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The seventh annual (except for the year we couldn't be bothered to get up for breakfast) unprofessional delegates networking session will be running on Tuesday evening.  
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== Queer BoF ==
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This BoF is for any folk who identify as Queer, LGBT, polyamorous/non-monogamous etc., or any allies or friendly, interested people. Let's catch up for lunch somewhere. I ([[User:Mattcen+lca2016@gmail.com|Matt]]) haven't got a venue in mind yet, but figure setting a meeting time is a good start!
  
* '''When''': Tuesday night (when the PDNS is on). We'll be there by 6; food will probably start being edible between 6:30 and 7. (Unless you're a werewolf, of course.)
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If you feel comfortable doing so, please drop your name and perhaps a way to contact you down below so we know vaguely how many to expect.
* '''Where''': [https://goo.gl/maps/i36iDMb8sNS2 Eastern Beach Reserve], just before the Beach House.
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* '''What''': As is traditional, a barbecue! We'll be selling barbecued food and soft drinks.
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** '''Food''': Barbequed food, with both carnivore and herbivore options, probably wrapped in a bread product. Possibly some sort of salad. We'll see. $5/head.
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** '''Soft Drink''': Coke, Coke Zero, Solo, Lemonade. $1/can.
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** '''Alcohol''': '''Strictly BYO only'''; selling alcohol is in contravention of various state and city laws, and we're too pretty for jail. Note that Geelong City Council laws do not permit alchol consumption after sunset — try to plan to be done about 8:40. (You can always move on elsewhere, of course.)
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** All (any?) profits will benefit the conference charity: [https://givewhereyoulive.com.au/ Give Where You Live].
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= Attendance =
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Last year in Auckland this BoF was a purely social gathering, and this worked well, so I intend to run it in a similar fashion this time.  Considering our beachfront location, this will include a mix of self-catered beach lunches (Bring sunscreen! Weather-dependent.) and nearby cafe visits, and if interest is there, some evening bar/restaurant visits.  For those that didn't attend last year, this is a great way to make friends - around 30 people attended last year. I'm still in touch with several of the people I met on this BoF over the last few years, so I would highly recommend coming along.
  
Please add your name so that we know how much food to buy. If you are vegetarian or vegan, please add a '''(V)''' or some other note below so that we buy enough vegetarian food!
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'''Volunteer requested:''' I'm hoping a local (or at least someone with prior visits to the area) can assist us in selecting suitable nearby cafes/bars that we could take the group.
  
