Mini-debconf in Cambridge, UK. Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th November 2023

The Plan


The Location

We have space provided by Arm at their offices in Cambridge, UK. (Postcode: CB1 9NJ)

Partners and Sponsors

Many thanks to all our partners and sponsors for helping to make the miniconf possible!


Arm are hosting the conference, providing infrastructure etc. for us.


Codethink are a Partner


Pexip are a sponsor

We're always looking for more sponsors to cover costs. See /SponsorLevels for more information.

Getting there

Cambridge is easy for access by

Once you're in Cambridge, there there are several ways to get to Arm. It's a couple of miles from the city centre or railway station, so it's walkable if you're keen or you might prefer something else.

Visa/travel documents

Generally, one can check, if needing a Visa/travel documents required to travel to the UK on

People from EU don't need visa to attend the conference, but, unlike the past, a passport is required, ID card is not sufficient -

eg Information for Germany -


There are quite a few Debian people who live in and around Cambridge, so we have lots of locals to help show people around and (if you're lucky!) offer free accommodation / crash space for visitors.

Arm is in the SE corner of Cambridge, next to Cherry Hinton, a couple of miles from Cambridge City centre.

If you'd prefer a hotel or B&B over dossing/crash space, here's a map showing accommodation locations and prices where known. No URLs yet.

There are 3 hotels and 18 B&Bs within reasonable distance. Mostly clustered on Cherry Hinton Rd, about halfway between Arm and the town centre. The closest hotel is the Holiday Inn Express but it's a km or so from any evening facilities. The Sorrento is about the same distance. Hotels are £66-100, B&Bs £40-55.

There are loads more (mostly expensive) hotels in the middle of town.


We're planning on eating at the Arm campus each lunchtime. On Thursday and Friday the normal Arm canteen / food facilities will be open and there is a wide range of food on offer to suit most tastes.

On Saturday and Sunday we'll order in sandwiches, pizza or similar. There are plenty of shops within 10 minutes' walk if you would prefer to do something different, of course.

For other evenings, we'll most likely organise into smaller groups at the time - 40+ people in one pub is likely to be difficult! Cambridge is quite a cosmopolitan city with all sorts of restaurants - ask if you need recommendations.

Talk to us

We'll be using the IRC channel #debconf-cambridge on oftc for chat during the mini-conf, and especially for anybody watching video and wanting to join in.

Codes of Conduct and Anti-harassment

Debian and Debian event organisers are committed to a safe environment for all participants. 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.


See the separate Registration page


We're looking for speakers for sessions on the Saturday and Sunday - please mail Steve ( if you'd like to join in.