Bolsena Code Sprint 2009
OSGeo Hacking event in a monastery near Bolsena (21-27 June 2009)
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)
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|
|9||Erik van Ingen||GeoNetwork||single||confirmed||x|
|16||Just van den Broecke||GeoNetwork||single||confirmed||x|
|17||David Arndt||Mapbender & GeoNetwork||single||confirmed||x|
|19||Stefan A. Krüger||Geopublisher and AtlasStyler||dont care||confirmed||x|
|20||Massimo Di Stefano||GSoC||unknown||confirmed|
|22||Giuseppe La Scaleia||geoSDI||unknown||confirmed|
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-  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 http://www.cotralspa.it/ENG/capolinea.asp) 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.|
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