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Frequently Asked Questions about the conference
  
== '''Linux.conf.au 2015 Partner's Programme''' ==
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=General Questions about the conference=
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==Is there a Code of Conduct?==
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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.
  
'''Welcome! '''
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==Can I get a one day ticket?==
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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".
  
== Partner’s Programme Itinerary ==
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==What are Miniconfs?==
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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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==I'm not a programmer, should I attend?==
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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.
  
'''Monday January 12th:'''
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== Can I get assistance with my VISA application ==
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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.
  
8:45am - Official Maori Welcome @ Auckland University.  
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=The Schedule=
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==Is the schedule final==
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With LCA the schedule is always somewhat fluid so bookmark the on-line schedule on your smart phone or tablet.
  
10:30am - On the bus and away to the Maritime Museum.  
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==Can I get an iCAL or similar of the schedule?==
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There is an experimental ical feed at http://linux.conf.au/schedule/ical
  
1pm - Lunch on the Navigator Outrigger (an above ground Hāngi).  
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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.  
  
And for the afternoon a cruise up the Viaduct on the TE AURERE.
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=Stuff at the conference=
 
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== What do the Symbols on my Badge mean? ==
 
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TODO: We should copy this page - http://www.lca2010.org.nz/wiki/BadgeDefinitions
'''Tuesday January 13th:'''
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9:30am - Meet at the University to catch the bus for Auckland's Museum Of Transport And Technology (MOTAT).
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1:30pm - A wander in the beautiful Western Springs Park.
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'''Wednesday January 14th:'''
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8:30am - Meet at the University to catch the bus for the Rangitoto Island Volcanic Tour.
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1:30pm - Return to the University for lunch and with plenty of time to prepare for the Penguin Dinner.
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'''Thursday January 15th:'''
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9:30am - Meet at Auckland University for a tour of Mount Eden and Eden Garden.  
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12:30pm - Returning for lunch at Auckland University.
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This afternoon is “free range”. You can wander Auckland’s CBD and shops, hang out in the University or join a group for a Day Spa Experience at The Langham Hotel.
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We have secured a special offer at The Chuan Spa at The Langham.
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For NZ$200 and one and a half hours you will receive:
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* A head massage
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* A full facial
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* A back massage
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* Champagne
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This package is normally valued at $350.
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Numbers are limited (up to 8) so interested Partner’s Programme Attendees need to book and pay LCA2015 by December 10.
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'''Friday January 16th:'''
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9am - This morning there is a choice:
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Butterfly Creek (appropriate for younger children)
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Rainbow's End* (appropriate for older children)
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(*) We need input from the Partner’s Programme Attendees by December 15 to secure spots for the preferred morning activity.
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A Picnic lunch will be at the venue.
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Revision as of 13:23, 5 January 2015

Frequently Asked Questions about the conference

General Questions about the conference

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes, the short version is "Be Awesome". Refer 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.

Can I get a one day ticket?

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".

What are Miniconfs?

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.

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

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.

The Schedule

Is the schedule final

With LCA the schedule is always somewhat fluid so bookmark the on-line schedule on your smart phone or tablet.

Can I get an iCAL or similar of the schedule?

There is an experimental ical feed at http://linux.conf.au/schedule/ical

The Venue

What parking options are there at the Venue?

The building we are using at the University of Auckland (OGGB) has a 5 level 1000 park carpark in the basement. General parking rates apply.

Stuff at the conference

What do the Symbols on my Badge mean?

TODO: We should copy this page - http://www.lca2010.org.nz/wiki/BadgeDefinitions