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If you're travelling to Australia from overseas, we've put together some handy information to help make your journey a smooth one.
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== Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions ==
  
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Although not an official social event of the Conference, Birds of a Feather - or BoFs as they are known - allow Delegates to meet around a particular topic or interest. BoFs usually occur during lunchtime, or after the main Conference presentations for the day.
  
==Weather==
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==== Instructions ====
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Edit the table below to claim a BoF, and provide a way for people to contact you.
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''Rooms will be added later.'' See also: [[mw:Help:Tables|Table Markup Help]].
  
Australian summers are hot. You '''must''' wear sunscreen, and remain hydrated. At a rough guide, you will need to drink at least 2 litres of water per day during summer.
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|+Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions
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!
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!Monday 1st Feb
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!Tuesday 2nd Feb
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!Wednesday 3rd Feb
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!Thursday 4th Feb
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!Friday 5th Feb
  
==Quarantine restrictions==
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|-
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! Early birds
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06:00
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<!-- Mon -->
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| [[Running BoF]]
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[[Interval Training BoF]]
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<!-- Tue -->
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| [[Running BoF]]
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[[Interval Training BoF]]
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<!-- Wed -->
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| [[Running BoF]]
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[[Interval Training BoF]]
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<!-- Thu -->
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| [[Running BoF]]
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[[Interval Training BoF]]
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<!-- Fri -->
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| [[Running BoF]]
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[[Interval Training BoF]]
  
Australia has some of the strongest quarantine laws in the world. '''You cannot bring fresh fruit, meats, animal products and many other items into the country'''.
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|- style="background-color: #f2f2f2;text-align:center;"
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! 09:00
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| Opening
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| scope="row" colspan="4" |Keynote Speakers
  
For more information, see [http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/passports-and-travel/customs-and-quarantine Australian customs and quarantine information].
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|-
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! Morning Tea
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10:00—10:40
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<!--Mon-->
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|Session
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|Session
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|Session
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|Session
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|Session
  
==Mobile Phone and SIM Cards==
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The main providers of Phone service is Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.
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|- style="background-color: #f2f2f2;text-align:center;"
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|scope="row" colspan="6" | Regular Schedule
  
This sim card is available at local coles stores (like the coles supermarket nearby in the city) [https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Coles+Supermarkets/@-38.146301,144.3633849,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd8a01c36cc1d8807?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZhY60oL_KAhXiF6YKHQufDk4Q_BIIbjAK]
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|-
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!Lunch Break
Appears to provide 800mb data, and lasts for 10 days. More info [http://www.coles.com.au/our-range/our-products/coles-mobile?gclid=CLjj4aiev8oCFZCUvQodWFEH8g]
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12:20—13:20
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|[[Queer BoF]]
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<!--Tue-->
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|[[Perl BoF]] [[Autonomous Robots BoF]]
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|[[Emacs BoF]]
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|Session
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|Session
  
If you're a 2degrees (New Zealand) customer you can buy roaming data packs ($10 for 300MB or $15 for 500MB); [http://roam.2dm.co.nz/ details here].
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|- style="background-color: #f2f2f2;text-align:center;"
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|scope="row" colspan="6"|Regular Schedule
  
Optus at the international airport terminal can hook you up with a sim card for your trip.
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|-
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!Afternoon Tea
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15:00—15:40
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|Session
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|Session
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|Session
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|Session
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|Session
  
==Australian and Victorian laws==
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|- style="background-color: #f2f2f2;text-align:center;"
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|scope="row" colspan="5" |Regular Schedule
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|[[Lightning_talks|LightningTalks]] & Closing
  
===Drink driving===
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Australia has very strict drink driving laws. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration is 0.05 and this is strictly policed.
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!Evening
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17:20—
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|[[Ingress BoF]] (Room #1 - does this need a room? maybe just a meeting point)
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[[Libre Instant Messaging and Social Media BoF|Libre IM & Social BoF]] (Room #2)
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|[[Keysigning bof|Keysigning BoF]]
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|[[Kerbal BoF]]
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|[[Parallelism and Concurrency BoF]]
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<!--Fri-->
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|Session
  
===Liquor===
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The legal age of majority in Australia is 18 years.
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|- style="background-color: #f2f2f2;text-align:center;"
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!18:00—
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|[[LA AGM]]
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|[[Professional Delegates Networking Session (PDNS)|PDNS]]
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|[[Penguin Dinner]]
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|[[Speakers' Dinner]]
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|[[EFA Drinks]]
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|}
  
===Same sex couples===
 
While same sex marriage is not legal in Australia, society and most businesses are very tolerant and welcoming of same sex partners.
 
The [http://linux.conf.au/register/code_of_conduct Conference Code of Conduct] is designed to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment.
 
  
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Unscheduled sessions:
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* Sphero
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* Exploding kittens
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Revision as of 08:24, 1 February 2016

Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions

Although not an official social event of the Conference, Birds of a Feather - or BoFs as they are known - allow Delegates to meet around a particular topic or interest. BoFs usually occur during lunchtime, or after the main Conference presentations for the day.

Instructions

Edit the table below to claim a BoF, and provide a way for people to contact you. Rooms will be added later. See also: Table Markup Help.

Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions
Monday 1st Feb Tuesday 2nd Feb Wednesday 3rd Feb Thursday 4th Feb Friday 5th Feb
Early birds

06:00

Running BoF

Interval Training BoF

Running BoF

Interval Training BoF

Running BoF

Interval Training BoF

Running BoF

Interval Training BoF

Running BoF

Interval Training BoF

09:00 Opening Keynote Speakers
Morning Tea

10:00—10:40

Session Session Session Session Session
Regular Schedule
Lunch Break

12:20—13:20

Queer BoF Perl BoF Autonomous Robots BoF Emacs BoF Session Session
Regular Schedule
Afternoon Tea

15:00—15:40

Session Session Session Session Session
Regular Schedule LightningTalks & Closing
Evening

17:20—

Ingress BoF (Room #1 - does this need a room? maybe just a meeting point)

Libre IM & Social BoF (Room #2)

Keysigning BoF Kerbal BoF Parallelism and Concurrency BoF Session
18:00— LA AGM PDNS Penguin Dinner Speakers' Dinner EFA Drinks


Unscheduled sessions:

  • Sphero
  • Exploding kittens

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


Birds of a Feather sessions (BoFs)
Autonomous Robots Emacs Ingress Interval Training Kerbal Keysigning Libre Social Media Parallelism Perl Queer Running Taswegian Bibleopoly