FAQ for GDG DevFest
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What is a GDG?

Google Developer Group (GDG) is non-profit developers group to learn, share and discover more about Google's and other open web developer technologies; everything from the Android, App Engine, and Google Chrome platforms, to product APIs like the Google+ API, Maps API, and YouTube API.

What is a GDG DevFest?

Inspired by the success of DevFestX in Japan, India, and Korea, GDGs around the world are organizing community-organized developer events uniquely tailored to the need of the developer community that hosts it.
Learn more at http://www.devfest.info/.

Do I need to be a developer in order to participate?

Yes, the event is targeted at developers, but you don't need to be a professional. Hobbyists are equally welcome!

What is the agenda for the summit?

Please see the Agenda section of this site.

Do I have to bring something with me

Bring your laptop with you if you want to try out the code you just learned. If you have table tennis racket bring it with you. It will be fun too.

In what language are the talks and codelabs?

In order to reach a wide audience and attract speaker from all over the world the talks and codelabs are held in english. You will meet a multitude of nationalities and surly someone also speaking your language.

How much does it cost to attend the event?

GDG DevFest is a free event, registration is required. You are responsible for making your own travel arrangement.

Where can I stay in overnight?

We recommend you to book a bed at the YouthHostel Zürich. This will be also the place of the event. You will benefit from the Member Prices when you show your registration during check in. The Prices start from 32€

When and where is the event being held?

Tech Talks on October 20, Saturday and Hackathon on October 21, Sunday are being held at the Zurich Youth Hostel. Welcome Night on Friday, October 19 will be held at the Google Zurich office.

How can I move around in Zurich?

Zurich's public transport system will take you swiftly and in comfort to the destination of your choice. Visit ZVV to plan your travel. We recommend you to get a 24 hours (Zone 10) ticket for 8.20 CHF or a one way ticket for 4.10 CHF. There is also an Mobile App with an offline mode. 

Transportation Pitfalls

If you are staying within Zurich then the (Zone 10) ticket is fine. Beware that after midnight you have to pay a surcharge of 5 CHF for the Night trains and busses. The controls are strict a very frequent.

How to get to Zurich

Take a look at your national train company website for a ticket to Zurich HB. Also take a look at sbb.ch there might be special offers. You can take a plane to Zurich International Airport if train is not an option for you. Using a car is also possible. The YouthHostel offers payed parking space.

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