FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for OSDC 2014

Here we’ll answer some of your frequently queries, and some others that we anticipate you’ll be curious about. We will of course update this page the more questions we get, so if it’s not here then feel free to ask as a comment.

Q: How do I submit a paper proposal?

A: We recommend that you first read Jacinta Richardson’s advice on how to submit a paper, then see our Call For Papers for more details.

Q: Are any other events planned around the main conference this year?

A: OSDC 2014 is going to be a busy conference from first thing Tuesday morning until late Thursday evening, with more workshops and open goodness on the Friday and possible other events in the area on the Saturday. If you have an idea for doing something at the conference, please do let us know and we'll see if it fits.

Q: What dates should I fly in and out?

A: OSDC 2014 is going to be a busy conference from first thing Tuesday morning (4th Nov) until late Thursday evening (6th Nov), with more workshops and open goodness on the Friday (7th Nov) and possible other events in the area on the Saturday (8th Nov). We suggest that you arrive on Monday (3rd) and fly home again on the Saturday (8th) or Sunday (9th) in order to properly enjoy all of the planned events and soak up the good Queensland weather! Better yet, see if your family can hop in

Q: How do I get around locally?

The new tram (light rail) called G:Link is now operating on the Gold Coast, making local transport for OSDC attendees easy. The conference venue is right on the route. See the G:link website for route, timetable and pricing information.

Q: What is OSDC?

A: OSDC stands for Open Source Developers Conference. People creating and/or utilising Open Source technology come to this conference to talk and learn about how this area is, well, developing. Everyone from amateurs, dabblers, and hardcore coders, hardware gurus, educators and students are welcome to this event, and we hope they’ll all enjoy it too.

Q: When is OSDC 2014?

A: Apart from 2014, it will be held from the early morning of Tuesday 4th November, to the late evening of Thursday 6th November, with more workshops and open goodness on the Friday 7th November and possible other events in the area on the Saturday 8th Nov.

Q: I have been selected as a speaker, will OSDC pay for my transport and accommodation?

A: Unfortunately, as OSDC is a completely not-for-profit conference, we do not have the funds to cover transport and accommodation for lots of people. We may be able to acquire funding for some very special instances.

If you have any other questions, please comment below.

Cheers, 

The OSDC 2014 Organisers

The OSDC 2014 team is dedicated to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming conference environment for everyone. We have a code of conduct to clearly outline our expectations. Our goal is to create a safe and harassment-free conference experience for all involved, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language or text editor.