GNU Hackers' Meetings or “GHMs”

The GNU Hackers' Meetings are a venue to discuss technical topics related to GNU and free software.

GNU Hackers' Meetings have been taking place since 2007: you may want to look at the pages documenting past editions, which in many cases include video recordings.

The event atmosphere is always friendly and informal. Anybody is welcome to register and attend, including newcomers.

GNU Hackers' Meeting 2022: İzmir, Turkey

The GNU Hackers' Meeting 2022 will take place in the beautiful İzmir, Turkey, on Saturday 1st October and Sunday 2nd October 2022.

Event schedule

Friday 30th September?

We could meet for dinner before the actual event. Please let us know if you arrive early enough and you are interested.

Saturday 1st October

(Saturday's schedule is not defined yet.)

Sunday 2nd October

(Sunday's schedule is not defined yet.)

Practical information


Hotel Park Inn by Radisson
Cumhuriyet Bulvari 124, 35210 İzmir, Turkey
+90 232 4044242
Latitude 38.42721, Longitude 27.13326. See a map of the area around the hotel on OpenStreetMap.

GHM 2022 will take place at Park Inn by Radison, İzmir; which is one block away from well-known Cumhuriyet Meydanı (Rebublic Square) in the district of Konak. We agreed to an attendance fee of 60€ per person, which includes two coffee breaks and snacks: one break in the morning, one in the afternoon.


Our venue provider Park Inn by Radison offered us a slight discount as well: A single room is 80€ per night and a double room is 120€ per night.
Otherwise, many other hotels surround Cumhuriyet Square. Within 10 minutes of walking distance from the venue, the prices of standard hotel rooms vary between 25€ and 135€ per night.

Almost all hotels include breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day in Turkey. We humbly suggest you not to skip that.


The closest airport is Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) which is connected to many main European airports by direct flights. We regret to suggest avoiding Corendon Airlines, known for often cancelling flights.

One can of course take a cab from the airport to the hotel. Alternatively, Egeyar suggests taking the IZBAN train from the airport to Alsancak train station, walking towards the Alsancak port (10 min), and then walking along the coast for 15 minutes to reach Cumhuriyet Meydanı.

Athens and İzmir are connected by the two ferry lines Pireas-Chios-Cesme and Pireas-Kusadası. Keep in mind that you'd need to drive over an hour after landing to reach the İzmir city centre.

Unfortunately there is only a single train connection between Turkey and Europe, between Sophia and Istanbul where one can then hop on a train to İzmir. Both main train stations of İzmir, namely Basmane Garı and Alsancak Garı, are at a walking distance from the Cumhuriyet square.

How to contact us

The event is organised by Egeyar Saiu who takes care of the logistics and by Luca Saiu who is dealing with the event schedule.

You may:

Of course everybody is welcome to subscribe to ghm-discuss.


Please contact us by email at in order to register.

Submitting a talk proposal

We welcome talk proposals or proposals of technical demos / workshops. Any technical talk related to GNU and free software is considered on-topic.

Please contact us by email at or, in case you want to discuss your idea in public, write to the ghm-discuss mailing list. In either case please indicate: