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Osmocom Developer Conference 2017

Contrary to OsmoCon2017, the Osmocom Developer Conference 2017 (OsmoDevCon2017) 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. There number of participants is limited to about 20.


April 22 through April 24, 2017

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. (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.


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, 2017):


  1. laforge
  2. max
  3. daniel
  4. neels
  5. zecke
  6. tnt
  7. Hoernchen
  8. steve-m
  9. horizon
  10. chemeris
  11. kluchnikovi
  12. kostanbaev
  13. Sec
  14. schneider
  15. BastusIII
  16. roch
  17. keith
  18. fixeria
  19. ttsou
  20. dexter
  21. spaar
  22. kevin
  23. pespin


[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 Saturday, and finish around 3pm on Monday.


Who What How long When
laforge/dieter OBSAI/CPRI/ORAI, Remote Radio Heads and C-RAN 30min 23/04
laforge TTCN-3 and Eclipse Titan for protocol testing 45min 23/04
laforge libosmo-sigtran for M3UA, SUA and SCCP 60min 22/04
steve-m osmo-fl2k ? 24/04
achemeris xTRX status update (the technical version) 30min 22/04
nhofmeyr HLR outside of NITB: libvlr, GSUP & cu 45min 22/04
all OpenBSC 2.0 aka the death of the NITB #1845, #2017 45min 22/04
BastusIII Virtual Um for OsmocomBB + OsmoBTS 30min 22/04
Max crypto-good random for Osmo* 15min? 24/04
laforge simtrace 2.x firmware + card forwarding 30min 24/04
all Unification of vty/ctrl/conf 30min? 24/04
dieter Measuring the load of a TETRA cell 15min 23/04
dieter Smart Signal Boosters 15min 23/04
dieter Radio Ripple Control 30min? 24/04
dieter Status of the Globalstar signal analysis 30min? 24/04
dieter Getting "real" eNodeBs to run 20min 23/04
laforge osmo-gsm-tester hardware setup 20min 22/04
neels osmo-gsm-tester software update 20min 22/04
sec+schneider iridium update 30min 23/04
laforge osmo_fsm ? 22/04
ttsou osmo-trx update ? 22/04
? Handover / MNCC ? 23/04
? Abis OML state ? 22/04
? Large NITB deployments ? 24/04
kevin LTE femtocell reversing ? 24/04
fixeria SDR based PHY for OsmocomBB ? 24/04
horizon Impressions from a visit to Fernmeldesektor F ? 23/04
schneider Impressions from a visit to a warehouse of dishes 5 23/04
kostanbaev+chemeris fairwaves test platform 30 23/04
laforge Milenage support status ? 23/04

Workshop / Hacking

Who What How long

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. Cooked food will be served only for dinner. Exception is the final day (Monday).

Date Supplier Type of Food
2017-04-22 - sandwiches, salads, cold cuts
2017-04-23 - sandwiches, salads, cold cuts
2017-04-24 Aapka Indian: Paneer Butter Masala, Chicken Curry with coconut; Mutton champignon curry


Dinner catering will be brought into IN-Berlin every night. Sponsoring is TBD.

Date Supplier Type of Food
2017-04-22 Partyservice A.Rohde chickenbreast; mediterranean vegetable stew; potatoes
2017-04-23 Seerose Salads, Vegetables in mustard sauce; fried eggplant; spinach lasagne (all-veg)


Travel funding is available as part of the OsmoCon2017_TravelGrants.


Berlin still has two active airports during OsmoDevCon2017: 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.

Public Transport

Check 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 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

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 12V power supply for Dieter's Cinterion module laforge
>=1 sysmoBTS (any model) laforge
>=1 nano3G laforge
1 FreeCalypso FCDEV3B laforge
7 OsmocomBB phones fixeria
1 UmTRX, RTL-SDR fixeria
1 SIMTrace fixeria

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