This is an unofficial visit during DebConf. Attendees should pay for food and transport, the visits at CERN are free. We plan to hire a bus for transport to CERN and during the CERN visit.
The visit is scheduled for Wednesday 14 August (time: 8h00), as alternative as most of DayTrip program.
Additionally we are programming a private visit to control rooms, computer rooms, filter/storage solution of some CERN experiments, etc. with local Debian users. Also here there will be a maximum number of attendees.
The preliminary program:
- Breakfast starts at 7h00
- 8h10: we leave Le Camp to CERN. Meeting point the bus on parking slot.
- around 10h00: Visit to CC, followed to a visit to CCC (CERN Control Center); Discussion with CERN Debian users, etc.
- we can see one transparent Oracle tape drive, the museum part with some old stuff (Tim Berners Lee's 'server', you know...), and from the balcony the main computer room with ~9K PCs and ~60K spinning hard drives.
- By the way, during the Computer Center visit (and maybe during lunch time) there will be probably also somebody available from grid.
- Only for the first 38 people who selected IT visit. Free time for the other people (exhibition, gift shop, CERN sphere)
- free time for lunch (e.g. on the CERN mensa), for gift shop, exhibitions, etc.; some other Debian interested people will join us for lunch.
- 13h45: Standard CERN visit, possibly going in one LHC experiment site
- Late afternoon we go to the port of Neuchatel, to embark to the boat for Conference dinner. (If there is not much traffic, we will have some free time in Neuchatel).
The fee are 35.00 CHF (pay it to cate, at front desk, as soon as possible). The average price for CERN mensa is 15 CHF (with beverage), ask cate if you want to join us (with some CERN people) in the mensa (alternatively you can have the lunch bag from Le Camp).
- CERN is both in Switzerland and in France: Main entrance and site is in Switzerland; but CCC and most LHC experiment sites are in France, so you need to bring your passport (and to be able to travel in France, which should be automatic (e.g. with normal Schengen Visa), but if you have a very special status (and you should already know it), e.g. diplomatic passport, refugees, expelled from France, etc.)
- We will return for conference dinner. Possibly we will go directly from Geneva to Neuchatel.
- you need a bus place anyway, for the transport between CERN buildings
- you should select O: Conference dinner only, I won't take part in the day trip on DayTrip option
- From CERN: Please note that open toed shoes and high heels are not allowed for safety reasons.
- CERN visit FAQ
- The diagram of accelerators (atoms and particles go in many accelerators (and crashes) to feed the right particle for the experiments (electron, protons, neutrinos,...) on right accelerator.
Please add your name and your preference (and ev. your IRC nick). Please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (@debian.org) if you doesn't follow email@example.com (we need your email address to contact you, if there are late changes). With asterix (*) the people in the IT visit (first 38 people).
- * cate, Giacomo Catenazzi, both visit (preferred the IT part)
- noel, Noël Köthe
- * vicho, Javi Merino, both
- * fil, Philip Hands, both (I have a Land-rover with room for me + 3 + 1 small person + 6 people that don't care about seat-belts or comfort)
- * stefanor , Stefano Rivera, both
- * js, Jonas Smedegaard, both
- cts, Christian Steigies (I'll have a car with 3 spare seats)
- * Matthias Schmitz (both if possible)
- * Ian Jackson, both if possible
- * Joey Hess, both
- Giovanni Mascellani (gio) [who wanted to vote "both" and is partly disappointed that the default vote not being "both" was made public only _after_ the votation]
- * TiN, both
- * Dererk, both
- * olasd, Nicolas Dandrimont, both visits
- Ben Hutchings
- Nattie (provisional, pending dates)
- Enrico Rossi, both
- Enrico Zini (I have a car with 5 seats in total)
- Riccardo Stagni
- * Daniel Glassey, both
- * Juan G. Hernando Rivero, both
- * sunweaver, Mike Gabriel, both
- * Josue Ortega, both
- * Vincent Bernat, both
- * Christian Körner, both
- * Eric Anholt, both
- * Daniel Baumann, both
- * cryptom, Tom Jampen, both
- * Thomas Goirand (zigo), both
- * hggh, Jonas Genannt, both
- * Elimar Riesebieter, both
- * Patty Langasek, both
- * Steve Langasek, both
- * Luk Claes, both
- * Andrew Lee (李健秋), both
- * Ivo De Decker, both
- * Federico Ceratto, both
- * Jonathan Dupart, both if possible
- * Marco Bardelli, IT part if possible
- * Joanna Kulisz, both if possible
- * Marcin Kulisz, both if possible
- * rhalina, Franziska Lichtblau, both if possible
- * Y Plentyn, Arne Wichmann, both if possible
- * Tiago Vaz, both
- * Tássia Camões, both
- Taku YASUI (tach), both if possible
- Richard Hartmann (RichiH), both -- would have one two free seats in a car or would just ride on the bus -- as cate suggested, if a seat becomes free, I'd like to join
- Gerfried "Rhonda" Fuchs, definitely wanting to go (to both), only heard late about it ...
- Michael Banck, both
- Eric Evans (urandom), both
Maximum of 50 people (for the coach and standard CERN visit). The IT visit between 10h00 and 11h00 has a maximum of 38 people (2 groups of 19). You can spend the time in the exhibition, gift shop, CERN sphere, etc.
- Alejandro Garrido Mota, both
- Dmitrijs Ledkovs, both
- Antonio Terceiro (terceiro), both
- ruleant, Dieter Adriaenssens, both if possible
- Andi Mundt (and1bm), both
- alberto fuentes, both
- Santiago Vila, both
- José Antonio Quevedo, both
- Thomas Preud'homme, both if possible
- Albert Dengg, both if possible