tagline: From openSUSE
Event Details - Registration and payment
Q: What time does the event start/end?
A: You can find the exact schedule in our website conference.opensuse.org The detailed conference schedule will be also printed on your badge and available in printed format at the registration desk.
Q: Will there be any parties?
You bet there will be! Stay tuned for details about our Partys!
Q: Can I see if I am properly registered?
A: Yes and you should, because we only reserve food, badges, party places etc for those registered. You can check and edit your registration details from the Registration Page.
Q: I added that I'd support the conference/forgot to add that I want to support the conference, can I change that??
Absolutely. Your support is very important for us.
Visit the Registration Page again and choose to support us.
Q: I registered to support the conference, how do I pay?
Thank you for supporting us!
Please follow the link from the Registration Page. If you have any trouble at all, please contact us at the visitors' Mailing List (email@example.com).
Alternatively, if it's too late for that, you can pay during the conference at the registration desk.
Q: I am a speaker, should I register?
Yes, please! We only reserve food, badges, party places etc for those registered so if you're, like most of us, human, and need to feed sometimes it is advisable to register.
Q: I registered but I can't come, can you remove me?
A: You can unregister yourself from the Registration Page. In the unfortunate event that you cannot make it to the conference, please unregister or let us know so that we can have a better estimation of the number of attendees.
oSC 13 takes place in Thessaloniki, Greece - the second largest city of Greece.
Q: Where can I book my air tickets from?
A: We can recommend the following websites:
Airport code: SKG
Airport name: Macedonia Airport (in Thessaloniki, Greece) - That's an international airport
Q: Do I need a passport?
A: Greece is a member of the European Union and belongs to the Schengen Area. This means that you can enter the country with your European ID if you come from an European country, otherwise you need a valid passport and possibly a VISA.
Q: How much money would I need per day?
Q: How hard is it to find English speaking people there?
A: Not hard at all, Greek people speak English and will be happy to help you. Emergency numbers, including the number from a conference staff member, are also printed on your badge.
Q: What happens if I get lost or if I get in trouble, or if I get hit, or if I get drunk?
A: Emergency numbers will be printed on your badge. Apart from the police/ambulance, there is also a number from a Greek person that will be able to provide you with assistance in case of emergency (please only use in case of real emergency).
Q: I'm thinking of buying a Greek SIM card, how much does it cost?
Q: Could you give us a summary of available android applications?
- http://goo.gl/8rtZ6 This app is an unofficial way to access the (open)SUSE conferences schedule. It currently lists the sessions for the openSUSE Summit as well as the openSUSE Conference.
It supports the basic things one expects: listing the conference schedule, showing the abstracts for the sessions, creating a custom schedule, and setting alerts.
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.marinet.thessaloniki Online Guide
- http://bybus.gr/en/index.php Thessaloniki ByBus: Android app that offers the urban bus passenger of Thessaloniki a better experience of transportation within the city.
- http://goo.gl/hsYtW The Municipality of Thessaloniki during the upgrading of services to its citizens, provides an application for mobile divices (smart phones), which diffuses the cartographic and descriptive information of the portal http://gis.thessaloniki.gr, in mobile telephony
- http://goo.gl/LFGnf Find taxi in Thessaloníki fast and easy.You will have access in the company with the largest fleet in Thessaloniki.Call your taxi and watch it as it is approaching to pick you up.You can cancel your call if something happens.There is also the option for direct call if you don't have network access.
- http://goo.gl/XBzfd Since 2009, ThessBook provides timely and accurate information on a wide range of utility and entertainment categories for Thessaloniki, Greece, including:
'Currently open' Pharmacies, Gas Stations (including recent prices), Open Public Services, Hospitals, Restaurants, ATMs and Banks, Wine Cellars and Patisseries, Museums and Archæological sites (including admission fees!), and Super Markets
Getting Around Thessaloniki & Tourist Info
Q: Taxi Info
A taxi in Thessaloniki is not an expensive solution. They operate 24 hours/day and you can find one quite easily. There are special locations where taxis gather, or you can just get one from the street.
You call a taxi, with extra charge of around 2 euro, at 0030 2310 866866.
You can order and prepay a taxi online from http://travel.viva.gr/en/taxi
- Minimum charge is 3.2 euro
- From/To Airport/port/train station has an extra charge of around 2 euro
- There is also extra charge of 0.40 euro for every piece of luggage that is over 10kg.
- A taxi from Aristotle Square in the city center to the venue, costs around 5 euro and up to 4 persons can board
- A taxi from the Airport of Thessaloniki to the city center costs less than 25 euro
Q: Ticket Information - Where do I get a transportation ticket and how much does it cost?
- 1-way Ticket for 0.80 euro (or 0.90 euro if bought inside the bus)
- 2-way ticket for 0.90 euro (or 1 euro if bought inside the bus).
How to use the 2-way ticket: With the 2-way ticket you can use 2 different buses (any buses) towards any direction, within 90 minutes. When you board the second bus you must validate your ticket and this validation must happen before the 90 minutes from the first validation elapse. Once you validate your ticket within the 90-minute time frame, you can stay on the bus until it completes its route.
- 24-hour ticket for 4 euro
- 30-day ticket for 30 euro, must be obtained from a ticket house providing 2 small color-photographs and ID
For the hop-on/hop-off Bus Line No50, which does a historic tour of Thessaloniki, the ticket costs 2 euro and can be bought only from inside the bus.
Q: At what time does the public transportation start/end?
A: Public Buses operate roughly from 5:30 to midnight, every 5-10 minutes. Most bus stops have a real-time indicator of next arrival.
Useful locations & places
- Venue (Olympic Museum)
- Nearest bus stop: "Foitiki Estia", No 17, 24 & 37 - Nearest taxi point: You can easily find a cab right outside of the venue, at the intersection.
Q: Sightseeing - What *not* to miss?
- White Tower
- Aristotelous Square (Aristotle Square)
- OTE Tower
- Castle Walls
- Walk at the promenade (from Aristotelous Square to the White Tower)
- Byzantine Museum
- Church of Agia Sofia
- Church of Agios Dimitrios
You can find all these locations pinpointed in the conference's GoogleMap