OSFC 2022 Event Information

In 2022, we will finally meet in person again. The Open Source Firmware Conference 2022 takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe from September 19th to September 21st in the Quality Hotel The Weaver.

Timetable

Monday 19. Sep

  • 8:00 Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00 Opening & Talks Part I
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Talks Part II
  • 18:00 End of day 1

Tuesday 20. Sep

  • 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:15 Talks Part III
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Talks Part IV
  • 16:30 End of Talks
  • 19:00 Social Event: Dinner & Party

Wednesday 21. Sep

  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Hackathon & Lighting Talks Part I
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Hackathon & Lighting Talks Part II
  • 17:00 Closing

 

During the first two days, there will be one track - the main track - with Talks, each followed by a Q&A session. In the evening of the first day and at any time during the breaks there will be also room available to gather, network, chat and spin ideas.

On the third day, the main room is turned into a hackathon space. We are talking about a group table setup ready to start hacking on your projects or have fruitful conversations. If you are a newbie and are interested in getting your hands dirty, that is the chance to explore the wide range of open-source firmware projects and getting in touch with other developers. During the hackathon there are short lightning talks showing current state of projects, nifty tricks and tools or presenting technical topics.

 

COVID-19

The Swedish Government and the Publich Health Agency of Sweden have lifted the remaining restrictions and recommendations as of 1 April 2022. Summarized, this means that there is no participant limits, requirements for social distancing between groups, maximum groups sizes or mandatory mask-wearing.

Even though this is a good sign that we can finally meet in person again, we'd like to be extra caution. We ask you to do a self-test every day before you enter the conference - however we will not supervise those tests nor check the status upon entry.

The OSFC will provide face mask for those who like to wear a mask throughout the conference for free. Additionally, we will provide free hand santizer at the entry points and within the lobby. As part of the welcome package, everyone will get a free hand sanitizer package within the goodie bag - please use them!

It should be common sense, but please stay at home if you feel sick or dizzy at the conference to keep everyone else safe. It is more important than ever that we take care of each other to protect the conference and it's attendees.

In case you have any questions, feel free to drop us an email at osfc at 9elements.com. Stay safe!

Workshop

On the third day, we will provide workshops for those who are interested. You will have to register for these workshops upfront as we only have limited space available. The workshops are included in the price of the conference. Currently we are still sourcing for mentors. If you are interested, feel free to ping us at osfc at 9elements.com.

 

Already confirmed workshops (registration will be opened soon):

  • Arthur Heymans - How to become a coreboot lumberjack - Wednesday

Arthur will give an introduction about devicetree's in coreboot. How to use them and demystify chips, busses, devices and trees.

The Venue

The OSFC will be hosted at at Quality Hotel The Weaver (Göteborgsvägen 91, 431 37 Mölndal, Schweden). All the talks, sessions and the hackathon will take place on the first floor of the hotel in the spacious lecture hall. In front of the hall, a foyer with seating areas and bar tables offers space for conversation, snacks and to relax.

If you want to book a room right there with 15% discount, use the voucher code you receive after purchasing a ticket or contact osfc@9elements.com.

Catering

We will have small coffee breaks in the morning and the afternoon, called Fika in Sweden. These Fika contain something filling, something sweet, something savory, and something green.

At lunch, a buffet will be served. Additionally, there is coffee/tea, fruit, soft ice cream & popcorn all day :)

We do have vegan, vegetarian and meat options available. If you are on a special diet, please let us know. In case you are not sure if we can serve the food you need - feel free to drop us an e-mail.

Social Event

At the end of the second day, we'd like to invite all speakers and attendees to a relaxing three-course dinner at the venue. The dinner is included in the ticket, drinks are on you. Afterwards, we let the evening fade away with all of you during a nice party.

Goodies

With your ticket, you'll get a shirt together with a bag and some little OSFC gifts. We will also bring some shirt that can be purchased during the conference.