Open Day

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Open Day is the perfect holiday event for families, students and young people to play with great technologies and learn about Open Source. You'll find over 40 exhibitions, talks, competitions and meet some great people and projects along the way. We have a wonderful line-up of technologies including movie making, 3D virtual gaming, robots, solar panel cars, segways and digital music exhibitions just to name a few. This is a day for you to get your hands dirty with some of the best technologies available today!

Although the day is free, you will need to register for free food and your chance to win one of several prizes. Please see the very bottom of the page to register.

  • experience the wonder and fun of Linux and Open Source

    learn about robots, music, movies, gaming and more

    participate in the greatest technical community on the planet

    Most importantly, meet the people behind the technology

Where, when, how much?

  • Where: Mathews Pavilions (E24) - University of NSW, Kensington

    When: 3pm - 8:00pm Thursday the 18th January, 2007 with prizes being announced at 7pm

    Cost: Free

    Food: Dinner and drinks will be available at 6pm

    Freebies: The first 100 registered visitors will receive a free bag with goodies! There will also be other giveaways at the stands from information, software and other goodies.

    Poster: Download the event poster (optimised for printing)

    Contact: Pia Waugh on pia@linux.org.au or call for details at 0400 966 453

    Register! Register at the bottom of this page to reserve your free food and your chance to win a prize on the night!

What's on show?

The Demos

There will be about 40 exhibits total. Please make sure you check it prior to attending. Final schedule details will be posted on January Wednesday the 17th. Meanwhile below is the venue map and all the confirmed exhibits. Check it out and also the talk schedule to ensure you have a fantastic Open Day at linux.conf.au! Remember, every demo has Open Source involved, so you can go home and use the software yourself, or even get involved in a project if it really takes your fancy.

Table Number

Demo description

Community Tables

1

Virtual Reality

2

Solar Panel Car - NICTA, CSE and ERTOS

Sponsors

3

Hewlett Packard

4

IBM - Linux on POWER / Playstation 3 (jointly presented with Terrasoft Solutions)

Community Tables

5

Blender 3D - Make your own animations!

6

A fridge computer - earn the Freddo Frog! - NICTA, CSE and ERTOS

7

Visualisation demo - NICTA, CSE and ERTOS

8

Debian Linux - Peter Lieverdink and Andrew McMillan

9

Fedora Linux Demo

10

Digital Audio display - Denis Crowdy

11-12, 14 & 15

Open Source & Gaming - Play games, see cool hardware and find out about how well you can dance! Includes Open Source games, dance mats and the GP2X open gaming platform - Tim Ansell

13

Digital graphics showcase with Inkscape - Andy Fitzsimon

16

The One Laptop Per Child project and demo - See this special world changing technology up close and person, for the first time in Australia - Jim Gettys & Chris Blizzard

17

Wesnoth gaming - an Open Source conquest style game - Rusty Russell

Sponsors

18

Babel

19

Intel

20

Google

21

Catalyst

22

Trolltech

23

Novell

24

Red Hat

25

University of NSW Computer Science & Engineering education table and NICTA

Community Tables

26

Constellation - Rachel and Jeremy Fitzhardinge

27

Open Office

28

Albatross: Open UAV Project

29

Podcasting for everyone!

30

MythTV demo

31

Embedded Open Source demo

32

Linuxchix booth

33

Open Source Geospatial Foundation

34

Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Au

35

RepRap

36

Home made rockets and satellites

37

The local USW Student Computer Science organisation

38

Linux Australia

39

The Sydney Linux User Group

40

How to build your own Open Source Segway

* Note number 18 and 19 are swapped on purpose in this list for brevity.

The Talks

Time

Talk description

Speaker

3:00

Welcome

Pia Waugh

3:15

Open Source Gaming

Tim Ansell

3:25

Making a podcast with FOSS

Jono Bacon and James Purser

3:35

Changing the world with OLPC

Chris Blizzard

3:45

Virtual reality showcase

Wayne Piekarski

3:55

Digital graphics showcase

Andy Fitzsimon

4:10

Study options at UNSW

Brad Hall

4:20

Make your own plane at home

John Stowers and Hugo Vincent

4:30

LoCo Teams - Crazy about Ubuntu

Melissa Draper

4:40

Digital music and Open Source

Denis Crowdy

4:50

Open Source Geospatial Foundation

Tim Bowden & Cameron Shorter

5:00

Break

5:10

Qtopia Green Phone

Rhys Weatherley

5:20

Intel embedded

Tariq Shureih

5:30

Fedora

Josh Wulf

5:40

Home made rockets (of the flying variety)

Bdale Garbee & Keith Packard

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