Well this is it, we are almost there. In 3 days time some of you will start to arrive in Mappingham and the workshops and hackathon will kick off on 17th Maptember with the main conference starting on 19th Maptember.
The Team are getting very very excited and all of the last details seem to be coming together to welcome you to the #BestFOSS4Gever. This is the final mailing before the event if you have recently signed up for FOSS4G you can skim through the previous mails at http://2013.foss4g.org/about-foss4g/delegate-info
There are a few places left for workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you want to try to get a place come to the registration desk each morning before 9.00am, you will need a paypal account to pay on the day as we will have no other way of receiving payments (no cash accepted)
We also have some free workshops running on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday morning. You will need to get to the sign up board early each day as the places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
The up to date list of programme changes is at http://2013.foss4g.org/programme-changes/ check regularly for changes, there will also be printed sheets available for those of you who prefer paper.
The car park at the EMCC is bigger than it looks and extends around the back of the Orchard Hotel. Please look back at the parking instructions from last week’s mail for more info on parking restrictions
Getting around the site
The workshops and some conference presentations are taking place in some of the university buildings in addition to the EMCC. The interactive programme includes links to maps showing the location of all of the buildings and rooms. Most of the walks between buildings are no more than 5 minutes and will provide you with an opportunity to see the beautiful Mappingham campus, here is a photo navigation guide to help you find your way.
There will probably be a bit of rain in Mappingham next week so I suggest you pack something light and waterproof for when you are moving around the site.
Friday is a free night with no formal activity or entertainment scheduled. You can hang out on the campus if you wish or we have provided a list of some recommended bars and restaurants if you want to venture into Mappingham. We have a big screen in the GeoCamp and there just might be some odd ball movie choices screening there as well.
A Robin Hood hat is not obligatory but do you want to be the only person in the opening plenary not wearing one? If you are attending the ice breaker then you will get a chance to make your own Robin Hood hat otherwise go shopping this weekend.
Getting to Nottingham
A reminder, once again, that you can save a lot of money on UK rail tickets by booking online in advance. Details were in last week’s mail.
Have a safe journey to Mappingham
Abi, Addy, Antony, Barend, Barry, Claire, Franz-Josef, Jeremy, Jo, Ian, Ian, Mark, Matt, Rollo, Suchith and I are looking forward to welcoming you to what we want to make the #BestFOSS4Gever