Daytona Beach Code Sprint 2017

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Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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Venue Sponsor

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Other/in-kind sponsors



Bring together project members to make decisions and tackle larger geospatial problems as in previous years:

Other Events from January to March 2017

  • FOSSGIS Hacking event January 20-22
  • FOSS4G Asia January 26-29
  • OSGeo's 11th birthday Feb 4
  • FOSDEM Feb 4-5
  • FOSS4G-IT (Genoa) Feb 8-11
  • Daytona 500 NASCAR race Feb 26
  • OGC Technical meeting March 7-11

Dates and Times


  • Sprint: Tuesday-Friday, Feb 7 to 10, 2017 (4 days)
  • Welcome event: International Speed Way WingHouse Monday afternoon - Welcome to Daytona!


Coding Venue

  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, College of Arts & Science (COAS) building:
  • Located 5 minutes from Daytona International Airport (DAB)
  • Three Conference Rooms within COAS
  • Bring your laptop, excellent wifi and printing available
  • We'll eat on campus, to ease transportation burden


Several hotels are within walking distance of the venue. Here are a few options:

Hotel Name Price Range (USD) TripAdvisor Rank Distance Notes
Marriott Residence Inn 115$+ #28 of 103 1.1 mile Right next to University Campus
Quality Inn Daytona Speedway 80-90$ #3 of 103 2.4 miles

Airport options

Airports to look at DAB - Daytona Beach International - Connects thru Atlanta on Delta, Charolette NC on American Airlines, and JFK from Jet Blue this might help with connections ideas:

DAB is super easy in/out 5 minutes away from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, actually the college is situated off the runway for the flight school. Here are the other airports that might be cheaper on the surface, but between having to commute another hour plus the extra time dealing with the airports...DAB is probably $200 more to fly in/out of, but you save hours of transportation time and costs. Of course if you are hitting Disney World while you are here or something, then fly out of Orlando or Sanford. Or Kennedy Space Center which is an hour South, you could fly out of Melbourne FL or again Orlando. MCO is the main Orlando airport and probably has the "cheapest flights" because of the volume, but security takes a good bit of time, and typically you need to check in 90 minutes early, and traffic in Orlando can build quickly.

SFB is about 50 minutes South West and typically has good deals on Allegiant Airlines (no-frills)

MCO is about 90 minutes West in Orlando FL

JAX is about 90 minutes North in Jacksonville FL


Mon Feb 6, 2017 Welcoming Event

Gathering at the Wing House, International Speedway location- 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Tue Feb 7, 2017 - First Sprint Day / Evening

9:00 Breakfast on Campus 12:00 Lunch on Campus

3:00 - 5:00 GIS Night Introduction for ERAU students, demonstrate current projects, introduce open source, OSGEO, to Embry-Riddle Students, discuss weeks goals. 10 Round tables with monitors set up around the room, bring a pictures, and show how your code is used for students and show them code. ERAU has Unmanned Aerial Systems course (perfect for Open Drone Map), Mechanical Engineering - LIDAR/PDAL, Software Engineering - developers, Aviation/Weather Community - Satellite Imagery, remote Sensing, gdal/ogr/proj4; Aerospace Engineering - satellite imagery, deployment, imaging; Engineering Physics - all the above.

5:00 - 7:00 GIS Night for ERAU Faculty, Researchers, Administrators, Volusia County GIS Professionals - Introduction of OSGEO Sprinters and Projects being worked on this week, introduce OSGEO. Short 10 minute presentations, with the goal of sparking an interest for faculty/researchers into the GIS Community (let know if your interested in presenting). ERAU recently added a GIS Minor and has a renowned Computational Weather Program, extensive robotics teams, Google Self Driving Car Project, about 5000 technical students interested in Aviation/Aerospace.

