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Summary

Mozilla Europe is organizing a large two-day Mozilla conference in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain), Oct 25-26, 2008. The conference, officially called "Mozilla Camp Europe 2008", aims to bring together Mozillians (staff and community members) from 3 main areas - DEV, l10n and QA - with a special focus on Europe.

Reminder: Note that Spain time will change on Sunday 26th; at 03:00 (am), it will be 02:00 again. (= the night will be one hour longer.)

Tracks

The L10n tracks and QA tracks will consist of sessions/workshops/brainstormings/lightning talks all related to localization and quality assurance.

The DEV tracks will encompass lots of different sub-areas (eg. Firefox, Thunderbird, Fennec; Add-ons, Labs etc..).

To define the DEV tracks topics and their format, "track leaders" have been identified and have been asked to brainstorm with their teams and active members of the Mozilla community on topics they would like to tackle and the participants they would like to invite.

Since the conference is, logistically speaking, just around the corner, it is important that all track leaders get back to Mozilla Europe by August 25th with their session suggestions and a list of up to 15 people they think Mozilla Europe should invite and suggested topics for your tracks.

  • Identified "Track leaders" :
    • L10n: Seth Bindernagel
    • QA: Marcia Knous
    • Add-ons: Brian King
    • Messaging : David Ascher
    • Firefox architecture : Mike Connor
    • Mozilla Labs : Chris Beard
    • Mobile : Christian Sejersen

Suggested focus areas and sessions for DEV tracks

The team at Mozilla Europe have come up with a suggested list of focus areas and sessions for the DEV tracks. Feedback, suggestions or comments are more than welcome.

  • FOCUS AREAS FOR DEV TRACKS SUGGESTED BY MOZILLA EUROPE :

1) Web Dev
2) Add-ons
3) Xul Dark Matter (products that use Mozilla technology eg. Songbird, Joost, Miro etc..)
4) OEM
5) Thunderbird and Calendar

  • SESSION TOPICS FOR DEV TRACKS SUGGESTED BY MOZILLA EUROPE :

1) XUL Dark Matter : (Miro, Joost, Songbird...)
2) Web dev with Firebug and other tools
3) How to embed Gecko (Mobile, TiVo)
4) What's the future of Messaging
5) How to deploy TB (Fx) in the enterprise?
6) Mobile Firefox
7) Prism and XulRunner
8)Extending/Hosting Weave
9) Customising and co-branding Firefox
10) Mozilla Labs
11) How to create an extension?

Schedule

Click here for the detailed schedule.

Session proposals

Here are other Session Proposals

Keynote speakers

7 keynote speeches are planned (TBC) :

Saturday 25 October, 2008

Tristan Nitot - President, Mozilla Europe
John Lilly - CEO, Mozilla Corp.
Aza Raskin - Labs, Mozilla Corp.
David Ascher - CEO - Mozilla Messaging
Christian Sejersen - Mobile Firefox

Sunday 26 October, 2008

Juantomas Garcia - CEO, Monolabs
Mike Connor - Firefox architecture

Registration

A maximum of 200 participants can be invited to the conference sessions/workshops. The morning keynotes on Saturday and Sunday will be open to the public, to a maximum of 300 people.

If you want to register for the open sessions, please register here. The invitation code is: CITILAB

Venue

The 2 day conference will be held at CitiLab just outside Barcelona (see map). You can go on a very cool virtual tour of the venue here.

Citilab - Cornellà
Pl. Can Suris, s/n
08940 Cornellà de Llobregat (BCN)
SPAIN
Tel.93 551 06 60
Fax 93 551 06 78

Flights and Hotels

All travel and accommodation costs for participants who have received a personal email invitation by Mozilla Europe will be covered by Mozilla Europe.

All invited participants will be staying in one of the 2 hotels Mozilla has secured for the event. An email containing detailed information on their hotel has been sent to each participant.

