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[edit] Mini-debconf in Cambridge, UK. Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th November 2014


[edit] 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
Cambridge miniconf

[edit] The Location

We have space provided by ARM at their offices in Cambridge, UK.

ARM offices in Cambridge, UK

[edit] Sponsors

ARM ARM are hosting the conference, providing infrastructure etc. for us.
Codethink & Baserock Codethink and Baserock are sponsoring lunch for attendees on Saturday.
Toby Churchill Ltd Toby Churchill are sponsoring shipping for video equipment.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Accommodation

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.

[edit] Catering

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.

[edit] Talk to us

We'll be using the IRC channel #debconf-cambridge on 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

[edit] 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!

[edit] 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! :-)

[edit] Video

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.

[edit] Saturday session - PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE

[edit] Sunday session - PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE

[edit] Lightning talks


[edit] Photos

If you take photos, please feel free to add links here yourself!

Hacking at MiniConf Cambridge
Hacking at MiniConf Cambridge
Hacking at MiniConf Cambridge
Hacking at MiniConf Cambridge
Hacking at MiniConf Cambridge
Hacking at MiniConf Cambridge
Hacking at MiniConf Cambridge
Hacking at MiniConf Cambridge
Hacking at MiniConf Cambridge
Hacking at MiniConf Cambridge
Hacking at MiniConf Cambridge

[edit] Participants

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 Mail Arrival Departure Confirmed? PGP ID Thu Fri Sat Sun Food needs Notes
1 Steve McIntyre Lives in Cambridge Yes 587979573442684E Y Y Y Y
2 Joanne McIntyre Lives in Cambridge Yes Y Y Y Y eat most things
3 Steve Capper Lives in Cambridge Yes ? ? Y Y eat most things
4 Leif Lindholm Lives in Cambridge Yes ? ? Y Y mmm, food...
5 Neil Williams Lives in Cambridge Yes 8143B682 Y Y Y Y
6 Jamie Lentin Crashing at SteveC's Yes N N Y Y
7 Alex Clouter Crashing at SteveC's Yes N N Y Y
8 Jon Ward Lives near Cambridge Yes 7E646FF2 Y Y Y Y Pescetarian Gopher volunteer
9 Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo mafm@d.o Living nearby Yes 7F7606A445DCA80E N Y Y Y Dairy-free
10 Lars Wirzenius Thu evening Monday Yes 9B75D81B3D06E8DD N Y Y Y diabetic
11 Chris Boot debian -at- TBD TBD Mostly F5C83C05D9CEEEEE ? ? Y Y Nut allergy
12 Jonathan McDowell TBD TBD No 94FA372B2DA8B985 ? ? Y Y Unable to make it. :(
13 Tim Retout TBD TBD Yes Y Y N Y
14 Javi Merino Lives in Cambridge Yes 07B48452768D3824 ? ? Y Y
15 Edward Betts Lives in Cambridge Yes 9605A1098C63B92A Y Y Y Y
16 Edward Macnaghten Lives in Cambridge Yes N N Y Y
17 Wookey Lives in Cambridge Yes Y Y Y Y
18 Mark Brown Wednesday Sunday Mostly C3F4 36CA 30F5 D8EB Y Y Y Yes please
19 Mark Hymers TBD TBD Almost certainly 045711B4E5FF15B0FD82 Probably Probably Y Y Yes please
20 Cleto Martin Saturday Sunday Yes 00EF5DFB N N Y Y
21 Andy Cater Wed Sun N 22EF1F0F Y Y Y Y Wheelchair?
22 Colin Watson Lives in Cambridge Yes 393587D97D86500B Y Y Y Y
23 Kirsten Watson Lives in Cambridge Mostly ? ? Y Y
24 Scott Wakeling Lives near Cambridge Yes ? ? Y Y
25 Paweł Moll Lives in Cambridge Yes N N Y Y
26 JonathanWiltshire jmw at debian Thurs Sun Y 0xD3524C51 Y Y Y Y

27 Andrew Shadura TBD TBD Not coming :( 0x1A2D268D N N N N Om nom nom nom Need sleeping space
28 Hector Oron 05 November 2014 - FR8322 10 November 2014 - FR8321 Yes 0x76E2AC7B Y Y Y Y Everything Might need sleeping space
29 Chen Baozi 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 Preud'homme Lives in Cambridge Yes BD52529E N N Y Y eat most things
32 Dimitris Papastamos Lives in Cambridge Yes N N Y Y eat most things
33 Vin Everett Local Yes Yes N N Y Y Anything

