this year, once again, we are following the old tradition of hosting a
codesprint on the FOSS4G. More precisely, we offer a setting so that
individual projects can meet for their codesprint. Since projects
benefit from each other as well, the codesprint will naturally be held
conjointly at one place.
Unfortunately, circumstances have forced us to divide the codesprint
The first part is scheduled to take place directly before the
conference, the second immediately after. The first two and a half days
start on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at around noon and are scheduled to end
on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 (open end). The 2nd part starts in the
morning of Saturday, August 27, 2016 and ends on Sunday at 12 pm.
We are happy to have found a really awesome location for you. Codesprint
and accommodations are combined in one hall. Check out
http://www.basecamp-bonn.com/ for details about the venue.
Working zones will be created for you in the breakfast area and
hallways. There’s the option of finding relatively inexpensive sleeping
accommodations in train sleeping cars, camping buses, classic cars and
more. Additionally, an outdoor area is available for you to enjoy Bonn’s
summer weather in August, while working. Healthy and not-so-healthy
catering of drinks and snacks will be provided by us. Participation in
codesprint is free of charge. However, overnight stays will have to be
reserved and paid for by you.
Another hint: the BaseCamp is within walking distance from the
conference venue (WCCB) and has good access to public transportation –
the Icebreaker takes place here, too.
You see, it’s worthwhile booking here!
As the accommodations are available to all FOSS4G participants, we will
make an effort to make advance booking possible for you a few days
ahead, to ensure you have the opportunity to sleep on-site and wrap up
the evenings jointly. For that, it’s necessary for you to sign up
(https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2016_Code_Sprint) and leave your
email address so that we can contact you immediately accomodation
booking is available. We need your sign-up for the planning of snacks
and drinks, too!
This is open to all who wish to participate in one or more projects.
There’s always plenty to do – it’s not all about programming.
Translation, documentation, feedback, discussions, testing – all this is
also important for project so everyone is cordially invited to attend
the codesprints! Registration with the conference is not a prerequisite
for participation in codesprint.
One thing we’d like to ask you: with an approx. 120 participants
anticipated, the WLAN capacity will naturally be exhausted at some
point. Please be sure to avoid huge on-site downloads of data, as this
could impact the work of others. Thank you!
The Codesprint Organizing Team is looking forward to your coming!
Part I: Sun 2016-08-21 12:00 noon - Tue 2016-08-23 (open end)
Part II: Sat 2016-08-27 - Sun 2016-08-28 12:00 noon