We’ve got some great talks, BoFs and workshops scheduled for this year’s Desktop Summit in Berlin. But let’s be honest, you’re really only coming for the social events, right? If so, here’s what we’ve got planned for you.
Many of you will be arriving on Friday and what better way to start a week of talks and hacking than at our pre-registration event taking place at c-base, Berlin’s world famous hacker space. Here you’ll be able to enjoy drinks sponsored by our friends at Igalia. You’ll also be able to complete your registration here in order to avoid the crowd on Saturday morning. At registration you’ll get your WLAN access info for the university, food voucher for the university cafeteria and have a chance to sign up for one of the day trips we’ll be announcing soon.
Sunday’s party takes place a few blocks from Berlin’s green lung, Tiergarten (Animal Garden). The evening will begin with a BBQ and open bar on a sand beach along the river Spree. At 11pm will be moving inside where we’ll have 2 rooms with different music styles. The larger of the 2 rooms, we’ve got a local DJ that’ll get you dancing. In the smaller room, we’ve got a more DIY form of music, karaoke. That’s right, we’ve slyly slipped the karaoke in after the open bar.
What’s GUADEC or Akadamy without their yearly football friendly? This year’s event is sponsored by SUSE who is providing t-shirts & refreshments. Please use the football match sign-up page on the wiki if you’d like to participate.
Tuesday’s party takes place on the Insel der Jugend (Island of the youth) in Treptower Park. Walking along the Spree from the Treptower Park S-bahn station you’ll eventually approach an arching bridge that leads to the party venue. Once there, you’ll be provided food and drinks accompanied by soul/funk music all care of Collabora. You can hang out inside, on the sun deck or take a walk around the small island.
So, that’s what we’ve got planned. Remember, all events will require that you are registered and have your conference pass with you. We look forward to greeting you in Berlin.