Mini-debconf in Cambridge, UK. Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th November 2014
 The Plan
- 2 days for a mini-DebCamp (Thursday and Friday), with space for dedicated development / sprint / team meetings for up to 40 people
- 2 days for a more regular mini-conf with space for more general talks, up to 100 people
 The Location
We have space provided by ARM at their offices in Cambridge, UK.
|ARM are hosting the conference, providing infrastructure etc. for us.|
|Codethink and Baserock are sponsoring lunch for attendees on Saturday.|
|Toby Churchill are sponsoring shipping for video equipment.|
 Getting there
Cambridge is easy for access by
- Road (M11, A14)
- Rail (45 mins to 1hr from London King's Cross station)
- Air (30 minutes from Stansted Airport Code: STN)
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.
- There are lots of taxis (if you need to call for one, Panther are normally good - +44 1223 715715)
- There are regular bus services that go along Cherry Hinton Road straight past ARM - look for the C1 or C3.
- There are also several companies offering cycle rental for easy travel around the city.
There are many Debian people who live in and around Cambridge, so we have lots of locals to help show people around and arrange free accommodation / crash space for a lot of 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 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 irc.debian.org for chat during the mini-conf, and especially for anybody watching video and wanting to join in. We're on Twitter; connect to us @MiniDebConfCamb
 Sprint sessions - Thursday and Friday
We will be hosting these in the Lecture Theatre in ARM3. Each day we will have our room available from 09:00 to 17:00. Look for the front desk in the reception area at the front of ARM1; we'll have people there from 08:30 each day. Turn up and sign in directly in ARM1 please. BE AWARE that ARM is desperately short of parking space on site, so please do not plan to drive and park here for Thursday and Friday.
We will end up working on the new arm64 port and other ARM-related topics at the very least, but there's no reason to just stick to those. All are welcome!
 Talks - Saturday and Sunday
We will remain in the ARM3 lecture theatre for the weekend sessions. There's also a couple of meeting rooms available nearby in case people want some separate space.
Please turn up at ARM3 from 08:30 onwards. We'll have a front desk in the reception area there. Please be sure to bring your badges from Thursday/Friday again if you already have them. Parking should be easy over the weekend with a mostly-empty campus.
Talk slots are 60 minutes long, but talks should fit into 55 minutes maximum, including questions, demos, dance routines, whatever. If talks run shorter, we will leave a gap and stick to the schedule, for the sake of any external participants who might be watching via video feed.
If you have something you'd like to talk about but not big enough for a full slot, please feel free to sign up for a lightning session slot on either Saturday or Sunday lunchtime. If you're interesting enough you might even distract people from their lunch! :-)
We have some of the lovely DebConf video team with us again in Cambridge. Recordings of the talks will be available online after the event.
Due to unfortunate circumstances, there are no live streams.
 Saturday session - PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE
- 08:30 Front desk open for arrival and registration
- 09:00 Steve McIntyre - Welcome to Cambridge!
- 09:15 Steve Capper - Cool debugging/profiling hints and tricks - [slides]
- 10:15 Wookey - Cross-compilers in Debian
- 11:15 Lars Wirzenius & Simon Carter - Backups with Obnam
- 12:15 Daniel Silverstone - Vero Apparatus
- 13:15 Lunch plus lightning sessions for those interested
- 14:15 Keith Edmunds - Linux for Business (a t-shirts and icebergs talk)
- 15:15 Neil Williams & Andy Simpkins - OpenTAC: open hardware test automation controller
- 16:15 Neil Williams - LAVA tutorial
- 17:15 Steve McIntyre - Close
- 17:30 End of day - prepare for dinner...
 Sunday session - PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE
- 08:30 Front desk open for arrival and registration
- 09:00 Steve McIntyre - Updates
- 09:15 Niels Thykier - Release Team update
- 10:15 Vince Sanders - The care of open source creatures
- 11:15 Leif Lindholm - UEFI Braindump
- 12:15 Cyril Brulebois - d-i: jessie release cycle wrap-up - [slides]
- 13:15 Lunch plus lightning sessions for those interested
- 14:15 Vivek Dasmohapatra - Overflowable ramdiscs with bcache
- 14:40 David McBride - Plans for scalable package distribution in cam.ac.uk
- 15:30 Ben Hutchings - Kernel and initramfs updates
- 16:30 Alexander Clouter - Programmers are the Problem
- 17:15 Steve McIntyre - Close
- 17:30 End of day - time to go home!
 Lightning talks
If you take photos, please feel free to add links here yourself!
