Vienna Code Sprint 2014

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OSGeo Code Sprint 2014 official web site: Please contact us if you are interested in our sponsorship opportunities.

Gold Sponsors

Airborne Interactive Ltd




Silver Sponsors

ITS Vienna Region

Bronze Sponsors

metaspatial Institut




Venue Sponsor

City of Vienna MA 14

Other/in-kind sponsors

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, QGis, 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 60 sprinters in their very new office called STAR 22 (see also OSM map).

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



Project Plans

GRASS GIS Agenda: See


Two blocks of rooms have been negotiated at the two hotels closest to the sprint venue, Hotel Hillinger (map) and Hotel Wiener Kindl (map). Please make your own choice.

The rooms are blocked for the sprint week i.e. 24.-28. March 2014 whereas +/- one day should be no problem.

Please find the lists of available rooms below. If you make a reservation for one of the listed rooms please indicate this by adding your name to the list. Thanks.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you need any assistance.

Hotel Wiener Kindl

# Beds Rate # Rooms Reservations Notes
1 € 65,- 3 Martin Isenburg (willing to share room with 2 or 3 beds)
2 € 80,- 6 (Martin Dobias & Peter Wells), Even Rouault
3 € 90,- 2 <add your name>

The rates include breakfast buffet, sat TV, direct dial telephone, ensuite bathroom with shower, minibar, and free WLAN.

Cancellation policy:

  • Free cancellation until 7 days in advance
  • 50% fee later

These rooms are blocked until 28.02.2014. Please make your reservation via mail to "" and indicate that you're participating at the "OSGeo Vienna Code Sprint" in order to get a room of the block.

If you really want to save on budget you might consider a room with shared bathroom and sometimes also shared shower. Note that these rooms are available at the hotel as backup rooms but not recommended. You have been warned.

# Beds Rate # Rooms Reservations Notes
1 € 45,- 3 Radim Blazek
2 € 50,- 2 <add your name>

Hotel Hillinger

Note, in case you've seen the previous note, that today I visited the hotel again and hopefully resolved all misunderstandings.

# Beds Rate # Rooms Reservations Notes
2 € 85,- 15 are blocked of up to 50 <add your name> Most of the rooms have double beds and some twin beds. Ask for your preferred choice.
1 € 65,- Same as above but single use <add your name>
3 € 105,- 4 <add your name> 2 of the rooms can also be used as 4 bed rooms for € 125,-.

The rates include breakfast buffet, cable and pay-TV, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, ensuite bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer, and free WLAN in the whole hotel. In addition they offer free usage of the climbing hall and fitness center on the other side of the street.

Accepted payment methods: cash or creditcard.

Cancellation policy:

  • Free cancellation until 7 days in advance
  • 50% fee from 7 to 3 days in advance
  • 100% fee later

These rooms are blocked until 15.02.2014. Please make your reservation via mail to "" and indicate that you're participating at the "OSGeo Vienna Code Sprint" in order to get a room of the block.


If you don't feel comfortable with both options we recommend to look for alternatives around Kagran (map) which is just a couple of stops away from the venue with the tram and also close to the city center with the subway.


Participants should plan for the following costs:

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



We are planning for attendance of 50-60 participants. 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.

