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Useful Tips for DevConf Attendants

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Developer Conference 2012 is just 9 days away and we – organizers –  become more and more thrilled and busy. DevConf goes really large this year. As I’ve already mentioned several times there will be 60 talks, 10 labs, and several other events (hackfests,…). It’s really great to see how many interesting people are coming to the conference. And they are not only from Red Hat. There are community people, people from other companies, or government agencies coming.

If you’re going to attend Developer Conference, I’ve got a few tips for you:

To make your stay in Brno a pleasant experience, we’ve created a special (Google) map of Brno that shows all kinds of points of interest. You won’t have to feel like a foreigner in Brno any more. It shows recommended restaurants, pubs, hotels, grocery stores, cafés,  train and bus stations, sightseeing stuff etc. We really took time to pick the best ones and got input from many local fellow red hatters, so you can be sure that the map shows really good pubs and restaurants. Google Maps are also great to look for public transport directions in Brno. It shows all bus and tram lines in the city and can combine walking and public transport to calculate you the best way to get from one location to another.

If you’re a Twitter user. Remember for the next week. It’s going to be a continuous stream of information during the conference.

What kind of geek would it be without a smartphone, right? 🙂 That’s why we’ve made mobile apps for several platforms. Apps for webOS and Maemo/Harmattan are already in app stores/catalogs, and more platforms are coming. You don’t have to be sorry if there is no app for your platform. We’ve also made a generic web app that is optimized for small touch screens. Check it out:  All apps contain talk and lab schedules, organizers’ contact information (in case you get in trouble), maps, and Twitter stream.

All information is also available on

See you in a few days!

  1. Matěj Cepl Avatar

    Would be able to test my data file of devconf at for Giggity ( If that works for everybody else, then we should have also an application for Android.

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