EuroPython 2015: More attendee tips

Some more last-minute news and tips for attendees. Be sure to check our attendee tips page for more information.

Bilbao tram service on strike

Just like in Berlin last year, there will be some inconvenience due to strikes in Bilbao. The Bilbao tram service has been on strike since July 15th and it may well last until the end of Summer.

The tram services will stop from 11:55 - 14.00 and 17:55 - 20.00 CEST each day and only maintain minimum service at other times.

See “Paralizado el servicio de tranvía en Bilbao por huelga de sus trabajadores” for more details (in Spanish).

We had originally wanted to provide free public transport for attendees, but given the strikes during conference rush hours, we decided to drop this.

Note that buses and the metro will still operate as usual.

Great weather

You will not only benefit from excellent talks, but also receive lots of Vitamin D in Bilbao. The weather forecast for the week is excellent: lots of sunshine and between 28°-30° Celsius.

So while the tram is on strike, you can walk and get an ice cream instead of a tram ticket.

Speaker preparations

If you are a speaker, please read the nice guide written by Harry Percival:

In particular, please check your talk time. The session chairs will have to make sure that all speakers only use the assigned talk time, so that the tracks don’t run out of sync.

There are also some important technical things to prepare your talk at the conference:

  • test your notebook with the projector in the room where you will be holding your talk
  • make sure you have the right VGA adapters with you
  • make sure the projector resolution is supported by your notebook

It’s best to do all of the above a few hours or a day before your talk. In case of problems, you can then try to find alternative solutions, e.g. borrow someone’s notebook for the talk.


EuroPython 2015 Team

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