What Is SoCraTes?
SoCraTes Conference is an International Software Craft and Testing Conference. Having started in Germany, the initiative rapidly grew and spread across Europe. In Switzerland we even have two annual events, SoCraTes Day (early autumn) and SoCraTes Conference (late winter). During these events we have met amazing people, learned a lot, made new friends. We are proud to be part of this family.
Open Space Technology is an approach for hosting meetings, conferences, corporate-style retreats and community summit events, on a specific and important purpose, but beginning without any formal agenda (source: Wikipedia). A related term is Unconference, typically used to imply discussions only, whereas we will be facilitating coding workshops as well, hence Open Space.