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A meeting of the core Tor team, developers, volunteers and invited guests to discuss plans, milestones, deadlines and other important matters. We'll have public outreach and community events too, since we're teaming up with the OpenITP circumvention tech festival!

Week at a glance

  • Sun, Mar 1st [times TBD]: the Circumvention Tech Festival begins!
  • Mon, Mar 2nd 9:30 - 18:00: People contributing to funded projects meet to set milestones and deadlines.
  • Tues, Mar 3rd 9:30 - 18:00: More of what we did on Monday.
  • Wed, Mar 4th 10:00 - 18:00: Catch your breath, go to the beach, and meet with other groups at CTF! Open to the public!
  • Thu, Mar 5th 10:00 - 18:00: Beginning of developer/development meeting and hackfest. Open to the public!
  • Fri, Mar 6th 10:00 - 18:00: Developer/development meeting and hackfest: breakout sessions, hacking, working, conversations, and more breakout sessions. Open to the public!

Location

Daytime activities will be at Las Naves, Calle de Juan Verdeguer, 20, Valencia Spain. The Circumvention Tech Festival is open to the public. For Monday and Tuesday, you will need to be on our invite list in order to get into Tor's meeting space. Please contact us early to make sure everything goes smoothly for you!

See also: https://openitp.org/festival/circumvention-tech-festival.html

What's the deal with Monday/Tuesday? Should I attend?

The Monday and Tuesday part of the week will be a smaller group of people just buckling down to get better synchronized on our various funded projects. Gunner will help us focus on brainstorming and committing to milestones and deliverables. If you are a current contributor to these projects, we will be pleased to have you there even if you're not an employee/contractor. But if you want to learn how to get involved in Tor, or how to start contributing to these projects, your best bet is to join us starting on Wednesday.

Specific projects:

Lodging

Like in Paris, we're going to leave it to each of you to find and book your travel and lodging. We encourage you to pair up and get double rooms, so we can afford to bring more people from the broader Tor community to the meeting.

We strongly encourage you to book your lodging early! There are many good options now, but later there may be very few.

Option 1 is to reserve a spot at the Abba Acteón Hotel, which is the hotel OpenITP has picked out. It's 60EUR/ni single or 70EUR/ni double, including breakfast and taxes. You can email them, they'll reserve a spot, and you pay when you get there.

Option 2 is to find your own. There are many nearby (within 1km), reasonably priced (USD 60-90 per night for two people), and apparently well-liked hotels to choose from. http://trivago.com/, http://expedia.com/, and http://hrs.de/ are great resources for finding good and cheap hotels near the venue. Put in the venue address (Calle de Juan Verdeguer, 20) and search by distance.

Roger's suggestions include "NH Ciudad de Valencia", "Valencia Center", "Tryp Valencia Oceánic","Confortel Aqua 4", "Primus Valencia", "AC Hotel Valencia by Marriott", and "Maritim". Be sure to check whether they charge for Internet, and (if you care about that sort of thing) whether breakfast is included. You can also read some reviews on tripadvisor.com if you want to be thorough.

Some of us have organised shared houses for Feb 28 - March 8. [When this becomes true, please add a section below and link to it.]

OpenITP also put up some hotel and location details at https://openitp.org/festival/logistics.html

Airport. The nearby airport is VLC, but it looks like Madrid is a 100-minute 30-Euro train ride away if you plan ahead.

Submitting Expenses. If you need funding for travel, be sure to mail travel [at] torproject.org with an estimate of your costs and (if applicable) a reminder about why you're a great person to be there. To submit expenses from attending the dev meeting, please use the form below and send it along with all receipts to accounting@….  Items will not be reimbursed without receipts.  Reimbursable expenses include taxis, food, and lodging - alcohol is not to be charged back to Tor for reimbursement.  

https://people.torproject.org/~colin/Blank_Expense_Report.xls.

Who

If you want to tell people that you're going or not going, please add yourself to this table:

Person Attending Monday/Tuesday Attending Wednesday/Thursday/Friday Arriving Departing Have lodging sorted out
Aaron G. Y Y Feb 27 ? ?
Aaron Johnson Y Y ? ? N
blanu Y Y ? ? Y
boklm Y Y ? ? N
Damian N N
David C Y Y ? ? N
David Stainton Y Y ? ? N
dgoulet Y Y ? ? N
Georg Y Y ? ? N
infinity0 Y Y ? ? N
isis Y Y ? ? N
Juha Y Y ? ? ?
karsten M N ? ? N
Mike Tigas M M ? ? N
mjuarez Y Y Feb 28 Mar 7 N
mo Y Y Feb 24 ? N
mrphs N N - - -
Nathan Y Y N
Philipp W. M M ? ? N
Phoul Y Y ? ? N
qbi Y Y ? ? N
Rob Jansen Y Y ? ? N
Roger Y Y Feb 28 ? Y
Saint +1 Y Y Feb 27 ? Y
Chris Soghoian N Y ? ? ?
Wizzup M Y ? ? N
yawning M M ? ? N

Coordination mailing list

Subscribe to the Valencia2015 mailing list to keep informed about plans.


Schedule

Day One: Sunday, 1 March 2015
Day Two: Monday, 2 March 2015
Day Three: Tuessday, 3 March 2015
Day Four: Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Day Five: Thursday, 5 March 2015
Day Six: Friday, 6 March 2015

Unconference Sessions

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Resources on how to have good meetings

On consensus building and how to have great discussions:

How to deter the bad and handle the ugly in otherwise good meetings

At past conferences it has been useful to provide for a sober and radio connected individual(s) to assist with or arrange transport for individuals or small groups of any nature who would otherwise feel uncomfortable traveling by themselves. It has also been useful to provide for a sober and radio connected individual(s) to assist with emergencies at primary residences (there are three dev houses?) which are not managed hotel facilities. It has also been useful to provide for a sober and radio connected individual(s) to assist where open bar or other ethanol based beverages are served and tamper prevention / excess control are useful. It has also been useful to provide for a sober and native speaking individual to assist with any law enforcement emergencies that arise to travelers otherwise unfamiliar with how to proceed having become survivor to a crime including physical or sexual assaults or significant thefts.

Local Medical Resources

Extra-curricular events

  • Tor Ukulele Club - Location: the nicest beach in Valencia
  • Loud Shouting About Politcs - Location TBD