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Frequently Asked Questions about the conference
 
  
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== Local running/walking club/events ==
  
=General Questions about the conference=
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=== YMCA Marathon running club ===
==Is there a Code of Conduct?==
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* Website http://www.ymcamarathon.org.nz/
Yes, the short version is "Be Awesome". Refer [https://linux.conf.au/cor/code_of_conduct Code of Conduct on the Conference Website]. All attendees are expected to adhere to the code of conduct, with the goal being that all attendees will enjoy themselves.
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* Runners: Every Sunday from 7am. Get there by 6:45am for the 7am start.
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* Walkers: According to the website the walkers don't start till 26 Jan. 
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* Starts from YMCA gym at the corner of Pitt St + Greys Ave. Map on the website or https://plus.google.com/100792633212715020109/about?hl=en
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* Note: There's also a YMCA hostel nearby but it isn't the same building.
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* Check the website for for more details. You run at the pace you're comfortable with. Fastest pace is sub 4:30/km down to 7:00/km pace. Distance is 21 - 33kms depending on who sets the route that day.
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* It is free to join in for 2 - 3 times before they ask you to consider joining the club.
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* If you bring a bag with a change of clothes + towel, you can use the showers after the run (or my friend runs home to get his shower there).
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* The club secretary knows there may be some tourists joining in around lca2015 week.
  
==Can I get a one day ticket?==
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===  Domain 10k run ===
No. Tickets are only sold for the entire five days of conference. We strongly encourage people to attend all days to not miss out of talks, social events and the "hallway track".
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* Webpage: http://www.ymcamarathon.org.nz/events/summer-10k-series/
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* 10km, 6km, 3km for runners & walkers.  
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* When: Every Thursday during the summer daylight saving period:
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** Series 2: Thursday 15 January 2015 to Thursday 02 April 2015
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** Walkers start at 5:30 PM, runners start at 6:00 PM
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* This is at Auckland Domain, which is almost next door to the conference centre. Google+ page for Auckland Domain: https://plus.google.com/108214945342883534590/about?hl=en&gl=nz The Band rotunda is where the map is marked for Auckland Domain when I view the map from the google+ page.
  
==What are Miniconfs?==
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=== Park Run at Cornwall Park ===
The first 2 days of the conference (Monday and Tuesday) are devoted to Miniconfs. They are each devoted to a specific topic and run by organisers (rather than the main conference) for a whole day in one of the lecture theaters. Except for those that require special equipment you can attended and of them as part of your registration and switch between them during the days. Schedules and more details of each Miniconf is published on the website.
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* Webpage: http://www.parkrun.co.nz/cornwall/
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* Free 5km run every Sat morning starting at 8am
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* The Band Rotunda is close to the Green Lane Rd W entrance. http://www.cornwallpark.co.nz/flash/map.html + click on Band Rotunda to see where it is.
  
==I'm not a programmer, should I attend?==
 
Yes. The majority of the attendees are not fulltime programmers. Each session at the conference has 5-6 talks and these are arranged so that there should be something for everyone in each session. If you are unsure what to attend the talks that are predicted to be the most popular will be sceduled towards the left of the programme in the largest rooms.
 
  
== Can I get assistance with my VISA application ==
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== Events ==
As a volunteer run conference linux.conf.au in unable to offer a letter of invitation to our speakers. Under NZ immigration rules as speakers are not being paid to attend a professional conference you should be able to attend under a visitors visa.
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=The Schedule=
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=== 24th Annual Wharf2Wharf fun run at Waiheke Island on 17 Jan 2015 ===
==Is the schedule final==
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* Courses are 25k, 13K, 12K and 5K.
With LCA the schedule is always somewhat fluid so bookmark the on-line schedule on your smart phone or tablet.
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* Website: http://wharf2wharf.co.nz/
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* There's a special ferry run from CBD to the Island in time for the start of the race. 
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* Read the fine print etc. The ferry terminal is within walking distance from conference venue.
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* Auckland Ferry Terminal on the map https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Auckland+Ferry+Terminal/@-36.842346,174.767238,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x1d00ef62249bcde0
  
==Can I get an iCAL or similar of the schedule?==
 
There is an experimental ical feed at http://linux.conf.au/programme/schedule/ical
 
  
=Social Events=
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=== Ironman 70.3 Auckland ===
==Can I get a ticket for the Speakers Dinner==
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* Date: 18 January 2015 6:15am start
Speakers Dinner tickets are reserved for main conference program speakers, mini-conf organisers and our keynote speakers. We are unable to extend speaker privileges to the mini-conf speakers.
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* [http://www.ironmanauckland.com/ Website www.ironmanauckland.com] , [https://www.facebook.com/IRONMAN703AKL Facebook] and [https://twitter.com/IM703Auckland Twitter @IM703Auckland]
 
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* Note: even if you're not participating, be aware that there'll be special event related road closures and parking restrictions.
==Can I get a ticket for the Professional Delegates Networking Session==
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All Professional Delegates, Speakers and Mini-Conf organisers get free entry to the PDNS event.
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==Can I by extra or late tickets for the Penguin Dinner==
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Yes. Please contact Rego Desk or send an email to contact@lca2015.linux.org.au
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=The Venue=
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==What parking options are there at the Venue?==
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The building we are using at the University of Auckland (OGGB) has a 5 level 1000 park carpark in the basement. General [https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/campus-parking-options.html parking rates] apply.
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=Stuff at the conference=
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== What do the Symbols on my Badge mean? ==
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Talk to other people to find out - it's exciting to learn and socialize!
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TODO: We should copy this page - http://www.lca2010.org.nz/wiki/BadgeDefinitions
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Revision as of 14:31, 6 January 2015

Local running/walking club/events

YMCA Marathon running club

  • Website http://www.ymcamarathon.org.nz/
  • Runners: Every Sunday from 7am. Get there by 6:45am for the 7am start.
  • Walkers: According to the website the walkers don't start till 26 Jan.
  • Starts from YMCA gym at the corner of Pitt St + Greys Ave. Map on the website or https://plus.google.com/100792633212715020109/about?hl=en
  • Note: There's also a YMCA hostel nearby but it isn't the same building.
  • Check the website for for more details. You run at the pace you're comfortable with. Fastest pace is sub 4:30/km down to 7:00/km pace. Distance is 21 - 33kms depending on who sets the route that day.
  • It is free to join in for 2 - 3 times before they ask you to consider joining the club.
  • If you bring a bag with a change of clothes + towel, you can use the showers after the run (or my friend runs home to get his shower there).
  • The club secretary knows there may be some tourists joining in around lca2015 week.

Domain 10k run

Park Run at Cornwall Park


Events

24th Annual Wharf2Wharf fun run at Waiheke Island on 17 Jan 2015


Ironman 70.3 Auckland