- Osmocom Developer Conference 2018
This page is used to plan and coordinate regarding the Osmocom Developer Conference 2018
NOTE: Our regular venue IN-Berlin is inside an evacuation area for a bomb defusing on Friday by German police! We're going to be at CCC-Berlin e.V. on Friday (see below). Updates will follow via the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list!
Osmocom Developer Conference 2018¶
Contrary to OsmoCon2018, the Osmocom Developer Conference 2018 (OsmoDevCon2018) is an event by project members for project members.
As such, the primary audience is people who have been contributing to at least one of the Osmocom projects.
It is not targeted at users.
Attendance requires registration (see below) and notification of acceptance. The number of participants is limited to about 20.
April 20-23rd, 2018
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.
As our regular venue IN-Berlin is inside an evacuation area for a bomb defusing on Friday by German police, we're at an alternative venue only on Friday
CCC Berlin e.V., Marienstr. 11, 10117 Berlin, GERMANY.
The local and regional train station "Friedrichstr" is very close to the event venue. A variety of trains, S-Bahn as well as U-Bahn (underground) are interconnecting at Friedrichstr.
Please note you must use the exit "Schiffbauerdamm", which you can reach exclusively from the western end of the top-most rail tracks of S3/S5/S7/S9, as it is the only exit that gets you to the northern shore of the river Spree. All other exits of the station will not get you where you need to be!.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday¶
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 primarily 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 January 31st, 2018):
- stsp (Friday 20 + Saturday 21 only)
[please add your name if you would like to request attending the event]
TBD. We will get two keys to the rooms and will be permitted access 24 hours per day.
We intend to start at 10am on the first day, and finish around 3pm on the last day.
The latest tentative schedule can be seen at https://pretalx.sysmocom.de/osmodevcon2018/schedule/
Are availble from https://media.ccc.de/b/conferences/osmocon/osmodevcon18
Proposals / Call for Papers¶
We have switched to a more professional tool for managing talk submissions as well as scheduling.
Please make your submissions at https://pretalx.sysmocom.de/osmodevcon2018/cfp
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.
This year we'll have light lunches (sandwiches, salads, cold cuts) brought to IN-Berlin every day.
Details see schedule.
On Friday we'll all head to a Chinese restaurant.
Dinner catering Saturday + Sunday will be brought into IN-Berlin. Sponsoring is by sysmocom.
For details see the schedule.
Travel funding is currently not yet available from any sponsor.
Berlin still has two active airports during OsmoDevCon2018: Tegel (TXL) and Schoenefeld (SXF). TXL is closer to the venue.
You can take long distance trains to Berlin Hauptbahnhof (main station), which is only 15mins walking (or 3 bus stops) from the venue.
Check http://www.bvg.de/ for maps, fares, etc.
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.
Berlin has tons of options, from very cheap to plush and expensive. Pick your favorite.
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
Who brings what kind of equipment/supplies?¶
|-||Coffee, Coffee Filters||laforge|
|-||Milk (for coffee)||laforge|
|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||sysmoBTS (any model)||laforge|