Welcome to Devcon.
We’ve received so much to cowl, and on this submit you’ll examine all of it! Learn carefully as we go over transit to the venue from Osaka’s airports, the Devcon Venue, the Agenda & Devcon App, and extra!
Please bookmark this piece to reply all questions that you could have associated to early and on-site registration, experiences across the venue, collaborating throughout talks, aspect/after occasions and every part else Devcon5.
To kick issues off, let’s focus on methods to get the place you’re going.
Most attendees will probably be touchdown quickly, and we need to just remember to’re capable of simply navigate towards the Devcon venue.
The vast majority of people will arrive at Osaka’s worldwide airport, Kansai Worldwide Airport (KIX). From there, there are a number of simple methods to succeed in the ATC Corridor, or the Cosmo Tower, Hyatt Regency and Quintessa motels.
a. KIX to the Venue
KIX Airport Limousine Bus to Hyatt Regency Osaka
The Limousine Bus is an express-bus simply steps from the doorways to the airport. There are solely two stops earlier than this service drops off on the Hyatt Regency Osaka, which is adjoined to the venue. The bus leaves each half hour and is certain for Osaka Nanko/Common Studios.
The associated fee for a experience is JPY1,600 per individual (about $15 USD) a method, or 2,800 yen ($26 USD) spherical journey. Journey time is 50 minutes. Test the time-table right here: http://www.kate.co.jp/en/timetable/detail/NU
The metro is a low-cost possibility for getting round any a part of Osaka. From Umeda/Honmachi/Shinsaibashi/Namba, take the Osaka Metro Chuo Line to “Honmachi” station, and from Honmachi station, take the Cosmo Sq. to Commerce Heart station for about 18 minutes.
From Shin-Osaka, take the Osaka Midosuji Line to Honmachi station, and from “Honmachi” station take the Cosmo Sq. to Commerce Heart station for about 18 minutes.
Through JR (Japan Rail)
From Tennoji or Osaka station, take the Loop Line to “Bentencho” Station and switch to the Osaka Metro Chuo Line through Cosmosquare for about 15 minutes and get off at “In entrance of the commerce heart” Station. This journey ought to run about ¥390.
b. ITM to the Venue
For these arriving through connection or domestically at Itami Airport (ITM), we suggest the Itami-Airport Limousine Bus, which is able to shortly deliver you to the middle of Osaka. From there, join with Osaka Metro’s Chuo Line to succeed in the ATC Corridor.
And for extra data on native transit, we’re all the time thrilled by our group taking the lead, and happy to suggest and share these group assets:
a. Early Registration
Optionally, skip the road on Day 1 by registering on Monday to obtain your wristband and badge!
Date: Monday, October seventh
Time: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Sakishima Cosmo Tower 1st ground
b. DOORS OPEN: On-Website Registration
Date: Tuesday, October eighth
Time: 8:00 AM (Programming begins @9:00AM)
Devcon Venue: ATC Hall 2 Chome-1-10 Nankokita, Suminoe Ward
Registration “must know”
All strains are equal — no alphabetical order this yr!
Earlier than you arrive, you have to redeem your code for a ticket QR and obtain the PDF to your machine or print it upfront.
Wristbands are required for entry and have to be picked up at registration. Don't lose your wristband — it is not going to get replaced.
Badges are non-obligatory, and might be picked up on the Swag Station in Corridor C
For all on-chain public sale and raffle ticketeers, please make sure that you’ve redeemed your tickets [here] (https://weblog.ethereum.org/2019/09/03/devcon-on-chain-raffle-and-auction-participants/). Workers will have the ability to help on-site if wanted.
We all know how convention Wi-Fi typically feels, so we’re making an attempt out a number of new issues this yr. Along with the usual venue Wi-Fi possibility, we’ll have devoted connections in every room to assist with presentation-streaming and extra. Additional, when you have an unlocked telephone, let our workers know at registration for a present and a few devoted information (a data-only SIM card legitimate at some point of the convention [5 days]) of your very personal.
d. Reserve Swag throughout the ticketing course of?
We’ve received you coated, however you’ll choose issues up a bit later. See the Swag part for extra data (Pt. III-B-1-ii)!
a. Welcome to the ATC Corridor
Handle: 2 Chome-1-10 Nankokita, Suminoe Ward, Osaka, 559-0034, Japan
The ATC corridor is a fantastic and fashionable venue full with indoor and outside area, a direct practice cease for fast downtown entry, a view of the water (for these nautically-inclined amongst us) and on-site meals and buying!
We now have numerous distinctive actions and areas for everybody to look ahead to each inside and out of doors the principle venue, together with a packed schedule on phases of all sizes, all kinds of meals choices, and different experiences.
