openSUSE Conference Travel Info
14. Feb 2023 | Douglas DeMaio | CC-BY-SA-3.0
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@ opensuse.org 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
- Embedded Systems and Edge Computing
- New Technologies
- Open Source
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