Why Attend?

In a nutshell: What can you expect of this first FOSS Backstage?


When looking for accommodation, Berlin offers a multitude of options. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find the best accommodation so we have made special booking arrangements with three different hotels with a range of prices.


Berlin is known for having a well established public transport system. Two international airports, as well as major train and coach stations, provide a good service to areas in and around Berlin. We give you a short overview on how to get to and around Berlin.

Explore Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting cities in Europe. Here you can find some information to make your stay even more pleasant and enjoyable.


Our approach is to carry out a conference which is as accessible as possible for walking impaired attendees and to be transparent about possible obstacles. Hence we prepared answers to some questions wheelchair users might have.

Educational leave

FOSS Backstage attendees who work for a company based in Berlin, Brandenburg, Rhineland-Palatinate or Saarland, can request educational leave from their employer.

Become a Volunteer

As a volunteer you become involved in the organization of the event. You will gain insights from behind the scenes. In exchange for 8 hours of volunteering you will get a free ticket for the whole conference including food and drinks and a FOSS Backstage 2018 t-shirt - and of course our eternal gratitude!