Let’s begin with these experiences!
b. Contained in the Venue
1. The Unimaginable Corridor C!
i. Tabling Groups
Corridor C is straight accessible from the principle entryway and gathering place of the ATC Corridor. Inside you’ll discover workers and swag from thirty of the Ethereum ecosystem’s main groups. Be sure you go to all through the convention as nicely, since many tabling sponsors and teams will rotate after Day 2 of Devcon.
ii. Swag & Gross sales
Talking of swag, Corridor C can be the place to select up your pre-ordered swag and extra! Did you choose your gear throughout the ticketing course of? Head to the Swag Station and current your QR (obtain individually out of your ticket) to redeem in your swag. Should you chosen a measurement, we’ve received it reserved for you.
Need one thing extra? We’ve received unique designs and add-ons like Devcon hoodies on the market as nicely.
iii. Badge Design, Sticker Station and Meals!
Is your badge not but coated in pastel coloured and meme-related stickers? We may also help. Final yr’s Devcon stickers went shortly, so we’ve reloaded. Head to the again of Corridor C to satisfy your sticker goals, and seize a snack alongside the way in which.
2. Decompression Room II
Must keep away from eye contact? Take the elevator to Ground 6 and discover a enjoyable, refreshing area for friends to doze and laze about. No units please! On Day 4, there will probably be a meditation session led by a Zen monk for these in dire want of a lift after a protracted convention.
3. Dogfooding, One other Form of Meals
i. Ethereum Galaxy (Burner Pockets Recreation)
Come play Ethereum Galaxy, a webapp scavenger hunt the place you possibly can uncover all the celebs within the Ethereum group’s night time sky, constructed by FlexDapps. Accumulate stars by visiting all areas of the convention scanning QR codes, and full a complete galaxy to win prizes and the last word easter egg.
ii. Proof Of Attendance Protocol (POAP)
Snag your collectible ERC-721 token to show your attendance at Devcon!
4. Crypto Grows on Bushes
‘On the Revitalization of Nature’ is an artwork/thought expertise produced and curated by the Division of Decentralization. By way of compelling artwork tasks (lots of which use the applied sciences that we're so laborious at work on corresponding to Plasma, IPFS and others) we search to activate the emotional attachment we really feel in the direction of our planet and spark ideas on the present local weather disaster. Contributors are invited to share their concepts, questions and complaints in a standard “Complaints E-book” which will probably be later used on a second iteration of the present.
Step by way of a portal, leaving the hustle and bustle behind, and into an interactive theater exhibit that's Elsewhere. On the entrance you’ll discover a enjoyable, refreshing area for friends to take a deep breath and decompress. Go to Celo’s listening sales space, flip pages by way of particularly glorious books, chat with mates over a cup of tea whereas clearing your head. Additional in, an clever and interactive expertise exploring the veiled ideas with which we mythologize cash will lead you on a journey not like some other.
To seek out “Elsewhere”, take elevator #2 (left of Corridor B) to the third ground and head to Umier Dice/Room 308:
c. Exterior the Venue
1. Devcon Park
We will’t wait so that you can see the yard! Devcon Park overlooks the water from the again of the Devcon Venue, and is constructed by our mates at ConsenSys. Take pleasure in seating, meals, drink and nice views.
2. Devcon Park Amphitheater
Want some air? Try the cool outside amphitheatre space for extra talks, panels and workshops. This area additionally has some free blocks of time when you’d wish to schedule your personal speak! Simply head on down and pencil it in. We’ll present an replace right here quickly with particulars on methods to schedule time utilizing the Scheduler!
Oh… and we have now a particular visitor becoming a member of us on Day 1 that you just gained’t need to miss.
3. Teatime with Doge
She’s fluffy, cute, and you might know her higher because the real-life face of Doge. That’s proper, the pup that began all of it is right here within the fur and will probably be supplying you with the most recent on breakthrough state-channel analysis. Okay, we’re kidding about that final half.
Be a part of Kabo-chan on Day 1 (October eighth) at 2:30PM for teatime and selfies.
d. Meals is an expertise, too!
Attendees could have a number of extra choices this yr relating to the menu.
Pastries and low with an area flare will probably be round every morning, and light-weight snacks (+espresso and tea) are offered all through the day. For lunch, everybody will probably be supplied with a stack of vouchers at registration which can be utilized to get your self a lunch at any of the locations listed here.
In complete, we have now almost 30 eating choices in and across the venue to let everybody discover and choose their favorites every day.
This yr’s schedule is out there in a number of codecs. The official on-line launch is stay at Devcon.org/Agenda.
For extra data, see our full submit on the schedule right here: https://blog.ethereum.org/2019/09/26/Devcon-Speaker-Release/
*Should you want a hand with discovering a room (or anything at Devcon), hold a watch out for the dark-red workers shirts worn by volunteers and workers on the Devcon group.
b. The Devcon App
An on-the-go schedule is out there by way of our Devcon cellular app. Test it out under!
