Terms and Conditions
If you're unsure about anything, please contact us prior to registering for DevXS.
Getting to DevXS
DevXS is a conference aimed at students currently studying in further and higher education. The organisers are working hard to make it a great conference that is accessible to as many students as possible. Registration, food, refreshments and accommodation at DevXS are free to attendees. All we ask is that you make your own way to the conference and home again. If you really want to attend the conference but simply cannot afford the travel expenses and your department is not willing to support you either, please get in touch with us and we'll try to help. We have very little discretionary funds for travel.
If you register, then you're obliged to attend
Once you've registered for DevXS, you are agreeing to attend for the entirety of the conference (Friday-Sunday). If you can only attend for part of the conference, contact us before you register. If you do not attend and do not tell us at least three days prior to the conference (by end of Tuesday 8th November), we will ask you for £150 to cover the hotel and catering costs of your place at the event.
While you're at DevXS, we want you to have fun and be productive. We'll provide excellent network access, round-the-clock refreshments and healthy meals. On Friday night, you'll be staying in a shared room (two beds, two people) in the local Holiday Inn Express. On Saturday night, there is a space to rest but we are not providing beds. Therefore, you should think about bringing something to sleep in, such as a sleeping bag and a camping mat. Alternatively, you may wish to pace yourself, drink plenty of water and work through the night.
Internet access will be provided over LAN (Yes! decent wired access!) and WiFi. You and your team will have access to a Linux server hosted by Amazon Web Services. By registering for DevXS, you're agreeing to work nicely on the network and abide by the University of Lincoln's Acceptable Use Policy. In summary:
- Wireless and wired Internet access will be provided on site during Saturday and Sunday. If you have Eduroam wireless access, you can use that on Friday, too.
- Remember there will be over 200 people attending and the connection has to be shared by everyone. Bandwidth should be excellent, but it would still help all of us if you try not hog too much bandwidth.
- If you require assistance with your Internet connection during the event, please contact the events team, which includes professional support from ICT Services.
- All UK HE policies apply, NOTHING ILLEGAL and NO Bit Torrenting for a late night film or anything else.
Please wear your badge at all times while attending DevXS. There will be security on the door at all times, but please be aware that you are responsible for your own equipment. Never leave your personal belongings unattended. Please be aware of strangers coming in without a badge.
In the case of any emergency (e.g. injury, crime etc) please speak to an event organiser immediately.
If you lose any personal item(s), please let the event organisers know and we will report it to lost property at the venue or put a notice on this website.
Twitter at the event
The Twitter tag for the event is #devxs. We will make announcements via Twitter, so it may be useful to set up an account for yourself.
Pitching Your Ideas
If you have an idea for a project, code or anything, it may be worth pitching your idea to one of our roaming bloggers, who will record your idea and put it on the website. If you have never pitched an idea before, they will be able to give you some useful tips.
Data and Code
All code developed at DevXS should be open source licensed (GPL/BSD/Apache, etc.) and made available on a publicly accessible code repository or website. We will ask you for the repository address when you submit your competition entry. If you've not used a public code repository before, don't worry. Speak to an event organiser and we'll help you.