# Participant Country Arrival Departure Accomodation Work on Notes
1 Stephan Meissl AT first day last day home MapServer Definite - No special needs
2 Andreas Hocevar AT first day last day family OpenLayers Definite - No hotel needed
3 Paul Ramsey CA Mar 23 (AC6164) Mar 30 (AC9159) TBD PostGIS Booked
4 Michael Smith PDAL/MapServer Very Likely
5 Jeff McKenna CA Mar 26 (AC6158) Mar 31 (AC6159) MapServer, ZOO-Project, pycsw Booked
6 Daniel Morissette CA Likely Mar 23 Mar 31 MapServer, GDAL/OGR Booked
7 Howard Butler USA Mar 22 Mar 29 MapServer, GDAL/OGR, PDAL Booked
8 Olivier Courtin FR PostGIS, TinyOWS Booked
9 Luca Delucchi IT GRASS GIS Very Likely
10 Martin Landa CZ GRASS GIS, PostGIS, GDAL/OGR Very Likely
11 Thomas Bonfort FR Mar 24 midday Mar 28 MapServer Definite
12 Tamas Szekeres HU Mar 24 midday Mar 28 MapServer, GDAL/OGR Definite
13 Mateusz Loskot PDAL Likely
14 Paolo Cavallini QGIS Very likely
15 Markus Neteler IT GRASS GIS Likely
16 Angelos Tzotsos GR Mar 23 (OS0802) Mar 29 (OS0801) TBD OSGeoLive, pycsw/GeoPython/GeoNode, OTB, ZOO-Project Booked
17 Anne Ghisla DE Mar 24 Mar 28 GRASS GIS/QGIS/Translations Definite
18 Jachym Cepicky PyWPS/GeoPython (OpenLayers) Likely
19 Jorge de Jesus PyWPS/REST/GeoPython Likely
20 Andreas Trawoeger GRASS GIS Definite - No special needs
21 Jeffrey Johnson GeoNode/ GeoPython Very Likely
22 Martin Paces EOxServer Very Likely
23 Fabian Schindler EOxServer/MapServer Definite
24 Gérald Fenoy FR Mar 23 (AF1738) Mar 29 (AF7680) TBD MapServer, ZOO-Project Booked
25 Marco Hugentobler CH QGIS Very Likely
26 Mathias Walker CH QGIS Very Likely
27 Pirmin Kalberer CH QGIS, GDAL/OGR Likely
28 Paolo Corti GeoNode/QGIS Very Likely
29 Arnulf Christl - OSGeo, Geo for All DE Guest
30 Richard Duivenvoorde NL tbd tbd tbd QGIS, context help, vector tools Very likely
31 Tim Sutton QGIS likely
32 Marco Bernasocchi CH QGIS Very likely
33 Martin Dobias SK Mar 23 20:45 Mar 28 20:45 Hotel Wiener Kindl QGIS Booked
34 Hugo Mercier FR QGIS, SFCGAL, PostGIS Booked
36 Helmut Kudrnovsky AT GRASS GIS Likely
37 Giovanni Manghi PT/IT QGIS Likely
38 Luigi Pirelli ES/IT 24(VY8710) 14:30 30(VY8711) tbd QGIS Booked flight
39 Milena Nowotarska PL GRASS GIS/QGIS Likely
40 Margherita Di Leo IT 24 h11:50 28 h15:15 Arnes Hotel GRASS GIS / INSPIRE Booked
41 Werner Macho AT QGIS Likely
42 Vasile Crăciunescu RO GRASS GIS / INSPIRE/ Open GeoData Very Likely
43 Radim Blazek CZ Mar 24 Mar 27 Wiener Kindl QGIS
44 Martin Isenburg DE Mar 24 (LH2324) Mar 29 Wiener Kindl LiDAR in QGIS, LAStools toolbox, light-weight data base Booked flight
45 Johan Van de Wauw BE SAGA - QGis processing, OSGeo live Likely, probably not all days
46 Andreas Neumann CH Mar 24 08:30 Mar 28 18:00 Hotel Wiener Kindl QGIS, QGIS Web Client Booked
47 Denis Rouzaud CH tbd tbd tbd QGIS Very Likely
48 Peter Wells UK Mar 23 20:45 Mar 28 20:45 Hotel Wiener Kindl QGIS Booked
49 Jürgen Fischer DE 24(KLM1845) 28(KLM1848) Wiener Kindl QGIS booked
50 Yves Jacolin FR tbd tbd tbd QGIS Very Likely
51 Stéphane Brunner CH tbd tbd tbd QGIS Very Likely
52 Arnaud Morvan FR tbd tbd tbd QGIS Very Likely
53 Alessandro Pasotti IT tbd tbd tbd QGIS, QGIS Web Client, QGIS Plugins repo Very Likely
54 Even Rouault FR Mar 24 Mar 28 Wiener Kindl GDAL, MapServer, QGIS? Booked
55 Rob Emanuele US tbd tbd tbd GDAL Likely
56 Stefano Cavallari DE Mar 24 Mar 28 tbd GRASS/QGIS, Python Definite
57 Anita Graser AT tbd tbd home QGIS Definite
58 Kenny Shepard US Mar 24 Mar 28 AirBnB GDAL Booked flight
59 Rafael Krucker CH Mar 24 Mar 28 budget or youth hostel QGIS Booked
60 Tobias Schmitz CH Mar 24 Mar 28 budget or youth hostel QGIS Booked
61 Dražen Odobašić HR tbd tbd tbd QGIS Likely
62 Stepan Turek CZ tbd tbd tbd GRASS Likely
63 Borys Jurgiel PL tbd tbd tbd QGIS Likely
64 Nikos Alexandris GR tbd tbd tbd GRASS GIS Likely
65 Ratko Vasiljević HR tbd tbd tbd GRASS GIS, QGIS, ILWIS Likely

Individual Preparation

  • Bring your own computer
  • Install git, 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?
    • While this is not a presentation-oriented event like FOSS4G, there will be the possibility to have presentations. There are plans to get a dedicated room with beamer.

Social Activities



  • Skiing: The idea is to find a not too far away place the weekend after the sprint. Please add your name if you're interested: Stephan Meissl

Isn't it a bit late for skiing at this time of the year in eastern Austria? Yes that's probably right but there should be snow left within 2-3 hours drive. Anyway, given the 'high' interest I didn't assign high priority to this ;)