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What attendees say about the SoCraTes Days

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„SoCraTes was truly great for sharing issues, give and get help! I ‚wrote’ my first ML algorithm, discussed about ethics, I pushed my boundaries by participating in an improvisation acting workshop, found out about the first computer in Austria and co-hosted a DevOps discussion.”
Diana Flores
Test Engineer at House of Test GmbH, Switzerland
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„For me SoCraTes was the best place to share and gain knowledge at the same time. It has never been so easy to find like-minded people with knowledge that were willing to share it and discuss topics that mattered to me and them.”
Thomas Einwaller
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„I thoroughly enjoyed my time at SoCraTes Days Linz, with interesting discussions about e.g. release management and business models unfolding during the day. I usually attend and present at Java technology conferences, so the quite different SoCraTes experience was very welcome. Highly recommended!”
Jürgen Höller
Spring Framework Lead

Socrates in a nutshell

SoCraTes Days Linz 2020 is a two-day conference. We will have an open space conference about software crafting and testing. On both days we start in the morning with the “market place” and then continue the day with the open space. On Friday we will late in the evening end with “evening news”. On staturday we will close the open space at 5 p.m. Afterwards, we will have dinner and evening sessions.

Included in the ticket are four delicious meals, non-alcoholic beverages, cold beer, coffee & cake.

We will also prepare rooms where you can host two-hour or four-hour workshops. We will decide on the workshops just as we decide on the sessions: During the “market place”, when we begin the day.

The open space conference is entirely created by the participants with a facilitator who will guide through both days.


We want to bring software developers, testers, architects, designers and other people involved with software development together. We want to learn from each other and share our knowledge.


This conference is about finding better ways to develop software: We will talk and learn about coding, code quality, quality of work, testing, sustainable development, mastery and other topics.


SoCraTes Days Linz is a conference that is entirely created by its participants. We want hands-on coding sessions, sessions focused on discussion, interactive talks, and more.


There will be lots of opportunities to meet, connect, learn, teach, share, and have fun together. We also highly encourage "fun sessions".

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”.



SoCraTes Days Linz 2020 will be at the Wissensturm Linz, Kärntnerstraße 26, 4020 Linz, 15th floor. 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:

Plan OG 15
Plan OG 10

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.

If you need a hotel room during the conference we have a discount for the Ibis Linz Center hotel that is right beside the converence venue. When you order a ticket you will receive the information about the discount and how to redeem it.

Getting There

You can arrive at the SoCraTes Days Linz 2020 by train, bus, car or plane.


There are highspeed trains to "Linz Hauptbahnhof" (Linz Railway Station) from Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Nürnberg, and more. The conference venue is opposite the railway station.


There is a FlixBus bus from Graz (AT) and Praha (CZ). The bus stops right next to the venue.


You can travel to LNZ (Linz Airport) and take the bus to "Hauptbahnhof", or you can travel to LZS (Linz Railway Station) via air rail from VIE (Vienna airport).


If you arrive by car, you can park in the parking garage "Hauptbahnhof-Wissensturm". The address is "Wissensturm - Kärntnerstraße 26 - 4020 Linz"

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.

Code of Conduct

We are dedicated to create a conference where everybody can learn, teach, share, network and have a good time. And we need your help to achieve that. We expect you to behave according to our Code of Conduct - both at the conference and in all discussions around the conference (online and offline).

Please read our full code of conduct before buying a ticket, discussing online and before coming to the conference. But please don’t feel intimidated by it - these are simple rules, and they will make life better for everyone at the conference.

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