Bolsena Code Sprint 2020

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OSGeo Hacking event in virtual monastery in the spirit of Bolsena (29 June - 4 July 2020)

Event Owner
Jeroen Ticheler
29 June - 4 July 2020
Other events
25-29 May 2020, OSGeo Code Sprint 2020
Bolsena - Italy
Previous years
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

After thirteen successful years, we'll continue the OSGeo "hacking" event, but this will be a special edition of the event. Due to current Covid crisis, traveling to the Italian monastery (see map location is a challenge. That's why we're hosting the event as an online meeting. Watch this space for the program to become available.

The event will take place during the whole week (5 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)



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Sponsoring Find out about Sponsoring the Event.

Projects Attending




The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) encourages code sprints for developers of open source GIS software to work together in person as a team, and build up relationships between projects (

A project focused code sprint for is booked for 29 June - 4 July 2020 in Bolsena Italy.

We expect 15-25 international participants from across the geospatial community, including OSGeo projects. This sprint is a chance for project teams to work on RnD, maintenance challenges, and any activity which benefits from the quick turn around of in person communication. This is your chance to meet with the core developers of the projects, get a deeper insight into the software, and participate in the development.

In addition to the costs of providing the technical infrastructure and space, food and drink for the developers represents the main cost.

In order to cover these costs we would be overjoyed to accept offers of sponsorship!

What we can offer:

  • Your logo on top of the community sprint website as well as on all official documents used during the sprint
  • Acknowledgement in all sprint related emails
  • Our undying gratitude, which comes in handy when you least expect it (remember that feature you wanted?)

Sponsorship levels:

  • Sponsor: 1000 EUR
  • Sponsor: 500 EUR
  • Donation: via paypal

We would also like to recognize organizations participating in the event as *in-kind* sponsors.

OSGeo Funding

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation provides financial support through their generous code-sprint program. To support our application for OSGeo Funding the following sprint details are provided:

  • Attendance Fee: 550 EUR (seek to lower to 250 EUR)
  • Sponsorship: 2000 EUR
  • OSGeo request: 2000 EUR
  • In-kind donations primarily focus on meal preparation (kitchen cleanup is shared between attendees)

Expenses: 9000 EUR

  • Venue: 5000 EUR
  • Food: 3000 EUR
  • Tour: 1000 EUR

Income: 11250 EUR

  • Attendee: 550 EUR * 15 = 8250 EUR
  • Sponsorship: 4000 EUR

Sponsorship, and OSGeo financial support, would all us to reduce the attendance price, and make a donation to improve the facilities for subsequent years (example dishwasher).