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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

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

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

  • Vývojár
  • Technologický architekt
  • IT konzultant
  • Študent IT alebo vyučujúci na univerzite alebo fakulte zameranej na IT
  • Alebo jednoducho IT nadšenec, ktorý sa zaujíma o súčasné trendy v open source a novovznikajúce digitálne technológie

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 sa nachádza približne dve hodiny cesty autom od troch európskych hlavných miest (Praha, Viedeň a Bratislava).

Getting to Brno...

... by plane

Brno Airport (BRQ)

  • Brnenské letisko je malé medzinárodné letisko neďaleko od Brna. Toto letisko je dobrou voľbou ak prichádzate z Londýna (Stansted - Ryanair, Luton - Wizzair), Mníchova (Lufthansa) alebo 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)

  • Najväčší letecký dopravný uzol v strednej Európe, letecké spojenie do mnohých destinácií po celom svete.
  • 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.
  • Ďalšou alternatívou je cesta vlakom z letiska do centra Viedne, odtiaľ cestovať EC vlakom priamo do Brna.

Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)

  • Druhé najviac vyťažené letisko v tomto regióne.
  • 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 verejnou dopravou z pražského letiska do Brna trvá minimálne 3,5 hodiny. Všimnite si, do Brna sa rýchlejšie dostanete z Viedne.

Bratislava Airport (BTS)

  • Toto letisko je dobrá voľba pre lacné lety v rámci Európy. Ak neprichádzate z iného európskeho mesta, toto letisko neodporúčame.
  • Lety v rámci Bratislavského letiska zabezpečuje predovšetkým Ryanair.
  • 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.


Cestovný poriadok:

  • Praha - vlaky medzi Prahou a Brnom jazdia každú hodinu, cesta trvá 2,5 hodiny
  • Viedeň - vlaky medzi stanicou Wien Hbf a Brnom jazdia každú hodinu, cesta trvá 1,5 hodiny
  • Bratislava - vlaky medzi stanicou Bratislava Hlavná Stanica a Brnom jazdia každú hodinu, cesta trvá 1,5 hodiny
  • Budapešť - vlaky medzi stanicou Budapest-Keleti pu a Brnom jazdia každodenne niekoľkokrát, cesta trvá 5 hodín
  • Varšava - vlaky medzi stanicou Warszawa Centralna a Brnom jazdia každodenne niekoľkokrát (obvykle jedno spojenie), cesta trvá 7 hodín
  • Berlín - vlaky medzi stanicou Berlin Hauptbahnhof a Brnom jazdia každodenne niekoľkokrát, 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 hodiny
  • Viedeň - 143 km, 1,8 hodiny
  • Budapešť - 326 km, 3 hodiny
  • Mníchov - 587 km, 5,3 hodiny
  • Berlín - 555 km, 5,2 hodiny

Getting around Brno city ...

... by public transport

Verejná doprava v Brne je zaisťovaná DPMB a zahŕňa v sebe 12 električkových liniek, 13 trolejbusových liniek a 37 autobusových liniek. Počas noci je verejná autobusová doprava zabezpečená 11 nočnými autobusovými linkami. Ak chcete využiť verejnú dopravu musíte si zakúpiť cestovný lístok pred nástupom do autobusu, električky alebo trolejbusu. Pre cestovanie v Brne je potrebné zakúpiť dvojzónový lístok 100+101. Cestovné lístky je možné zakúpiť v automatoch (len mince) na mnohých zastávkach alebo priamo v trafikách. Aby bol lístok platný ho musíte označiť vsunutím do žltého automatu pri vstupe do autobusu, električky alebo trolejbusu. Inštrukcie ohľadom platieb za dopravu v Brne nájdete tu.

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.

Ak zostávate v Brne po dobu niekoľkých dní, môžete si zakúpiť 5-dňový cestovný lístok v cene 250 kč. Tento lístok si môžete zakúpiť len na niekoľkých miestach, najjednoduchšie priamo na vlakovej stanici. Lístok si môžete zakúpiť v každej priehradke. Pri prvom použití lístku ho nezabudnite označiť. Lístok stačí označiť jedenkrát.

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

Na hl. stanici nastúpte na električku č. 1 (smer Řečkovice). Vystúpte na zastávke Semilasso (približne 15 minút). Zabočte doprava na ul. Metodějova, po asi 200 metroch zabočte opäť doprava na ul. Božetěchova. Pokračujte priamo približne 100 metrov. Budova naľavo je budova univerzity.

... from Main Station by bus

Z hl. autobusovej stanice (Zvonařka) nastúpte na autobus č. 44 alebo č. 67. Vystúpte na zastávke Semilasso. Pokračujte v rovnakom smere ďalších 100 metrov potom zabočte doprava na ul. Božetěchova. Po približne 400 metroch dorazíte k budove 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

Odporúčané 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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