openSUSE Conference Travel Info

14. Feb 2023 | Douglas DeMaio | CC-BY-SA-3.0

openSUSE Conference Travel Info

The openSUSE Conference is set to begin in 100 days from today and, to help prepare people who want to travel to Nuremberg for the event from May 26 - 28, there is information people attending need to know.

Getting a visa may take some time. There are certain requirements necessary to receive a visa for those who are not a citizen of a Schengen country. You may need a formal invitation letter that fully explains the nature of your visit.

An overview of visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany can be found at the Federal Foreign Office website. You must apply for a Schengen visa through the German embassy or consulate in your country.

If you plan to attend the conference and are coming from a country where you will need a formal invitation letter, email ddemaio@ with the email subject “oSC23 Visa”.

More travel information people wanting to come to the openSUSE Conference should be aware of is the Travel Support Program. The TSP is a helpful way to get people in the community to attend the conference. The funds we have are limited, but help to support the community’s attendance.

Here are a few reminders regarding the TSP:

  • Please read the TSP policy page carefully before you apply.
  • The Travel Committee can reimburse up to 80% of travel and/or lodging costs. That includes hotel, hostel, plane, train, bus
  • Important: Food and all local expenses are on you!
  • We want to sponsor as many people as possible so please check the best deal.
  • No receipts = no money It is the rule! (Original receipts are required from German residences.)

The call for papers is open until April 9. Submit a talk today.

Presentations can be submitted for the following length of time:

  • Lightning Talk (10 mins)
  • Short Talk (30 mins)
  • Virtual Talk (30 mins)
  • Long Talk (45 mins)
  • Workshop (1 hour)
  • Virtual Workshop (1 hour)

The following tracks are listed for the conference:

  • Cloud and Containers
  • Community
  • Embedded Systems and Edge Computing
  • New Technologies
  • Open Source
  • openSUSE
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