The University is very excited to have you all come down to Daytona Beach, and support your Open Source Development.
I'm working on plans - Feb 7th we'll have an opening reception 3-7 (like to have a few folks present what they are working on), like to introduce the University to OSGEO and its projects so if you can whip together a looping power point with a few screen shots of the problems you are solving, that could be run on a screen to talk about it with faculty/students that would be great. Doesn't have to be sophisticated, pictures are great, and lists of tools used, and snapshot of some code is always cool; it is after all a code sprint and we are pretty much all coders!
I would be great to start getting a head count with the event 2 months from today, as I'm also trying to arrange an event at the Daytona International Speedway Thursday night, like a VIP tour, and dinner/beers. There should be drivers test driving their cars on the track, so it will be cool to see the cars whipping by at 170MPH.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - ERAU - has seen the need for GIS more and more, and we have a "Google Self Driving Car Project", tons of Autonomous Vehicle projects, route planning/tracking with air craft, homeland security, weather, as well as a Computer Science and Software Engineering Departments. If you are interested in presenting, please let me know ([hidden email])
We choose not to get a hotel block, but by far the best place is the Marriott right next to the University. If there's interest, I can try to get that code block again, we'd need to get 20 rooms, though....I believe is was quoted at 114.00 a night for 2 double beds, and breakfast for 2. So if you are traveling with someone, that could be a good way to do it in expensively and literally walk to the college and to the airport if you wanted.
For the most part, I would suggest not getting a car. Once we see where folks are staying, I'll get with the University and get vans to drive us around. Like hotel, college, dinner, and back. You might need to grab an Uber to/from the airport, but its like 2 miles, and if a bunch of folks come in on same flights, I'm sure we can arrange some transportation.
Looking forward to seeing you all in February (hope it gets real cold where you are soon, so you'll get motivation to commit and come on down). Also Disney World, Kennedy Space Center (NASA) are an 75 minutes from here, so you might want to add those to your trip?
Thanks and see you soon. Steve Lehr
________________________________________ From: TOSprint [[hidden email]] on behalf of Daniel Morissette [[hidden email]] Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:28 PM To: [hidden email] Subject: Re: [TOSprint] Proposal for Code Sprint in Daytona Beach (please vote on dates)
The Doodle is closed and we have a clear winner:
Feb 7 to 10, 2017 - 4 days, Tue-Fri
Steve will confirm the reservation at the college for those dates and we will update the wiki and carry on with the planning and keep this list posted.
On 2016-11-11 10:54 AM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
Thank you Steve for the update and the airport information.