2024
Previously: 2023/2022/2021/2020/2019/2018/2017/2016/2015/2014

Venue

JuliaCon 2024, the annual conference for the Julia programming language enthusiasts, is set to take place at the iconic PSV Stadium in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Notably, the PSV Stadium, also known as Philips Stadion, is not only a renowned sports venue but also stands as the home ground of PSV Eindhoven, one of the most successful football clubs in Dutch history. This unique choice of venue adds an exciting blend of technology and sports to the conference experience, offering attendees the chance to immerse themselves in the dynamic atmosphere of both the programming world and the vibrant sporting legacy of the city.

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PSV Stadium

Visa Info

The Netherlands is part of the Schengen Area. If you need a visa to enter the Schengen Area, you will need a visa to enter the Netherlands. JuliaCon 2024 will provide invitation letters to attendees who need a visa to enter the Netherlands. Please note that we cannot provide any financial support for your visa application.

Invitation Letter

If you need an invitation letter for your visa application, please send an email to juliacon@julialang.org. Please include your full name (your name as it appears on your passport).

Visa Application

Please check the Netherlands Worldwide and Schengen Visa Info.

Accessibility

In Eindhoven, the most common way for people to get around is by bicycle or on foot. Additional information on travel advice for individuals with disabilities can be found below. The PSV Stadium is located close to the city centre, and is available within 10 minutes walking from the city center and the central train station.

If you think you may require a closer parking space, accommodations or extra assistance, please email juliacon@julialang.org.

Reaching Eindhoven

Eindhoven airport

Eindhoven has its own airport, well-linked to other European cities. Getting from the airport to Eindhoven is a breeze with various public transport options. Right by the terminal in P1, there's a bus stop where you can hop on and off. Take bus 400 or 401 to reach Eindhoven Central Station in just 30 minutes.

Amsterdam airport (Schiphol)

Eindhoven can be easily reached from Amsterdam airport by train. Refer to the official NS path planner to find available trains, but generally you can expect at least one train going in the direction to Eindhoven about every 30 minutes. The trip from Schiphol to Eindhoven takes about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Note: Keep in mind that trains in the Netherlands don't run at night and stop operating earlier during the weekends, so plan your Amsterdam trip accordingly.

Frankfurt airport

Eindhoven can also be easily reached by public transport from cities around the Netherlands, checkout NS international for times and prices! For instance, Frankfurt airport is just 3.5 hours away by train!

Accommodation options

Eindhoven, a contemporary city with diverse accommodations in close proximity to the venue, serves as an ideal setting for our conference. JuliaCon organizers have secured exclusive promotional deals with select hotels in the area, providing attendees with a substantial 15% discount. Detailed information about these special offers can be accessed here. Additionally, a range of alternative accommodations can be explored through reputable platforms such as Booking.com or AirBnb.

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Commute in Eindhoven

Bike rental

Known for its extensive network of bike routes, the Netherlands offers a highly convenient mode of transportation within the city by bikes. Explore the official NS bike rental, seamlessly linked to the central station. Alternatively, consider other options such as Go sharing for added flexibility.

Electric scooters rental

The city has various options for renting an electric scooter, such as Go sharing or Ride Check.

Travel with a disability

Dutch cities are committed to supporting passengers with physical disabilities, wheelchair users, as well as those with hearing and sight impairments. Notable features include removable bridges for wheelchairs, guidelines for the visually impaired, and plug-in sockets for hearing aids at ticket counters (just a heads up, the connecting cord is not provided; users need to get their own).

If you use a wheelchair, you're in for smooth travels across all public transportation in the Netherlands. Bus and trams stops are equipped with ramps, making them more accessible. To check the accessibility of specific stops, head to haltescan.nl (select Eindhoven under Wegbeheerder). In addition, free wheelchairs are available at Eindhoven Airport for those who have difficulties walking within the airport.

The NS website provides comprehensive information in English about services and facilities catering to passengers with disabilities.

Tourism in Eindhoven

Eindhoven and its surroundings are awesome spots for exploring in the Netherlands. For various options, hop over to the official tourist info page. Also, Eindhoven is well-connected to big cities like Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam, and others by train. Find the train schedule on the official NS website.