Paris - October 13 through October 15, 2012
Paris is the capital (and largest city) of France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. The city of Paris has an estimated population of 2,211,297 while the Paris metropolitan area has a population of 12,089,098 and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. Paris was the largest city in the Western world for about 1,000 years, prior to the 19th century, and the largest in the world between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. It hosts the headquarters of many international organizations such as UNESCO, the OECD, the International Chamber of Commerce or the informal Paris Club. Paris is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world as one of the greenest and most liveable in Europe. It is the most visited city in the world.
Eurosites Georges V and Universciences
Further useful information:
Airports and their distance from lodging and venue
If you arrive to Paris by airplane, you are going to land at one of the following airports:
There are several services (public and private) that connect the Paris city center. Charles De Gaulle and Orly are connected to the suburbs train "RER" line B. This line goes from South to North and is connected to the rest of the public transportation infrastructure, such as tramway, buses, metro, etc.
For more information read the estimated costs of flights major airports that attendees will travel from
(Régie autonome des transports parisiens) manages the majority of the public transport service of the city of Paris and its suburbs.
Metro services operate between 05:30-01:30 and cover 16 lines. Bus services is extensive and operates from 05:00 to 22:00.
- 3 days ticket is at 21.60€.
Detailed description of proposed venue
- Saturday at the OWF: It's a business center fully featured, with lots of rooms. We would probably book one whole floor and a time slot on the auditorium.
- Sunday−Monday: Universciences, that's where we are doing many release parties and monthly events. There are also building a fablab there. We are really involved in the FOSS movement with them, and we would have many rooms for us and one talk room (about 100 seats). We still need to have confirmation about the auditorium access on Sunday (should be ok for Monday). We would have wired internet access, probably with a Fedora mirror (dunno if needed, but we use it for our release parties).
Laptop with 802.11b/g wireless
- Extension cord (and European power adapter, if from outside Europe)
- Ethernet cable (for hotel and/or hackfest)
- Optional: Bring a Fedora Friend Finder (power strip)
Credit card (VISA or MasterCard)or small amount of cash (ATMs are nearby the hotel and venue)
Your presentation slides or anything needed for the hackfest
Casual clothes for the event
- Average highs near 19C, average lows near 6C
- Optional: umbrella, there is occasional precipitation
- Passport/visa and any other official documentation needed
- Converters for power (reference link)
If staying at the hotel:
- Optional: swimsuit, gym clothes.