Bolsena Code Sprint 2016

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OSGeo Hacking event in a monastery near Bolsena (5 June -11 June 2016)

Event Owner
Jeroen Ticheler
5 June - 11 June 2016
Bolsena - Italy
Previous years
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

After eight successful years, we'll continue the OSGeo "hacking" event in Bolsena in an Italian monastery (see map location, and videos: 2008-video, 2009-video and 2010-video. The monastery is overlooking Lago Bolsena and offers space to about 25 people in small bedrooms :-) . It is one of the coolest places for such an event. Quiet, isolated, simple and serene. There's a good wireless and wired internet connection, further improved this year. It should be perfect for git, IRC and mail. Have a look yourself, including looking at the photo gallery. For what the food concerns, we will have a cook who will take care of us :-) . There's a large dining space, but we will eat outside overlooking the lake if weather permits (very likely in June).

The all inclusive cost will be 550 Euro (Excl VAT) per person for the full week. You can stay all seven days and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is included in the price. As in previous years, we will go out for a city visit and a dinner on one of the evenings (also included).

The event will take place during the whole week (7 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)

Network links

IRC channel: #bolsena at freenode

Registered Attendees

Those participating, you will need to make the payment of 550 Euro (Excl VAT) in advance to GeoCat bv to guarantee your place. Please contact me by email so I can send you the invoice and bank details. I've no problems if you later need to change as long as you make sure there's someone taking your place :-)

No Name Projects single/double room? Confirmed/tentative? Advance paid? Leaving at: Breakfast help:
1 Jeroen Ticheler GeoNetwork & Marketing double confirmed x Monday
2 María Arias de Reyna GeoNetwork single confirmed x Monday
3 Juan Luis Rodríguez GeoNetwork single confirmed x Monday
4 Jose García GeoNetwork single confirmed x Tuesday
5 Anton Bakker GeoNetwork single confirmed x Tuesday
6 Joana Simoes GeoNetwork single confirmed x Tuesday
7 Paul van Genuchten GeoNetwork single confirmed x Wednesday
8 Trang Pham Marketing single confirmed x Wednesday
9 Michel Gabriel GeoNetwork single confirmed x Wednesday
10 Stefan Tzeggai Geoserver user and PostgreSQL-Advocate double confirmed Thursday
11 Simon Pigot GeoNetwork single confirmed Thursday
12 Francois Prunayre GeoNetwork single confirmed Thursday
13 Wybren Kapenga GeoNetwork single confirmed Friday
14 Christian Wygoda single confirmed Friday
15 Andreas Schmitz Mapbender, deegree single confirmed Thursday
16 Andriy Oblivantsev Mapbender single confirmed Friday
17 Pim Wijna not yet known single confirmed Monday
18 Thorsten Hildebrand Mapbender single confirmed Friday
19 David Patzke Mapbender single confirmed Friday
20 Volker Mische GeoCouch, Apache CouchDB, RocksDB single confirmed Wednesday
n Copy this line and add your details your projects single/double confirmed/tentative
[1] please sign up to help with setting up and cleaning the breakfast during one day in the week.


We are always welcoming sponsors!

How to arrive to the Monastery

The closest airports are the Roma airports (Ciampino and Fiumincino).

From Rome to the monastery there is 135 km aproximately.

There is no railway to Bolsena.

From Fiumicino to Rome you can take the train METROPOLITANO FR1.

From Rome you can take a bus (cotral to Viterbo and other bus from viterbo to Bolsena (9am & 7.30pm).

Alternatively you can take a train from Rome to Orvieto and take a taxi from Orvieto to Bolsena. Orvieto Taxi info: 1) Paolo of 'Gulliver Taxi' tel 0763 302969 or mobile 330 477399. 2) Luigi tel 338 9790846. Luigi speaks limited English 3) OrvietoTaxi : is a good option (by Just)

You could also walk from Orvieto to Bolsena via routes such as the one shown here - about 14km if you take the shortest route. :-)

Monday to Friday there is a bus each hour but Sunday there are very few buses.

From Bolsena main street to the Monastery is aproximately 1 km.

It could be interesting to rent a private bus or several cars to move from Rome to the Monastery and from the Monastery to Rome.

If you are interested in share vehicle please add your name to the following table and the columns you need for new ideas.

Name I prefer to rent a bus I prefer to share rented car I prefer to get a ride if you have a car I'll go with my car and I have free seats I'll go by train Comments
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How to get back home

Name I prefer to rent a bus I prefer to share rented car I prefer to get a ride if you have a car I'll go with my car and I have free seats I'll go by train Comments
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