What is the reason to experiment in the conference space?

Back to Routine

After the conference has ended, it is very common to get back to the office, fire the code editor, try some new stuff and… just forget about it after a week.

No Collaboration

We usually collaborate only with our co-workers and rarely, with people we don’t know personally over an Open Source project, but still, most of the time is just us and the code.

No Learning Process

Learning is a complicated process, we go through many steps while learning something. The current conference model makes learning hard, listening to somebody on a stage

No Socialization

Socializing is an important part of a conference, for some people is the main reason to go to a conference, but the chances to socialize are limited to breaks and after-party.

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Format

The format has been developed by many people, collaborating in a single document, trying to get the best of other formats like hackathons and un-conferences.

Intro

The introduction is going to be a 5–7 minutes presentation from the mentors about a topic to run experiments, every attendee can then understand what the group is about and later join it for experiments.

Experimenting

Every mentor is going to have a group of people, experimenting on the topic they prepared, maybe with a final goal in mind, but they might also be totally open. All the attendees are going to work with other people they probably never worked with, exchanging knowledge while normalizing the struggle. We’ll shake things up regularly and have 3–4 sessions with each others.

Broadcasting

Hacking is important, broadcasting knowledge even more. One mentor is going to be dedicated to help attendees interested in presenting what they have done during the day to all the other attendees in a fire-talk, a 5 minutes technical presentation about a topic, which are going to take place at the end of day.

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How to reach the venue

From Geneva Airport

From the Geneva Airport the easiest way is to take the train from the airport to Sierre. Once in Sierre, there's a cablecar connecting the station to Crans-Montana.

If you get your tickets in advance, you might save some money or, as alternative, SBB is offering some options as the transfer ticket or the day pass.


By car

The easiest way to reach the venue by car is to reach the A9 highway and take the exit to Sion.

From Sion to Crans-Montana indications are very clear, the journey is around 15-20 minutes.

Hotel

For your stay we recommend the following hotels:

  • Hotel Le Green
  • Hotel Sport Palace
  • Les Petits Mélèzes

As alternative, multiple apartments and chalets are available on InterHome.


Social Day

On Saturday, some social activities are planned, so consider staying with us to enjoy a nice day all together.

Details

Centre de Congrès le Régent
Route des Mélèzes 28
CH-3963 Crans-Montana
Switzerland

We have a Code of Conduct, so when you purchase a ticket you agree with it. Please read it carefully before proceeding with the checkout.


Ticket includes: lunch and snacks for the 2 days, access to the event and cocktail night.


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