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This page is used to plan and coordinate regarding the Osmocom Developer Conference 2014

= Osmocom Developer Conference 2014 =

Ths Osmocom Developer Conference 2014 ([wiki:OsmoDevCon2014]) is an event '''by project members for project members'''.
As such, the primary audience is people who have been contributing to the project.

It is '''not targetted at users'''.

Attendance requires registration (see below) and notification of acceptance. There number of participants
is limited to about 20.


'''The date has not been settled yet, at some point in Q1/2014'''. We'll likely again do Thursday through Sunday,
to ensure people with regular day jobs don't have to take off four but only two days.

Time: We will '''start at 10am''' in the morning, will take '''lunch break from 1pm to 3pm''' and have an open
end at night. We have a key to IN-Berlin to come and go as we please.


In the rooms of [ IN-Berlin e.V.], Lehrter Str. 53, 10557 Berlin, Germany, the Universe.

The meeting / seminar / conference room at IN-Berlin is located on ground floor and has windows facing east.
In front of those windows is a road + sidewalk which is directly in north-south direction,
i.e. it ''may'' be possible to set up some (GPS, Thuraya, etc.) antennas on the sidewalk, if required.
Some kind of pole+stand is required, though.


The format of this workshop is not formal lectures/talks. It's more like "guided discussions", i.e. there are
topics and each topic will get an "owner" who should introduce the topic and lead the discussion related to it.


(if you want to attend, please add your name below ASAP, no later than December 31, 2013):

=== Requested ===
1. chemeris
1. kluchnikov
1. dburgess00

=== Confirmed ===
1. laforge
1. zecke


TBD. We will get one key to the rooms and will be permitted access 24 hours per day.

We intend to start at 10am on Thursday, and finish around 5pm on Sunday.

=== Talks/Discussions ===

=== Workshop / Hacking ===

=== Avoiding dehydration during the day ===

IN-Berlin has a fridge with a selection of cold beverages (lemonades, club mate, water, beers) available to be purchased
at extremely low prices (about 1 EUR / bottle). There are tea and coffee-making facilities. They also carry some candy-bar
type snacks. There are several supermarkets within walking distance from the venue, if you'd like to bring your own.

=== Lunch ===

Lunch catering will be brought into IN-Berlin every day. Sponsoring for this will be provided by [ sysmocom GmbH].

=== Dinner ===

Last year there were some complaints that dinner was not organized. Even if there is no sponsoring, it would have been useful to
at least have some reservations. We will take this recommendation and organize something.


=== Airports ===
Berlin has two active airports during OsmoDevCon2014: Tegel (TXL) and Schoenefeld (SXF). TXL is closer to the venue.

=== Train ===

You can take long distance trains to ''Berlin Hauptbahnhof'' (main station), which is only 15mins walking (or 3 bus stops) from the venue.

=== Public Transport ===

Check for maps, fares, etc.

=== Car ===

There is some public parking in Lehrter Str., where IN-Berlin is located, but it is quite crowded. Parking your car might
not be easy, but not as bad as at C-Base last year.


Berlin has tons of options, from very cheap to plush and expensive. Pick your favourite.

The closest low-end option in walking distance (about 7 mins) is the [ A&O Hostel Berlin-Hauptbahnhof].

A more expensive alternative within 15 minutes of walking is [ Motel One Berlin-Hauptbahnhof]

Spectrum License

We will again apply for an experimental license for two ARFCN (GSM 1800).



Video recordings Who brings what kind of equipment/supplies? ||Qty||Description||Who|| ||-||Coffee, Coffee Filters||laforge|| ||-||Milk (for coffee)||laforge|| === Technical Equipment ===
Qty Description Who
3 power strips with 10 outlets laforge
1 Fan-less 16-port Ethernet switch for main table laforge
plenty Ethernet cabling in various length laforge
1 Duct Tape laforge
TODO * Find date / confirm with IN-Berlin * Reservations and/or catering for Dinner