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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 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.

When

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.

Where

Friday

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

In the rooms of IN-Berlin e.V., Lehrter Str. 53, 10557 Berlin, Germany, the Universe. (Map)

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.

Format

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.

Who

(if you want to attend, please add your name below ASAP, no later than January 31st, 2018):

Confirmed

  1. acetcom
  2. roox
  3. laforge
  4. fixeria
  5. tnt
  6. ptrkrysik
  7. kevin
  8. Hoernchen
  9. pau
  10. neels
  11. horizon
  12. daniel
  13. Sec
  14. schneider
  15. keith
  16. steve-m
  17. chemeris
  18. kluchnikov
  19. kostanbaev
  20. pmaier
  21. lynxis
  22. stsp (Friday 20 + Saturday 21 only)
  23. spaar

Requested

[please add your name if you would like to request attending the event]

Schedule

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/

Video Recordings

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.

Lunch

This year we'll have light lunches (sandwiches, salads, cold cuts) brought to IN-Berlin every day.

Details see schedule.

Dinner

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

Travel funding is currently not yet available from any sponsor.

Airports

Berlin still has two active airports during OsmoDevCon2018: 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 http://www.bvg.de/ 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.

Accomodation

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?

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
>=1 sysmoBTS (any model) laforge
>=1 nano3G laforge
1 FreeCalypso FCDEV3B laforge