By way of the app, you’ll have the ability to save your most anticipated talks to a customized schedule, seek for and study audio system by title, obtain stay Devcon updates, join and share schedules with mates and extra! We’d wish to ship a particular thanks to Ackee for his or her work on this yr’s app.
appa.devcon.org (for iOS)
appg.devcon.org (for android)
This yr we will probably be providing a collaborative note-taking platform known as HackMD for each Devcon5 speak!
Contribute notes to the HackMD pocket book throughout each speak that you just attend, and when you miss any talks, verify HackMD for notes and suggestions from others on what you missed.
The Devcon5 pocket book can discovered here, with separate notes for every speak.
d. After & Facet Occasions
Other than Devcon occasions and actions, there's a lot occurring in Osaka, and impartial teams throughout the Ethereum ecosystem have been at work to combination aspect occasions, afterparties and different alternatives for all of us to participate in. We applaud their work and dedication, and may’t wait to see everybody at a number of of the occasions that they’re serving to to make occur. Try their pages under.
First time in Japan? Don’t smoke exterior! Right here’s some recommendation about social customs that could be new to you, like widespread phrases, data on tipping tradition, and extra.
All the time have money available. There are a lot of shops, eating places and taxis solely settle for money. ATMs are situated in each comfort retailer
Should you overlook one thing at dwelling, head to a comfort retailer (7-11, Household Mart and Lawson) and you will discover most must-have gadgets there
You'll be able to drink the faucet water
On public transportation ready for trains or bus, line up a queue in an orderly approach and don't lower in, Japanese folks actually care for his or her queues
Don't tip in eating places (no tipping tradition)
Don't throw away trash on the road
Don't drink or smoke on the road (designated areas solely)
Don't make telephone calls whereas on public transportation
Don't communicate loudly on public transportation
c. Native ideas
Discover quite a lot of scrumptious native meals in Dotonbori space corresponding to Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Kushi-age
Japan’s official journey app is beneficial to find enjoyable spots and to get alert notifications in case of pure disasters https://www.jnto.go.jp/smartapp/eng/about.html
There are sometimes women-only practice vehicles if wanted (written in English on the aspect of the practice)
If you do not need to hold round heavy suitcases, there's a convention baggage storage service offered by ecbo cloak https://cloak.ecbo.io/
For additional data, discover with Osaka Data https://osaka-info.jp/en/
d. Helpful phrases
Bear in mind some helpful Japanese phrases (most Japanese folks don't communicate English however they're often useful to reply with some vocabulary)
Hiya – Konichiwa (こんにちは)
Thanks – Arigatou (ありがとう)
Excuse me – Sumimasen (すみません)
Please – Onegai shimasu (おねがいします)
Sure – Hai (はい)
No – Iie (いいえ)
I’m sorry – Gomen nasai (ごめんなさい)
I don’t perceive – Wakarimasen (わかりません)
Goodbye – Sayounara (さようなら)
Good night time – Oyasumi (おやすみ)
I don’t perceive Japanese – Nihongo wakarimasen (にほんごわかりません)
What’s this? – Kore ha nandesuka? (これはなんですか？)
The place is __? – __ ha doko desuka? (____はどこですか?)
The place is the restroom (rest room)t? – Bathroom ha doko desuka? (トイレはどこですか?)
Do you settle for bank cards? – Bank card ha tsukae masuka ? (クレジットカードはつかえますか？)
I'm ___ . – Watashi ha ____ desu (わたしは____です)
Assist! – Tasukete kudasai (たすけてください)
a. Security First!
1. Emergency numbers:
119 – Ambulance, hearth, emergency rescue
110 – Police
118 – Sea rescue (for these of you that insist on making boat events occur)
“I'm at (place title)” = Watashi ha (place title) ni imasu
“It’s an emergency! Please ship ambulance” = Kinkyu desu! Kyu-kyu-sha wo onegai shimasu.
We could have medical workers on the venue on-site in case of emergencies.
b. Code of Conduct
Please bear in mind to abide by the Code of Conduct, which is out there right here: https://devcon.org/code-of-conduct.
For any questions relating to the Code of Conduct, or to make a report/file a criticism, contact a workers member or a volunteer.
c. Keep updated with the most recent information!
Be a part of the Official Devcon Bulletins Telegram channel: https://t.me/efdevcon5
First time at Devcon? Be a part of the n00bs channel: https://t.me/devcon5n00bs
Comply with Deva on Twitter: https://twitter.com/efdevcon
Keep Tuned to (and allow) push notifications within the Devcon App:
The official web site for Devcon5 is https://devcon.org/
That’s it! Bear in mind to bookmark this web page for fast entry to all issues Devcon, and welcome to Osaka.