Novotel Cornella
Avinguda del Maresme 78
Ronda De Dalt exit 15
08940 Cornella Llobregat
SPAIN
Tel (+34)93/4747000
Fax (+34)93/4742629
E-mail H3667@accor.com
http://tinyurl.com/62847z

NH Hotel Cornella
Av. Can Corts, 11-13
08940 Cornellà de Llobregat
Barcelona (Spain)
E-mail: nhcornella@nh-hotels.com
Tel.: +34.93.4750895
Fax: +34.93.4709052
http://tinyurl.com/59r8ee

Both hotels are very near the conference venue and from metro/train/bus stops. For a Google Map view, http://tinyurl.com/5tyt2b.

The Novotel Cornella is a 30 min walk from CitiLab. A special shuttle service will pick up participants staying at the Novotel on Saturday and Sunday morning/afternoon and drive them to/from the CitiLab.

The NH Hotel Cornella is a 5 min walk from CitiLab. All participants who are their room with another participant will stay in this hotel.

Map and Points of Interest

Check out the Mozilla Camp Europe Map to have a good idea of where you'll be staying and the different places participants will be going to.

Getting to and from the Mozilla Camp

Arriving at Barcelona International Airport

Mozilla staff members and volunteers will be present at Barcelona airport's main meeting point in Terminal B standing in front of the Caballo de Botero (you can't miss it!) on Friday 24 October from 11:00 to 20:00 every 30 min. You will recognize Mozilla staff by their Mozilla Camp Europe tshirts (and gleaming smile!). If you come by the meeting point, you will be given a free travel pass your conference badge and instructions on how to get to your hotel. If you arrive outside those hours, don't worry, you'll receive your weekend travel pass and conference badge at your hotel.

Getting to/from Novotel Cornella

By taxi, it's a 15 min ride and it will cost you between 15-20 EUR so you might want to carpool :)

By public transport, your best bet is by train. It will take you 45 min. Here's what you'll need to do :

In the airport, follow the train signs that will lead you to the train station. You'll need to use your T10 ticket (or buy one if you arrived too early or too late to get one at the Mozilla Airport meeting point).

The R10 train leaves every 30 min for downtown Barcelona. Once on the train, get off after two stops at Bellvitge station, go down the steps, go through the turnstile and take the right exit to Poligon Gornal (see picture). After reaching the top of the steps, walk straight 30 meters and take the elevator see picture that will bring you down to Gornal station. Once in the station, go through the turnstile and wait for your train on via 1. Get on any train and get off at Almeda. It's a 5 min walk from Almeda to the Novotel Cornella. ([see walk on Google Maps])

Take the right exit Av. de Girona (see picture), walk out of the station, and continue straight on Avinguda Salvador Dali then turn right on Avinguda Pablo Picasso and continue on until you reach the round about. The Novotel Cornella will be on your LEFT.

Getting to/from NH Cornella

By taxi, it's a 15 min ride and it will cost you between 15-20 EUR so make sure to carpool if you can !

By public transport, there is a bus and train option but your best bet is to go by bus.

Going by bus :

By bus, it’s a 45 min ride. Take the bus L77 (direction Sant Joan Despi) and get off at Fontsanta Fatjó which is right in front of the Citilab. It's a 5 minute walk from Citilab to the NH Cornella

Going by train :

In the airport, follow the train signs that will lead you to the train station. You'll need to use your T10 ticket (or buy one if you arrived too early or too late to get one at the Mozilla Airport meeting point).

The R10 train leaves every 30 min for downtown Barcelona. Once you're on the train, get off after three stops at Sants Estació. Then, you can either take the R1 train (Direction : Molins de Rei) and get off at Cornellá or you can take the L5 metro line (Direction : Cornellà Centre) and get off at Cornellà Centre. It's a 5 min walk to the NH Cornella from Cornellà Centre.

Take the escalator out of Cornella Centre metro station, walk northwards and down the little hill to reach Avinguda Can Corts and go straight until you see the NH Cornella on your LEFT. (see walk)

Checking-in at your hotel

When you arrive at your hotel, you should proceed to the check-in desk where you'll be given keys to your room. Use Friday as a day to relax and get used to your surroundings, as we start first thing Saturday morning!

  • you will be asked for a credit card as a deposit against damage and room charges; attendees are responsible for all room charges such as WiFi, room service, pay per view content, minibar charges and any damage.

