VideoLAN Dev Days 2014
The Multimedia Conference that frees the cone in you!
This is a technical un-conference, please bring laptops, cords, RJ45 cables and a good mood with you.
- If you expect VideoLAN to refund your travel, please bring a printed copy of your tickets including total cost.
- If you are not already in our reimbursement database, please bring a printed IBAN statement too.
Feel free to use Flameeyes as local point of contact before, during and after the event.
Most venues will accept credit and debit cards as long as they are Chip & PIN; American swipe cards can be slightly more tricky but not exceedingly. American Express is barely accepted.
There are two main options to get from Dublin Airport to Dublin city centre: bus/coach or cabs.
(NOTE: VideoLAN does not refund taxi expenses nor car rentals.)
The AirLink costs around 6 euros per person.
A trip to the city centre by cab takes around 26 euros (a 10%-to-20% tip is usually welcome but not necessary). Most cabs fits three people comfortably (one in front, two in the back) or four squeezing, and cabs for five or more people are well available (even at the airport). So if you can sync up in groups you can get to the city centre pretty quickly (around 20 minutes).
If the driver asks you whether to take the tunnel, it's a 3 euro charge, but it might save you money if there's lots of traffic.
If you plan on visiting outside Dublin you may consider renting a car, but it might be easier to do so from the city centre rather than from the airport, as there's very little parking available (and you don't need a car in the centre).
For sponsored participants, there are two different hotels this year. Check your mail to know which one applies to you.
- Sandymount Hotel
Herbert Rd / Lansdowne Rd
- Mespil Hotel
60 Mespil Rd
Google Docks, in Barrow Street.
The electrical sockets are "British" IEC type G with three prongs a.k.a. BS 1363.
The electrical system is 220V / 50Hz. If you come from the Americas, please make sure your devices are compatible beforehand.
Hotel bathrooms are often an exception, providing 110/220V split sockets, accepting US and Europlug connectors (not grounded). They are marked as "shavers only".
At the venue, the GoogleGuest open WiFi is available at all times.
Most hotels and coffee shops will have available WiFi, but some might require registration.
The airport has a free WiFi network with captive portals.
SIM cards can be freely bought with nothing more than an ID and a card/money.
Dublin forecast for September 19th is 16°C (61°F) high and 9°C (49°F) low.
In case of emergency, call the European emergency number 112. The UK number 999 also works.