8:00 - 10:00 Ale House for a few pints and collaboration

Wed Feb 8, 2017 - Second Sprint Day / Evening

9:00 Breakfast on Campus 12:00 Lunch on Campus 7:00 - 10:00 Ocean Deck for dinner and collaborative thinking and planning

Thu Feb 9, 2017 - Third Sprint Day / Evening

9:00 Breakfast on Campus 12:00 Lunch on Campus 3:00 - 10:00 Daytona Internal Speedway for VIP Tour, Dinner, Collaboration/Socializing

Fri Feb 10, 2017 - Fourth Sprint Day

9:00 Breakfast on Campus 12:00 Lunch on Campus 7:00 - 10:00 Crabby Joe's, Port Orange Pier, for dinner and collaborative thinking and planning (transportation provided)

Project Plans

(i.e what do you wish/want/plan to work on during the sprint ?)

  • Mapserver
  • PDAL
  • Open Drone Map

Social ideas

If you need to take a break, some ideas close to the sprint place: Daytona Beach!!! (5 miles away, water temp around 76F)

Daytona International Speedway (2 miles away, tours, driving experience)

Barnes Noble


We are planning for attendance of ~50. Please add your name and the projects you are planning to sprint and note the likeliness of your attendance.

# Participant Country Organization Arrival Departure Project Work on Attendance / Notes
1 Rob Emanuele US Azavea first day last day PDAL, GDAL Highly Likely
2 Daniel Morissette CA Mapgears first day last day MapServer, GDAL/OGR Booked
3 Michael Smith US US Army Corp first day last day MapServer, PDAL Booked
4 Stephan Meißl AT EOX first day last day MapServer Tentative
5 Stephen Mather US Cleveland Metroparks first day last day OpenDroneMap Highly Likely
6 Howard Butler US Hobu Inc Monday Friday morning PDAL, MapServer, Proj.4, GDAL Booked
7 Tom Kralidis CA self first day Friday afternoon pycsw, OWSLib, GeoHealthCheck, pygeometa, other geopython, MapServer Booked
8 Grigory Pomadchin RU Azavea first day last day PDAL Highly Likely
9 Steve Lime US self first day last day MapServer Booked
10 Dakota Benjamin US Cleveland Metroparks first day last day OpenDroneMap Highly Likely
11 Steve Lehr US ERAU first day last day Mapserver, PDAL Booked
12 Frank Warmerdam hmm Planet Labs first day last day GDAL, PROJ.4 Booked
13 Connor Manning US Hobu Inc first day last day PDAL, Entwine, Greyhound Booked
14 Brad Chambers US RadiantBlue Monday Friday morning PDAL Booked
15 Jim Hughes US CCRi Monday afternoon Friday morning GeoMesa Booked
16 Tom Kunicki US CCRi Monday afternoon Friday morning GeoMesa Booked



Embry Riddle Flight Line ->

Daytona Beach ->

Daytona Speedway Photos ->

Did we mention the Atlantic Ocean is 76F in January!


Participants should plan for the following costs:

  • Travel to Daytona Beach
  • Accommodation for four nights

All other costs - food, outings and entertainment - should/will be covered by the sponsors


Detailed budget

Individual preparation

  • Bring your own laptop
  • Install GIT and compiler tools, and come with a working development environment
  • If your laptop need it, video export adapter to DVI and/or VGA
  • Optional: something to take pictures (camera, smartphone, small tablet...)


We have three sponsorship levels:

  • Gold: >= 2500 USD
  • Silver: 1500 USD
  • Bronze: 750 USD

We encourage sponsors to support nutriment and entertainment for the sprinters as they work hard and play hard for four or five productive days. Contributions will be put towards lunch, snacks, and dinner costs for the sprinters, and potentially bringing in sprinters who might otherwise be unable to attend. Any surplus at the end of the event will be turned over to OSGeo or used for a future code sprint.

Sponsors will receive the following:

  • Your logo at the top of this page
  • Mention in all of our public communication
  • Our undying gratitude, which comes in handy when you least expect it (Remember that feature you wanted...)
  • And as extra, for Silver and Gold: Kakemono in the event room (if you provide it)

To sponsor, please contact directly.