9-10 Nov. 2016
Cité de congrès
Nantes, Fr

Devfest Nantes 2016 > Frequently Asked Questions

What is the DevFest?

The DevFests are major community events throughout the world, following the tradition of Google Developer Days and organized by local user groups. They constitute a unique opportunity to share and network around the World of Web and cloud technologies! This event will be followed by an after-event party to discuss and network!

Who is organizing this event?

The DevFest Nantes in 2016 is organized by GDG Nantes. More information on the Team page.

How to become a sponsor or partner?

Simply by visiting our partnership site, or by contacting us by mail at organizers of GDG Nantes.

Where can I leave my luggage?

Although the event is over several days, we do not allow participants to leave their luggage at the event. Cloakroom service is available free during the 2 days to deposit backpacks and jackets.

How to get there?

All information relating to the arrival in DevFest is available on the Information page.

Is there discounted tickets?

The discounted rate is applicable only in the following categories:

  • Students
  • Teachers
  • In-between jobs
  • Unemployed
In all cases, access to the discounted rate will be available only on providing justification proof. In case of breach of these rules, the participant will be asked to pay the difference or not to attend the event. No refund will be provided.

How will the DevFest be organised?

This 2-days event will include three types of sessions: Conferences (50 minutes), Quickies events (20 minutes) and Codelabs (2 hours). Conferences and Quickies talks will be presentations by renowned speakers or Googlers evoking their favorite technologies. The Codelabs are more informal and will be an opportunity to put your hands (and feet) to work on code in the company of a technology expert in the field.

What are the topics?

The topics will be based on four themes:

  • IoT & Mobile: Topics on the connected objects and mobility
  • Web: Topics on javascript frameworks or new HTML5
  • Cloud & Big Data: Topics on cloud infrastructures such AppEngine, ComputeEngine and elastic backend technologies
  • Discovery: Topics relating to new uses of IT, new technologies, and even on the UX

How to register and how much does it cost?

Registration for DevFest Nantes can be done directly from this site by clicking the link on the home page. Admission is € 70 for the 2-day pass, € 40 for a day pass and € 10 for the discounted rate.

If I register and am not able to attend, can I get a refund?

Our entire ticketing is handled by Yurplan, so you can cancel your tickets under the conditions defined by Yurplan. After the date of the event, no refund will be made.

I have registered but am unable to attend, can I give it to a friend?

We can accept registration transfers. If you are aware of the change two weeks before the event, you can inform us so that we change the name on the attendee badge. If you are unable to inform us 2 weeks prior to the event (and are unable to make it), your "friend" must show up with your ticket and he/she will wear the badge registered in your name.

Are presentations recorded?

All sessions except Codelabs will be recorded and made available on the Youtube channel GDG France

Are talks in English or French?

The sessions can be both in English and in French, depending on the speakers chosen. As many speakers are from abroad, some sessions will be in English. These sessions will be indicated with a special icon.

How many presentations are held at the same time?

There will be all day 6 parallel sessions (one session per subject and 2 codelabs)

How long does the CFP?

The Registration is already open and will close on August 31st 2016 at 23:59

My presentation has been accepted, do I still need to buy an Entry ticket/ pass for the conference?

Each speaker/ team of speakers is given a Free pass.. It is therefore not necessary to buy a ticket. (Whether you are alone or several to present).

My presentation has not been accepted as yet, should I buy my Pass, just in case?

We will contact all Presenters and we will propose more Presentation slots if necessary to faclitate registration.

When and Where is the event?

The conference takes place on 9th and 10th November 2016 at the Cité des Congrès in Nantes.

I am organizing a User Group, how can I help you?

As a User Group, you can help us in several aspects:

  • By helping us find speakers
  • By broadcasting the event on your network. To facilitate this, we have several elements in the press section for distributing posters and banners at your disposal.

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