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== Astronomy Miniconf Call for Presentations - LCA2015 ==
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<strong>Welcome to the Linux.conf.au 2015 wiki</strong>
  
The Astronomy Miniconf is a one-day stream at LCA2015 focused on the use of Linux and open source technologies in professional and amateur astronomy. The Astronomy Miniconf will be held on the second day of miniconfs, Tuesday 13th January, 2015.
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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.
  
This is a Call for Presentations (CfP) for the Astronomy Miniconf 2015. We are seeking presentations from conference attendees who would like to share their astronomy-related work, projects, and hobby projects with the LCA community.
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If you are attending LCA2015 the feel free to add and share information here for the benefit of all delegates.  
  
Please circulate this CfP widely among your open source and astronomy networks to help us reach the widest number of prospective speakers possible.
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To use this wiki, please [[Special:Userlogin|login]] using your ID from http://linux.conf.au<br/>
  
== Submission Deadlines and Dates ==
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Saturday 1st November, 2014: CfP opens
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==About Linux.conf.au==
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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]]
  
'''Sunday 23rd November (11:59pm), 2014: Deadline for submissions'''
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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
  
Monday 1st December, 2014: Announcement of proposals selected
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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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==Accommodation==
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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]]
  
'''Monday 5th January, 2015: Deadline to submit presenter slides/notes for review'''
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==At the Conference==
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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]] -
  
Tuesday 13th January, 2015: Astronomy Miniconf!
 
  
== 'No pressure' policy ==
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== Social stuff ==
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* [[Events at the conference]]
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* [[Unprofessional Delegates Networking Session]]
  
The Astronomy Miniconf is a low-pressure event, and we strongly encourage anyone who has an idea for an astronomy-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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==Other stuff==
  
== Commitment to Diversity ==
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* [[Maps]]
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* [[Job Board]]
  
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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== 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 astronomy and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Astronomy 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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* Showcasing your backyard astronomy pictures captured or processed with open source tools
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* A brief demonstration of a cool or interesting astronomy application that runs on Linux
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* Sharing info about your life as a sysadmin managing a high-performance computing cluster in an astronomical research facility
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* A tutorial on post-processing of astronomy photos using open source tools
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* Sharing your work on creating simulations of galaxy formation
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* Anything interesting, cool, or unusual related to astronomy and open source
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In addition to presentations from LCA2015 delegates, we are working to source a small number of presentations from New Zealand-based professional astronomers to discuss the open source aspects of their work.
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== Presentation Format ==
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Presentations will be a mix of 20 minute and 45 minute time slots, with a ‘lightning talks’ session with multiple 5-10 minute mini-presentations. Lightning talks do not require a proposal, you can 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 Astronomy Miniconf, we’d be very happy to talk it through with you to help you develop it further. Email Jessica Smith at [mailto:jessica@itgrrl.com?Subject=Help%20with%20LCA2015%20Astronomy%20Miniconf%20submission jessica@itgrrl.com] or ping her at [https://twitter.com/itgrrl @itgrrl] on Twitter to start the conversation.
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== Code of Conduct ==
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Anyone presenting at the Astronomy 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 Astronomy 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 professional astronomers 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 to Jessica Smith at [mailto:jessica@itgrrl.com?Subject=LCA2015%20Astronomy%20Miniconf%20submission jessica@itgrrl.com].
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We encourage you to submit multiple proposals if you have multiple ideas.
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Revision as of 11:07, 16 November 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 the 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

Other stuff

Photos and Video from the conference

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