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So far we have:

Thanks a lot for making this MiniDebConf possible!

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Holger Levsen et al.

Opening Ceremony (video, YouTube)


Sebastian Jünemann

CADUS: redefine global solidarity (video, subtitles ,YouTube)


Alexander Wirt state of affairs (slides, video, YouTube)


Ben Kochie

Metrics-Based Monitoring with Prometheus (slides, video, subtitles, YouTube)


Lunch Break


Ralf Treinen, Yann Regis-Gianas

Parsing Posix [S]hell (slides, video, YouTube)


Benjamin Hof

Software transparency: package security beyond signatures and reproducible builds (slides, video, subtitles, YouTube)


Group Photo


Coffee Break


Jonathan Bustillos

Debian and Free Software in Cuba, currently activities and projects (slides, video, YouTube)


Chris Lamb

Can your diff(1) do this?! Improving software review & QA with diffoscope (video, YouTube)




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Ben Hutchings

Help the kernel team to help you (slides, video, subtitles, YouTube)


Dominik George

Skolelinux, quo vadis? (video, YouTube)


Jan Kiszka

Getting (more) Debian into our civil infrastructure (slides, video. YouTube)


Lightning Talks (video, YouTube)

Pierre Pronchery

lightning talk: Manticore, DeepState and DeforaOS (slides)




Holger Levsen et al.

Reproducible buster (slides, video. YouTube)


Nicolas Dandrimont

Software Heritage - Preserving the Free Software Commons (slides, video, subtitles, YouTube)




Thomas Lange - A Build Service for Installation and Cloud Images (slides, video, YouTube)


Michael Banck

PostgreSQL and Debian under the Elephant-Shed: Integrated Administration and Monitoring (slides, video, YouTube)


Lee Garrett

Ansible best current practices (slides, video, YouTube)


Holger Levsen et al.

Closing Ceremony (video, YouTube)




Please add links to reports, blog posts, photos etc about the event here:


Bodenstedtstr. 16 (Hinterhof Eingang West), 22765 Hamburg (OpenStreetmap waypoint)

The event will be hosted in the former Victoria Kaserne, now called Fux (or Frappant), which is a collective art space located in a historical monument. It is located between S-Altona and S-Holstenstraße, so there is a direct subway connection to/from the Hamburg Airport (HAM) and Altona is also a long distance train station.

There's a Gigabit-Fiber uplink connection and wireless coverage (almost) everywhere in the venue and in the outside areas. (And then, we can also fix locations without wireless coverage.)

Within the venue, there are three main areas we will use, plus the garden and corridors:

dock europe

map entrance to Dock Europe

dock europe is a meeting space within the venue which offers three rooms which can be combined into one big one. During the Mini-DebCamp from Wednesday to Friday we will probably use the rooms in the split configuration, while on Saturday and Sunday it will be one big room hosting presentations and such stuff. There are also two small rooms we can use as small hacklabs for 4-6 people.

dock europe also provides accomodation for some us, see further below.

CCCHH hackerspace

Just down two corridors in the same floor and building as dock europe there is the CCC Hamburg Hackerspace which will be open for us on all five days and which can be used for "regular Debian hacking" or, if you find some nice CCCHH members to help you, you might also be able to use the lasercutter, 3d printer, regular printer and many other tools and devices. It's definitly also suitable for smaller ad-hoc workshops but beware, it will also somewhat be the noisy hacklab, as it will also be open to regular CCC folks when we are there.

fux und ganz

The Fux also has a cantina called "fux und ganz" which will serve us (and other visitors of the venue) with lunch and dinner. Please register to ease their planning as well!

Available rooms summary

(No more) available beds on site

/!\ There are no available beds left.

There is also limited on-site accomodation available, dock europe provides 34 beds in 10 double-rooms, 2 tripple-rooms and 2 quad-rooms in the venue. The rooms are nice, small, clean, have a locker, wireless and are just one floor away from our main spaces. There's also a sufficient amount of showers and toilets and breakfast (for 5e per day) is available (for those 34 people) as well.

Thankfully nattie has agreed to be in charge of distributing these 34 beds, so please mail her if you want a bed. The beds will be distributed from two buckets on a first come, first serve base:

Please note that there is an additional one-time fee of 6e for linen and towels.

other housing options


Debian Sprints

The miniDebcamp from Wednesday to Friday is a perfect opportunity to host Debian sprints. We would welcome if teams assemble and work together on their projects. The following sprints will happen:


For those in need of a visa invitation letter to get a visa, send a request to An invitation letter does not include travel cost reimbursement. If you can not cover the travel costs yourself, mail at the above mail address and we'll try our best to get it covered somehow.

Sponsors wanted

Making a Mini DebConf happen costs money, we need to rent the venue, video gear, hopefully can pay hard working volunteers lunch and dinner and maybe also sponsor some travel. So we really appreciate companies willing to support this meeting!

We have three sponsor categories:

Plus, there's corporate registration as an option too, where we will charge you 250€ for the registration. Please contact us if you are interested in that!


If you plan to attend the event you are welcome to help, just add a comment to yourself at Registration and probably best to join #debconf-hamburg on OFTC and say so there.

IRC meetings for planning

To plan the Mini-DebConf we have regular meetings on on IRC on in the channel

Check the /topic to learn about the next meeting. The first meeting took place on Monday, November 27th 2017. Logs are available on

Post mortem IRC meeting

Meetbot log of the post mortem IRC meeting.

Open tasks

Be respectful

Debian event organisers are committed to providing an event where all participants feel safe. All attendees are expected to treat all people and facilities with respect and help create a welcoming environment. If you notice behaviour that fails to meet this standard, please speak up and help to keep this event as respectful as we expect it to be.

If you are harassed and requests to stop are not successful, or notice a disrespectful environment, the organisers want to help. Please contact us at We will treat your request with dignity and confidentiality, investigate, and take whatever actions appropriate. We can provide information on security, emergency services, transportation, alternative accommodations, or whatever else may be necessary. If mediation is not successful, organisers reserve the right to to take action against those who do not cease unacceptable behaviour.

See the DebConf Code of Conduct and the Debian Code of Conduct.

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