TikiFest in Bonn, Rhein-Ruhr-Area, Germany
19.-24. August 2015 around FROSCON

The Free and Open Source software conference (FrOSCon), a summer conference for users and developers of FOSS, will again be held on the 22nd and 23rd of August at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, Germany. It is organized by the department of computer science in collaboration with the Linux/Unix User Group Sankt Augustin, the student body and the FrOSCon e.V.

Source: https://www.froscon.de/en/cfp/

We have been in Bonn in 2013 and 2014 TikiFestSysAdmin-2014 and had a small booth in the projects area. This year, we have a booth again and therefore need to bring:

  • ethernet switch - frank
  • power strip - frank

For TikiFesting we need the following:

  • conference microphone
  • ...
  • more ideas (wel)come ...

Our usual accommodation:
basecamp-bonn.de (German) basecamp-bonn.com (English)

The Event:
FROSCON website German language
https://www.froscon.de/en/home/FROSCON website English language

de: https://www.h-brs.de/de
en: https://www.h-brs.de/en
de: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hochschule_Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
en: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonn-Rhein-Sieg_University_of_Applied_Sciences_%28BRSU%29

The Froscon is a good occassion for Tikians from Germany and from nearby countries to meet up on a yearly base, to organise various TikiTeam talks and to meet up with representants of other communities.

If you are interested in attending, supporting or funding the TikiFest, please contact Frank (fmg@tiki.org) and Torsten (torsten@tiki.org), aswell you can put your name to this wiki page and mention your interest in the tiki user-list and the dev-list Mailing Lists.



+49 (0) 178 8 272 383
amette Wed 2015-08-18 18:00 Mon 2015-08-24 15:00
Frank Wed 2015-08-18 18:30 Mon 2015-08-24
Jean-Marc thursday 2015-08-20 17:42
Bonn Hbf
Sunday 2015-08-23
St Aug 18:41

Interested, but yet unsure

  • you?

Online attending (mainly Wednesday evening to Friday evening)

  • Nelson
  • you?


We will stay in the BaseCamp Bonn, Germany for the whole week (or weekend, depending on how long you can stay). Close to U-Bahn Ollenhauerstraße.

The cost is
28 Euro / night per person for a twobed sleeper-train compartment or
38 Euro / night, if you prefer not to share, but take the room alone.

Please contact Torsten prior to booking, for coordination, as for example we try to get a few compartments near each other an we already pre-booked for the TikiFestDevOps.



During day: Hold the Tiki booth & attend conferences
Saturday night: FrOSCon party


  • Figure out how to operate Tikis in production with git (get some howto pages online)
  • Figure out how to work together towards tiki releases with git (get some howto pages online)
  • phpStorm tutorial with real-life service example (seems postponed to Fosdem since nobody present can provide this)
  • “we need to talk about FOSDEM”
  • TikiRubiksCubeProfessional (TRCP) Level 1 Certification Courses & Tests

Travel information

Airport Cologne-Bonn CGN - mainly for Nelson


The Airport Cologne-Bonn (CGN) is 13km southeast of Cologne and 16km north of Bonn. It has a railway station below the terminal with connection to the regional and to the long distance net of the german railway "Bahn".
The travel center of the Bahn with information desk and ticket shelter is in terminal 2 near the arrival area.

The recommended connection to Bonn city centre:
In front of terminal 1 and 2 (between paking area P1 and P2) you find the bus stops!
Use the Shuttlebus (Schnellbus SB 60) to Bonn/Hauptbahnhof. This line connects the airport with the city centre evry 30 minutes.

Use the railway station below the terminals and get to the line Regionalexpress RE 8 until Bonn Beuel and from there the tram Stadtbahn Linie 62 until Bonn/Hauptbahnhof (main train station).

Venue, costs

The FROSCON this year is not taking a fee. You can attend for free like free beer (although you must pay your beer for reasonable price). So no conference fee.

This year FrOSCon will be held again at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science, Grantham-Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin.

More info: froscon.de/en/home

Additional Info

Ideas from FrOSCon 2015

Tiki as LDAP GUI (project: http://www.invis-server.org/)

Ideas for FrOSCon 2016

Developer room instead of booth, workshops, talk, flyer, sticker, giveaways, local transport description from basecamp to university and from central station to basecamp

The university tram station name has changed from old "St. Augustin Markt" to new "St. Augustin Zentrum" (English short: old "market" is new "center")

Video BSD/Linux on YouTube (German)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln7jaBDqu_E Open BSD versus Linux - Daniel Seuffert klärt auf (deutsch)