DSF MayDay 2023
When and where is the conference?
Date: Saturday 20th May 2023
Time: 8:15AM – 6.00PM (sessions run from 9am-5pm)
Venue: CodeNode, 10 South Pl, London, EC2M 7EB, United Kingdom
Venue contact number: +44 (0) 207 183 9040
How do I get to the venue?
Via tube/train: The nearest underground stations are Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations. Both stations are on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines. Moorgate is also on the Northern Line, and Liverpool Street on the Central line.
In addition, Liverpool Street station is a major overland train station, connecting CodeNode directly with the outer London regions and rest of the UK.
To reach CodeNode from Moorgate Station, exit Moorgate Station, turn right onto Moorgate, turn right again onto South Place. Walk down on South Place until you reach number 10 on your right.
Via bicycle: For cyclists there is a Santander Cycles Hire docking station just outside our venue on South Place.
Via car: If you want to commute by car to CodeNode, NCP Finsbury Square offers an ideal parking spot. Located beneath the lawn bowls green, you’re only a short walk from CodeNode, Moorgate and Old Street. CodeNode is also serviced by a large loading bay, should you require deliveries or unloading. You can also check out Parkopedia for details of nearby parking.
Is there disability access at the venue?
The entrance to the venue is on ground level and there is a lift inside to access the lower ground floor. There are disabled toilets within the venue. We also reserve a couple of seats on the front row in each speaker room for anyone requiring this. The venue also allows guide dogs at the event.
When is registration?
Registration starts at 8:15AM on Saturday 20th May 2023. Doors will open at 8:15AM sharp, but not before then. The first session will begin at 9.00AM. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the conference begins, to make sure you enter the event on time. If you arrive after 9:30AM, and we are at event capacity, we cannot guarantee you entry into the conference. We will do our best to make sure everyone can get in. Please note that SWAG bags are given out on a first come basis, if you arrive after 9:30AM we cannot guarantee you a SWAG bag.
What if I need help on the day?
All of our staff and volunteers are here to help. They will be wearing DSF t-shirts, so they will be easy to identify. There is also a Resolution Centre, on the upper floor by Registration, if you have any questions or concerns.
What is the dress code?
There is no official dress code. Shirts and shoes are required at all times.
I have my Universe ticket, do I still need to stop at the Registration?
Yes! All attendees must check-in at Registration in order to pick up their conference badge and SWAG bag, which will include an event schedule. Please show your ticket with your QR code via phone or printed as you enter the venue.
Do I have to wear my badge?
All attendees are required to wear their conference badge at all times. You will be stopped by security if you are not wearing it.
Will schedules be provided?
Yes, printed schedules will be in your SWAG bags when you check-in at the Registration.
Will refreshments and lunch be provided?
Please note, there will be no breakfast served at the venue.
Lunch: Lunch this year will be a Mayday picnic sponsored by Data Idols. Sandwiches, crisps and fruit. There will be vegan, vegetarian, kosher, halal and gluten free options. It will be on the lower ground floor of CodeNode, by the Space Bar.
Drinks: Water is free and available at all times in the main networking area and in every session room. There will also be two coffee breaks, where free tea and coffee will be provided. Other drinks are available to purchase at the Spacebar, with alcohol available in the afternoon.
Do I need to bring a laptop?
Laptops are not required, but may be useful for some sessions. Please be advised that DSF is NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Can I store my coat/suitcase/etc.?
Yes, there is a coat rack on the lower floor. Please note there is no cost for this, but it is also an unattended coat check. Please be advised that DSF is NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items.
How do I attend a speaker session?
All the lecture rooms are first come first serve. Please ensure that you are on time for all talks or we cannot guarantee you entry. If a session is full, please attend another session.
Is there WiFi?
Yes, there is free WiFi available.
Can I charge my phone/laptop/tablet during the event?
Of course! All around the CodeNode building, there are outlets to charge your devices.
Is there any chance to network after the event?
Yes! Please join us from 5.00-6.00PM at the Spacebar in CodeNode.
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