This information will be printed and handed to the attendees - Yes, sorry for spoiling the excitement for you, you will now read what we will print and give you in your greedy hands.

Of course, this is for now just a sketch.

Important information

How to call us

In case you need to get in touch with the committee, you can call us by dialing:

From the Oaxtepec, Cuautla region

From Mexico City

From anywhere else in Mexico

From outside Mexico

Mexico City based phone number (all four phones ring)

(01-55)8590-9000 ext. 1000

8590-9000 ext. 1000

(01-55)8590-9000 ext. 1000

(+52-55)8590-9000 ext. 1000

Oaxtepec area cell phone





Gunnar (gwolf) Wolf's cell phone





David (damog) Moreno's cell phone





Entering / leaving Oaxtepec

How to behave in Mexico

You come to a country you have probably never been to - Some basic rules to make sure you don't make any grave mistakes.

Going out

Try to always hang out with at least one person who speaks Spanish

People in Mexico don't usually speak more than a couple of words in English. When you go out, try to always take with you a Spanish speaker, so he can assist you in basic things.

Using taxis

This point should be filled in when we have information of the local people

* Security

* Known taxi stand numbers


In case you didn't follow the discussions on the lists: We strongly recommend you not to drink tap water. Tap water is clean (i.e. it is perfectly fine to use it for washing fruits, while washing your teeth, etc.)

Specifically in CVO, water is treated and supposed to be drinkable - The advise, still, is not to try your luck. Most stores will sell you bottled water for around 7 pesos per half a liter, 10 pesos a liter.

As for eating out: Established restaurants are usually safe for eating. You will surely be tempted, however, to eat on open air markets (such as the one ~200m down from the CVO top entrance). The best food ever is always found in open air markets... But hygene is not as high. Look at the different places around you, choose taking into account this important criteria. But all in all, you know your body - Again, up to you to choose.


Whenever you go to a restaurant, a 10% tip is expected. Waiters invariably get very low wages, so tips are their main source of income. During Debconf, we suggest you give 5 to 7 pesos per person at each meal.

Inside Oaxtepec

Public payphones

Checking out

Be conservative with the electricity usage!

Oaxtepec is not prepared to receive a group as addict to technology as ours. We will be stressing their electrical capability - Please keep this in mind. If your computer has decent battery life, run on battery as often as you can, connect when you have to recharge. If there is no specific reason for you sitting down at a specific place (i.e. you just get randomly at a hacklab and want to sit down to work), go to the less loaded area. Remember that people not having a laptop will hate you if you bring the power down ;-)

Where can you expect to have network access?