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laforge, 04/09/2018 08:57 PM
This page is used to plan and coordinate regarding the Osmocom Developer Conference 2018
h1. 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.
In the rooms of "IN-Berlin e.V.":http://www.in-berlin.de/, Lehrter Str. 53, 10557 Berlin, Germany, the Universe. ("Map":https://osm.org/go/0MZvv6U8I?node=412766878)
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/
h3. 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
h2. 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).
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Dinner catering will be brought into IN-Berlin every night. Sponsoring is by sysmocom.
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Travel funding is currently not yet available from any sponsor.
Berlin still has two active airports during [[OsmoDevCon]]2018: 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.
h3. Public Transport
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":http://www.aohostels.com/en/berlin/berlin-hauptbahnhof/.
A more expensive alternative within 15 minutes of walking is "Motel One Berlin-Hauptbahnhof":http://www.motel-one.com/en/hotels/berlin/hotel-berlin-hauptbahnhof/#t=hotelinfo
h2. Who brings what kind of equipment/supplies?
|-|Coffee, Coffee Filters|laforge|
|-|Milk (for coffee)|laforge|
h3. Technical Equipment
|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|