[Linux-aus] LCA2018 venue: which UoT Sydney campus?

harry wwc harrywwc at yahoo.com.au
Tue Oct 17 15:00:43 AEDT 2017

not in anyway meant as a criticism of the LCA team.

As the period of the conference is during the UTS summer break, I am
surprised that there was no approach to the UTS Housing to let some of
their space. This could have potentially been a cheap option for
out-of-towners, and a way for UTS-H to earn a few bucks over a usually
quiet period of the year.

I only mention this (all be it too late) because other conferences I
have attended (even as far back as the early 1990's - anyone remember
DECUS in Auckland?) have had similar arrangements.

Kind regards,

On 17 October 2017 at 14:41, Ewen McNeill via linux-aus
<linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au> wrote:
> Hi Bruce,
> On 17/10/17 12:29, Bruce Crawley wrote:
>> I can confirm that the conference is indeed being held at the main UTS
>> campus in Broadway. [CB01 and nearby] We have updated the venue page
>> overnight to add some clarity: https://linux.conf.au/about/venue/
> Thanks for this detail, and thanks to the people who replied on list /
> offlist.  I booked an apartment last night, for both weeks, which I'm told
> is "just the other side of Broadway" from the UoT Broadway Campus, so it
> seems to have all worked out.
>> Overnight we have also finally updated the accommodation page with some
>> details of what we have been able to procure from nearby hotels. More
>> information can be found here: https://linux.conf.au/attend/accommodation/
> I'd encourage anyone else waiting on booking accommodation to look there --
> it's (now) got the detail I was looking for when I did my LCA registration,
> including some block bookings for nearby hotels (the non-LCA-booking-code
> hotel room space at nearby hotels is already looking a bit scarce and/or
> expensive at this "peak summer" time).
> For future LCA teams reference, even if you can't get hotel information up
> by "registration open" time, it'd be very helpful if (a) an indication of if
> there'll be LCA-discount codes / student accommodation available or "fend
> for yourself, good luck", (b) a decent "measure to this" location for
> planning what is "nearby", and (c) an approximate ETA for when more
> information will be available.  Attendees travelling from overseas/out of
> town may well be waiting on booking flights (as I was) until they've figured
> out accommodation options (and thus are able to do the "there/not there that
> day saves half the airfare juggle -- one night at "rack rate" in many nearby
> hotels in Sydney on some of the nights is more than 1/3rd of my round trip
> airfare).
> Ewen
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