18-20 May | A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Web Engines Hackfest 2020

The Hackfest

The 2020 Web Engines Hackfest will take place in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain from Monday, May 18th to Wednesday, May 20th. Igalia has been organizing and hosting this event every year since 2009.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2018 - Main Room

    Participants

    This event brings together people working on the different browsers and related standards to discuss ideas and plans. Members from all parts of the web platform community including people working on the different engines (Chromium/Blink/V8, Safari/WebKit/JSC, Firefox/Gecko/SpiderMonkey, Servo), on the testing side (WPT, Test262), or on specifications (W3C, WhatWG, TC39) are welcome to join us.

    If you want to participate, please fill out the registration form.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2018 - Talk

    2020 Edition

    Because the Web Engines Hackfest keeps growing each year, the 2020 Edition will be hosted at a new venue (Palexco) and have a new format.

    This is a three-day event. The first day will consist primarily of presentations and lightning talks. The rest of the event will have an unconference format focused on topics and tasks defined during the first day.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2018 - Breakout session

    Topics

    Participants should feel free to propose any topic which interests them. Some topics from previous years include: WebKit Ports (WebKitGTK+ and WPE), Chromium (Servicification and Mus/Ozone/Wayland), JavaScript (V8, JSC and SpiderMonkey), Web Predictability and Compatibility, WPT, Multimedia, Media Source, WebRTC, CSS, MathML, Graphics, WebGL, Fonts, Accessibility, Servo, WebAssembly.

    Visit the hackfest wiki page with scheduling, breakout sessions and all the information related to the event. In addition, you can see the talks from previous year on this website.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2018 - Discussion

    Previous hackfests

    The Web Engines Hackfest used to be known as the WebkitGTK+ Hackfest, which has been held since 2009. Information from previous years can be found on the following pages: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

  • 18-20
    May
    2020

Talks

Venue

This year we have a new venue: Palexco (Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos).

Picture of Palexco building

Palexco
Muelle de Transatlánticos s/n
15003, A Coruña
Galicia (Spain)

Travel and Accommodation

Fly to A Coruña (recommended)

A Coruña Airport (LCG) is connected to Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, London/Heathrow.

To get to the venue from A Coruña Airport:

  • Taxi - 15 min - Airport taxi stand.
    Fare: The cost is usually 15-20€.
    Payment method: Cash or credit card (ask beforehand).
  • Bus - 20 min - Airport bus stop.
    Use the Airport-City Center Bus line (Line 4051 Centro da cidade - Aeroporto.).
    Stop at "Praza de Ourense" or "Porta Real". Any of them are close to Palexco.
    Fare: 1.50€ (0.85€ with metropolitan card).
    Payment method: Only cash, buy on the bus.
    Schedules:
    • On working days, both from A Coruña and from the airport, buses run from 7:15 to 21.45 every half hour.
    • On Saturdays they leave from A Coruña every hour from 7:30 to 22:30, and from the airport from 8:00 to 22:00 also every hour.
    • On Sundays and bank-holidays they leave every hour, from A Coruña from 8:30 to 22:30, and from the airport from 9:00 to 22:00.

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Fly to Santiago

Santiago Airport (SCQ) is connected to Madrid, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva, Milan/Bergamo, Paris/CDG.

About 50km from to Coruña, it's a good option if you have a direct flight, but requires to go to A Coruña from there.

To get to the venue from Santiago Airport:

  • Bus/Taxi + Train + Bus - 40 min (bus)/20 min (taxi) + 30 min (train) + 10 min (bus)

    Bus from Santiago Airport to train station - Airport bus stop
    Stop at Train Station ("Estación de Tren/Ferrocarril").
    Fare: 3€.
    Payment method: Cash or buy online in advance. Schedules.

    Taxi from Santiago Airport to train station - Airport taxi stand.
    Fare: Fixed fare 21€.
    Payment method: Cash or credit card (ask beforehand).

    Train from Santiago to A Coruña
    Fare: Depends on the schedule.
    Payment method: Cash or credit card buying tickets at the train station. Or buy them in advance at refe.com or thetrainline.com (Warning: On Sunday's afternoons/evengins or Monday's mornings the train can be full so booking in advance is recommended).

    Bus from Train Station to Palexco - Line 5 (direction "Durmideiras/Adormideras")
    Pick the bus at "Estación Trens Glorieta" (bus stop number 119).
    Stop at "Autoridade Portuaria".
    Stop at "Autoridade Portuaria".
    Fare: 1,20€.
    Payment method: Cash.

  • Taxi - 45 min

    Direct taxi from Santiago Airport to A Coruña - Airport taxi stand.
    Fare: Around 80€.
    Payment method: Cash, credit card (ask beforehand), or book in advance at taxigalicia.com.

  • Direct bus - 60 min

    Bus from Santiago Airport to Hotel Atlántico in A Coruña - Airport bus stop
    Hotel Atlántico is just in front of Palexco, you just need to cross the road to get to the event venue.
    Fare: 7.55€. Payment method: Only cash, buy on the bus. Schedules (quite limited):

    • On working days, departs from Hotel Atlántico at 06:15 and 19:00, and departs from Santiago Airport at 10:30 and 22:15.
    • Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, departs from Hotel Atlántico at 19:00, and departs from Santiago Airport at 22:15.

Fly to Porto (Portugal)

Porto Airport (OPO) is connected to several big cities like: New York, Toronto, Montreal, Rio, Sao Paulo, Londo, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Paris.

To get to the venue from Porto Airport:

  • Rent a car - 3 hours
    Porto airpot is about 300km away from A Coruña.
  • Bus - 5 hours
    Fare: 50€.
    Payment method: Buy ticket online.

Train or Bus

Train and bus connections to A Coruña are available from all major cities in Spain.

  • Train + Bus (10 min): Train tickets to get to A Coruña are available from Renfe or thetrainline.com.

    Bus from Train Station to Palexco - Line 5 (direction "Durmideiras/Adormideras")
    Pick the bus at "Estación Trens Glorieta" (bus stop number 119).
    Stop at "Autoridade Portuaria".
    Fare: 1,20€.
    Payment method: Cash.

  • Bus + Bus (10 min): Bus tickets to get to A Coruña are available from ALSA amongst other carriers.

    Bus from Bus Station to Palexco - Line 1A (direction "Abente e Lago")
    Pick the bus at "Cabaleiros, Estación Bus" (bus stop number 074).
    Stop at "Autoridade Portuaria".
    Fare: 1,20€.
    Payment method: Cash.

Car

It is also possible to drive to A Coruña.

Accommodation

There are a bunch of nice hotels around the event venue (Palexco).

Options:

Notes

  • Usual timetables. Lunch time: 13:00 - 15:30. Dinner time: 20:30 - 22:30. Note that you won't be able to find a restaurant open for lunch at 12:00 or for dinner at 18:00, neither at 19:00; thus you might want to start your day a bit "later" than usual. Main reason behind this is that A Coruña is in the same timezone than central Europe, and sunrise and sunset times are somehow shifted with regard to common standards in other parts of the world.
  • Language. The official languages are Galician and Spanish. Not everybody is able to understand or speak English (in the bus, taxi, hotel, etc).
  • Climate. A Coruña has a climate heavily moderated by the Atlantic Ocean. Average temperatures are around 10ºC (51ºF) in winter and 19ºC (66ºF) during summer. (See more info at Wikipedia).
  • Tourism. Tourism A Coruña website.

Sponsors

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