OSGeo Hacking event

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OSGeo Hacking event in a monastry near Bolsena (Spring 2008)

I, Jeroen, have been thinking of getting an OSGeo "hacking" or code sprint event setup in an Italian monastry (here). Friends of mine take care of the place which is overlooking Lago Bolsena and offers space to 25 people in small bedrooms :-) . Its probably one of the coolest places for such an event. Quiet, isolated and serene. There's a good wireless and wired internet connection, although I wouldn't bet my hand on it if we all start to download satellite images. It should be perfect for SVN, IRC and mail.

The cost would be about 200 Euro per person for the week (food not included, we can organize that separately). There's a large kitchen and large dining space. Obviously since the weather most likely permits, we would eat outside overlooking the lake. Have a look yourself, including looking at the photo gallery.

If you are interested, please sign up below? Looking at availability of the place, best would be June or possibly in May (not always available!).

If there's enough interest I can make a booking. There would be 7 days time, so it can also be divided into smaller time chunks that are occupied by different projects.

As soon as there's a clearly preferred week, I will try to block that one. Please indicate multiple weeks if you have the flexibility.

Interested? Sign up here

Beside the below listed weeks, there are also options in August and September, so if there's a large group that wants to use the place then, let me know or simply add a column. The periods fall in 11 - 29 August and 9 - 30 September.

Name Projects Week 1: 29 April-5 May [1] Week 2: 9-15 June [2] Week 3: 16-22 June single/double room? Should we organize a cook? Outdoor activities? [3] Confirmed/tentative?
Jeroen Ticheler GeoNetwork & Marketing third choice second choice first choice double yes Confirmed
Lorenzo Becchi still don't know still don't know yes tentative
Heikki Doeleman GeoNetwork still don't know still don't know yes tentative
Arnulf Christl Mapbender & Marketing first choice double yes Confirmed
Francois Prunayre GeoNetwork first choice still don't know yes Confirmed
Mateusz Loskot first choice second choice double yes or optionally Tentative
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[1] on the 5th, checkout from the rooms is in the morning
[2] the regular OGC meeting takes place June 2nd - June 7th, 2008 in Potsdam, Germany
[3] there are options to do outdoor activities like tracking. A guide can be organized and the cost is very reasonable.