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The Devcon5 Bible | Ethereum Basis Weblog

Welcome to Devcon.

We have got lots to cowl, and on this submit you may 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 will have associated to early and on-site registration, experiences across the venue, collaborating throughout talks, facet/after occasions and the whole lot else Devcon5.

To kick issues off, let’s focus on easy methods to get the place you are going.

I. Transit

Most attendees might be touchdown quickly, and we need to just remember to’re in a position to simply navigate towards the Devcon venue.

Nearly all of people will arrive at Osaka’s worldwide airport, Kansai Worldwide Airport (KIX). From there,  there are just a few straightforward methods to succeed in the ATC Corridor, or the Cosmo Tower, Hyatt Regency and Quintessa inns.

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 price for a trip is JPY1,600 per individual (about $15 USD) a technique, or 2,800 yen ($26 USD) spherical journey. Journey time is 50 minutes. Examine the time-table right here: http://www.kate.co.jp/en/timetable/element/NU

By way of Metro 

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.

By way of JR (Japan Rail)

From Tennoji or Osaka station, take the Loop Line to “Bentencho” Station and switch to the Osaka Metro Chuo Line by way of Cosmosquare for about quarter-hour and get off at “In entrance of the commerce middle” Station. This journey ought to run about ¥390.

b. ITM to the Venue

For these arriving by way of connection or domestically at Itami Airport (ITM), we advocate the Itami-Airport Limousine Bus, which is able to rapidly carry you to the middle of Osaka. From there, join with Osaka Metro’s Chuo Line to succeed in the ATC Corridor.

And for extra info on native transit, we’re all the time thrilled by our group taking the lead, and happy to advocate and share these group sources:


Different Helpful navigation instruments 


II. Devcon Registration

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 Corridor 2 Chome-1-10 Nankokita, Suminoe Ward

  1. Registration “have to know”

  • All traces are equal — no alphabetical order this 12 months!

  • Earlier than you arrive, you should redeem your code for a ticket QR and obtain the PDF to your system or print it prematurely.

  • Wristbands are required for entry and should be picked up at registration. Don’t lose your wristband — it is not going to get replaced.

  • Badges are elective, and might be picked up on the Swag Station in Corridor C

  • For all on-chain public sale and raffle ticketeers, please be sure that you’ve got redeemed your tickets right here. Employees will be capable of help on-site if wanted.

c.  Web

We all know how convention Wi-Fi usually feels, so we’re making an attempt out just a few new issues this 12 months. 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 employees know at registration for a present and a few devoted knowledge (a data-only SIM card legitimate at some stage in the convention [5 days]) of your very personal.

d. Reserve Swag throughout the ticketing course of? 

We have got you lined, however you may decide issues up a bit later. See the Swag part for extra info (Pt. III-B-1-ii)!

III. Venue & Experiences

a. Welcome to the ATC Corridor

Deal with: 2 Chome-1-10 Nankokita, Suminoe Ward, Osaka, 559-0034, Japan

The ATC corridor is an attractive and fashionable venue full with indoor and outside area, a direct prepare cease for fast downtown entry, a view of the water (for these nautically-inclined amongst us) and on-site meals and buying!

We’ve got a variety of distinctive actions and areas for everybody to sit up for each inside and outdoors 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 immediately accessible from the principle entryway and gathering place of the ATC Corridor. Inside you may discover employees and swag from thirty of the Ethereum ecosystem’s main groups. Make sure to go to all through the convention as properly, 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 choose 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 to your swag. In the event you chosen a dimension, we have got it reserved for you.

Need one thing extra? We have got unique designs and add-ons like Devcon hoodies on the market as properly. Examine these out right here: swag.ethereum.org – use the password “osaka5” 😉

iii. Badge Design, Sticker Station and Meals!

Is your badge not but lined in pastel coloured and meme-related stickers? We will help. Final 12 months’s Devcon stickers went rapidly, so we have reloaded. Head to the again of Corridor C to meet your sticker goals, and seize a snack alongside the best way.

2. Decompression Room II

Have to keep away from eye contact? Take the elevator to Flooring 6 and discover a stress-free, refreshing area for friends to doze and laze about. No gadgets please! On Day 4, there might be a meditation session led by a Zen monk for these in dire want of a lift after an extended convention.

3. Dogfooding, One other Sort of Meals

i. Ethereum Galaxy (Burner Pockets Recreation) 

Come play Ethereum Galaxy, a webapp scavenger hunt the place you may uncover all the celebrities within the Ethereum group’s evening sky, constructed by FlexDapps. Acquire stars by visiting all areas of the convention scanning QR codes, and full a complete galaxy to win prizes and the final 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 initiatives (lots of which use the applied sciences that we’re so onerous at work on akin to Plasma, IPFS and others) we search to activate the emotional attachment we really feel in direction of our planet and spark ideas on the present local weather disaster. Individuals are invited to share their concepts, questions and complaints in a standard “Complaints E-book” which might be later used on a second iteration of the present.