Bars and restaurants near your hotel

Both the Novotel Cornella and the NH Cornella are 5 minutes walk from shopping centers and food courts where you can get a bite to eat or have drinks on Friday evening and/or Sunday evening. (see map) A buffet breakfast will be served on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning for participants staying at these respective hotels. A buffet lunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday at the CitiLab. A buffet dinner will be served at the Sal Café for invited participants.

Public transport near your hotel

The Novotel Cornella is a 5 minutes walk from Almeda train station. Trains from Almeda to downtown Barcelona leave every 5 minutes.

The NH Cornella is a 5 minutes walk from Cornellà Centre metro station (L5 metro line)

Getting to the conference from your hotel

A special shuttle service will pick up participants staying at the Novotel on Saturday and Sunday morning/afternoon at 9am and drive them to/from the CitiLab.

The NH Cornella is a 5 min walk from CitiLab. All participants who are sharing their room with another participant will stay in this hotel. (see walk on Google Maps)

Going to your hotel from downtown Barcelona

If you're staying at the NOVOTEL Cornella you can take any of the following trains (L8, S4, S8, S33, R5 or R6) from Espanya station and all stop at Almeda station.

If you're staying at the NH Cornella, take the L5 metro line and get off at the last stop Cornella Centre.

Going to the airport

The quickest but most expensive way to get to the airport is by taxi. It should not take you more than 20 min and it will cost you between 15-25 EUR.

If you prefer travelling by public transport, you have several options :

The cheapest option, especially if you're leaving on Sunday, is to take the bus from the CitiLab. Simply take bus L77 right in front of Citilab which goes to the airport. You can use your T10 ticket on this bus. Buses leave every 30 minutes and the journey to the airport lasts approximately 30 minutes.

By train, it will take you 45-60 min. The R10 train leaves every 30 min for the airport. You can catch the R10 train at several stations including Sants Estació station and Bellvitge Station. Use your T10 ticket (if you have one) so you can travel for FREE. (see schedule)

   schedule from AIRPORT - BELLVITGE on Friday
   schedule from AIRPORT - SANTS on Friday
   schedule from BELLVITGE - AIRPORT on Sunday
   schedule from SANTS - AIRPORT on Sunday
   schedule from BELLVITGE - AIRPORT on Monday
   schedule from SANTS - AIRPORT on Monday

By AEROBUS, the journey will take you 30 min. It will cost you 4,05 EUR (you cannot use your T10 ticket). The bus runs between Plaça de Catalunya and Barcelona International Airport.

Bus frequency :

   from 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. every 15 minutes
   from 7 a.m. to 7:32 a.m. every 12 minutes
   from 7:32 a.m. to 9:28 a.m. every 7-10 minutes
   from 9:28 a.m. to 21:22 p.m. every 6 minutes
   from 21:22 p.m. to 22:15 p.m. every 8 minutes
   from 22:15 p.m. to 1 a.m. every 15 minutes

NOVOTEL PARTICIPANTS LEAVING ON SUNDAY

If you are staying at the NOVOTEL and leaving on Sunday evening, you are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to check out on Sunday morning before the CitiLab shuttle bus arrives and bring your luggage to the CitiLab. You can leave your luggage in the CitiLab cloakroom. To go to the airport from Citilab, take bus L77 right in front of Citilab which goes to the airport. You can use your T10 ticket on this bus. Buses leave every 30 minutes and the journey to the airport lasts approximately 30 minutes.,

Getting around in Barcelona

The conference hotels are a 10 minute cab ride or a 30 min train/metro ride from the airport. An email will be sent to ALL participants 2 weeks before the conference with detailed instructions on how to get from the Airport to their hotel.

The best way to move around Barcelona is the public transport. A practical way to travel is to use a T10 public transport ticket for 10 journeys. It is valid for different zones. Mozilla will provide a T10 ticket for all conference participants who come to the Mozilla airport meeting point (when possible) or in the conference welcome pack when checking-in at their hotel

Each journey allows you to take as many different public transports (metro, tram, bus and train) within a zone for 75 minutes. However, you need to get your ticket thru the machine every time you change transport network (ie. train, bus or metro).

For taxis, there is a minimum charge of 3,50€ or so plus distance. From Barcelona center to the Citilab it might cost you some 15-20€. Taxis are more expensive during night time.

