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=== Volunteers ===
*Soup nazi, bringer of firewood, organiser of minions, killer of millipedes
See 2012 Camp for last year's info.
What it is
Let's put a whole heap of computer nerds in one place for a weekend and see what happens! We'll make sure there's (guaranteed dial-up speed) internet, the rest is up to the people attending. Lanning will definitely happen, but there will also be some people there who are doing hardware/software hacking and coding. Besides that, it's just a great chance to meet some like-minded people and network.
- tech talks
- project groups developing something (ideally, but probably not)
- lake games
- rock band
More information on the Camp Internet connection is available.
Start on the afternoon of Friday, July 19th. Stay Saturday and Sunday, and then leave Monday morning. This is during semester break and should be convenient for most people.
Camp Leschenaultia near Chidlow. http://www.camplesch.com.au/
What to bring
- sleeping bag + pillow
- computer + non-surge protected powerboard
- headphones with cable slack
- inter-meal snacks
- drinks (we provide tea, coffee and water but anything else is up to you) (please be sensible)
- earplugs if you're a light sleeper
- clothes for 3 days
- clothes, toiletries, and all that other crap that you need to survive for 2 days (you smell, don't forget deodorant)
- munchies for between meals
- SNES games
- probably more to add here...
All meals will be catered for, except Monday morning breakfast.
- Friday dinner: pasta with sauce/pesto, garlic bread
- Saturday breakfast: weetbix/nutri-grain/corn flakes, baked beans, toast with butter, orange/apple juice, yoghurt?
- Saturday lunch: BBQ (sausage, bun+butter, beer onions, tom sauce, mustard, bbq sauce)
- Saturday dinner:
- Sunday breakfast: bacon, fried eggs, toast with butter+spreads, two types of juice
- Sunday lunch: BLT wraps (lettuce, tomato, bacon (2pp), mayo, burrito)
- Sunday dinner: pea+ham soup with bread + butter, butter chicken with rice
- Monday morning: leftovers or people get breakfast themselves
- Tea, coffee and milo available at all hours
- Total Cost per person for meals: $
- Note everything is included in the cost
Dorms, $25 per person per night. So we are aiming for at least 25 people. The capacity of the venue is 80, and it's slightly cheaper if we have more than 50 people.
The total cost per person for the camp is $115. Past experience tells us that few university students are prepared to pay that much, even though it includes all food. As we have done in previous years, UCC plans to subsidise the cost for its members down to $80.
- Sam Moore, matches AT ucc DOT asn DOT au
- Andrew Gozzard, gozzarda AT ucc DOT asn DOT au
- Soup nazi, bringer of firewood, organiser of minions, killer of millipedes
Some booking terms can be found at http://www.camplesch.com.au/bookings.html
Numbers attending must be confirmed by July 7th so that catering can be organised.
- Internet - having it on two separate plans. Means that we can't use up our entire internet quota with one rouge machine that has been overlooked.
- Having dja who knew good squid rules.
- Antenna: good setup, well waterproofed, but difficult to take down. Want an omni-directional antenna next year (if hspa+ uses multiple towers like I think it does).
- Food was good, though overcatered
- Venue was good overall
- Fire was good++
Millipedes were good Get Surface Spray
- Power at venue very good
- Cool room must be turned on at the fuse box
- Bringing our own knives was a very smart move, as the ones at the camp were pretty blunt. Bring a sharpening steel next year.
- Had enough space to do a dedicated table for games and dedicated console games area
- Heathred worked really well, though we needed more pre-tested servers
- Network was solid thanks to much pretesting, and having a separate routing server worked well (as it did in 2011)
- Abalone was a very good move and meant we had a local server
- Game variety was good
- Tech talks good
- Getting people to help with meals
- We had a rule; "no computers at meal times" that worked really well. It encouraged conversation and ensured people helped with meals
- Marshmallows were good and we ended up much much banter occuring around the fire as a result
- Having a projector permanently setup from start was really good, but we needed to pick a spot that wasn't right below a skylight
- Good getting people to bring own power board
- Scholarships for fresher attendees sponsored by some oldguard (Coxy and Lionel)
- When buying food: take at least three people to the shops with two cars. It makes life much easier. Ensure you have an eski with ice or car fridge for the meat (we had chicken go bad in 2012 just on the trip from Perth)
Good having a huge salad bowl that can be put out with dinners - you just make it once and then put it out with every meal. Needed more variety in the salad though. Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Capsicum
- Garlic bread was good
- Keeping meal/club food in cool room and individual stuff in fridge worked well
- Making sure we knew how to light the oven WELL before the meal. Those ovens are a nightmare to light because the piezos don't work.
- Having a separate dining area meant we could set up, eat and clean up without being around the computers
- Outside meals were good when possible - reduced the amount of cleaning up and we got to sit in the sun.
- Didn't have too much music, but it was good to have while setting up
- Having a DC server on abalone worked well
- Tables set up in an oval was fairly good, but not tolerant of more than 25 people. Good to have gaps in circle
- Having plenty of spare parts - mouse, keyboards
- Staggered arrivals of people so we had people who came late can pick up whatever things we had forgotten
- Budgeting well beforehand and planning where to buy stuff.
Advertising - there was plenty in Cameron Hall but very little around the guild and the university Sell tickets at GigaLAN
Don't run a combined camp again - it's not worth the effort. They can attend if they want, but they don't get any input into the camp. Too bad if it clashes with one of their events - we only had two CASSAns attend this year, and nobody from ComSSA We aren't
- We needed more tea towels. The 4 we had couldn't dry fast enough and got pretty dirty
Don't do pizza again - too time consuming, and too hard to serve because it can't all be put in the oven at once and served at once. Ok
Make soup beforehand and freeze Who is good at making soup?
- Bring more teaspoons. The camp has like, 2
- Bring knife sharpener
Tech talks were thrown together at last minute See [SZM]
- Shorter tech talk to start
Bring smaller wood for indoor fire. The wood that's there is nearly impossible to split. Smaller wood at petrol stations [BOB] to provide trailer load of split jarrah
Needed beanbags or a couch. There's plenty of chairs, but nothing to lounge on. Beanbags +1, assuming no millipedes
We need a good free-standing screen + projector stand [SAS] may have a stand that works
Scholarship advertising + deadlines needs to be improved See Coxy and Lionel
- Projector screen placement - don't put it under a skylight
Call place we're buying the meat from the night before, tell them what we want, and get them to freeze it. We completely cleaned out Woolworths of chicken and bacon this year and ended up paying more because of it. Place an order in the week for Friday, then pick up
- Frozen bag veges suck. Get real ones, or don't get veges.
- Salad needed more than two ingredients, and dressing
- Fun tip, lasagna gets thinner when you cook it - 2.1kg lasagna is barely big enough for 9 serves. Cater for more!
- BAN surge protected powerboards
- Get people to check headphone cord length
- Must wake people to frak theme. Mario was insufficiently torturous.
- Probably didn't need a dedicated music server
- Need a couple of extra spaces so there is a little choice on where to sit
- Make camptenna easier to put up and take down. Don't put it up in the dark
- Ensure that the people with essential cables+parts will arrive early
- Don't overcater. We had lotsa leftovers!