Philadelphia Code Sprint 2015
- 1 Purpose
- 2 Venue
- 3 Dates and Times
- 4 Agenda
- 5 Getting There
- 6 Hotel
- 7 Costs
- 8 Project Plans
- 9 Communication
- 10 Participants
- 11 Individual Preparation
- 12 FAQ
- 13 Social Activities
- 14 Sponsors
- 15 Budget
Bring together project members to make decisions and tackle larger geospatial problems as in previous years:
While past code sprints have targeted members of the "C Tribe" (e.g., MapServer, GRASS, GDAL, Proj, PostGIS, MapGuide, OpenLayers), other open source geospatial tribes are welcome to join the sprint.
The event organizer, Azavea, is also proposing that this be a joint code sprint with the Eclipse Foundation's LocationTech working group. There are several developers that work on projects associated with both OSGeo and LocationTech, and we believe it be an opportunity for some healthy exchange and collaboration.
Azavea's office is in Center City Philadelphia and we can host up to 40 people. However, based on the number of people attending in Vienna, we would like to plan for more. We currently expect to use the following venue:
Friends Center - http://www.friendscentercorp.org/ - Conference Center operated by the Society of Friends; has wifi, but not enough bandwidth, so would have to push for augmentation. We will occupy the Cherry St Room, which includes some breakout rooms around it. Friends Center is in a central location, close to public transit and has space for 75 - 100 people. It is located at 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
We may also use Azavea's office and other location for social events.
The three potential sites are all walking distance to:
- Reading Terminal Market
- City Hall
- Franklin Institute
- Old City
- Liberty Bell
- Washington Square
- Rittenhouse Square
- Philadelphia Museum of Art (and other museums listed below
Dates and Times
- Welcome event: evening of Mon, Feb 9
- Sprint: Tues, Feb 10 - Fri, Feb 13 (4 days)
Flights - Philadelphia (PHL) is a hub for American/US Air and Southwest and also has a good number of international carriers with regular direct flights, including Air Canada, Air France, Lufthansa, British Air and Qatar Airways. Other regional options include Newark Airport (EWR) which has a rail link to the Newark Airport train station, which is about a 50 min train ride to Philadelphia 30th St Station. Newark airport has a broad range of international flights, including Porter Airlines from Toronto.
Rail - Philadelphia is about 2hrs from Washington DC and 1hr 15min from New York Penn Station by Amtrak rail.
Bus - Philadelphia is connected to Washington, Baltimore and New York via the Greyhound, Peter Pan, Mega Bus and Bolt Bus companies.
We have a hotel block with the Loews Hotel for $149/night
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Use code AZAV15 for group rate
And you can book online at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=12682514
Participants should plan for the following costs:
- Travel to Philadelphia
- Accommodation for four nights
- Registration fee (optional)
- Please join the mailing list: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/tosprint
- IRC chat during the event: #tosprint Server: irc.freenode.net
We are planning for attendance of 70 - 100. Please add your name and the projects you are hoping to sprint and note the likeliness of your attendance as well as the preferred dates.
|1||Robert Cheetham||US||first day||last day||Home||TBD||Definite - No special needs|
|2||Kenny Shepard||US||first day||last day||Home||TBD||Likely|
|3||Rob Emanuele||US||first day||last day||Home||GeoTrellis||Likely|
|4||Michael Smith||US||first day||last day||PDAL, MapServer||Likely|
|5||Paul Ramsey||CA||first day||last day||PostGIS||Likely|
|6||Howard Butler||US||first day||last day||PDAL, GDAL, libspatialindex||Likely|
|7||Daniel Morissette||CA||first day||last day||MapServer, GDAL/OGR||Likely|
|8||Michael P. Gerlek||US||first day||last day||PDAL and friends||Almost certainly|
- Bring your own computer
- Install SVN, Git and other dev tools, and come with a working development environment
- Spend some time getting to know the code base and open issues, if possible
- Is the Philadelphia Code Sprint just a coding event?
- Yes, a coding and documentation event. It is a working session for people who are already participants in open source projects.
- Will it be possible to present new projects during this event?
- No, this is not a presentation-oriented event. People will get together in small groups and work on areas of mutual interest within their projects.
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Barnes Foundation
- Rodin Museum
- Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
- African American Museum in Philadelphia
- National Museum of Jewish-American History
- Academy of Natural Sciences
- U-Penn Museum of Anthropology and Archaology
- Rosenbach Museum
- Independence Seaport Museum
- Mutter Museum
- Eastern State Penitentiary
- Philadelphia History Museum
- Rocky Movie Location Tour - South Philadelphia
- Taste of Philadelphia Food Tour - Reading Terminal Market
- Emergence of a Modern Metropolis Philadelphia Walking Tour - Philadelphia Center for Architecture
- WXPN's Free at Noon - Free concerts at WXPN on Fridays at Noon
- Art After Five - Concerts in the museum on Friday evenings
- Flyers (NHL) - Various dates
- 76ers (NBA) - Various dates
- Union (MLS) - Various dates
- Wings (NLL) - Various dates
- Yards Brewing Co
- Philadelphia Brewing Co
- Triumph Brewing Co
- Yuengling Brewing Co
- Dock Street Brewing Co
- Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant
- Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant
- Flying Fish Brewery
- Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
- Sly Fox Beer
- Victory Brewing Co
- McKenzie Brew House
We have three sponsorship levels:
- Gold: >$2000
- Silver: $1500
- Bronze: $750
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 honors:
- Your logo or portrait at the top of this page
- 30-min slot to talk about how you are using FOSS GIS at the sprint
- Get to stare at us during the sprint and voice your input in person
- Our undying gratitude, which comes in handy when you least expect it (Remember that feature you wanted...)
To sponsor, please contact Robert Cheetham (cheetham at azavea dot com) directly.
Our expenses include:
- social activities
We will cover our expenses in three ways:
- participant registration fees
- surplus from previous years