Download the metro map HERE

Public transport site: http://tmb.net
Trains around Barcelona: http://www.renfe.es/cercanias/barcelona

Logistics at the conference

Food & Drink

A buffet breakfast will be served for participants staying at the Novotel Cornella and the NH Hotel Cornella on the mornings of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of October.
Coffee, snacks and lunch will be served at the CitiLab.
Any other food or drink expenses (including room service and in-room minibar charges) are at the expense of the attendee.

Mozilla dinner at the Sal Café

Mozilla will host a private dinner/fiesta on Saturday 25th at 21:00 open only to participants with a Mozilla Camp Europe conference badge. IMPORTANT : YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SHOW YOUR BADGE AT THE ENTRANCE.

The party will be held at the Sal Café :

SAL CAFÉ
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta s/n
08005 Barcelona http://www.salcafe.com/

Nearest Metrostation to Sal Café: Ciutadella – Vila Olímpica (L4 yellow Line)

When you get off the Metro take the exit “Sortida Port Olímpic – Platges”. Then, turn on your right and walk down the R. Trias Fargas towards the ocean, until you reach Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta.

Then turn right and keep walking along Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta. After approximately 5 minutes you will find Hospital del Mar on your right. Pass the Hospital cross the road and walk approximately 50 metres. You will see a staircase further down on your left. Go down the stairs and you will find Sal Café.

see walk on Google Maps

WiFi

Free wifi is available throughout the CitiLab. The network is called "mozillacamp"

LIVE Coverage of the Camp

Our friends at Mozilla Hispano just set up the Mozilla Camp's official mashup page, where you'll be able to get LIVE photo feeds and twitts of the 2 day conference.

An IRC channel has also been set up so make sure to join in on the discussion come this weekend : #mozcamp08

Last but not least, there will be live high quality video streaming of the morning keynotes on Saturday and Sunday : http://i2catvserver.i2cat.net/citilab

FAQ

Who are the Mozilla Camp contact persons in Barcelona?

William Quiviger wquiviger [at] mozilla dot com

Delphine Lebédel delphine [at] mozilla-europe dot org

And in case of an emergency?

If ever you have a problem or an accident, here are some emergency numbers that you can dial:

  • If you require urgent police attention, ambulance, fire brigade etc.: 112 (no area code)
  • If you want to report assault, robbery or accident to the police: 902 102 112
  • Catalan Police: Policia de la Generalitat-Mossos d'Esquadra 088
  • Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional): 091 (Warning: no authority in Barcelona. Only in the airport)
  • Ambulance Service (Ambulancia): 061
  • Duty Pharmacies: 010. Duty pharmacies in Barcelona area (localitat is the town where you are, that is, Barcelona or Cornellà de Llobregat)

What if I want to come early or stay late?

Please note that any costs (hotel, food, bus, etc) associated with an extended stay will be at the attendee's own expense.

There are plenty of hotels in Barcelona. If you do decide to stay on a couple days more, we recommend you find a nice hotel in the city centre and not stay in Cornella, as it is a bit outside of town.

What weather should I expect?

Autumn is a very good time to visit Barcelona. Temperatures are more comfortable and the crowds are smaller. October has average temperatures of around 17 ºC. This means daytime temperatures will often be in the low 20s, yet a light jacket may be required in the evening and early morning. September through to December is the wettest time of the year in Barcelona and heavy downpours occur so you might want to bring an umbrella :)

What are the key sites to see in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of Europe's most spectacular cities. Here are a few must-sees we've selected :
- La Rambla, the main artery of Barcelona life
- the atmospheric Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)
- Plaça de Catalunya, heart of the old city
- Sagrada Família, Gaudi's masterpiece
- Port Vell (Old Port)
- Parc Güell (Güell Park)

For tourist info, check out Barcelona's official tourist office :

Center d’Informació Turisme de Barcelona Plaça de Catalunya 17-S Tel: (807) 117 222 (within Spain) or (93) 285 38344 (international). Fax: (93) 285 3831. E-mail: teltur@barcelonaturisme.com Website: www.barcelonaturisme.com Opening hours: Daily 0900-2100.

Going out in Barcelona

Some Catalan phrases for your stay