# [https://twitter.com/chrisjrn Christopher Neugebauer] (runs the UnPDNS, but refuses to acknowledge it)
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=== Scheduled Events ===
# [https://twitter.com/LGnome Adam Harvey] (will probably be collecting money)
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* Monday Lunchtime - first meet and lunch.  12.20pm - Location: Cnr of Smythe Street and Gheringhap Street, out the front of the conference building. Look for me: https://twitter.com/mattcen/status/693926494679097345.
# [https://twitter.com/theskorm Michael Wheeler](will probably eat food and stuff)
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# [https://twitter.com/glasnt Katie McLaughlin] (bracket note goes here)
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See [https://www.google.com/maps/place/6+Gheringhap+St,+Geelong+VIC+3220,+Australia/@-38.1441061,144.3587659,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x6ad416a792135f9b:0xd6ed994fd597e70|Google maps] for location.  (Feel free to replace with open street map link if you want)
# [https://twitter.com/JackScottAU Jack Scott]
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# [https://twitter.com/lathiat Trent Lloyd]  
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== Attendees ==
# Simon Green
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# Glenn McIntosh
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* [[User:Mattcen+lca2016@gmail.com|Matthew Cengia]]
# [https://twitter.com/sridhardha Sridhar Dhanapalan]
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* [[User:Dhawke@oss.co.nz|Dan Hawke]]
# Paul Bone
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* [[User:Pwarren@pwarren.id.au|Paul Warren]]
# [https://twitter.com/jaimekristene Jaime Schmidt] ( & Arthur & Oliver - baby & Jasmine)
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* Chris Neugebauer
# Evan McLean (pithy comment redacted)
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* [[User:jessica@itgrrl.com|Jessica Smith]]
# [https://twitter.com/popcorncx Stephen Edmonds] (happy to wield implements)
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* Grace Nolan
# Bernard Blackham
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* Yinette Hodge
# [https://twitter.com/rstuart85 Ryan Stuart] (will be recruiting people for the [[Interval Training BoF]])
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* Jacinta Richardson
# [https://scriptforge.org/faulteh Scott Bragg]
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* [[User:PuZZleDucK@gmail.com|Ben Minerds]]
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* mollydb
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* Cameron Tudball
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* [[User:kiirani@gmail.com|Kennedy Skelton]]
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* Josh Deprez
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* [https://twitter.com/LGnome Adam Harvey]
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* [https://twitter.com/ceralena Cera Davies]
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* Andreas Frisch (sorry i missed the monday bof meeting)
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== Safe Space ==
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Although I ([[User:Dhawke@oss.co.nz|Dan]]) have never known of any issues in previous years, prevention is always better than cure.  We welcome people whether or not they identify with the "Queer" tagline, including our straight allies.  Please remember, you may encounter people in minority groups that you do not identify with, so be polite, and treat everybody with respect.  I will identify myself to the group at the beginning of each meet, and you are at any time welcome to speak to me if you are feeling uncomfortable, or if there is anything happening that you do not believe is keeping with the idea of a Safe Space.  Feel free to ask me ([[User:Dhawke@oss.co.nz|Dan]]) to step outside or send me an SMS if you do not wish to bring something up in front of the group.
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Also keep in mind that not everybody in the group may wish for their identification to be published widely, so please ask permission before taking photos, tagging people on social media, or including names in articles or blog posts.
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=== Pronouns ===
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Please be encouraged to ask people what their preferred pronouns are.  Someone appearing femme might not identify with "she/her", and someone appearing masculine might not identify with "he/him".  It's okay to make mistakes, but given this is a safe space, help others feel safe by being inclusive in your language.
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== More Information ==
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Queer is a reclaimed word used as an umbrella term to describe our rainbow family identities that includes Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Takatapui, Fa’afafine, Fakaleiti, Pansexual, Asexual and Gender Queer.
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Feel free to get in touch with either [[User:Mattcen+lca2016@gmail.com|Matthew]] or [[User:Dhawke@oss.co.nz|Dan]] with any questions.
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Queer BoF

This BoF is for any folk who identify as Queer, LGBT, polyamorous/non-monogamous etc., or any allies or friendly, interested people. Let's catch up for lunch somewhere. I (Matt) haven't got a venue in mind yet, but figure setting a meeting time is a good start!

If you feel comfortable doing so, please drop your name and perhaps a way to contact you down below so we know vaguely how many to expect.

Last year in Auckland this BoF was a purely social gathering, and this worked well, so I intend to run it in a similar fashion this time. Considering our beachfront location, this will include a mix of self-catered beach lunches (Bring sunscreen! Weather-dependent.) and nearby cafe visits, and if interest is there, some evening bar/restaurant visits. For those that didn't attend last year, this is a great way to make friends - around 30 people attended last year. I'm still in touch with several of the people I met on this BoF over the last few years, so I would highly recommend coming along.

Volunteer requested: I'm hoping a local (or at least someone with prior visits to the area) can assist us in selecting suitable nearby cafes/bars that we could take the group.

Scheduled Events

See maps for location. (Feel free to replace with open street map link if you want)

Attendees

Safe Space

Although I (Dan) have never known of any issues in previous years, prevention is always better than cure. We welcome people whether or not they identify with the "Queer" tagline, including our straight allies. Please remember, you may encounter people in minority groups that you do not identify with, so be polite, and treat everybody with respect. I will identify myself to the group at the beginning of each meet, and you are at any time welcome to speak to me if you are feeling uncomfortable, or if there is anything happening that you do not believe is keeping with the idea of a Safe Space. Feel free to ask me (Dan) to step outside or send me an SMS if you do not wish to bring something up in front of the group.

Also keep in mind that not everybody in the group may wish for their identification to be published widely, so please ask permission before taking photos, tagging people on social media, or including names in articles or blog posts.

Pronouns

Please be encouraged to ask people what their preferred pronouns are. Someone appearing femme might not identify with "she/her", and someone appearing masculine might not identify with "he/him". It's okay to make mistakes, but given this is a safe space, help others feel safe by being inclusive in your language.

More Information

Queer is a reclaimed word used as an umbrella term to describe our rainbow family identities that includes Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Takatapui, Fa’afafine, Fakaleiti, Pansexual, Asexual and Gender Queer.

Feel free to get in touch with either Matthew or Dan with any questions.


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