This page provides all the information that people need regarding Fedora's presence at LinuxConf Australia 2011.
linux.conf.au is one of the world's best conferences for free and open source software.
UPDATE: 19/1/2011 - LCA will be going ahead in spite of the Brisbane floods. The Open Day venue has been affected, an alternative venue is yet to be determined.
When and Where
In 2011 LCA is going to be held in Brisbane, from the 24th - 29th January, at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) - Gardens Point Campus.
Please add yourself to the list below if you want to attend.
|#|| FAS Name &
|1||Luke Martinez||No||yes||Friday Morning||Sunday Evening||Pending Sponsorship|
|2||Heherson Pagcaliwagan||Yes||yes||23 Jan||31 Jan||Plane tickets to be purchased by Max Spevack|
|4||Caius 'kaio' Chance||yes||yes||local||local|
|5||Dennis Gilmore||yes||No||13 Jan||28 Jan||Fedora Release Engineering|
Volunteer Schedule (feel free to swap amongst yourselves)
Travel & Accommodation
- Luke is travelling from Adelaide to Brisbane with the following cost estimates: $130 adelaide to brisbane (apprx.) $120 brisbane to adelaide (apprx.) $150 two nights accommodation. A total of $400 for the event.
- Herson (pending approval) will be travelling from Manila to Brisbane with plane cost of $1025 (18Nov) and visa cost of $105. An LCA ticket costs an additional $375 bringing the total to $1505. Will probably need help with accomodation once approved but I've not planned that far ahead yet.
- Izhar (pending approval) will be travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast with plane cost of AUD609(20Nov), and approximately AUD100 for Gold Coast to Brisbane on train. LCA ticket costs AUD375 which means a total of AUD1084. Probably need help with accommodation too, and fine with any place which comfortable enough to sleep in a sleeping bag.
- Kaio (pending approval) is located in Brisbane who only need AUD$375 for LCA ticket.
The Open Day details are as follows:
Date: Saturday, 29 January 2011
Time: 9am - 5pm (10am-4pm for attendees not stall holders)
- At the Fedora stall these are some of the planned activities:
- One Laptop Per Child display: history, development, impact, etc
- Live USB Creator: getting people to bring their USBs and installing Fedora 14 onto them
- Fielding general questions about Fedora and Red Hat (announce that Red Hat hiring)
- Handing out Fedora 14 CDs, RHEL and Fedora brochures
- Take down contact details of people interested in receiving updates onto a spreadsheet
- Quiz: Answer some questions, get some prizes! (from swag section)
- Interactive space (separate from the stall):
- OLPC: letting people have a go on an XO running Sugar - possibly have competitions between several XOs?
- Cheese: let people take pictures of themselves (wearing a Fedora!) and add effects, email to themselves
- Decoration for the stall:
- Fedora pull-up banner
- 'Red Hat is hiring' banner
- Red Hat and Fedora table cloths
- Your beautiful selves
At this stage we haven't finalised all the details, and we're still welcoming suggestions for further activities. Please email suggestions to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Live USB Creator
ISO of Fedora 14, download from here: http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/14/Live/i686/Fedora-14-i686-Live-Desktop.iso (save it somewhere you can remember, you'll need it later)
# yum install liveusb-creator
- Format USB
As liveusb-creator doesn't like partitions other than fat32 it is good idea to format the usb stick before using liveusb-creator. After you insert usb stick check its ID
# less /var/log/messages
Check if your stick got auto mounted
# mount (look for /dev/sdb1)
Unmount your usb stick if mounted
# umount /dev/sdb1
Format sdb1 to vfat parition
# mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1
- Make live usb
Go to applications->system tools->fedora usb creator. Click Browse under "Use existing Live CD" and locate ISO file you downloaded. Make sure your target device is /dev/sdb1
Click "Create Live USB"
Fedora-14-i686-Live-Desktop.iso selected Verifying filesystem... Verifying ISO MD5 checksum ISO MD5 checksum passed Extracting live image to USB device... Wrote to device at 6 MB/sec Setting up OLPC boot file... Installing bootloader... Complete! (0:02:23)
- Stall booking confirmed
- Volunteer schedule
- OLPCs procured (1 from Brisbane, 3 being shipped)
- Red Hat swag procured (various Brochures on RHEL 6, Red Hat caps, mints, travel adaptors, pens, keyrings)
- Additional swag
- Fedora 14 media: 1500 being shipped into Brisbane office from Harish Pillay
- Red Hat and Fedora table cloths: designs have been sent to printer
- Fedora flyers: LCA committee unable to print, facilities damaged. Will print from Red Hat
- Instructions on using Live USB Creator: Tomas
- FAQ sheet for volunteers: Cheryn to arrange
- Bring laptops for stall: Cheryn, Lana and Thomas
- Spread the word for people to bring their USB sticks to Open Day. Spam avenues- during the conference, blogs, mailing lists, LCA event page, etc: Everyone
- Set up competitions/ activities using multiple OLPC machines
There is interest among attendees in actually pursuing a FAD after the event. Check FAD @ Brisbane 2011 for details.