Although not an official social event of the Conference, Birds of a Feather - or BoFs as they are known - allow Delegates to meet around a particular topic or interest. BoFs usually occur during lunchtime, or after the main Conference presentations for the day.

Remember that BoF sessions are part of, and therefore, the code of conduct applies.

In particular, BoF topics and discussions must be suitable for all attendees of the conference, including those aged 12 and up, and may not unwarrantedly exclude people based on age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.


  • Create a wiki page under this page for your BoF
  • Add your BoF to the schedule below
  • Room allocation will happen closer to the conference or during the conference so keep an eye on this page


Monday 6:30pm (after LA AGM):

  • OSIA BoF, meet up outside the Plenary hall by the tables, we'll see who turns up and find a venue. For OSIA members and people interested in what we're up to
  • Blue Hackers, discussing depression and mental health.

Tuesday 12:20pm (lunch):

  • NCSS/CCSS/UUSCSS Alumni - meet up outside Plenary Hall

Wednesday 12:20pm (during lunch):

  • Perl BoF, Venue: Wellington Room 1, covering all things Perl
  • Elastic BoF, y'know, for search! (Tasman Room B/C)
  • FLOSS Foundations, Those interested FLOSS Foundations
  • CNC and Linux, CNC experiences Making things including CNC machines. Meet near rego desk

Thursday 7am (before breakfast):

Thursday 12:20pm (during lunch):

Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm

Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm

Friday 10:40AM - 11:25AM

Wellington Room 2

Friday: 11:35–12:20

Wellington Room 2

Friday: 12:20 - 13:20

Friday: 13:20–14:05

Wellington Room 2


Saturday: 10:30-11:30

Unscheduled sessions:

List your BoF page here if you haven't decided on a schedule yet!

During sessions


  • Queer BoF, an all-welcome social meetup catering towards all members of the Queer/LGBTQ and allies community.




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