Vienna Code Sprint 2014

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Venue Sponsor

City of Vienna, MA 14 City of Vienna MA 14

Other/in-kind sponsors

EOX EOX IT Services GmbH


Get together project members to make decisions and tackle larger geospatial problems (as done last year at the Boston Code Sprint 2013 and previous years: Island Wood (2012), Montreal (2011), New York City (2010), and Toronto (2009)). This code sprint is targeting members of the "C Tribe" (e.g., MapServer, GRASS, GDAL, Proj, PostGIS, MapGuide, OpenLayers). Other tribes are welcome to join the sprint, of course, but we hope that "C Tribe" members will give this event special consideration.


The City of Vienna MA 14 gladly provides the location for the Vienna Code Sprint for up to 30 sprinters in their very new office called STAR 22.

The venue is not far from the center of Vienna (~25min via train and subway) and can be reached easily from the Vienna airport via train.

Dates and Times

March 24-28 2014

Note: March 19-21 FOSSGIS Berlin

Duration: Full week (TBD)




A hotel block is planned to be negotiated. Details will be provided here.


Participants should plan for the following costs:

  • Travel to Vienna
  • Accommodation for four nights
  • Breakfast and dinner (partly)

Project Plans




We are planning for attendance of 20-30. Please add your name and the projects you are hoping to sprint and note the likeliness of your attendance as well as any special needs.

  1. Stephan Meissl - MapServer - Definite - No special needs
  2. Andreas Hocevar - OpenLayers - Definite -
  3. Paul Ramsey - PostGIS - Very Likely
  4. Michael Smith - PDAL/MapServer - Very Likely
  5. Jeff McKenna - MapServer - Very Likely
  6. Daniel Morissette - MapServer, GDAL/OGR - Very Likely
  7. Howard Butler - MapServer, GDAL/OGR, PDAL - Very Likely
  8. Olivier Courtin - PostGIS, TinyOWS - Very Likely
  9. Luca Delucchi - GRASS GIS - Very Likely
  10. Martin Landa - GRASS GIS, PostGIS, GDAL/OGR - Very Likely
  11. Thomas Bonfort - MapServer - Very Likely
  12. Tamas Szekeres - MapServer, GDAL/OGR - Very Likely
  13. Mateusz Loskot - PDAL - Likely
  14. Paolo Cavallini - QGIS - Possible
  15. Markus Neteler - GRASS GIS - Likely
  16. Angelos Tzotsos - pycsw, OTB, ZOO-Project - Likely
  17. Anne Ghisla - GRASS GIS/QGIS - Likely
  18. Jachym Cepicky - PyWPS/GeoPython (OpenLayers) - Likely
  19. Jorge de Jesus - PyWPS/REST/GeoPython - Likely

Individual Preparation

  • Bring your own computer
  • Install subversion and the compiler tools, and come with a working development environment if possible


  • Is the Vienna 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.

Social Activities



We have three sponsorship levels (excluding VAT):

  • Gold: €1500+, Silver: €1000, Bronze: €500

We encourage sponsors to support nutriment and entertainment for the sprinters as they work hard and play hard for 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 and the OSGeo Code Sprint page (TBD)
  • Your name in Code Sprint email communication on the OSGeo-Discuss mailing list
  • Your name and logo in an official OSGeo News entries
  • Your name and logo in Code Sprint related blog posts
  • Up to 30-min slot at the sprint to talk about how you are using FOSS
  • 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...)

Custom Packages

Individual packages can be tailored to meet your personal requirements (e.g. substituting the slot at the sprint with flyer distribution). We're open to discuss your ideas.

Discount for Early Sponsors

For sponsors committing and paying their invoice before January 10th 2014 we offer a discount of 10%.


If you're interested or have any questions please contact Stephan Meissl via [mail](, IRC (StephanMeissl on freenode), or [twitter](

2014 Sponsors






Venue Sponsor

City of Vienna MA 14