5. Elsewhere 

Step by a portal, leaving the hustle and bustle behind, and into an interactive theater exhibit that’s Elsewhere. On the entrance you may discover a stress-free, refreshing area for friends to take a deep breath and decompress. Go to Celo’s listening sales space, flip pages by particularly glorious books, chat with associates over a cup of tea whereas clearing your head. Additional in, an suave 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:

Devcon Venue- Inside

c. Outdoors the Venue

1. Devcon Park

We won’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 associates at ConsenSys. Get pleasure from seating, meals, drink and nice views.

2. Devcon Park Amphitheater

Want some air? Take a look at the cool outside amphitheatre space for extra talks, panels and workshops. This area additionally has some free blocks of time if you would like to schedule your personal speak! Simply head on down and pencil it in. We’ll present an replace right here quickly with particulars on easy methods to schedule time utilizing the Scheduler!

Oh… and we now have a particular visitor becoming a member of us on Day 1 that you just will not need to miss.

 3. Teatime with Doge

Doge with Ethereum Hat

Meet Kabo-chan.

She’s fluffy, cute, and you could know her higher because the real-life face of Doge. That is proper, the pup that began all of it is right here within the fur and might be supplying you with the newest 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 just a few extra choices this 12 months relating to the menu.

Pastries and occasional with a neighborhood flare might be round every morning, and lightweight snacks (+espresso and tea) are offered all through the day. For lunch, everybody might be supplied with a stack of vouchers at registration which can be utilized to get your self a lunch at any of the places listed right here.

In complete, we now have practically 30 eating choices in and across the venue to let everybody discover and decide their favorites every day.

IV. Schedule & Devcon App

a. Agenda

This 12 months’s schedule is obtainable in a number of codecs. The official on-line launch is stay at Devcon.org/Agenda.

For extra info, see our full submit on the schedule right here.

*In the event you want a hand with discovering a room (or anything at Devcon), maintain a watch out for the dark-red employees shirts worn by volunteers and employees on the Devcon group.

b. The Devcon App

An on-the-go schedule is obtainable by our Devcon cellular app. Test it out under!

By way of the app, you can save your most anticipated talks to a customized schedule, seek for and study audio system by identify, obtain stay Devcon updates, join and share schedules with associates and extra! We would wish to ship a particular thanks to Ackee for his or her work on this 12 months’s app.

appa.devcon.org (for iOS)

appg.devcon.org (for android)

c. HackMD

This 12 months we might be providing a collaborative note-taking platform known as HackMD for each Devcon5 speak!

Contribute notes to the HackMD pocket book throughout every speak that you just attend, and in the event you miss any talks, test HackMD for notes and suggestions from others on what you missed.

The Devcon5 pocket book can discovered right here, with separate notes for every speak.

d. After & Facet Occasions

Other than Devcon occasions and actions, there’s a lot taking place in Osaka, and unbiased teams throughout the Ethereum ecosystem have been at work to combination facet occasions, afterparties and different alternatives for all of us to participate in. We applaud their work and dedication, and might’t wait to see everybody at just a few of the occasions that they are serving to to make occur. Take a look at their pages under.


V. Cultural Suggestions

First time in Japan? Do not smoke exterior! Here is some recommendation about social customs that could be new to you, like widespread phrases, info on tipping tradition, and extra.

a. Do’s

  • At all times have money readily available. There are lots of shops, eating places and taxis solely settle for money. ATMs are positioned in each comfort retailer

  • In the event you neglect one thing at residence, head to a comfort retailer (7-11, Household Mart and Lawson) and you’ll find 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 method and don’t lower in, Japanese individuals actually care for his or her queues

b. Don’ts 

  • 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 a wide range of scrumptious native meals in Dotonbori space akin to Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Kushi-age

  • Japan’s official journey app is helpful 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 prepare automobiles if wanted (written in English on the facet of the prepare)

  • 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 info, discover with Osaka Data https://osaka-info.jp/en/

d. Helpful phrases

Bear in mind some helpful Japanese phrases (most Japanese individuals don’t communicate English however they’re normally useful to reply with some vocabulary)

  • Whats up – 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 am sorry – Gomen nasai (ごめんなさい)

  • I do not perceive – Wakarimasen (わかりません)

  • Goodbye – Sayounara  (さようなら)

  • Good evening – Oyasumi (おやすみ)

  • I do not 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)

VI. Different issues to know

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 identify)” = Watashi ha (place identify) ni imasu

  • “It is an emergency! Please ship ambulance” = Kinkyu desu! Kyu-kyu-sha wo onegai shimasu.

We could have medical employees 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 obtainable right here: https://devcon.org/code-of-conduct.

For any questions relating to the Code of Conduct, or to make a report/file a grievance, contact a employees member or a volunteer.

c. Keep updated with the newest 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 is it! Bear in mind to bookmark this web page for fast entry to all issues Devcon, and welcome to Osaka.

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