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Main Event - 2018

DevConf.cz 2018 is the 10th annual, free, Red Hat sponsored community conference for developers, admins, DevOps engineers, testers, documentation writers and other contibutors to open source technologies such as Linux, Middleware, Virtualization, Storage, Cloud and mobile where FLOSS communities sync, share, and hack on upstream projects together in the beautiful city of Brno, Czech Republic.

When: Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28, 2018

Prostory: Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT - Božetěchova 2, Brno)

You should consider attending this DevConf.cz event if you are:

  • Vývojář
  • Technology architect
  • IT konzultant
  • IT student nebo vyučující na IT univerzitě či fakultě
  • Nebo jednoduše nadšenec do IT, zajímající se o nejnovější trendy v open source a nově vznikajících digitálních technologií

DevConf.cz is a free conference and there is no admission or ticket charge. Free registration is required though.

Registration:

  • Online registration coming soon! Limited capacity!
  • On-site (at venue) registration is possible, even after online registration has closed! But it will also be limited capacity. On-line registration is preferred.

Talks, presentations, and workshops will all be in English.

Important dates:

  • CfP closes: November 17th, 2017
  • Accepted speakers confirmation: December 14, 2017
  • Schedule published: December 29, 2017
  • Event dates: Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28, 2018

FAQ

When and where is next DevConf.cz event?

Friday to Sunday January 26-28, 2018 at the beautiful Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT) on Božetěchova 2 in Brno, Czechia.

Can I submit a proposal?

YES. Submit your proposals at cfp.devconf.cz.

When does the CfP open & close?

CfP opens September 15 and closes November 17, 2017

When will speakers be confirmed?

Speakers will receive acceptance/rejection notifications by December 14th, 2017.

When will the schedule / event program be published?

The DevConf.cz 2018 event schedule will be published on-line by December 29th, 2017

Can I host a community booth or meet-up?

YES. This is a community contributors conference. If you'd like to reserve some booth space to host (for example) interactive demos or organize a community meet-up, submit your request using the DevConf CfP page over at cfp.devconf.cz. Limited capacity!

Is registration required?

YES. Online registration coming soon! Limited capacity! Onsite (at venue) registration is possible, even after on-line registration has closed! But it will also be limited capacity. On-line registration is preferred.

Can I request a visa invitation letter?

YES, but only for accepted speakers. We don't assure it will help, and we can't offer any more assistance than this. Invitation letter request information will be announced once registration is open. Stay tuned.

Will there be refreshments available?

YES. Accepted speakers are expected to get some amount of meal voucher's for use during the event. Otherwise, multiple food options will be available for folks to purchase on-site, as well.

Can I request financial aide?

NO. Sorry, but this is a free event. All participants will need to cover their own costs. With the only exception being that accepted speakers also have an option to stay at our of our preferred hotels for free for up to three nights! Booking instructions will be sent along with your accepted confirmation.

Can my company sponsor the event?

NO. We are not looking for any additional sponsors at this time.

Travel

Brno je vzdáleno přibližně dvě hodiny autem od tří evropských hlavních měst (Prahy, Vídně a Bratislavy).

Getting to Brno...

... by plane

Brno Airport (BRQ)

  • Letiště Brno je malé mezinárodní letiště blízko Brna, je dobrou volbou především pokud cestujete z Londýna (Stansted - Ryanair, Luton - Wizzair), Mnichova (Lufthansa) nebo Eindhovenu (Wizzair).
  • A recently opened flight from Munich (Lufthansa) direct to Brno operates daily except Sunday!
  • From the airport, city bus #76 will take you to the city center (30 minutes) and drop you off next to the main train station and Student Agency bus stop. You can also take a taxi: approx. 300 CZK/€11.

Vienna International Airport (VIE)

  • Největší letecký uzel ve střední Evropě, obsluhuje lety do mnoha destinací po celém světě.
  • The easiest way to get from the airport to Brno are the Student Agency buses (online booking possible; use stop Vienna Schwechat Airport as your starting place). The direct bus takes 2 hours.
  • Alternativně je možné využít vlakového spojení z letiště do centra Vídně a poté přestoupit na vlak EC do Brna.

Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)

  • Druhé nejvytíženější letiště v regionu.
  • It is possible to book the journey as one ticket with Student Agency with a connection at the Prague main bus station (Florenc). Czech Railways provides shuttle buses between the airport and the Prague main train station.
  • Cesta veřejnou dopravou z Prahy do Brna trvá asi 3.5 hodiny. Cesta do Brna je rychlejší z Vídně.

Bratislava Airport (BTS)

  • Toto letiště je dobrou volbou pro levné lety v rámci Evropy. Pokud letíte do Brna z letiště mimo Evropu, není toto letiště doporučeno.
  • Letiště v Bratislavě je dopravním uzlem Ryanairu.
  • There is no direct transport connection between the Bratislava airport and Brno. You have to take a city bus to the center and take a coach or train to Brno from there. It takes at least three hours.

There are also small international airports in Ostrava (flights to Paris and London) and Pardubice (flights to Saint Petersburg and Moscow). Both have good train and bus connections to Brno.

... by train

Brno has good train connections within Europe. All intercity trains arrive and depart at the main station (Brno hlavní nádraží), The Main Station is the hub of public transport in the city.


