It’s that time of year again. This year LCA is being held in Geelong, and as such will require train travel, which is awesome. 😀
I’ll be flying in to Melbourne on Sunday the 31st of January, on flight VA 1321. I’ll arrive in Melbourne city just after midday, and my plan is to catch the 14:10 VLine train to Geelong. While in Geelong I’ll be sharing an apartment at Vue Apartments with a couple of friends. I generally stay in the university accommodation (where there is likely to be a high density of fellow LCA attendees), but this year the university accommodation is well out of the CBD, making it much less convenient than Vue.
Returning from Geelong, my plan is to catch an afternoon train from Geelong to Southern Cross on Saturday the 6th. I’ve pencilled in the 12:52 service, but this will probably depend on who else is travelling that afternoon and when they’re going. My flight back to Hobart is that evening, VA 1332 at 19:40. I love that flight this time of year; with the late sunset and generally good weather, you’re almost certain to get amazing views.
I’m already looking forward to a number of the talks:
- Chris Neugebauer on conference outreach and inclusion.
- Adam Harvey on non-cryptographic hashing.
- Paul Fenwick on machine ethics.
- Michael Cordover on law and technology.
- Tom Eastman on making security decisions.
- Andrew Tridgell on rocket planes and helicopters (which I can already see as the most-attended talk of the conference).
It’s shaping up to be another great best-week-of-my-year (as I always tell people LCA is).