34 Wojciech Giel wojtekgiel at Lives in Cambridge Yes N N Y Y Anything

35 Francesca Ciceri TBD Yes D9D59F61 N N Y Y Anything Needs sleeping space; videoteam volunteer

36 Enrico Zini TBD Yes E7AD5568 N N Y Y Anything Needs sleeping space
37 Vincent Sanders Live in cambridge Yes N N Y Y Vegetarian
38 Mark Rutland Live in cambridge Yes ? ? Y Y Omnivore, no mushrooms
39 Simon Carter Thu afternoon/evening Sunday afternoon Yes N/A PM Y Y Y Prawn and chicken allergy
40 Gergely Nagy Fri pm or Sat morning Sun Probably N/A N PM Y Y .* Need b&b
41 Steve Platt Live in Cambridge Y 3c0c5d71 N N Y Y omnivore
42 Peter Green Thursday morning (will probablly travel to the area the day before) Friday teatime. Most likely 0C48EA2A7A8FFD7B Y Y N N
43 Julian Gilbey 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 Barratt adsb@d.o Weds evening Sunday Y C542CD59 Y Y Y Y
45 Lisa Baron via adsb@d.o 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 Lives in Cambridge Y N N Y Y
48 Javier Almansa Live in Cambridge Yes N N Y Y
49 Dimitri John Ledkov Driving in from London Saturday morning Driving to London Sunday evening Y 4096R/8B3C16AE N N Y Y Likes Food Notes
50 Nick Leverton Thurs a.m. Friday p.m. Yes 2CE2ED80 Y Y N N
51 David McBride Live in Cambridge Sunday Yes N N Y Y Uncomplicated First-aid qualified
52 Ben Hutchings 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 Jackson Live in Cambridge Yes N Y Y Y
55 Julien Cristau jcristau@d.o Wed 7pm-ish Sun 4pm-ish Yes 0905E40C Y Y Y Y Yes please Need sleeping place

56 Cyril Brulebois kibi@d.o Wed 7pm-ish Sun 4pm-ish Yes C2B35520 Y Y Y Y Yes please Need sleeping place
57 Neil McGovern neilm@d.o Lives in Cambridge Possibly A40F862E N N Y N
58 Jelmer Vernooij Friday Afternoon or Saturday Morning Sunday Evening Probably D729A457 N ? Y Y
59 Teemu Hukkanen tjhukkan@d.o Saturday morning Sunday evening Yep 0x9C2001D0 N N Y Y Vegan
60 Ian Campbell Lives in Cambridge Yes 79074FA8 Y Y Y Y
61 Daniel Glassey Lives in Cambridge Yes 0x049B1033AF060C5A N N Y Y
62 Ivo De Decker Wed Sun Yes Y Y Y Y Y
63 Niels Thykier Wed Sun yes Y Y Y Y Yes please, no restrictions Need sleeping space / ok with room mate
64 Emilio Pozuelo Monfort 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 Vasekin I am from Cambridge Yes Y Y Y Y Everything
67 Simon Iremonger Lives in Cambridge most likely ABA2EE63 N N maybe likely
68 Vivek Dasmohapatra Lives in Cambridge Yes Y Y Lactose intolerant
69 Toni Mueller Fri evening Sun evening Yes 0x8A0A48874687AF4F N N Y Y anything sleeping place desirable
70 Punit Agrawal Lives near Cambridge Yes 13FBFEDD ? ? Y Y
71 Andi Barth aba@d.o 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 Levsen holger@d.o Thu evening Monday Yes Y Y Y Y Y Yes, vegetarian/pescetarian/vegan
75 Mike Crowe Lives in Cambridge Yes 0xE4936970D0972DF3 N N Y Y No cheese :( Unable to attend Saturday night.
76 Chris Boyle cmb@d.o Saturday Sunday Yes old B7D86E0F, replacement to be generated N N Y Y any
77 Daniel Silverstone Saturday Sunday Yes 206C3B69 N N Y Y any
78 José Salavert Torres Saturday Sunday Yes N N Y Y any
79 John Sturdy Living nearby Living nearby Yes N N Y Y any

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