What is CloudFest?
CloudFest is a series of conferences geared toward cloud, hosting, and internet service provider professionals. Focusing on three distinctive pillars, growth, connectivity, and learning, our events offer attendees access to the latest technologies, innovations, and trends that make modern, digital online communication possible.
Where does CloudFest take place?
CloudFest takes place at Europa-Park, Germany’s largest-scale theme park. The park sits in the charming German town of Rust, just across the Rhine River from France and about 90 km north of the Swiss border. There are easy freeway access and fast train services from the major airports in Basel, Switzerland and both Frankfurt and Cologne, Germany.
How do I get to and from CloudFest?
Frankfurt Airport is the closest international airport. From there, you can continue your journey with Deutsche Bahn to Offenburg train station (approx. 90 minutes), where there’s a free Shuttle taking you directly to CloudFest. During your registration, you will be able to purchase a train ticket from all over Germany to Offenburg at a reduced rate. Please check our website for more info: develop.cloudfest.com/location
CloudFest is an international event located in Germany, what if I don’t speak the language?
No problem. CloudFest includes people from six continents and more than eighty countries. Since the international language of technology is English, the official language of CloudFest is also English. You will find that most of our attendees speak English as a first or second language. You will do just fine.
What kind of people will I meet?
CloudFest has grown to be the largest-scale event focused on the cloud, hosting and service provider industries. It draws people from all over the industry — from hardware and data center companies, to application developers and content creators. Whether you are a seasoned internet professional or someone who wants to get a start in the business, you will meet the people who have a passion for all that makes this amazing technology possible.
Why does CloudFest last an entire week?
The short answer is because people want it to. Once you see for yourself all of the incredible sessions, keynotes, social events, late night talks, entertainment, workshops, and activities, you will understand that filling five days is easy.
What happens on Saturday and Sunday — the two days before CloudFest?
The only official event going on beforehand is the Hackathon — coders from all over the world gather to solve technical challenges and create new hosting features in a timed event. Informally, some partners and attendees arrive early to get a jump start on networking and preparing for CloudFest.
Do I have to stay for the entire week?
No. But come for as long as you can — you won’t want to miss a thing.
Why is CloudFest located in an amusement park?
We don’t just talk about technology, we celebrate it! We know that the best way to meet new people and understand each other is by having fun together. And our conference has grown so much over the last fourteen years that the current home of CloudFest — Europa-Park —is one of the few places with the hotel capacity, infrastructure, and quality catering facilities to support our efforts.
This is an amusement park, so what about the rides?
We think that there is no better way to break the ice with a new customer or business contact than screaming side-by-side on one of Europa-Park’s incredible thrill rides! That’s why we have arranged for the biggest and fastest rides to be open and free for all attendees of CloudFest. Please note that on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the lunch break (12 to 3 pm), you will find the following attractions available for your enjoyment: Eurosat-Cancan Coaster, Blue Fire, Silver Star, Voletarium, Euro-Mir, Ghost Castle and Eurosat Coastiality. Please see cloudfest.com/attractions to learn more!
CloudFest is at a theme park so does that mean I am allowed to bring my children?
Despite the awesome backdrop of our event, CloudFest is still a B2B-Event and has been exclusively reserved for adult fun. Consequently, children are not allowed.