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Hostel or hotel? Where to stay during the openSUSE Conference

March 7th, 2016 by

Nuremberg offers several places to stay during the openSUSE Conference, but don’t wait too long to book a hotel room or a hostel because there will be a race car event in Nuremberg June 24 – 26.

The NorisRing races are an annual event that started in 1947, so many people from all over Europe will be coming to Nuremberg during the week of the conference and getting a hotel in the area you want might become more difficult the longer you wait.

Hotel rooms and hostels are already filling up, but there are some hotels that have reserved rooms available for people coming to the openSUSE Conference.

Hotel Marienbad and the Duerer Hotel have rooms reserved for Geekos, which is the keyword to reserve your hotel room for the conference. The prices the rooms are 75 € and 89 € respectively and they both include breakfast, but if you’re looking for a less expensive place, contact the one of the two hostels  listed on the conference page.

A&O Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof cost between 23 € – 35 € a night and Pension Hostel Nuremberg is about 55€ a night.

If you desire to stay at a different accommodations than the ones recommended, be aware that the location of the Z-Bau, where the conference will take place, is just two subway stops from the Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof using the U1.

There are plenty of hotels downtown near the Bahnhof and the Kater Murr where the pre-conference party will take place in Nuremberg on June 21. The Kater Murr and many of the local hot spots are just a short walk from the Bahnhof.

Don’t forget about the Travel Support Program.

There are only 39 days left to submit your proposal for the openSUSE Conference, so submit a proposal, book your travel and register for the conference today.

Organizing Team seeks input for planning conference

February 29th, 2016 by

oscfinalPlanning for the openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg is moving along well.

Each day brings more progress toward having a successful conference and this year the Organizing Team for oSC16 is looking for your input to make this year’s conference one to remember.

The Organizing Team has planned a pre-conference party in Nuremberg on June 21 at the Kater Murr. More details about the pre-conference party will become available in the next few weeks.

Besides that event, there are many things to do in Nuremberg and we need your opinion about what you might be interesting in doing when the conference is not taking place. From Go Karting to beer tasting, Nuremberg offers several choices for entertainment before, during and after the event. The more information attendees share about the things they would like to do at oSC16, the Organizing Team will be better able to plan group discounts and other items for the event.

Please take the time to answer the survey questions.

Two other entertainment options not list are a car race that will take place from June 24 – 26 in Nuremberg and a 90-minute Segway tour through the city.

openSUSE T-Shirts for Leap Day

February 24th, 2016 by

To celebrate Leap Day, openSUSE will ship you a Leap 42 T-Shirt when you submit a proposal for this year’s openSUSE Conference by Leap Day (Feb. 29, 2016). *Due to a technical problem with OSEM, the deadline for the T-Shirt offering is extended until March 1.

That’s right, if you have already submitted a proposal, you’re in luck. Anyone who submits a proposal on or before Leap Day 2016 for the openSUSE Conference will get an openSUSE Leap 42 T-Shirt; it can be either shipped to them or picked up at the conference. After you submit your proposal, don’t forget to register for the conference. There is a section in the registration that allows you to select your T-Shirt size. Those you who have registered can update the registration to select your size T-Shirt. Contact ddemaio@suse.de if you need your T-Shirt shipped to you.

This year’s openSUSE Conference will also include a SaltStack Summit, Kolab Summit, SUSE Labs Summit and OwnCloud Summit, and it will be a conference you will not want to miss.

T-Shirt Design Contest

There is more than just the Leap 42 T-Shirt. Between Leap Day and April 2, 2016, there will be a T-Shirt Design Contest for the openSUSE Conference.

We are calling on the talent and creativity of the Open Source community to create a T-Shirt design for oSC16. The images of the T-Shirt designs should be uploaded to the wiki and linked to the “Submit your designs” section of the wiki page.

The Organizing Team for oSC16 will select the winning design on April 5, 2016. The winner of the T-Shirt design contest will receive a T-Shirt in the mail.

Call for papers for openSUSE Conference starts tomorrow

January 14th, 2016 by

openSUSE Conference CrowdopenSUSE is pleased to announce a call for papers for the openSUSE Conference 2016 (oSC16) taking place in Nuremberg, Germany.

The dates for submission will be Jan. 15 through April 15. The 90-day plus period is plenty of time to submit a proposal, but don’t wait until the late minute.

Presentations can be submitted in one of the following formats

  • Lightning Talks (10 mins)
  • Short Talk (30 mins)
  • Long Talk (60 mins)
  • Workshop (3 hours)

There are tracks listed for the conference. While these tracks might be refined, people should submit proposals even if they don’t think it fits into one of the tracks.

A Program Committee will evaluate the proposals based on the submitted abstracts and the accepted proposals will be announced no later than May 15.

There is also a few summits combined with this years conference schedule that will interest several open-source users, developers, sysadmins and users.

There will be an Own Cloud Summit, Kolab Summit, Kernel Summit (by SUSE Labs) and Salt Stack Summit during the four-day event.

