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Page of resources for miniconf organisers and presenters at miniconfs
  
  
== Location ==
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=== [http://linux.conf.au/programme/presenter_faq Presenters FAQ] ===
[[Venue#National_Institute_of_Creative_Arts_and_Industries_.28NICAI.29 | NICAI Workshop + presentation room]]. For the purposes of programme below, the following are location labels used.
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* NICAI Workshop - This refers to room 129 on level 1.
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* Presentation room 311 - This refers to presentation room 311 above the NICAI workshop on level 3
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== Aims ==
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=== lca2015 logos ===
  
This will be the second Open Radio Miniconf, this time part build-a-thon, part lightning talks.
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[http://lca2015.linux.org.au/wiki/File:LCA_2015_logo-xparent.png lca2015 logo on transparent background],
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[http://lca2015.linux.org.au/wiki/File:LCA_2015_logo-reverse.png lca2015 logo in reverse], and
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[http://lca2015.linux.org.au/wiki/File:LCA_2015_logo-reverse-xparent.png lca2015 logo in reverse + transparent background]
  
There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;
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Links above are to the page with the image. We're not displaying images here as we don't want them loading each time visit this page. Please don't change the links above to display the images on this page. Thanks
  
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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=== Links to lca2015 website or wiki ===
  
2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx
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When linking to any page on the lca2015 website or wiki, please use <nowiki>http://lca2015.linux.org.au/</nowiki> instead of <nowiki>http://linux.conf.au/ </nowiki>.  <nowiki>http://</nowiki> instead of <nowiki>http://</nowiki> and <nowiki>lca2015.linux.org.au instead of <nowiki>linux.conf.au</nowiki> 
  
3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.
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This ensures links will continue to work in future, when the wiki + website is archived. At some point later in 2015 linux.conf.au will be used as the url for lca2016 conference.
  
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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website: <nowiki>http://lca2015.linux.org.au/</nowiki> or wiki <nowiki>http://lca2015.linux.org.au/wiki</nowiki>.  
  
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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Example:  
  
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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The Astronomy miniconf wiki page, please use <nowiki>http://lca2015.linux.org.au</nowiki>/wiki/Astronomy_Miniconf  instead of <nowiki>https://linux.conf.au/wiki/Astronomy_Miniconf</nowiki>
  
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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URL for Monday's schedule <nowiki>http://lca2015.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/monday</nowiki> instead of <nowiki>https://linux.conf.au/programme/schedule/monday</nowiki>
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Abstract <nowiki>http://lca2015.linux.org.au/schedule/30081/view_talk?day=monday</nowiki> instead of <nowiki>https://linux.conf.au/schedule/30081/view_talk?day=monday</nowiki>
  
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.
 
  
== Miniconf Programme ==
 
  
Here is the draft of the program for the miniconf. No doubt we will change the build sessions around a little bit. Also we hope to add a few more lightning talks closer to the day.
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=== Slide Lint ===
  
=== 10:40-10:50 OpenRadio Miniconf Welcome ===
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* 2 versions: Web called [http://slidelint.net/ slidelint site] and command line, called slidelint.
Location: '''Presentation room 311'''
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* Both by Tim 'mithro' Ansell.
  
=== 10:40-12:20 OpenRadio Introduction + Build session ===
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* Slidelint site:
Location: '''NICAI workshop'''
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** Newer + better version than slidelint.
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** No installations required.
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** [http://youtu.be/io9P5fZdqcE Tim's lightning talk at PyconAu 2014]. First 1:25 is on slidelint site.
  
* Intro to OpenRadio
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* Slidelint:
* Grokking the building blocks
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** [http://lists.lca2015.linux.org.au/pipermail/chat/2014-December/000042.html Info] why it was created, how to install + use.
* Intro to through hole and surface mount soldering
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** [http://youtu.be/1bkbyfP--BM lca2014 lightning talk on slidelint]
* Receive block theory
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* Build!
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=== 13:20-15:00 Tx + Build session ===
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* GitHub for [https://github.com/mithro/slidelint slidelint] and [https://github.com/timvideos/slidelint_site slidelint site].
Location: '''NICAI workshop'''
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* Regulations
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=== Web based lightning talk timer ===
* Get your head around the software; fldigi & spectrograms
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* Tim Ansell's web based lightning talk timer http://lightningtimer.info/ or http://lightningtimer.cc/ or http://lightningtimer.io/ 
* Transmitter blocks and Modulation schemes
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* [https://github.com/mithro/lightningtimer GitHub] page has info on how to use it.
* Understanding what modes the OpenRadio can send
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* Build!
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=== 15:40-17:15 OpenRadio Lightning talks ===
 
Location: '''Presentation room 311'''
 
  
* Paul Warren - Open amateur transceivers
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=== About the AV Systems in-room ===
* Don Wallace - Where do these radio frequencies come
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from and how do I get to use them?
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* Kim Hawtin - RF in and RF out, your first antennas
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* Q&A Panel
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== [http://openradio.net.au/index.php/Main_Page Open Radio Wiki]  ==
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We are using the University of Auckland's facilities for this, which are all very modern and widely compatible with the majority of systems. We are taking both SD and in some cases HD feeds, to enable the recording and streaming requirements of the presentations.
  
== Attendees ==
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All speakers must have their own laptop to present on. If you do not have one or have an unexpected issue, please liaise with the NOC-AV team and we can probably help you (by exception).
  
