pkgsrcCon is the annual technical conference for people working on pkgsrc, a framework for building over 14,000 open source software packages.
pkgsrc is the native package manager on NetBSD, SmartOS and Minix, and is portable across 22 different operating systems including Linux and Mac OS X.

Developers, contributors, and users are all welcome to attend.

pkgsrcCon 2015 is over!

We had lots of fun, thanks everyone for participating. Check out the slides and video recordings.


The pkgsrcCon 2015 takes place on Saturday () and Sunday (). On Saturday we'll start off with talks. The exact timetable of these will be decided at the event.


We'll have lunchbreaks at a convenient time between talks. There are plenty opportunities for good food around the venue.

Social Event & Dinner

On we'll have a get-together with some drinks at Pratergarten. Located at Kastanienallee 7–9, 10435 Berlin the closest subway station is "Eberswalder Straße".

On after the conference we'll have dinner at 3 Schwestern which is in walking distance.

To plan accordingly please let the organizer know if you are going to attend the social event and dinner on Saturday!

Social EventFri18:00 - open endPratergarten
Talks & HackingSat10:30 - 18:00co.up
DinnerSat19:00 - open end3 Schwestern
HackingSun10:30 - 16:00co.up


pkgsrcCon will be at co.up on the 3rd floor at Adalbertstr. 8, 10999 Berlin, Germany. The closest subway station is "Kottbusser Tor".

On 155 sqm we'll have room for up to 40 people. Co.up also provides a projector and wi-fi. Cold drinks are available for 1,50€ (club mate, cola, uncaffeinated soft drinks, bottled water, beer).

The building is located behind a backyard. Enter through the the small gate at Adalbertstr. 5-6. Reach through the bars to turn the handle and make your way straight through the tunnel, left through a second tunnel and then straight past the bike rack until you see the door of our building, across from the mailboxes. If the door is closed ring at "co.up 3.OG".

If you have special accessibilty needs (like using the elevator, etc.), please let the organizer know how we can make your visit easier.


The order of talks will be decided at the event. If you already know the topic of your talk you can let the organizer know in advance.

While presenting is not a must we welcome everyone to make a presentation. It can be as short as 5 minutes, so don't worry!

Registration & Tickets

The conference is free and there are no tickets. Registration is also not mandatory, so you can just show up. But to help planning it would be greatly appreciated that you let the organizer know. Send an email to and include details like:

  • When will you arrive? When will you depart?
  • In which hotel do you stay?
  • Do you need help with booking the hotel or travel?
  • Do you want to join Friday and Saturday dinner?
  • Do you want to hold a talk? On which topic?
  • Is there anything else we need to know? Special requirements of any kind?

Hotel & travel information

Getting to Berlin

Berlin currently has two operational Airports: Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF). Both are a ~30 minute taxi ride (ca. EUR 30) away from the venue. Public transport is also available.

Long distance buses arrive at the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof (ZOB / Central Bus Station). Trains connect at Hauptbahnhof and Ostbahnhof. More details can be found at wikitravel.

Getting around

While parking a car at Adalbertstraße is possible the space is limited. Getting around in Berlin is usually easier with public transport or by bike. To navigate on mobile phones the Citymapper App can be recommended for Android and Apple devices.


Hotels and AirBnB flats are available in all price ranges.


The person mainly responsible for organisation is Sebastian Wiedenroth. If you want to help with the event, or have questions, suggestions, criticism, remarks, enquiries, praise, queries, proposals, or anything else really, please e-mail