Jízdní řády vlaků:

  • Praha - vlaky z Prahy do Brna jezdí každou hodinu, cesta trvá 2.5 hodiny
  • Vídeň - vlaky z Vídně (Hauptbahnhof) jezdí každou hodinu, cesta trvá 1.5 hodiny
  • Bratislava - vlaky z Bratislavy (Hlavná Stanica) jezdí každou hodinu, cesta trvá 1.5 hodiny
  • Budapešť - vlaky z Budapeště (Keleti) jezdí několikrát denně, cesta trvá 5 hodin
  • Varšava - vlaky z Varšavy (Centralna) jezdí několikrát denně (obvykle přímý spoj), cesta trvá 7 hodin
  • Berlín - vlaky z Berlína (Hauptbahnhof) jezdí několikrát denně, cesta trvá 7.5 hodiny
... by bus

Brno is also part of the European bus network and all connections and their prices are similar to trains. Student Agency and Eurolines provide buses to many European cities. Most Eurolines buses arrive at Brno-Zvonarka, Brno's main bus station. Student Agency buses arrive at a station opposite the Grand Hotel which next to the main train station.

... by car

Brno is well-connected to other cities by highway. You can get easily to neighboring countries by car. For using the Czech highways you have to purchase a highway sticker. The 10 day sticker costs 350 CZK/13 € and can be purchased at every gas station. Travel time examples:

  • Praha - 210 km, 2 hodiny
  • Bratislava - 130 km, 1.3 hours
  • Vídeň - 143 km, 1.8 hours
  • Budapešť - 326 km, 3 hours
  • Mnichov - 587 km, 5.3 hours
  • Berlín - 555 km, 5.2 hours

Getting around Brno city ...

... by public transport

Veřejná doprava v Brně je zajišťována DPMB, který provozuje 12 tramvajových linek, 13 trolejbusových linek a 37 autobusových linek. V noci je veškerá přeprava zajišťována 11ti autobusovými linkami. Pokud chcete využít veřejné dopravy, je nutné pořídit lístek před nástupem do vozu. Pro cestování kdekoli v Brně je nutné koupit dvou-zónový lístek pro zóny 100 a 101. Jízdenky je možné zakoupit v automatech (přijímají pouze mince) na mnoha zastávkách nebo v trafikách. Lístek je nutné označit ihned po nastoupení do vozu. Více informací k platbě v brněnských linkách veřejné dopravy můžete najít zde.

SMS tickets: The DPMB also offers sms tickets. This service is only available for Czech SIM cards. To use the service, send a message with a code to 90206. The code for a 75-minute ticket (CZK 29) is BRNO. The code, BRNOD, is for an all-day ticket (CZK 99). After sending the message, you will receive a ticket via SMS within a few minutes. If you do not have a Czech SIM card, you can use the mobile app, Sejf which is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Pokud v Brně zůstáváte na více dní, zvažte nákup 5ti denního lístku (250 Kč). Tento lístek je možné pořídit na několika místech, například na Hlavním nádraží u jakékoli přepážky. Při prvním použití jízdenky je nutné ji označit, není třeba ji označovat vícekrát.

Brno Local transport timetable

... by uber / taxi

We recommend downloading using one of the following apps if you plan to use Uber or taxi services while in Brno

It is also possible to reserve a taxi using your mobile phone, but usually you will need to be able to speak Czech to use phone based services.

Getting to the Venue ...

... from Main Station by tram

Z Hlavního nádraží využijte tramvaje č. 1 (směr Řečkovice). Vystupte na zastávce Semilasso (přibližně po 15ti minutách). Přejděte na ulici po pravé straně, Metodějova. Po přibližně 200 metrech zabočte na první ulici vpravo, Božetěchova. Pokračujte přímo přibližně 100 metrů, po vaší levé straně uvidíte budovu univerzity.

... from Main Station by bus

Z hlavního autobusového nádraží (Zvonařka) využijte autobusové linky 44 nebo 67. Vystupte na zastávce "Semilasso". Pokračujte 100 metrů ve směru jízdy autobusu a zabočte na první ulici vpravo. Po přibližně 400 metrech dorazíte k budově univerzity.

... from Red Hat Offices by tram

From the Red Hat Office tram station (Červinkova for Purkynova 71/99 office or Technologický park for TPB building) take tram No. 12 towards Komárov. Get off at the stop Skácelova (first stop from Červinkova, third from Technologický park). Take bus No. 30 or 84 or 53 from the bus stop at the corner diagonally opposite the tram stop you exited at. From both buses, get off at the Semilasso stop.

... from partner hotels
  • Hotel Vista: The nearest tram stop is Hudcova. Take tram No. 1 towards Ečerova and get off at Semilasso stop (second stop).
  • Hotel Avanti: The nearest tram stop is Hrnčířská. Take tram No. 1 (towards Řečkovice) or tram No. 6 (towards Královo Pole nádraží) and get off at the Semilasso stop (apx. 5 minutes).
  • Hotel Continental: The nearest tram stop is Antonínská. Take tram No. 1 (towards Řečkovice) or tram No. 6 (towards Královo Pole nádraží) and get off at the Semilasso stop (apx. 10 minutes).
  • Hotel Grand: The nearest tram stop is the Main Station ("hlavní nádraží"). Take tram No. 1 (towards Řečkovice) or tram No. 6 (towards Královo Pole nádraží) and get off at the Semilasso stop (apx. 10 minutes).

Map

Doporučené hotely

When booking your hotel, mention that you are speaking or attending DevConf.cz 2018 and you should receive a discounted offer from the following DevConf.cz partner hotels in Brno.

Speaker's will receive additional details after submissions are selected, when sending out acceptance confirmation requests in December.

 

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