Welcome to the DebConf23 Wiki! The 24th Debian Conference is being held in Kochi, India.
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Video talk at DebConf22


  • DebCamp: 3rd September 2023 to 9th September 2023

    DebConf: 10th September 2023 to 17th September 2023


Infopark Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala, India on OpenStreetMap 28 Kms from Cochin International Airport (COK).


  1. Debian India Website

  2. DebConf India Group on XMPP or bridged to Matrix


  • Visitors entering India must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after their date of entry into India. There should be at least two blank pages in the passport. An entry visa is essential for all those visiting India. There are several types of visa, including Conference, Tourist and Business Visas.

Application Process for the e-Conference Visa

  • For most countries, the time taken by embassies to issue a Conference Visa is normally 10 days, and the visa is valid for three months from the date of issue by the embassy (not from the date of entry into India). For applications from citizens of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, Foreigners of Pakistani Origin and Stateless persons, the time taken is 60 days and the visa is valid for one month.
    The application process is online. As a delegate, you will be required to fill the form and give accurate details. Before starting to fill the online form, you need to be sure that you have the following:

  • Scanned Bio Page of the passport showing the Photograph and Details*
  • Invitation from organizer, which applicant may seek from the organiser.
  • Political clearance from Ministry of External Affairs
  • Event clearance from Ministry of Home Affairs
  • e-Visa: Apply Online
    At present e-Visa is issued to passport holders of 165 countries Online application for e-Visa can be made 120 days in advance of the actual arrival date in India. However, applications are to be made latest 4 days in advance of the date of arrival.


  • Take care of different food preferences. Omni, Vegan, Gluten free, lactose free etc. While also making sure that the attendees get to experience the best of the diverse variety of foods from the Indian cuisine.


  • A DebConf tradition to take the participants of the team on a trip. Details of trips to be added soon.

Original Bid

Team Meeting minutes

  1. Meeting on 11th Aug 2022

  2. Meeting on 10th Sept 2022

  3. Meeting on 11th Oct 2022

  4. Meeting on 26th November 2022

  5. Meeting on 21st December 2022

  6. Meeting on 26th December 2022

  7. Meeting on 14th January 2023

  8. Meeting on 22nd January 2023

  9. Meetings on 28th & 29th January 2023

  10. Meeting on 5th February 2023

  11. Meeting on 20th February 2023

  12. Meeting on 19th March 2023

For latest local team meeting minutes, visit the Cryptpad link

CategoryDebConf CategoryDebianIndia


Quick Information

Venue: Infopark Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Map: OSM

Important Contact Details

Local team (Kochi)


  • Dates: 2023-09-03 to 2023-09-09
  • ?Main Page (WIP)


  • Dates: 2023-09-10 to 2023-09-17

Day Trip

Conference Dinner

  • Date: TBD
  • ?Main Page (WIP)

Wireless Credentials



Password: TBA



Password: TBA