Debian SunCamp 2017

Winter is coming to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, we are all in desperate need of some sunshine. We also want to meet again with our Debian buddies, discuss ideas, and work on new projects. Why not combine both?

Imagine being in a small town by the coast, hacking next to the swimming pool, deciding your team's plans over a drink, or plotting with your cabal in the sauna. Maybe combining this with a family holiday.

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See the complete image gallery in this blog post.

If this sounds tempting, then come to Debian SunCamp 2017, a 4 day hacking and socialising event for Debian people.

Debian SunCamp (DSC for short) is not a conference, or a ?MiniConf, it is more like a DIY DebCamp. We want it to be relaxed, fun, and creative: we provide the space, anything else is up to you!

There will be no talks programme, but if you want to prepare a talk you can do that too, it's DIY!

Details

Organisation and discussion

SunCamp planning

What to expect

What not to expect

What to bring

Events

As noted before, we will not have a events committee or scheduling. But we will provide a space for you to use, and timeslots will be coordinated during the event.

If you have already an idea for a event, just note it in this table.

Events offered

Name (offers)

Event title or details

Notes

Tincho

How to prepare mate

Not really :-)

axhn (unless somebody else does it)

What's new in Perl 5.26

Pretty short (10 mins most), mostly for the Perl Sprint folks but open for all

valhalla

libre/open hardware hacking

unplanned session of hacking around stuff with lights that blink (or not) and is as far as possibile DFSG-Free

sabrina

20/05 18:00 Nabú Project

Nabu developer will explain this project, maybe can help Debian to reach consensus

Events requested

Name (requests)

Event title or details

Notes

gregoa

Introducció a la llengua català

Maybe one hour per evening on Thu/Fri/Sat?

Pricing

The prices are per person and day assuming double rooms. It's possible to be in a single room paying a supplement of 16 EUR / day over the following prices:

10% VAT is already included. Local taxes of 1 EUR/person/day NOT included, due to pay at arrival.

It's possible to request for a triple room, in this case, the third participant has a discount of 15%.

First child up to 12 years old doesn't pay, second child pay only 50% of the price.

Any special request for the room must be done directly to the hotel in the registration form. E.g.: wheelchair accessible room, cots, list attending child.

The hotel has a parking, it costs 10 EUR/day and it must be booked in advance. For bikes and motorbikes, there is a free secure bike storage.

How to register

You will need to book your own room, so put your name in the table below, and start looking for room mates!

To book your room, follow these steps:

Hotel details

The hotel is wheelchair accessible, there are ramps at the entrance and leading to the courtyard. The working space is in the ground floor with no steps.

Hacking Space

The hotel has a 300m2 room for our exclusive use. This room can be split in 3 smaller rooms, so we can reserve 1/3 for meetings and have a big hacklab. They have promised to make sure we have good WiFi coverage and enough chairs and tables.

Wi-Fi

Throughout the hotel (and pool area) is free Wi-Fi provided to all guests:

But the conference area has a separate network and access points, with some outdoor coverage around that side of the pool:

Fun

Check the hotel website for full details.

Food

How to get there

From GRO (Girona–Costa Brava, Ryanair airport)

Daily timetable (26/3/17-24/6/17) as published by Sagalés (pdf, the GRO airport is the Vilobí d'Onyar stop)

Line

Sarfa

605

Sarfa

605

605

605

GRO airport

10:00

12:30

14:30

16:30

20:30

00:15

Lloret de mar

10:35

13:05

15:05

17:05

21:10

00:50

-

Line

605

605

Sarfa

605

Sarfa

605

Lloret de mar

06:10

09:20

11:20

13:20

16:00

18:45

GRO airport

06:45

09:55

11:55

13:55

16:35

19:20

From Girona AVE Train Station

From Barcelona (El Prat airport or city)

The simplest way to reach Lloret is the shuttle bus (SARFA). They have boarding points at terminal 1, terminal 2, and Estació del Nord, arrives at Lloret estació (bus station). Note that you need to buy tickets in the company desks, at least in Estació del Nord and Lloret estació (not sure about BCN airport).