Please fill in the table below with your details, including if you're planning on joining us for the hack/sprint sessions on Thu/Fri, the talks on Sat/Sun or both. If you have any special food requirements, make sure you let us know so we can help plan for catering. Please list all people individually, no "+1"s as we'll be using the list here to generate name badges etc. If you're struggling to create a wiki account or to log in to add yourself here, please mail Steve and he'll help.
|N||Name||Arrival||Departure||Confirmed?||PGP ID||Thu||Fri||Sat||Sun||Food needs||Notes|
|1||Steve McIntyrefirstname.lastname@example.org||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||587979573442684E||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|2||Joanne McIntyreemail@example.com||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||Y||Y||Y||Y||eat most things|
|3||Steve Capperfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||?||?||Y||Y||eat most things|
|4||Leif Lindholmemail@example.com||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||?||?||Y||Y||mmm, food...|
|5||Neil Williamsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||8143B682||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|6||Jamie Lentinemail@example.com||Crashing at SteveC's||Yes||N||N||Y||Y|
|7||Alex Clouterfirstname.lastname@example.org||Crashing at SteveC's||Yes||N||N||Y||Y|
|8||Jon Wardemail@example.com||Lives near Cambridge||Yes||7E646FF2||Y||Y||Y||Y||Pescetarian||Gopher volunteer|
|9||Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelofirstname.lastname@example.org||Living nearby||Yes||7F7606A445DCA80E||N||Y||Y||Y||Dairy-free|
|10||Lars Wirzeniusemail@example.com||Thu evening||Monday||Yes||9B75D81B3D06E8DD||N||Y||Y||Y||diabetic|
|11||Chris Boot||debian -at- bootc.net||TBD||TBD||Mostly||F5C83C05D9CEEEEE||?||?||Y||Y||Nut allergy|
|12||Jonathan McDowellfirstname.lastname@example.org||TBD||TBD||No||94FA372B2DA8B985||?||?||Y||Y||Unable to make it. :(|
|14||Javi Merinoemail@example.com||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||07B48452768D3824||?||?||Y||Y|
|15||Edward Bettsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||9605A1098C63B92A||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|16||Edward Macnaghtenemail@example.com||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||N||N||Y||Y|
|17||Wookeyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|18||Mark Brownemail@example.com||Wednesday||Sunday||Mostly||C3F4 36CA 30F5 D8EB||Y||Y||Y||Yes please|
|19||Mark Hymersfirstname.lastname@example.org||TBD||TBD||Almost certainly||045711B4E5FF15B0FD82||Probably||Probably||Y||Y||Yes please|
|22||Colin Watsonemail@example.com||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||393587D97D86500B||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|23||Kirsten Watson||Lives in Cambridge||Mostly||?||?||Y||Y|
|24||Scott Wakelingfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lives near Cambridge||Yes||?||?||Y||Y|
|25||Paweł Mollemail@example.com||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||N||N||Y||Y|
|26||JonathanWiltshire||jmw at debian||Thurs||Sun||Y||0xD3524C51||Y||Y||Y||Y||
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Not coming :(||0x1A2D268D||N||N||N||N|
|28||Hector Oronemail@example.com||05 November 2014 - FR8322||10 November 2014 - FR8321||Yes||0x76E2AC7B||Y||Y||Y||Y||Everything||Might need sleeping space|
|29||Chen Baozifirstname.lastname@example.org||05 November 2014||10 November 2014||Y||0x883CCDE2||Y||Y||Y||Y||Everything||Might need sleeping space|
|30||Andy Simpkins||andy-debian@koipond org uk||Lives in Cambridge||Y||51FA8E9C||Y||Y||Y||Y||yes - I have a lot of figure to maintain|
|31||Thomas Preudemail@example.com||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||BD52529E||N||N||Y||Y||eat most things|
|32||Dimitris Papastamosfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||N||N||Y||Y||eat most things|
|34||Wojciech Giel||wojtekgiel at gmail.com||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||N||N||Y||Y||Anything||
|35||Francesca Ciceriemail@example.com||TBD||Yes||D9D59F61||N||N||Y||Y||Anything||Needs sleeping space; videoteam volunteer||
|36||Enrico Zinifirstname.lastname@example.org||TBD||Yes||E7AD5568||N||N||Y||Y||Anything||Needs sleeping space|
|37||Vincent Sandersemail@example.com||Live in cambridge||Yes||N||N||Y||Y||Vegetarian|
|38||Mark Rutlandfirstname.lastname@example.org||Live in cambridge||Yes||?||?||Y||Y||Omnivore, no mushrooms|
|39||Simon Carteremail@example.com||Thu afternoon/evening||Sunday afternoon||Yes||N/A||PM||Y||Y||Y||Prawn and chicken allergy|
