
 +
 
 +
There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;
 +
 
 +
1) Build an understanding of radio and build an SDR transceiver to cover an ISM band and the HAM HF bands.
 +
 
 +
2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx
 +
 
 +
3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
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]).
 +
 
 +
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].
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
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.

Revision as of 19:42, 5 January 2015

< Main Page < Programme < Miniconfs


Miniconf Program

Here is the draft of the program for the miniconf. No doubt we will change the build sessions around a little bit. Also we hope to add a few more lightning talks closer to the day.

10:40-12:15 OpenRadio Introduction + Build session

  • Intro to OpenRadio
  • Groking the building blocks
  • Intro to through hole and surface moung soldering
  • Build!

10:40-12:20 Rx + Build session

  • Receive block theory
  • Get your head around the software; fldigi & spectrograms
  • Build!

13:20-15:00 Tx + Build session

  • Regulations
  • Transmitter blocks and Modulation schemes
  • Understanding what modes the OpenRadio can send
  • Build!

15:40-17:15 OpenRadio Lightning talks

  • Paul Warren - Open amateur transceivers
  • Don Wallace - Where do these radio frequencies come

from and how do I get to use them?

  • Kim Hawtin - RF in and RF out, your first antennas

OpenRadio Miniconf registrations

Good morning all,

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.

As part of the registration you are booking a seat and a kit for the OpenRadio miniconf.

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.

The whole day will be devoted to building the understanding the kit. As we have limited seats, please order only one kit.

Extra kits will be made available after the conference.

Because of the time lines, we will be ordering kits in advance and will deliver them directly at the miniconf.

To register please head to Davids site;

 http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?page_id=3780#cart

For further information please email me at;

 vk5fj@wia.org.au


OpenRadio Miniconf Call for Presentations at LCA2015

Submission Dates

Sunday 14th December 2014: Deadline for submissions Sunday 21st December 2014: Announcements of selected proposals Monday 12th January 2015: Open Radio Miniconf

'No pressure' policy

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.

Commitment to Diversity

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.

Suggested Presentation Topics

Any topic which is related to both radio and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Open Radio Miniconf.

Some ideas include:

  • Hardware for SDR
  • Software for SDR
  • Protocols over the air
  • Digital voice
  • Understandning data modes
  • Encoding and Decoding data
  • Logging data or voice
  • Positioning
  • Radio direction finding
  • Here's a cool thing I did with my SDR
  • Take a look at my new modem for digital modes
  • Simple data links with cheap radio chips

Presentation Format

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).

Need some help?

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.

Code of Conduct

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

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).

Presenter Responsibilities

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.

How to Submit Proposals

Please submit your proposal(s) by email Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au We encourage you to submit multiple proposals if you have multiple ideas.

72,

Kim VK5FJ Open Radio Miniconf Net Operator

Attendees

Please add a page for yourself and link it here so we can get an idea of numbers and notify you of updates.

Aims

This will be the second Open Radio Miniconf, this time part build-a-thon, part lightning talks.

There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;

1) Build an understanding of radio and build an SDR transceiver to cover an ISM band and the HAM HF bands.

2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx

3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.

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.

Mark VK5QI has decided that his experience with the Tayloe mixer with I&Q as used in the SoftRocks is firm ground on which to build. He has been inspired by some new SSB project by NT7S, using a newly available DDS, the multiple output SI5351. Completing the picture, the controller is the well known Arduino, designed by Massimo Banzi (check the recent soldersmoke podcast #165).

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 FLDIGI or building the GNU Radiostack.

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.

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.