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* Frank Warmerdam (GDAL/OGR, PROJ.4, MapServer, QGIS, OSGeo4W) (March is better than February)
 
* Frank Warmerdam (GDAL/OGR, PROJ.4, MapServer, QGIS, OSGeo4W) (March is better than February)
 
* Thomas Bonfort (mapserver)
 
* Thomas Bonfort (mapserver)
* Howard Butler (MapServer, GeoDjango, GDAL, CS-Map, spatialreference.org)
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* Howard Butler (MapServer, GeoDjango, GDAL, CS-Map, spatialreference.org) (Options 5 and 6 not preferred)
 
* [[User:jmckenna|Jeff McKenna]] (MapServer docs, MS4W) - prefer weekend dates
 
* [[User:jmckenna|Jeff McKenna]] (MapServer docs, MS4W) - prefer weekend dates
  

Revision as of 17:35, 24 November 2008

Venue

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We (Tom Kralidis) are currently searching for a suitable venue in Toronto that combines reasonably priced accommodation with a meeting room for sprinting and proximity to Toronto night life in the downtown area.

Timing

When: Mid-February to Mid-March, 2009.

Duration: Four days.

  • Option 1, Feb 14-17, 2009
  • Option 2, Feb 21-24, 2009
  • Option 3, Feb 28-Mar 3, 2009
  • Option 4, Mar 7-9, 2009
  • Option 5, Mar 14-17, 2009
  • Option 6, Mar 21-24, 2009

Purpose

Get together project members to make decisions and tackle larger problems. We have chosen a mid-North American location because this code sprint is targeting members of the "C Tribe" (eg, Mapserver, GRASS, GDAL, Proj, PostGIS, MapGuide) and many members of the "C Tribe" are clustered in the area. Toronto is also a major travel hub, for sprinters traveling from afar. Other tribes are welcome to join the sprint, of course, but we hope that "C Tribe" members will give this event special consideration.

Costs

Participants should plan for the following costs:

  • Travel to Toronto, variable depending on where you are.
  • Accommodation for four nights, $180 to $500 depending on whether you room share.
  • Shared venue cost, $50 to $0 depending on whether we can arrange sponsors.
  • Meals. Dinners at least, we may be able to cover lunches/morning snacks if we can find sponsors.

Participation

We are planning for attendance of 20-40. Please add your name and the projects you are hoping to sprint on, if you have a strong intention to attend. If there date options you cannot attend, please note them next to your entry.

  • Paul Ramsey (PostGIS, Mapserver, Proj) (unable to attend option 5)
  • Tom Kralidis (MapServer) (would be nice if spanned over weekend)
  • Frank Warmerdam (GDAL/OGR, PROJ.4, MapServer, QGIS, OSGeo4W) (March is better than February)
  • Thomas Bonfort (mapserver)
  • Howard Butler (MapServer, GeoDjango, GDAL, CS-Map, spatialreference.org) (Options 5 and 6 not preferred)
  • Jeff McKenna (MapServer docs, MS4W) - prefer weekend dates

Planning

Hotel ideas
Hotel Block Rate? Has meeting facilities? Comments
Bond Place (map) $79 CAD/night (single or double occupancy) yes Option 3 they are booked
Holiday Inn (map)  ? use U of T na
Howard Johnson Yorkville (map)  ? no na
Best Western Primrose (map) $100 - $125/night (checking) yes waiting for return call


Meeting Facility ideas
Facility Cost Outbound Bandwidth? Single Cable Modem? Comments
U of T  ?  ?  ? FrankW looking into this
Bond Place $200 (+ 5% GST) per day hotel is checking (Internet is outsourced) hotel is checking (Internet is outsourced) can house 20-40, have square (or round) rearrangable tables