The venue

The conference takes place in the premises of Faculty of Information Technologies of Czech Technical University in Prague (FIT CTU). The so-called New building of CTU is located at Thákurova 9, Praha 6 – Dejvice.

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Talks take place in the lecture halls on ground floor. Workshops and hackfests are located on third floor. Booths are located in the foyer in front of the lecture halls.

Avoid tourist traps

Unfortunately, there are some tourist traps in Prague you should be aware of:

  1. Money exchange: Always ask in advance, how much will you get before signing anything. Avoid exchange places at the Airport or Main train station, they have typically a very bad rate (up to 15 CZK/EUR – nominal rate is 26 CZK/EUR) and/or ridiculous commission up to 35 per cent. Well known honest place is Major debit/credit cards are accepted virtually everywhere so you don't need much cash anyway. In case of ATM withdrawals, make sure you don't withdraw too much (1000 CZK/day is more than enough) and always opt out of currency conversion inside the ATM (your bank will always give you a better rate).
  2. Taxi crooks: Avoid using taxis parked at the main station or other frequent tourist places. Use an app like Liftago, Green-Prague, or even Uber. When using Taxi, the price is capped by the municipal government to 28 CZK (cca. 1.1 EUR) per km with the boarding fee of 40 CZK (cca. 1.5 EUR). The driver is obligated to give you printed receipt. If something goes wrong, don't pay and call the police (phone number 158) directly from the car. Don't accept hand-written receipts.

Be sure to watch Honest Prague Guide to get to know where to go and what to do in Prague. Even Czech people watch it!

How to get to the venue?

When using public transportation, the closest stops are tram stop Lotyšská (lines 8 and 18) and Thákurova (lines 20 and 26). The metro station of the green line A called Dejvická is also very close to the venue (cca. 600 meters). You can find your connection using web pages of the Prague public transport company.

Basic ticket for the Prague Integrated Transport cost 32 CZK and is valid for unlimited changes between buses, trams, metro lines, ferries and funicular railway within 90 minutes period starting from validation of the ticket. The ticket have to be validated upon boarding on bus, tram or entering the metro premises for the first time (look for yellow boxes). There is also a cheaper ticket for 24 CZK, which is valid only for 30 minutes as well as 24-hour ticket for 110 CZK and 72-hour ticket for 310 CZK, all under the same conditions. Tickets can be bought from newsagents, dedicated booths of Prague public transport company, and vending machines at metro stations. Most vending machines accept only CZK coins, but there are few of them which also accepts contacless debit/credit cards. At the airport and main train station, there are machines accepting also banknotes and standard debit/credit cards.

By train

Once you arrive at the main station called Praha – Hlavní nádraží, you can continue either by tram line 26 in direction Divoká Šárka all the way to the stop Thákurova or using red metro line C in the direction Háje for a single stop to the station Muzeum, there you change to the green metro line A heading towards Nemocnice Motol a continue to the station Dejvická. Both variants are equal in terms of time. The tram stop is located outside the main station, cca. 200 meters to the right. You have to cross the tram track to get to the right direction.

By bus

Once you arrive at the central bus station Praha – Florenc, you can continue either by tram line 8 in direction Nádraží Podbaba all the way to Thákurova, or first take red metro line C in the direction Háje to the station Muzeum, there you change to the green metro line A heading towards Nemocnice Motol a continue to the station Dejvická. Either variant is equal in terms of time.

By airplane

Once you arrive at the Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), use bus line 119 to the end station Nádraží Veleslavín. There you change to green metro line A in direction of Depo Hostivař to the station Dejvická.

On a bicycle

There's public bike parking spot close to the venue. You can lock there your own, or a shared Rekola bike – if you register using this affiliate link or by entering voucher code hhbfi3ae, you'll get the first ride for free and the second one for half of the price. If you park Rekolo to the spot nearby, you will also collect 8 recoins from the benefit programme. Trip tip: Ride through Stromovka park from the tram stop Výstaviště Holešovice.


You can arrange your accommodation at The Masaryk Dormitory or anywhere else in the Dejvice district, where the event takes place. Speakers can get accommodation in the Masaryk Dormitory for free.

How to get along the venue?

Once at venue, you can guide yourself using this floor plan:

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