# Scala Love conference attendee instructions
Dear participants, to enjoy the conference make sure you...
1. Register on [Eventbrite](https://scalaloveconf.eventbrite.com).
2. Join our [Slack](https://tinyurl.com/scalaloveslack) and check out our channels #talks, #hallway, #support.
3. Join [#Harmony track](https://blog.jetbrains.com/scala/2020/04/12/harmony-scala-love-conference/) by JetBrains
4. Join [Zoom](https://zoom.us/). Main track, Q&A room, and hallway track links will be shared with the registered attendees via email.
5. Follow Twitch channels [scalalove](https://www.twitch.tv/scalalove) and [scalalove2](https://www.twitch.tv/scalalove2) for live streaming
6. Check out our [website](https://scala.love/conf/).
7. Enjoy the conference! <3
8. Feel out the feedback form.
## More details
### 1 Registration
* This event is free but we do require registration. Go to https://scalaloveconf.eventbrite.com) and grab your ticket.
### 2 Slack
* General news about the conference will be posted on #general channel.
* The #talks channel. Talks discussions and announcements. We suggest "threading" discussions. Threads keep discussions in Slack organized. They let you ask questions, add context, or give feedback on a specific message, all without disrupting the conversation's flow.
* The #support channel is dedicated to troubleshooting and resolving any technical issues you might be having
* The #incidents channel is for reporting violations of the conference's [code of conduct](https://www.scala-lang.org/conduct/). Reporting can be done anonymously by prefixing your message with `/anon` or by privately messaging a conference organizer.
### 3 Video
* Speakers deliver talks in the Zoom webinar mode.
* Participants can join the webinar at any time to see the talks. Best setup we've found so far is the split mode
* We kindly ask attendees to post questions and comments to the Q&A session available on Zoom:
* Track owners will also check Slack channels, but it would help us a lot if we can keep all questions inside Zoom's Q&A.
* Track owners will read the questions after the talk. However, it is up to the speaker's discretion whether to answer the questions during the session as well.
* After each talk, the speaker will be available for chatting in a special Q&A room (breakout room) where attendees can talk directly with the speaker in order to dive deeper and learn more about a particular facet if they want.
* Offline conferences do have a hallway track, and we decided to facilitate that too! The room for hallway chatting will be available on Zoom (another breakout room)
* After the conference, video recordings of the talks will be available on Youtube.
### 4 The network is the most critical part
* Use the best Internet connection you can - if possible use wire (bananas and lenses 😄)
* Update Your Router
* Enable WME/WMM (yours might look different but the important keyword is QoS)
* Configure Zoom as a Priority Application (ports 8801-8810)
* Go dual-band: 2.4 GHz band (the more common of the two, which is prone to interference from other devices) and the 5 GHz band.
* Avoid other activities that will steal bandwidth. Don't start other bandwidth-intensive activities just before, or during, a Zoom meeting. On your Zoom device—and as much as possible, on other computers and devices that share your Internet connection—avoid:
* large downloads
* large uploads
* streaming video (e.g. Netflix, Hulu, YouTube)
* cloud backups (e.g. Carbonite, CrashPlan)
* cloud file synchronizations (e.g. OneDrive, Dropbox)
* other high-bandwidth activities