13 & 14 June | A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Web Engines Hackfest 2022

The Hackfest

The 2022 Web Engines Hackfest will take place in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain from Monday, June 13th to Tuesday, June 14th.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2018 - Main Room


    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.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2018 - Talk

    2022 Edition

    The Web Engines Hackfest 2022 will be a hybrid event hosted onsite at Palexco, with portions also available for remote attendance.

    There is no fee to participate either remotely or onsite. But if you are planning to participate onsite, please fill out the registration form.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2018 - Breakout session

    The Event

    This is a two-day event. The first afternoon will consist primarily of presentations. The rest of the event will have an unconference format focused on topics and tasks defined by the people attending.

    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 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 for scheduling, breakout sessions, and other information related to the event.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2019 - Talk

    Call For Papers

    The Web Engines Hackfest is now accepting proposals for presentations for this year's event. Both onsite and remote presentations are welcome and can cover any topic related to the web platform.

    To submit your proposal, please complete this form by April 30th, 2022. If your talk is selected you will be notified by May 15th, 2022.

  • Web Engines Hackfest 2018 - Discussion

    Previous Hackfests

    The Web Engines Hackfest, formery known as the WebkitGTK+ Hackfest, has been held annually since 2009. Information from previous years can be found on the following pages: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021.

    In addition, you can watch the talks from previous editions on our YouTube channel.

  • 13 & 14



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

Picture of Palexco building

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 Amsterdam/Schiphol , Barcelona, London/Gatwick, Paris/Orly and Madrid.

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.
    • 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.


Fly to Santiago

Santiago Airport (SCQ) is connected to Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam/Schiphol, Basel/Mulhouse, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Edinburg, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Milan/Bergamo, Paris and Zurich.

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 ("Hórreo (estación)" "Estación de Tren/Ferrocarril").
    Fare: 1€.
    Payment method: Cash.

    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".
    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 A Coruña - Airport bus stop
    Fare: 6.55€.
    Payment method: Only cash, buy on the bus.
    Schedules (quite limited).

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.


It is also possible to drive to A Coruña.


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


Covid rules

As the Web Engines Hackfest welcomes the web community back to our sites in 2022 with a long-awaited return to in-person events, we continue to prioritize the safety of our participants and staff.

The Web Engines Hackfest organizers continuously monitor local guidelines and regulations related to COVID-19. The changeable nature of the pandemic means that regular updates to this policy may be necessary. We will inform registered participants about any substantial changes to this document.

By attending, you agree to abide by applicable Spanish regulations for indoor activities and the Web Engines Hackfest health & safety rules, and to conduct yourself in accordance with all provided instructions. This will include, but is not limited to:

  • refraining from coming to the event if you have COVID-19 or its symptoms, or if you are required to be in self-isolation or quarantine by COVID-19 regulations in Spain or at the location you are travelling from;
  • complying with the prevailing mask-wearing policy communicated at the event; Even if the regulations remove the obligation to wear masks, the organization establishes masks as strongly recommended;
  • following instructions on physical distancing and crowd circulation at the event;
  • observing good hand-washing and hygiene etiquette.

More information can be found at: sanidad.gob.es

Registration form for travellers from outside Spain: coronavirus.sergas.gal

Galician COVID phone number: +34 881 54 00 45


  • 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 in A Coruña are Galician and Spanish. Not everybody is able to understand or speak English (in the bus, taxi, hotel, etc). The Web Engines Hackfest is run in English.
  • 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.


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Emails sent to conduct (at) igalia.com are received by:

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