The openSUSE Conference begins June 22 at 10 a.m. and will finish on June 26 at 2 p.m. with the exception of the Nuremberg Docker Meetup that is scheduled to end at 3 p.m. The openSUSE Conference is the annual openSUSE community event that brings people from around the world together to meet and collaborate. The organized talks, workshops, and BoF sessions provide a framework around more casual meet ups and hack sessions. A party here and there provides the time to relax and have fun, making connections on a more personal level.


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Kolab Summit

The Kolab Summit will be on June 24 and 25. The schedule for the Kolab Summit is still being developed and will be released soon.

Salt Stack Summit

On June 22, the SaltStack Summit will include several short talks about using SaltStack, hacking Salt for fun and profit as well as others. One key presentation you will want to attend it the presentation with Thomas Hatch, SaltStack CTO and technical co-founder, and Dave Boucha, who will introduce the concept of data-driven orchestration and how it can lead to extreme efficiency within a modern data center through the creation of an intelligently automated, event-driven infrastructure.

SUSE Labs Summit

The SUSE Labs Summit features high-level tracks on June 22. Find out about type C connector and USB 3.1, Rust, OBS or the introduction to the Linux Block I/O Layer. SUSE Labs will have four short talks and one long talk.

Community & Project

This track will focus on project and community activities. Including, but not limited to, project governance, marketing, artwork and advocate reports. Learn about KDE Neon from former Kubuntu core developer Haralkd Sitter working on automating systems for high quality software binary generation. Find out what is happening with the openSUSE.Asia Summit.

Technology & Development

This track will focus on system technology and distribution development. Including, but not limited to, software packaging, development/testing/debugging tools/practices/methods. Infrastructure software, deployment strategies and monitoring. These sessions will help you to gain understanding of the many tools we use when developing for the openSUSE distribution and other exciting projects.

End User

The end user track provides the opportunity for the power users of any application to share their knowledge and share tricks they apply to get the most out of the apps they use. Sessions include, but are not limited to, applications, desktop environments, multimedia solutions and games.


From openSUSE infrastructure to improving the quality of Plasma with Wayland, the openSUSE track has multiple talks developers will find useful. Come find out about openSUSE on ARM or learn more about configuration management in Production.


June 22 - Thomas Hatch and Dave Boucha, SaltStack, Chief Technology Officer, and Senior Engineer; June 23 - Frank Karlitschek, nextcloud founder and former co-founder of ownCloud; June 23 - Georg Greve, CEO of Kolab Systems;
June 24 - Norman Fraser, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder of SoftIron; June 25 - Michael Miller, President of Strategy, Alliances & Marketing; and June 26 - Meeting with the openSUSE Board


Participate in the entertainment events scheduled for the openSUSE Conference

IndieWeb Hack-Day

IndieWeb Hack Day Nuremberg 2016 is an all day IndieWeb hack session with introductory talk, held as part of the openSUSE Conference 2016. It's the perfect chance to both become acquainted with the IndieWeb and implement some of the IndieWeb features on your own website in one go.


The CoderDojo is for youth younger than 13 years old. The youth must be accompany by an adult who takes the responsibility and supervision of the youth at the CoderDojo. CoderDojo has limited seats available during the openSUSE Conference. Registration for the event can be found at

Docker Meetup

Meet other developers and ops engineers using Docker. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.

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Where to stay in Nürnberg

We recommend these affordable lodging accommodations for your visit.


Hotel Marienbad

Hotel Marienbad has 10 rooms available. The cost is 75,-€/Night incl. breakfast. Use the between June 21 - 26. Use the Keyword "Geeko" when reserving your room. Hotel Marienbad will hold the rooms until May 5.

A 3-minute walk from Nuremberg Central Station, this city-center hotel is also an 8-minute walk from Germanisches National museum and 3.7 km from the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally … More Address: Eilgutstraße 5, 90443 Nürnberg Phone:0911 203147

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Duerer Hotel

Duerer Hotel has several rooms available. The cost is 89,-€/Night incl. breakfast. Use the between June 21 - 26. Use the Keyword "Gecko" when reserving your room. Duerer Hotel will hold the rooms until April 28.

This family-run modern option is a 0.3-mile walk from Nuremburg Castle and 0.7 miles from the Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

Rooms have straightforward modern decor, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Junior suites have views of the Kaiserburg. Air-conditioning is not available.

There’s a lobby lounge with fireplace, a bar and a courtyard garden, plus a fitness center and relaxation area with sauna and steam room. Address: Neutormauer 32, 90403 Nürnberg Phone:0911 2146650


A&O Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof

A&O Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof is a hostel that offers rooms between 23-35-€/Night.

A 5-minute walk from the city’s main train station, this functional modern hotel/hostel is also 1.6 km from Kaiserburg Nürnberg castle and 3.2 km from the Reichsparteitagsgelände former Nazi Party rally grounds.

Airy rooms and dorms with hardwood floors feature free Wi-Fi and satellite TV; children under 18 stay free in a parent’s room. There’s no air conditioning.

There’s a bar and lounge with a games area, plus bike hire and paid parking. Address: Bahnhofstraße 13-15, 90402 Nürnberg Phone:+49 911 30 91 68 - 44 00

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Pension Hostel Nürnberg


Set on a bustling pedestrian street and flanked by retail shops, this simple hostel is set 800 m from Nürnberg-Steinbühl commuter train station and 7 km from Nuremberg Zoo.

The bright, no-frills rooms are simply furnished and feature hardwood floors, free Wi-Fi and either en suite or private bathrooms. Some rooms have TVs, and air-conditioning is not provided.

Pets are accepted (fees may apply). Address: Ottostraße 6, 90402 Nürnberg Phone:0176 39202359


Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg

25 Rooms available at 120 euro. Use the keyword oSC16 or the oSC reservation page. Located at the entrance to the historic Old Town and opposite the main station, Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg is within walking distance of Nuremberg's historic sights. With 192 guest rooms, including free entry into 'Neues Museum' as part of Le Meridien's Unlock Art programme, the hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the city.


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