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LinuxTag 2009

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Event Details

LinuxTag is the most important place for Linux and open source software in Europe. In 2009, the 15th LinuxTag presents news for professional users, decision makers, developers, beginners and the Linux community - from 24th until 27th June on the Fairground in Berlin. For more information, go to the LinuxTag 2009 website.

Here are instructions how you get to Linuxtag.

Sugar Organizer

Simon Schampijer | simon at sugarlabs dot org will be organizing Sugar's presence at LinuxTag 2009.


Are you planning to attend? Add your name and contact info below!

  1. Simon Schampijer
  2. Tomeu Vizoso
  3. Sebastian Dziallas
  4. David Van Assche
  5. Fabian Affolter
  6. James Zaki
  7. Sean Daly
  8. Adam Holt
  9. Greg Dekoenigsberg

Sugar Activities

Sugar does advocate the concepts of activities - you learn through doing, so if you want more learning you want more doing. So the Sugar Labs team wants to get engaged at Linuxtag:

  1. We will have a booth located at 7.2a 110a.
  2. Greg gives the talk: "Education, Innovation, and Free Software" (Saturday, 27.06 - 15.00-16.00 Saal 5)
  3. Simon gives the talk: Sugar - a software playground for learning about learning" (Saturday, 27.06 - 17.00 Saal 5)
  4. Sebastian will be giving a barcamp session at FUDCon about various educational efforts, mainly SoaS (Linuxtag Fudcon project)
  5. Pablo Casal and Eduardo Blanco from Netlabs are giving the talk: "Plan Ceibal - A country-wide OLPC deployment in Uruguay" (Saturday 27.06 - 16.00 Saal 5). They designed the initial proposal for Ceibal's network, and are currently consultants for the project.

Sugar Booth

Our booth will be at 7.2a 110a. We share this booth with our friends from:

Please list your availability if you are interested in helping with the booth. Or if you already know which shifts you want to take, feel free to add yourself in the second table. German skills are welcome - but not needed. Ideally a shift is two people, but given the space reserved at the booth size I think we can get away with one as well. Helping at the booth means answering questions regarding Sugar and Sugar Labs, demoing Sugar and flashing Soas on request. People helping at the booth will get a Linuxtag ticket.



Name German 24.06.09 25.06.09 26.06.09 27.06.09 Note
Schampijer Native yes yes yes not available from 16.00 to 18.00 as he has a talk there is there in the mornings to make sure everything is set up
Tomeu None ? ? full day? full day x
Sebastian Dziallas Native will arrive in the morning yes
David Van Assche Native yes yes yes yes in between sugar and opensuse booths...


Day 10.00-12.00 12.00-14.00 14.00-16.00 16.00-18.00
24.06.09 Schampijer David x x
25.06.09 Schampijer x David x
26.06.09 Sean x Sean Tomeu
27.06.09 Tomeu Sean Tomeu Sean
  • Tuesday 23.06.09 - 15.00: Booth Setup
  • Saturday 27.06.09 - 18.30++: Booth tear-down and cleanup after the exhibition hall closes.
  • all times are local Berlin times

Storage Space

We have a coops (Germans would say Kabüffchen as a diminutive of Kabuff) at the booths. As this is only meant for booth equipment all the other belongings like jackets, luggage etc can be stored at the wardrobe without any cost.

Power and Internet Connectivity

Power and Internet will be provided by LinuxTag and Messe Berlin for the project booths. What we need are:

  • extension cords
  • long network cables

Not permitted by Linuxtag:

  • wireless access points (You are not permitted to operate your private wireless LAN. Please take this serious. There will be several site surveys to ensure this.)
  • coffeemakers, kettles and cooking stuff
  • connect visitors to the project's network


Linuxtag is offering Lunch for the helpers. If we want to participate we would need helpers and not only eaters. More information can be found at.


  • Flyers with information about Sugar/Sugar Labs/interesting talks for the booth
  • Poster - From the Linuxtag Team: Please prepare at least one large poster (A1 or A0) to be placed on the walls of your booth or infocounter, so that visitors understand what the booth is all about, or what the particular machine in front of them intends to demonstrate. Without posters or other similar stuff the booth will probably look a bit deserted and not that interesting at all. -- You can use adhesive tape to fix the posters on the walls. If you plan to demonstrate fancy hardware at your booth, it is very helpful to describe these particular pieces of hardware in a poster or a large sign, so that visitors recognize its value or notice that it is extraordinary.
  • Project Workshops / BoFs: Linuxtag still have quite some slots left for workshops. The ultimate deadline for asking for a space for a workshop will be reached on Sunday, June 21st, 2009.


  • Booth Banner - Sean has one and ordered a second one (Banners are 80cm x 200cm)
  • 100 brightly colored branded Sugar Labs balloons in different colors - Sean
  • 21 inch screen for demoing Sugar at the booth - Erikos
  • Extension cords - Erikos


  • Accommodation Information from Linuxtag
  • Pension Freiraum
    • Nice area with bars restaurant cafe, about 25 minutes to the conference
  • Hotel Funkturm
    • right next door to the conference area (room 4-6 persons, 100euro per night for the room, inclusive breakfast)


Tuesday, June 23

  • 15.00-16.00: Booth Setup

Wednesday, June 24

  • 10.00-18.00: Linuxtag (Including the SugarLabs booth)

Thursday, June 25

  • 10.00-18.00: Linuxtag (Including the SugarLabs booth)
  • 19.00: LinuxNacht - Get-together of speakers, exhibitors and the LinuxTag team at E4

Tuesday, June 26

  • 10.00-18.00: Linuxtag (Including the SugarLabs booth)

Friday, June 27

  • 10.00-18.00: Linuxtag (Including the SugarLabs booth)
  • 16.00-18.00: Keysigning Party

Saturday, June 28

Sunday, June 29