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FAQ

  • Q.What is SOSCON 2018?
    A.

    SOSCON 2018 is the 5th Samsung Open Source Conference, in which more than 1,500 software developers participate every year to share their knowledge and experience in open source. It is the best and largest conference in Korea where you can communicate with leaders and professionals in each field of open source and learn from them.

  • Q.When and where will SOSCON 2018 be held?
    A.

    This year, SOSCON events will be held on the Samsung Electronics Seoul R&D Campus (56, Seongchon-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul) for 2 days from October 17 to 18. Shuttle buses are available at Exit 5 of Seonbawi Station on subway Line No. 4 starting at 9:00 a.m. Regrettably, no parking is available, so please use public transport or the free shuttle buses.

  • Q.What time does SOSCON 2018 begin?
    A.

    Day 1 events start with keynote session at 10 a.m. with industry's most renowned leaders in the open source area, followed by various sessions, hackathon, challenge and hands-on workshop. Day 2 also starts at 10 a.m with various sessions, hackathon, and challenge.

  • Q.What are the programs and events in SOSCON 2018?
    A.

    The events start with the keynote in the morning of Day 1, followed by various programs such as the the sessions, exhibitions, hackathon, challenge and hands-on workshop. When you register for the conference, you can participate in the sessions and exhibitions. However, hackathon, challenge, and hands-on workshop are provided only for those who register separately.

  • Q.Will I have access to the presentation materials of each session later on the homepage?
    A.

    Yes, the presentation materials will be posted on the homepage upon session speaker's approval when the event ends.

    A video recording of full keynote will also be posted when the event ends. Please note that videos will not be available for other sessions.

  • Q.Will simultaneous interpretation be provided during the event?
    A.

    Simultaneous interpretation for keynote session will be provide. However, simultaneous interpretation for other sessions, hands-on workshop, hackathon, and challenge will not be provided.

  • Q.When and how can I register?
    A.

    Registration period  From September 12 until there is a separate notice of the deadline
    Registration method  Enter the required information at Register for registration
    On the event day  Present the registration confirmation email or mobile barcode MMS at the Registration desk on the second floor of Tower A

  • Q.Are there any restrictions on participation in the event?
    A.

    No, anyone who is interested in open source software can participate in the SOSCON event.

  • Q.Are there any fees to participate?
    A.

    This is a free event. SOSCON has no participation fee to ensure that anyone who is interested in open source can participate without limitation.

  • Q.I was not able to register in advance during the registration period. Can I register on site on the event day?
    A.

    Due to the limited event space, on-site registration is only allowed for a limited number of people if seats are available after all pre-registered participants enter the site on the event day. On-site registration for the Hackathon, challenges and Hands-on Workshop is not possible.

  • Q.How can I register for the hackathon, challenge, and hands-on workshop?
    A.

    Only a limited number of people can register due to limited seats and training equipments.

    Please apply for participation at Register. Details will be sent via email once participation is confirmed.

  • Q.How do I register as a member of the press?
    A.

    Please contact help@soscon.net if you want to register as a member of the press.

  • Q.Can we participate as a group?
    A.

    There is no separate registration for groups. You have to register individually on the official homepage.

  • Q.Can foreigners register?
    A.

    Foreigners can register. However, no simultaneous interpretation in English is available for Korean sessions.

  • Q.How is registration verified when you enter the event site?
    A.

    Present the registration confirmation email or mobile barcode MMS at the registration booth on the second floor of Tower A and enter easily.

  • Q.What are the special benefits for participants?
    A.

    Those who register for the SOSCON 2018 main conference can participate in the keynote, sessions and exhibitions.

    However, Hands-on workshop, the Hackathon and challenges are provided only for those who apply separately. Also, lunch is provided.

    There will be various souvenir and prize events, so we ask for your interest and participation.

  • Q.Are there any free shuttles to the event site?
    A.

    Yes, free shuttle buses are available at Exit 5 of Seonbawi Station on subway Line No. 4 starting at 9:00 a.m.

    Free shuttle buses are also available from the Seoul R&D campus to Exit 5 of Seonbawi Station after the event.

    Please refer to the bus schedule below.

    Bus stop

    Exit 5 of Seonbawi Station

    Samsung Electronics Seoul R&D Campus

    Bus Schedule Interval Departure Arrive
    09:00 - 10:30 5 minutes Seonbawi Station Exit 5 Samsung Electronics Seoul R&D Campus
    10:30 - 12:00 30 minutes Seonbawi Station Exit 5 Samsung Electronics Seoul R&D Campus
    17:20 - 18:00 5 minutes Samsung Electronics Seoul R&D Campus Seonbawi Station Exit 5
  • Q.Is parking available?
    A.

    No parking is available due to the limited number of spaces at the event site. Please use public transport or the free shuttle buses if possible.

  • Q.Is Wi-Fi available in the event site?
    A.

    Wi-Fi is not available due to the characteristics of the event site.

  • Q.Can I have a certificate of attendance issued to submit to my school/company?
    A.

    Yes, visit the help desk (on the second floor of Tower A) to request a certificate, and then we will send the certificate of attendance individually to your email.

  • Q.Is lunch provided?
    A.

    Yes, lunch is provided at the canteen on the campus. Upon confirming your registration, we will let you know where and how to get lunch.