Volunteers who would like to participate on the Program Committee or the Organizing Team for the conference should email ddemaio@suse.de.

Visit events.opensuse.org for more information about oSC16.

We have a logo for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015

October 2nd, 2015 by

We’re pleased to announce that the logo for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015. The logo comes from Kukuh Syafaat.

Congratulations, Kukuh Syafaat!!!

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A very big thanks from the openSUSE.Asia community to all the logo designers for their time and effort, as well as the voters who actively voted for the event.  We are able to host this event because of such huge support and contributions. We look forward to see you at the Summit.

openSUSE.Asia Summit – More on CFP, deadline approaching!!!

September 17th, 2015 by

Time is running out fast!!! We already have an impressive list of proposals, but hey, it does not hurt to be greedy. Submit your proposals for the openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015, which will be held from Dec’05 – Dec’06 2015 in Taipei City. Every proposal makes our Summit better.

Just to remind you again, we have the following formats. Each proposal has a word limit of 150 words.geeko+

  • Lightning Talk (10 mins)
  • Short Talk (30 mins)
  • Long Talk (60 45 mins)  [If you thought that will take less than 60 minutes but more than 30 minutes, then this is the revised format]
  • Workshop (3 hours)

The openSUSE.Asia committee highly recommends workshops or hands on sessions. Papers can be submitted at the conference website by September 25, 2015.

openSUSE.Asia Summit expands with Study Area

September 8th, 2015 by

 

The openSUSE.Asia Summit aims to promote Linux in Asia region. This year
we are hosting the summit in Taipei Terry Crews YellingCity, Taiwan. Study Area, a non-commercial community, aims to educate about Linux, its eco system and other areas of computing, has joined us in our mission to co-host the event. This collaboration will expand the frontiers of both the communities into one single mission of promoting both openSUSE and FOSS.

About Study Area

Study Area (SA) was co-founded by lman, V.Bird and Netman in 1999.  SA is aimed at an online IT Learning Center so that novices have a place to find the answers and experts have a place to share knowledge, ranged from networking, programming, web development, database knowledge, Linux, etc.

Study Area has spends a lot of time to promote free and open source software in the country by holding events every month in Taipei and Tainan. Enthusiasts gather members from every corner to meet, learn and share experience and knowledge.

SA related online information

(1) Study-Area http://study-area.org/menu2.htm

(2) SA Forum http://phorum.study-area.org/

(3) SA IRC Channel + irc.freenode.net /#study-area

 

openSUSE Asia Summit 2015 Call for Sponsorship

August 28th, 2015 by

The openSUSE.Asia Committee seeks sponsors for the second edition of openSUSE.Asia Summit that will take place in Taipei city, Taiwan from 5th and 6th of December 2015. We expect about 200 attendees ranging from developers, regular users and power users to attend the summit. The sponsorship amount will cover travel costs for speakers and some attendees, as well as the cost of facilities.

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openSUSE.Asia Summit – Call for Papers

August 25th, 2015 by

The openSUSE.Asia Committee is happy to announce the call for papers upcoming second openSUSE.Asia Summit. Starting today, the Committee is looking forward to see your proposals. The committee is looking for speakers from different avenues representing and advocating Free and Open Source Software.

Presentations can be submitted in any of the four formats
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  • Lightning Talk (10 mins)
  • Short Talk (30 mins)
  • Long Talk (60 mins)
  • Workshop (3 hours)

The openSUSE.Asia committee highly recommends workshops or hands on sessions. Papers can be submitted at the conference website.

Deadlines

Papers can be submitted until 25th of September. The openSUSE.Asia Committee will evaluate the proposals based on the submitted abstracts and available time in the schedule, and, the accepted proposals will be announced on 9th October.

openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015 – Logo design contest is back

August 24th, 2015 by

Preparations for the openSUSE.Asia Summit are rolling. As we are busy prepping ourselves for this big event, we realized that we need a logo for our very own Summit. Following tradition, we are back with the logo contest. We are looking for a logo which best reflects openSUSE and its community in Asia. The contest is open now and ends on 19 September 2015. We will send a “Geeko Mystery Box” as an appreciation for the best logo designed.

The Rules of the Contest are as follows:

  1. We will accept only SVG format for original design.

  2. Both color and monochrome(black and white) version are required as part of your submission.

  3. The elements of your design should reflect the openSUSE community in Asia.

  4. The logo should avoid the following things:

    • No brand names or trademarks of any kind.

    • No illustrations that may consider inappropriate, offensive, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.

    • No sexually explicit or provocative images.

    • No images of weapons or violence.

    • No alcohol, tobacco, or drug use imagery.

    • No designs which promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against groups or individuals; or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

    • No religious, political, or nationalist imagery.

  5. The logo should comply with “openSUSE Project Trademark Guidelines” published at: https://en.opensuse.org/File:OpenSUSE_Trademark_Guidelines.pdf

  6. You should also agree that the openSUSE community have right to interpret the usage of the artwork.

  7. All your artwork will be licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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