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Dates and format of the event

Debian people meet again in Hamburg. The exact format is less defined and structured than previous years, probably we will just be hacking from Monday to Wednesday, have talks on Thursday and a day trip on Friday.

Day

Date

Activities

remarks

Sunday

26 September

Arrival

starting at 18 localtime, this is also when German Bundestag election results are announced

Monday

27 September

Hacking

yay

Tuesday

28 September

Hacking

yay

Wednesday

29 September

Hacking

yay

Thursday

30 September

Talks? and Hacking

yay

Friday

01 October

DayTrip

people need to leave their rooms until 10 AM but everyone can stay in the seminar rooms until 23:55

Covid things

Things are dependent on three levels:

  1. what's allowed/mandated by the state / government.
  2. what's allowed/mandated by the venue.
  3. what's allowed/mandated us.

Originally, the venue mandated a fresh Covid19 test, whether you are vaccinated or not. (The venue would have provided these tests (for free, paid by the city), so no need to get them elsewhere.) In addition to that h01ger mandates only vaccinated (or recovered within the last 6 months) participants. This (and the evaluation of the Covid regulations in Hamburg) has led to the venue not requiring fresh Covid19 test from us, as we are a fully vaccinated group.

In other words: unvaccinated people (including children) are not welcome this year. I'm sorry, hopefully 2022 will be better. Covid is shit and real, and I don't want your aunt or neighbor or anybody else to die or get very sick because of this event. So yes, your Covid pass (analog or digital) will be checked and you will not be able to attend if you don't pass. (Or if you develop symptoms during the event also, obviously.)

Also due to Covid19, covid related limitations and the late announcement we expect the event to be smaller than the 2019 MiniDebConf in the same location and we think that's fine. This is also the shared understanding with the venue.

Call for papers

There won't be a dedicated Call for Papers, if you want to give a talk or workshop or similar on Thursday, please tell Holger.

Standup meetings at 15:00 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there will be a standup meetings at 15:00, lasting max. 30 minutes, in the Hacklab. Its purpose is to make short announcements of the day but mostly to tell the other participants what people are working on individually or as a team / in a sprint. This make it possible to join others, find helpers, and in general get to know what's going on.

Video coverage

TBD

(We can probably get equipment from the venue if we ask soon enough.)

Remote participation

For remote participation you can use IRC on irc.oftc.net by joining the channel

Contact / Organization

Registration

Location

Fux eG

While the old entrance at Bodenstedtstr. 16 (Hinterhof Eingang West), 22765 Hamburg (OpenStreetmap waypoint), still works, it's much better to use the new entrance on the corner of Bodenstedtstraße and Zeiseweg, AKA the new main front entrance to Fox. The Cantina, where we'll have lunch and dinner is located just on the left after you entered the building through that main entrance, and the Dock Europe seminar rooms are located in the 2nd floor on the left (west) side of the building.

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 Fux

dock europe is a meeting space within the venue which offers three rooms which can be combined into one big one.

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

CCCHH hackspace

/!\ The CCCHH hackspace will probably still be closed due to Covid19... unclear atm.

Just down two corridors in the same floor and building as dock europe there is the CCC Hamburg Hackspace 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

Available beds on site

There is also limited on-site accomodation available, dock europe provides 34 beds in 10 double-rooms, 2 triple-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. The beds will be distributed on a first come, first serve base.

Normally a bed/night would be roughly 30€ (depending whether in a shared room or not) and usually one would share a room with another person. Due to Covid the venue has generously agreed to the following conditions:

Of course you *can* share rooms consensually.

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

Please send mail to holger@d.o if you are interested in this offer.

other housing options

Food

Debian Sprints

This Debian Reunion 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:

Day trip

* to be announced.

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!

Please contact holger@debian.org if you want to sponsor this event.

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!

Organisation

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

Open tasks

Possible tasks in future

These are not yet actionable, some might never be.

To be improved (compared to 2019)