|40||Gergely Nagyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Fri pm or Sat morning||Sun||Probably||N/A||N||PM||Y||Y||.*||Need b&b|
|41||Steve Plattemail@example.com||Live in Cambridge||Y||3c0c5d71||N||N||Y||Y||omnivore|
|42||Peter Greenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Thursday morning (will probablly travel to the area the day before)||Friday teatime.||Most likely||0C48EA2A7A8FFD7B||Y||Y||N||N|
|43||Julian Gilbeyemail@example.com||Sunday morning||Sunday by about 4.30pm||Most likely||Need to create new one||N||N||N||Y||I'll bring my own|
|44||Adam Barrattfirstname.lastname@example.org||Weds evening||Sunday||Y||C542CD59||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|45||Lisa Baron||via email@example.com||Saturday?||Sunday||Y||N||N||?||Y||Gluten free|
|46||Keith Edmunds||kae at tiger-computing co uk||Saturday||Saturday||Y||N||N||Y||N|
|47||Bob Easthope||Bob.Easthope@arm.com||Lives in Cambridge||Y||N||N||Y||Y|
|48||Javier Almansafirstname.lastname@example.org||Live in Cambridge||Yes||N||N||Y||Y|
|49||Dimitri John Ledkovemail@example.com||Driving in from London Saturday morning||Driving to London Sunday evening||Y||4096R/8B3C16AE||N||N||Y||Y||Likes Food||Notes|
|50||Nick Levertonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Thurs a.m.||Friday p.m.||Yes||2CE2ED80||Y||Y||N||N|
|51||David McBrideemail@example.com||Live in Cambridge||Sunday||Yes||N||N||Y||Y||Uncomplicated||First-aid qualified|
|52||Ben Hutchingsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Live in Cambridge||Yes||95861109||N||N||Y||Y||Vegetarian|
|53||Nattie Mayer-Hutchings||Live in Cambridge||Yes||A55357E8||N||N||Y||Y|
|54||Ian Jacksonemail@example.com||Live in Cambridge||Yes||N||Y||Y||Y|
|55||Julien Cristaufirstname.lastname@example.org||Wed 7pm-ish||Sun 4pm-ish||Yes||0905E40C||Y||Y||Y||Y||Yes please||Need sleeping place
|56||Cyril Bruleboisemail@example.com||Wed 7pm-ish||Sun 4pm-ish||Yes||C2B35520||Y||Y||Y||Y||Yes please||Need sleeping place|
|57||Neil McGovernfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lives in Cambridge||Possibly||A40F862E||N||N||Y||N|
|58||Jelmer Vernooijemail@example.com||Friday Afternoon or Saturday Morning||Sunday Evening||Probably||D729A457||N||?||Y||Y|
|59||Teemu Hukkanenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Saturday morning||Sunday evening||Yep||0x9C2001D0||N||N||Y||Y||Vegan|
|60||Ian Campbellemail@example.com||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||79074FA8||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|61||Daniel Glasseyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||0x049B1033AF060C5A||N||N||Y||Y|
|62||Ivo De Deckeremail@example.com||Wed||Sun||Yes||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|63||Niels Thykierfirstname.lastname@example.org||Wed||Sun||yes||Y||Y||Y||Y||Yes please, no restrictions||Need sleeping space / ok with room mate|
|64||Emilio Pozuelo Monfortemail@example.com||Wed||Sun||yes||E4368302||Y||Y||Y||Y||Yes please|
|65||Ramin Zaghi||ramin -dot- zaghi -at- arm -dot- com||SAT 8th||SUN 9th||Yes||N||N||Y||Y|
|66||Vlad Vasekinfirstname.lastname@example.org||I am from Cambridge||Yes||Y||Y||Y||Y||Everything|
|67||Simon Iremongeremail@example.com||Lives in Cambridge||most likely||ABA2EE63||N||N||maybe||likely|
|68||Vivek Dasmohapatrafirstname.lastname@example.org||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||Y||Y||Lactose intolerant|
|69||Toni Muelleremail@example.com||Fri evening||Sun evening||Yes||0x8A0A48874687AF4F||N||N||Y||Y||anything||sleeping place desirable|
|70||Punit Agrawalfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lives near Cambridge||Yes||13FBFEDD||?||?||Y||Y|
|71||Andi Barthemail@example.com||Wed evening||Sat morning||Yes||Y||Y||?||N||Vegetarian|
|72||Cosima Pareik||Wed evening||Sat morning||Perhaps||?||?||?||N||? (if it doesn't move too fast)|
|73||Kareem Khazem||karkhaz at gmail [dot] com||Lives near Cambridge||Yes||N||N||Y||N||Vegetarian|
|74||Holger Levsenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Thu evening||Monday||Yes||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Yes, vegetarian/pescetarian/vegan|
|75||Mike Croweemail@example.com||Lives in Cambridge||Yes||0xE4936970D0972DF3||N||N||Y||Y||No cheese :(||Unable to attend Saturday night.|
|76||Chris Boylefirstname.lastname@example.org||Saturday||Sunday||Yes||old B7D86E0F, replacement to be generated||N||N||Y||Y||any|
|78||José Salavert Torresemail@example.com||Saturday||Sunday||Yes||N||N||Y||Y||any|
|79||John Sturdyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Living nearby||Living nearby||Yes||N||N||Y||Y||any|