SoCraTes Days Linz is a two-day conference. On the first day there will be some workshops and on the second day is a open space conference about software craftsmanship and testing. It is entirely created by the participants with a facilitator who will guide through both days.
The main language of the event (facilitation, group activities) will be English. Sessions can be in German if everybody in the audience of the session understands German or if you announce the session as “German session”.
We will organize the second day of the SoCraTes Days Linz as an “Open Space”. This is an “unconference” format designed to maximize learning and sharing among participants. Be prepared to be surprised!
“Open Space Technology” is a meeting format where every participant takes part in defining the agenda and the schedule. Everyone can propose to give a talk or workshop or to start a discussion group. Or you can ask to learn more about a topic and maybe you’ll find someone who will host a session about it together with you. Then we’ll all work together to find a time slot and a room for you, and you are ready to go.
So: You decide, together with your peers, what you can learn on this day. Make the most of it!
We will organize four workshops on Friday starting from 2pm until 6pm.
Every attendee can submit a workshop. We will later have a voting and the four most popular workshop will take place. If your workshop gets accepted you will have to buy a ticket.
To submit a workshop simply send us a short proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
SoCraTes Days Linz 2017 will be at the Wissensturm Linz. It is right across the street from Linz main railway station (“Linz Hauptbahnhof”) and can be easily reached by bus, tram and train.
We will have the whole 15th and 10th floor of the building for the conference. You can find more information and a floor plan here: Seminarräume im Wissensturm (German homepage).
The restaurant niu is at the ground floor of the Wissensturm. They will provide the lunch-time catering and we will have the evening sessions at the restaurant.
You can arrive at the SoCraTes Day Linz by train, bus, car or plane.
Hotel Ibis Linz City is right next to the Wissensturm, our venue. Other hotels in the city are within walking distance or can be easily reached by tram or bus.
We are dedicated to create a conference where everybody can learn, teach, share, network and have a good time. We want everybody at our conference to feel safe and welcome. Please help us to do so by following some simple rules.