coreboot will again have a booth at LinuxTag in Berlin, May 22-25, in Hall 7.1c at Messe Berlin AKA "Messegelände unter dem Funkturm". (Translation: Fairground under the radio tower.)
After LinuxTag we'll continue with a developer meeting/hackaton, May 26-27, in the rooms of the community ISP IN-Berlin at Lehrter Straße 53, not far from Berlin Hauptbahnhof, the central train station.
If you can join us for LinuxTag and/or for the developer meeting please let us know your availability using the Doodle at http://goo.gl/0OO6z
If you're interested in helping out at the LinuxTag booth please email me off-list. We have a little bit more space this year, but also many nice things to show off, and the Google guys will be doing a workshop on Friday, May 24, about building a custom coreboot ROM from scratch, and flashing it onto a Chromebook.
The developer meeting is free of charge thanks to the generosity of our hosts at IN-Berlin, but please note that space is somewhat limited. If there is overwhelming interest then priority will be given according to general level of contributions in the community -- but don't be shy!!
If you would like to join then simply sign up at the Doodle.
For visitors who wish to book accomodation near the IN-Berlin location here are a few suggestions in order of proximity:
* A&O Hostel and Hotel, Lehrter Str. 12, 700m down the street http://www.aohostels.com/en/berlin/berlin-hauptbahnhof/
* Berliner Stadtmission Christian Jugendgästehaus, Lehrter Str. 66, 950m http://www.jgh-hauptbahnhof.de/
* Motel One, corner of Invalidenstr. and Lehrter Str., 1.2km http://www.motel-one.com/de/hotels/berlin/hotel-berlin-hauptbahnhof/
The central train station is in the opposite direction, ie. Motel One is closest to the station.
S-Bahn line S5 toward Spandau departs from Hauptbahnhof track 16, the 7:th stop is Messe Süd where LinuxTag is.
NOTE: Several other S-lines depart from track 16, but only S5 Spandau takes you to Messe Süd!
Remember to validate (insert into little red machine which timestamps) your ticket if you travel by S-Bahn. The fine is 40 EUR and checks especially on the east-west line are frequent-ish.
The developer meeting starts on Sunday morning and formally ends on Monday afternoon but there may also be some informal meetings or perhaps sightseeing excursions on Tuesday.
There are grocery stores nearby IN-Berlin, we can use the kitchen if we want to, and they have an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as sweets for sale at low cost. There is however not much in the way of restaurants nearby so I expect that we will order lunch to be delivered to IN-Berlin but leave in the evening and hit the city for dinner, and possibly tasty beverages.
Looking forward to meeting you in Berlin
I would like to thank you all for a great event in the Berlin, especially to Carebear/Petr Stuge to making it possible.
I can only comment on the Coreboot meeting which I attended. We met in a in-Berlin premises, and we made some progress on different fronts:
Ron and Carebear were working on X60 video init, Vladimir on raminit and I was working on F2A85X. It was very good to meet once again and to discuss the ideas face to face. Maybe we could possibly write some blog page about the meeting?