BCN airport T1

07:50

10:20

12:20

14:20

15:20

16:20

18:20

20:20

BCN airport T2

08:10

10:40

12:40

14:40

15:40

16:40

18:40

20:40

Barcelona

08:45

09:45

11:15

13:15

14:15

15:15

16:15

17:15

18:30

19:15

20:30

21:15

Lloret de Mar

09:45

10:45

12:15

14:15

15:15

16:15

17:15

18:15

19:30

20:15

21:30

22:15

-

Lloret de Mar

05:00

07:30

08:30

09:00

09:30

10:30

11:30

13:30

15:30

17:15

18:15

19:00

Barcelona

06:00

08:30

09:30

10:00

10:30

11:30

12:30

14:30

16:30

18:15

19:15

20:00

BCN airport T2

06:35

09:05

10:35

11:05

12:05

15:05

17:05

19:50

BCN airport T1

06:55

09:25

10:55

11:25

12:25

15:25

17:25

20:10

Alternative option (more complicated):

Getting from Girona to GRO

Sagalés operates a bus (607: Girona — Fornells de la Selva — Aeroport de Girona) every hour from 5 am until midnight. Departures from the airport to Girona hourly at :30; from Girona to the airport at :00. the timetables.

Side visit to Girona Temps de Flors

From May 13th to May 21th Girona will hold its annual "Temps de Flros" festival (lit. Time of Flowers). Many streets and houses from the old quarter have floral arrangements for display, many of them are amazing.

Official website is http://www.gironatempsdeflors.net but currently (as of March 27th) show outdated info from the 2016 edition. You can see samples of displays from previous years here.

If you have a spare day and/or if you arrive via Girona, it's worth a visit. The fact that the person writing these lines is from there has nothing to do with my neutral opinion, really :-)

Due to the perishable nature of flowers, it's better to visit as soon as possible. Also try to avoid weekends as they get really crowded.

FAQ

If you have any question, leave it here, we'll reply them.

Q: can we arrive earlier than 18th / stay later than 21th at the prices above? (this allows to get cheaper flights)

Yes, but you must still use the Debian booking code for the days of the conference, to pay for the conference space and amenities. You could book other days separately...

Yes, it's low season and the hotel will have plenty of space. Our prices are slightly more expensive (around 3-4 EUR/day) of the prices you get if you reserve without the group code and pay in advance. This is because we have to pay a small fee for the renting of the 300m2 room and because our meals have included drinks (if not, you have to pay at least 2EUR in every meal for a drink). My advise: if you're staying more days, consider doing an independent reservation without food for those extra days, so you have the possibility of eating outside the hotel. It's likely the food from the hotel will be a bit repetitive/boring for more than 4 days.

Q: can I attend even if I am not staying at the hotel?

Yes. The hotel staff understands that some people will attend the event and go sleeping to their house or on separate accommodation.

They only ask us to know who's coming, and to register on arrival, so access to the hacklab can be controlled. So please add yourself to the list of attendees even if you are not sleeping at the hotel.

You will have the option to eat in the restaurant with the rest of the people, for 12 EUR/meal, get coffee/drinks from the bar, etc.

Q: any volunteers needed? (networking, videoing?)

we're not planning to have video and we don't even know if we'll have talks ;) Networking is fully provided by the hotel. One of the selling points of this hotel (besides the deal to get the hacking space) was that we got the mail of the guy in charge of the network and he seems to be quite knowledgeable and understood quickly our needs.

Q: can the hotel provide enough power strips, or should we bring some?

The hotel will take care of this, as well as leaving a router in the meeting room, so we can connect devices by ethernet if needed.

Q: what is the weather going to be?

There are weather predictions on: http://www.aemet.es/es/eltiempo/prediccion/municipios/lloret-de-mar-id17095 and https://www.yr.no/place/Spain/Catalonia/Lloret_de_Mar/long.html and http://www.meteo.cat/prediccio/municipal/170950/

Participants

Room status:

Name

Arrival

Departure

Booked room

Room status

Comments

Tincho

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

lamby

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

sim6

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

I will come with my 3 years old son

enrico

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

valhalla

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

diego71

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

andrewsh

18/5

21/5

No

the ID not yet ready, can’t travel

alexm

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

Alba F.

19/5

21/5

Yes

ok

monica

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

zumbi

18/5

21/5

No

ok

Might be coming with family

gladk

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

vicho

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

moray, alba

19/5

21/5

Yes

ok

eloi

21/5

21/5

No need to

-

One day visit, unconfirmed until last moment

federico

17/5

21/5

Yes

ok

stevenc

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

ju

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

axhn

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

gregoa

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

ntyni

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

pol

20/05

21/05

Yes

ok

ducky

18/5

21/5

Yes

ok

marga

17/5

21/5

Yes

ok

maxy

17/5

21/5

Yes

ok


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