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== Meeting ==
We are happy to announce the upcoming Octave Conference 2019 to be held at [http://home.cern CERN], near Geneva, Switzerland, from March 12th until March 15th.
The Local Organising Committee is happy and proud that CERN will host this event for at least two reasons:
* Octave is a fundamental tool of analysis and research for hundreds of CERN scientists
* Octave and CERN share and promote the same values of openness, cooperation, diversity, quality and commitment.
The two-day plus two-half-day event will be an opportunity for sharing experiences, planning the future of Octave and promoting its use among the scientific community and beyond.
Our [[OctConf_2019#Scientific_committee | scientific committee]] is working out the details of the programme, which will include: a presentation by Octave's creator and main maintainer John W. Eaton in the CERN Main Auditorium (Monday afternoon), several interesting talks about applications of Octave to various scientific domains, code sprints, and a session to promote the open-source supported by public institutions as a model for free and successful development. The call for contributions and abstract will be open soon.
The key members of the Octave development team will participate in the conference, both from oversea and from Europe. You can find updated information on the programme in this Wiki page and we are filling the [ Indico] timetable.
== Key info ==
=== Dates ===
The conference will take place on Week 11, from March 12th until March 15th 2018.
=== Location ===
Octconf 2019 will take place at [http://home.cern/ CERN] (European Center for Nuclear Research).
=== Registration ===
The conference fee is 20CHF and registration is required. Please use the CERN conference manager [https://indico.cern.ch/event/626097/ Indico] to register.
=== Style ===
The conference will be based around workshops, unconference, and code sprints, with a plenary speaker on the first three days.
== Committees ==
=== Scientific committee ===
'''Duties''': Recruit invited speakers, finalize the programme schedule, review and select presentations, review and select posters, chairing during conference.
* [[User:Carandraug|Carnë Draug]]
* [[User:jwe|John W. Eaton]]
* [[User:KaKiLa|Juan Pablo Carbajal]]
Use the [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org maintainers mailing list] to communicate with these people.
=== Hosting committtee ===
'''Duties''': Arrange and reserve rooms, catering, social event, and other logistics for the conference.
* Andrea Latina
* John Evans
* Melissa Gaillard
== Schedule ==
<table class="tg" border="1" width="800" style="text-align: center">
<th width="220">Monday 12.03<br/>(Opening)</th>
<th width="220">Tuesday 13.03<br/>(Tutorials)</th>
<th width="250">Wednesday 14.03<br/>(Unconference)</th>
<th width="220">Thursday 15.03<br/>(Closing)</th>
<td bgcolor= #ffb3b3></td>
<td style="text-align: left"> Hands-on activities:
<li>Merge [[Summer_of_Code#GSoC_2017|GSoC_2017]] project [https://gsocspecfun.blogspot.de/ Make Specfuns special again] by Michele Ginesi</li>
<td> [[OctConf 2020]] planning and Closing </td>
<td> First meeting <br/> and Lunch </td>
<td> Plenary talk <br/> and Lunch </td>
<td> Plenary talk <br/> and Lunch </td>
<td> Farewell lunch</td>
<td style="text-align: left"> Talks:
<li> Jwe: "What is Octave 2019?" </li>
<td> Hands on Tutorials </td>
<td> Visit to CERN </td>
<td bgcolor=#ffb3b3 rowspan=3></td>
<td> Social event </td>
== Accommodation ==
The conference will take place in the CERN's main site (Meyrin). You can try your luck and search for an accommodation in one of the [http://smb-dep.web.cern.ch/en/CERN_Housing CERN Hostels].
Should the CERN hostels be full, or should you prefer to stay in Geneva, we advise you to consult your favourite on-line booking portal (www.booking.com, www.tripadvisor.com, www.trivago.com, www.expedia.com etc.) and to contact the hotel directly in order to identify the lowest tariff available for CERN users and collaborators (preferential tariffs may apply in some cases).
Hotels in the vicinity of "Gare Cornavin" (Geneva's main railway station), or along "Route de Meyrin", are particularly recommended. Tram number 18 links Gare Cornavin to CERN in 20' (see [http://www.tpg.ch/ timetable on the TPG's webpage]).
Notice that, by staying in hotel, youth hostel or at a campsite, you are entitled to receive a personal and non transferable Geneva Transport Card for free, which will allow you to use the whole public transportation system of Geneva for the length of your stay for free. This includes buses, trams, trains, and yellow taxi-boats - Mouettes. Just ask for it upon arrival on the reception.
=== Travelling ===
Please read the information in the [http://visit.cern/exhibitions/how-get-cern CERN instructions].
== Previous OctConf ==
== Next OctConf ==
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