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== Open Radio Miniconf Call for Presentations at LCA2015 ==
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Frequently Asked Questions about the conference
=== Submission Dates ===
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Sunday 14th December 2014: Deadline for submissions
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Sunday 21st December 2014: Announcements of selected proposals
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Monday 12th January 2015: Open Radio Miniconf
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=== 'No pressure' policy ===
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=General Questions about the conference=
The Open Radio Miniconf is a low-pressure event, and we strongly encourage anyone who has an idea for an radio-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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==Is there a Code of Conduct?==
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Yes. 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.
  
=== Commitment to Diversity ===
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==Can I get a one day ticket?==
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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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".
  
=== Suggested Presentation Topics ===
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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.
  
Any topic which is related to both radio and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Open Radio Miniconf.
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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.
  
Some ideas include:
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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.
  
* Hardware for SDR
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=Stuff at the conference=
* Software for SDR
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== What do the Symbols on my Badge mean? ==
* Protocols over the air
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TODO: We should copy this page - http://www.lca2010.org.nz/wiki/BadgeDefinitions
* Digital voice
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* Understandning data modes
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* Encoding and Decoding data
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* Logging data or voice
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* Positioning
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* Radio direction finding
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* Here's a cool thing I did with my SDR
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* Take a look at my new modem for digital modes
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* Simple data links with cheap radio chips
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=== Presentation Format ===
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Presentations will be 'lightning talks' session with multiple 5-15 minute mini-presentations. Ideally we would like to see proposals for longer lightning talks, you can also 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 Open Radio Miniconf, we'd be very happy to talk it through with you to help you develop it further. Email Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au or ping him at @vk5fj on Twitter to start the conversation.
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=== Code of Conduct ===
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Anyone presenting at the Open 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 Open Radio 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 Amateur Radio enthusiasts 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 Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au
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We encourage you to submit multiple proposals if you have multiple ideas.
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Kim VK5FJ
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Open Radio Miniconf Net Operator
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== Attendees ==
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Please add a page for yourself and link it here so we can get an idea of numbers and notify you of updates.
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* Name - Callsign, if you have one
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* Kim Hawtin, VK5FJ
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* [[User:Peter Chubb|Peter Chubb]] VK2FPC (will be multiplexing with Kernel miniconf)
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* [[User:Paul Warren|Paul Warren]] VK1ATP
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[http://lca2015.linux.org.au/images/Talks/OpenRadio.jpeg]
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[file ../images/Talks/OpenRadio.jpeg]
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=== Aims ===
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This will be the second Open Radio Miniconf, this time part build-a-thon, part lightning talks.
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There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;
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1) Build an understanding of radio and build an SDR transceiver to cover an ISM band and the HAM HF bands.
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2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx
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3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.
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That might not sound like a lot, but we still have a big challenge to complete the second goal. The third is obviously ongoing and we hope to be able to help facilitate new works on the ISM and HAM bands.
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Mark VK5QI has decided that his experience with the [http://www.norcalqrp.org/files/Tayloe_mixer_x3a.pdf Tayloe mixer] with [http://www.qsl.net/zl1wtt/I&Q.htm  I&Q] as used in the SoftRocks is firm ground on which to build. He has been inspired by [http://nt7s.com/2014/06/a-prototype-for-a-si5351-based-ssb-rig/ some new SSB project by NT7S], using a newly available DDS, the multiple output [https://www.adafruit.com/search?q=SI5351&b=1 SI5351]. Completing the picture, the controller is the well known [http://arduino.cc/en/Main/arduinoBoardNano Arduino], designed by Massimo Banzi (check the recent [http://soldersmoke.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/soldersmoke-podcast-165-arduinos.html soldersmoke podcast #165]).
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So moving forward the second prototype is currently on the workbend at Marks QTH. The software stack, while complex can be simplified to using existing applications like [http://w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html FLDIGI] or building the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Radio GNU Radio][http://gnuradio.squarespace.com/ stack].
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Following on the the how in the now, we need to look forward. Thinking about the existing protocols, the current ways of encoding data on the wire and over the air, we are aiming to approach the design of new over the air protocols.
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We are currently working through the materials for the build-a-thon. Once we are happy with them we will update this page and put an announcement here.
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Revision as of 11:19, 19 November 2014

Frequently Asked Questions about the conference

General Questions about the conference

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes. 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.

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