OSGeo Community Sprint May 2020 in Athens - join us and please register soon

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OSGeo Community Sprint May 2020 in Athens - join us and please register soon

Angelos Tzotsos

Dear project officers, developers & community members,

OSGeo Community Sprint will come to Athens (Greece) in May 2020 [1]. You are
invited to join us.

When:

- Mon 2020-⁠⁠05-25 08:30 -⁠⁠ Fri 2020-⁠⁠05-⁠⁠29 17:00

Where:

- Venue: Serafio - Sports, Culture and Innovation Center Main Hall [2],
Municipality of Athens

Interested? So read more about why & where & when...

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) has a long tradition of
organizing code sprints for developers of Open Source GIS software.

For several years the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) [3] has
been organizing a yearly Code Sprint, a come-together of the "C Tribe"
OSGeo projects - now we call it OSGeo Community Sprint and all "Tribes"
are included/welcome. Leading developers of projects like GDAL, PostGIS,
MapServer, GeoServer, GRASS, QGIS, PDAL and many more get
together to discuss new ideas, hack, decide, tackle large geospatial
problems & more & simply to have fun.

Last year the OSGeo Community Sprint was held with success in Minnesota [4].
In 2020 the OSGeo Community Sprint will come again to Europe after
Vienna (2014)[5],
Paris (2016) [6] and Bonn (2018)[7]. This makes is possible to embed
European developers and users. The tradition started in 2009 in Toronto [8].
Find a list of code sprints at [9].

OSGeo Community Sprint 2020 in Athens
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The international code sprint of the OSGeo will take place from 25 to 29
May 2020. We expect about 60 developers from all over the world to come from
various OSGeo projects [3].

The code sprint will take place at Serafio main hall [10] in Athens, kindly
provided by the Municipality of Athens [11], the largest municipality in
Greece
with a variety of geospatial applications heavily powered by OSGeo projects.


Acommodations
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Working zones will be created for you in the main hall area.
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
yourself.

Several hotels and apartments are close to the venue [12].
The venue neighborhood is called "Gazi", while the nearby
neighborhood closer to Acropolis is  called "Thiseion". Using
those search terms, you will be able to find lots of options
within walking distance.

Register for the OSGeo Community Sprint
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And don't forget to sign up in the OSGeo wiki at our OSGeo Community
Spint 2020 page:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Community_Sprint_2020#Participants

This is important for us, not only for the planning of snacks and
drinks.

The OSGeo Community Sprint is open to all who wish to participate in one or
more projects. There is always plenty to do – it’s not all about
programming. Translation, documentation, feedback, discussions, testing
– all this is also important for projects so everyone is cordially
invited to attend the code sprint!

The Community Sprint Organizing Team is looking forward to see you there!

Questions?

If you have questions/comments/ideas please let us know.

Send an email to tzotsos at osgeo.org. You are welcome!

You would like to sponsor the event? Please contact
tzotsos at osgeo.org directly. Read more about sponsoring the event
[13]

See you in Athens in May 2020!

The OSGeo Community Sprint 2020 Team

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Community_Sprint_2020
[2] https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/37.97325/23.70656
[3] http://www.osgeo.org
[4] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Community_Sprint_2019
[5] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Vienna_Code_Sprint_2014
[6] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Paris_Code_Sprint_2016
[7] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Code_Sprint_2018
[8] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Toronto_Code_Sprint_2009
[9] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:Code_Sprints
[10] http://www.serafio.gr/portfolio/main-hall/
[11] https://www.cityofathens.gr/en/
[12] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Community_Sprint_2020#Accommodation
[13] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Community_Sprint_2020#Sponsoring


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See you in Athens at OSGeo Community Sprint 2020
25 to 29 May 2020

https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Community_Sprint_2020
**********************************************************************


--
Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Charter Member
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
http://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos


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