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Why should I attend the camp?
Will there be sprints?
How do I get around in Frankfurt?
How can I submit a session?
In which language should a session be?
How long should a session be?
How are sessions selected?
Should I propose a session?
Because it will be awesome! At our last camp in 2014 we had 200 visitors and over 40 sessions and workshops, and we hope to top that this year. You can expect a weekend where you'll be able to catch up with tech news about, but not limited to, Drupal. And you'll also have the chance to meet people from the community, exchange ideas and have a lot of fun. And all of this for just a small price, which includes drinks, lunch (with options for vegetarians and vegans, as well) and snacks for breakfast and coffee breaks. So don't wait — it will be worth it!
Yes, there will be sprints before, during and after the camp!
We will have a sprint day on Friday 21.04.2017, hosted by azri at Lindenstraße 5, 60325 Frankfurt. The office is walking distance from the main camp venue and can be reached by the same underground lines (U6 & U7). Exit at Westend; coming from downtown Frankfurt, this is one stop before the exit for the camp (which is Bockenheimer Warte).
We will also have a post-camp sprint from Monday 24.04 to Thursday 27.04.2017, concurrent with the DrupalCon in Baltimore. This will be hosted by nodeguard, Gr. Eschenheimer Straße 41a, 60313 Frankfurt am Main. It can be easily reached by underground lines U1, U2, U3 and U8, station Eschenheimer Tor. From there it's only 2 minutes walking.
Frankfurt has a great public transportation system. From the big stations, like the central station (Hauptbahnhof) or Hauptwache, S-bahn and underground trains depart every few minutes in every direction. Just remember that you will need to buy your ticket at the station. There are ticket machines on the upper levels of every station. If you go by bus, a standard ticket can also be bought when boarding (cash only). Normally, tickets are immediately valid; you can’t buy a one-way ticket in advance, but some machines do allow you to purchase day, week, or month passes with a desired start date.
Single tickets can be bought for €2.90 (or €1.85 for very short trips — “Kurzstrecke” — e.g. the U4 from the main station to Bockenheimer Warte). Single tickets are good for one-way travel within Frankfurt. If you want to go around throughout the day or make some breaks during your trip, you can buy an all-day-ticket for €7.20. If you are in a group of 2 to 5 people, buy a group day ticket for €11.30. Most ticket machines have a language selector (so you should be able to navigate the options in English), but just in case, a “day ticket” is called a “Tageskarte Frankfurt” and a "group day ticket" is offered as “Gruppentageskarte Frankfurt”. Be aware that group tickets get you all around Frankfurt, but are not valid for travel to the airport. (That said, if you are around for the week or more than a couple of days, a Wochenkarte, i.e. "week ticket", costs €25.20 and is valid for travel to the airport, so may end up being a good choice. Week tickets can also be used to bring one other adult with you on weekends, and on weekday evenings after 7 p.m.)
If you’re arriving by plane, the S-Bahn (underground) lines S8 and S9 will take you directly from the airport to the central station within 15 minutes. They depart from the airport every 15 minutes and cost €4.65. When you arrive at the central station, the S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains are downstairs. Through the central areas of Frankfurt, the U-Bahn and S-Bahn lines run underground. Trams are outside of the station, directly in front of the main entrance.
To submit a session, you have to be registered first. Then you can login to our site and propose your session. People who have been at our DrupalCamp Frankfurt in 2014 can use their old account. Actually, if you had a registration for the camp in 2014 and if your email address has not changed, you should receive an invitation to this camp with a link to reset your password. That’s all you need — no need to register again.
Topics for the session can be anything relevant to attendees: hot new stuff, basics, specialties — whatever you think will be interesting for the community. We're also open to non-Drupal-related topics, as long as the topic is relevant to the audience.
You don't need to buy a ticket to propose a session. If your session is chosen, you won't need a ticket to attend the camp. And if your proposed session is not selected, you can still purchase a ticket at the early-bird price-point, even if that phase has already passed.
Frankfurt is a global city. Located in the heart of Europe, with its well-connected airport, it easily attracts visitors from abroad. We'd like to take advantage of this and keep the camp as international as possible. Therefore, we would like to motivate you to submit sessions in English, but it's also absolutely fine if you want to hold a session in German.
Sessions should take around 40 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for questions. If you have a topic that needs more than one slot, please tell us in your proposal! We will consider this in our session planning. Combined sessions, with more than one speaker, are also welcome.
Our team will prioritize and select the most relevant, interesting, and promising sessions. We will make sure that all relevant topics are covered. So it really is important that you add a good description to your proposal.
You absolutely should, even if you have never done it before! We want to motivate newcomers to stand up and run their first session at our camp. To make this less scary, we offer support by looking at your scripts and giving you some feedback. We might also be helpful in finding a mentor or someone to team up with you to cover your topic. It’s fun to run a session and you will not only be rewarded with the great feeling of having shared your knowledge with the community, but with a free entrance ticket as well! Help us to make our camp interesting and diverse, with a wide range of topics and speakers.