Bolsena Code Sprint 2009

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OSGeo Hacking event in a monastery near Bolsena (21-27 June 2009)

Event Owner
Jeroen Ticheler
21-27 June 2009
Bolsena - Italy

After the successful event last year, we'll repeat the OSGeo "hacking" event in Bolsena in an Italian monastery (here, and a video here). The monastery is overlooking Lago Bolsena and offers space to about 25 people in small bedrooms :-) . It is one of the coolest places for such an event. Quiet, isolated, simple and serene. There's a good wireless and wired internet connection, further improved this year. It should be perfect for SVN, IRC and mail. Have a look yourself, including looking at the photo gallery. For what the food concerns, we will have a cook who will take care of us :-) . There's a large dining space, but we will eat outside overlooking the lake if weather permits (very likely in June).

The all inclusive cost will be 500 Euro per person for the full week. You can stay all seven days and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is included in the price. As last year, we will go out for a city visit and a dinner on one of the evenings (also included).

The event will take place during the whole week (7 days), although the emphasis will probably be Monday to Friday for most participants.

Please contact me if you have questions about this event (Jeroen Ticheler)

Registered Attendees

Those participating, you will need to make the payment of 500 Euro in advance to me to guarantee your place. This is to make administration simpler for myself and you. Please contact me privately by email so we can arrange that. I've no problems if you later need to change as long as you make sure there's someone taking your place :-)

No Name Projects single/double room? Confirmed/tentative? Advance paid?
1 Jeroen Ticheler GeoNetwork & Marketing double confirmed x
2 Heikki Doeleman GeoNetwork unknown not confirmed x
3 Simon Pigot GeoNetwork single not confirmed
4 Arnulf Christl Mapbender & Marketing single confirmed x
5 Astrid Emde Mapbender double confirmed x
6 Verena Diewald Mapbender double confirmed x
7 Francois Prunayre GeoNetwork single confirmed x
8 Mathieu Coudert GeoNetwork single confirmed x
9 Erik van Ingen GeoNetwork single confirmed x
10 Jose Garcia GeoNetwork single confirmed x
11 Markus Schneider deegree single confirmed x
12 Alexander Padberg deegree single confirmed x
13 Christoph Baudson Mapbender single confirmed x
14 Uli Rothstein Mapbender single confirmed x
15 Andrea Aime GeoServer single confirmed
16 Just van den Broecke GeoNetwork single confirmed x
17 David Arndt Mapbender & GeoNetwork single confirmed x
18 Anne Ghisla GSoC unknown confirmed
19 Stefan A. Krüger Geopublisher and AtlasStyler dont care confirmed x
20 Massimo Di Stefano GSoC unknown confirmed
21 Francesco Izzi geoSDI double confirmed
22 Giuseppe La Scaleia geoSDI unknown confirmed
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[1] there are options to do outdoor activities like tracking. A guide can be organized and the cost is very reasonable.

How to arrive to the Monastery

The closest airports are the Roma airports (Ciampino and Fiumincino).

From Rome to the monastery there is 135 km aproximately.

There is no railway to Bolsena.

From Fiumicino to Rome you can take the train METROPOLITANO FR1.

From Rome you can take a bus (cotral to Viterbo and other bus from viterbo to Bolsena.

Monday to Friday there is a bus each hour but Sunday there are very few buses.

From Bolsena main street to the Monastery is aproximately 1 km.

It could be interesting to rent a private bus or several cars to move from Rome to the Monastery and from the Monastery to Rome.

If you are interested in share vehicle please add your name to the following table and the columns you need for new ideas.

Name I prefer to rent a bus I prefer to share rented car I'll go with my car and I have free seats
Stefan A. Krüger looking for a ride
David Arndt looking for a ride from Rom (Ciampino) on Monday evening
Andrea Aime Riding with my car from Reggiolo to Bolsena. Getting there on Sunday morning, leaving Saturday afternoon. If anyone wants to tag along, I have 2-3 free seats.
Alexander Padberg Arrival: Sunday 13:35, departure: Saturday 14:15, both Fiumincino
Markus Schneider Arrival: Sunday 13:35, departure: Saturday 14:15, both Fiumincino
Just van den Broecke Arrival: Monday 12:40, departure: Friday 13:40, both Fiumincino
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