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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Please expect to provide a VGA output. The Native Resolution of the system is 720p (1280x720).  Other resolutions are likely to work, but these are not officially supported by the AV team.  Experience to-date suggests most standard video resolutions will work OK, but YMMV.
  
* Name - Callsign, if you have one
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There is an analogue audio (3.5mm) jack available for guest connections if you require the sound of your PC to be heard in the room on the PA system.  Each room has a lecturn (goose-neck) Mic, at least one lapel radio mic and at least one handheld radio mic. Please use the Microphones and the audio inputs etc, to ensure your audio is captured for the stream and for the recordings.
* Kim Hawtin, VK5FJ
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* [[User:George Patterson|George Patterson]] VK3FADQ
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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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* [[User:Peter Howard|Peter Howard]]
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* Amitay Isaacs
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* Peter Lawler
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* [[User:Nathan Willis|Nate Willis]]
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* Andrew Mc (buildathon, then various)
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* [[User:Gabriel Noronha|Gabriel Noronha]]
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* [[User: Joshua Scott|Joshua Scott]]
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* [mailto:mike.carden@gmail.com Mike Carden] VK1MC
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* Josh Mesilane, VK3XJM
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* Bob Edwards
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* Simon Paterson
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* Michael Wheeler
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* Geordie Millar
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* Giovanni Moretti - ZL2GX
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* [[User: Jack Moffitt|Jack Moffitt]]
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* [[User: Jason Lewis|Jason Lewis]]
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* [[User:Nick Bannon|Nick Bannon]]
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* Mark Foster ZL1VMF is on the LCA2015 Org team and will try to come by and say hello as time permits :-)
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* Russell Steicke
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There is a document camera available in each room, which can be used to show hard-copy, tablet/phone screens or other physical hardware items for presentation purposes.
 
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== OpenRadio Miniconf registrations ==
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Good morning all,
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So now would be a good time to open up the registration for the OpenRadio MiniConf. This is also a good time as a reminder that the CfP for the miniconf will be closing on the 14th of December.
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As part of the registration you are booking a seat and a kit for the OpenRadio miniconf.
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Since this is our first build'a'thon at LCA we are setting a limit on seats to 30. We are aiming to dedicate enough time to each of the participants to complete the kit on the day.
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The whole day will be devoted to building the understanding the kit.
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As we have limited seats, please order only one kit.
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Extra kits will be made available after the conference.
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Because of the time lines, we will be ordering kits in advance and will deliver them directly at the miniconf.
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To register please head to Davids site;
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  http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?page_id=3780#cart
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For further information please email me at;
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  vk5fj@wia.org.au
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== OpenRadio Miniconf Call for Presentations at LCA2015 ==
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=== 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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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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=== Commitment to Diversity ===
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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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=== Suggested Presentation Topics ===
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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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Some ideas include:
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* Hardware for SDR
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* Software for SDR
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* Protocols over the air
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* Digital voice
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* Understanding 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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Latest revision as of 21:53, 11 January 2015

Page of resources for miniconf organisers and presenters at miniconfs


Presenters FAQ

lca2015 logos

lca2015 logo on transparent background, lca2015 logo in reverse, and lca2015 logo in reverse + transparent background

Links above are to the page with the image. We're not displaying images here as we don't want them loading each time visit this page. Please don't change the links above to display the images on this page. Thanks

Links to lca2015 website or wiki

When linking to any page on the lca2015 website or wiki, please use http://lca2015.linux.org.au/ instead of http://linux.conf.au/ . http:// instead of http:// and lca2015.linux.org.au instead of <nowiki>linux.conf.au

This ensures links will continue to work in future, when the wiki + website is archived. At some point later in 2015 linux.conf.au will be used as the url for lca2016 conference.

website: http://lca2015.linux.org.au/ or wiki http://lca2015.linux.org.au/wiki.

Example:

The Astronomy miniconf wiki page, please use http://lca2015.linux.org.au/wiki/Astronomy_Miniconf instead of https://linux.conf.au/wiki/Astronomy_Miniconf

URL for Monday's schedule http://lca2015.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/monday instead of https://linux.conf.au/programme/schedule/monday Abstract http://lca2015.linux.org.au/schedule/30081/view_talk?day=monday instead of https://linux.conf.au/schedule/30081/view_talk?day=monday


Slide Lint

  • 2 versions: Web called slidelint site and command line, called slidelint.
  • Both by Tim 'mithro' Ansell.

Web based lightning talk timer


About the AV Systems in-room

We are using the University of Auckland's facilities for this, which are all very modern and widely compatible with the majority of systems. We are taking both SD and in some cases HD feeds, to enable the recording and streaming requirements of the presentations.

All speakers must have their own laptop to present on. If you do not have one or have an unexpected issue, please liaise with the NOC-AV team and we can probably help you (by exception).

Please expect to provide a VGA output. The Native Resolution of the system is 720p (1280x720). Other resolutions are likely to work, but these are not officially supported by the AV team. Experience to-date suggests most standard video resolutions will work OK, but YMMV.

There is an analogue audio (3.5mm) jack available for guest connections if you require the sound of your PC to be heard in the room on the PA system. Each room has a lecturn (goose-neck) Mic, at least one lapel radio mic and at least one handheld radio mic. Please use the Microphones and the audio inputs etc, to ensure your audio is captured for the stream and for the recordings.

There is a document camera available in each room, which can be used to show hard-copy, tablet/phone screens or other physical hardware items for presentation purposes.