Save the dates - Fixfest 2019 in Berlin

Fixfest FAQ :point_left:

Turns out, it’s all there. Highly recommend you read. (Our hotel is meters away from the venue, so virtually the same directions apply.)

From the train station Zoologischer Garten, you can easily walk to the venue.

From Berlin main station (Hauptbahnhof)
Take every S-Bahn direction Spandau, Westkreuz or Potsdam (3, 5, 7 or 9) to the train station Zoologischer Garten. The ride takes 6 minutes.

From airport Tegel
Take the bus X9 for 24 minutes until “S+U Zoologischer Garten”.

From airport Schönefeld
Take S-Bahn S9 to “Zoologischer Garten”. The ride takes approximately 50 minutes.

Food, drink and socialising

We’ll look into food and drink but if anyone would like to present some ideas for Friday and Saturday night eating or drinking, please do :wink:

Also ideas about social activities potentially for those sticking around on Sunday afternoon also welcome.

UPDATE We’ve started a new thread about fun stuff


I’ve had to cancel my ticket for this as I can’t make it any more. I hope you all have a great time and report back please x


Fixfest train UK train travellers, because we all have tight connections, here is the “interchange” exit in Brussels, from the Eurostar (c/o Seat 61)

Down the escalator, walk a couple of meters on this escalator to an ICE Cologne platform

Once you arrive in Cologne (@ugo is currently on a broken down train somewhere in Germany before Cologne!)…

High-speed and long distance trains such as IC, ICE, EC use platforms 1-9. The ICE trains to Brussels & the Thalys trains to Brussels & Paris use platforms 5-9. The Nightjet sleeper to Munich, Innsbruck & Vienna usually goes from platform 7, but always check the departure screens.

Tip: Sometimes two trains use the same platform, one at sectors A-C and another at sectors D-G. Read the departure boards and look at both ends of the platform, so you don’t get caught out!

UPDATE @ugo’s advice about dealing with missing the Cologne-Berlin connection:

In case this happens to anyone else, here is what I’d do:

  • if you have time go to information centre, they’ll stamp your ticket and suggest an alternative train
  • you can try to get your reservation updated (was too late in my case)
  • when boarding train you don’t have a reservation for, try to go for the “last minute” car, in my case 34,where they have seats that “might” be reserved or not.
    Fingers crossed, you won’t have to deal with it

@neil @Monique @james and I travel tomorrow. @frances @Marie_Lefebvre @Chloe you will be travelling at the same time Thursday… perhaps this will be useful to @Dave @Tim as well?


Join the Restarters@Fixfest WhatsApp group :speech_balloon:

We’ve set up a WhatsApp group to co-ordinate our movements (e.g. for the climate march on Friday) and share info. If you’d like to join this group, click here to join or send me a message (@james) with your WhatsApp number.

:no_bell: Remember, you can mute group notifications if they get too much.

Courage les amis. Votre mission est salvatrice. Foncez…


Unconference sessions - schedule :clock3:

The Fixfest organsiers have shared the schedule for the unconference sessions. There will be two types of session: 30 minute talks (Sat & Sun) and 10 minute ‘lightning’ talks (Sat).

The full schedule is here:
Unconference sessions.pdf (59.3 KB)

Cc: @Fernando_GA, @Kaja_Juul_Skarbo, @Nebojsa_Adzic, @Purna

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Awesome thanks! Are we supposed to register in advance or we can just do it in person?

I believe the schedule will be pinned to a wall from Saturday morning. You’ll be able to reserve a slot by writing your name next to the time you want