Bolsena Code Sprint 2009

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OSGeo Hacking event in a monastery near Bolsena (21-27 June 2009)

Event Owner
Jeroen Ticheler
21-27 June 2009
Bolsena - Italy
Agenda 2009
Photo gallery created by Anne
shared Flickr account (ask Anne for password to upload yours as well, at a.ghisla at
Photo gallery created by Arnulf
Arnulf's site: 2. Flickr account
Freestyle Media Mix created by Just
Watch the YouTube video
Mapbender Bolsena Page
What the Mapbender team did

After the successful event last year, we'll repeat the OSGeo "hacking" event in Bolsena in an Italian monastery (here, and a video here). 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 SVN, 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 500 Euro per person for the full week. You can stay all seven days and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is included in the price. As last year, 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)

Registered Attendees

Those participating, you will need to make the payment of 500 Euro in advance to me to guarantee your place. This is to make administration simpler for myself and you. Please contact me privately by email so we can arrange that. 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:
1 Jeroen Ticheler GeoNetwork & Marketing double confirmed x Friday noon
2 Heikki Doeleman GeoNetwork single confirmed x
3 Simon Pigot GeoNetwork single confirmed
4 Arnulf Christl Mapbender & Marketing single confirmed x Saturday morning
5 Astrid Emde Mapbender double confirmed x Saturday morning
6 Verena Diewald Mapbender double confirmed x Saturday morning
7 Francois Prunayre GeoNetwork single confirmed x
8 Mathieu Coudert GeoNetwork single confirmed x
9 Erik van Ingen GeoNetwork single confirmed x
10 Jose Garcia GeoNetwork single confirmed x
11 Markus Schneider deegree single confirmed x Saturday morning
12 Alexander Padberg deegree single confirmed x Saturday morning
13 Christoph Baudson Mapbender single confirmed x Saturday morning
14 Uli Rothstein Mapbender single confirmed x Saturday morning
15 Andrea Aime GeoServer single confirmed Saturday, 2pm
16 Just van den Broecke GeoNetwork single confirmed x
17 David Arndt Mapbender & GeoNetwork single confirmed Friday morning
18 Anne Ghisla GSoC unknown confirmed x Saturday, 2pm
19 Stefan A. Krüger Geopublisher and AtlasStyler dont care confirmed x
20 Massimo Di Stefano GSoC unknown confirmed
21 Francesco Izzi geoSDI double confirmed
22 Giuseppe La Scaleia geoSDI unknown confirmed
23 Michael Walker GeoNetwork unknown confirmed x
24 Tyler Mitchell Marketing & Board, etc. double confirmed (3-4 days only)
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[1] there are options to do outdoor activities like tracking. A guide can be organized and the cost is very reasonable.


We have received support from the FOSSGIS e. V. which is repesentative of the german chapter of the OSGeo. We will be spent on infrastructure and lunch costs. Thanks to our sponsor!

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.

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'll go with my car and I have free seats
David Arndt Arrival Monday 18:25 at Rom (Ciampino), rent a car seats free, on Friday I will leave at 10 in the morning to Rom Ciampino. I have 3 free seats, if someone want to drive with me, please contact.
Andrea Aime Riding with my car from Reggiolo to Bolsena. Getting there on Sunday morning, leaving Saturday afternoon. If anyone wants to tag along, I have 0-1 free seats.
Alexander Padberg Arrival: Sunday 13:35, departure: Saturday 14:15, both Fiumincino
Markus Schneider Arrival: Sunday 13:35, departure: Saturday 14:15, both Fiumincino
Just van den Broecke Arrival: Monday 12:40, departure: Friday 13:40, both Fiumincino
Heikki Doeleman Looking for a ride from Rome (city center), preferably Sunday afternoon/evening or Monday morning. And back on Friday afternoon/evening or Saturday morning.
Tyler Mitchell Arrival: Wed. ?h00, departure: Saturday ?h00, Fiumincino
Massimo Di Stefano Arrival : Monday 22 , h 20.00
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How to get back home

Name I prefer to rent a bus I prefer to share rented car I'll go with my car and I have free seats
Jeroen Ticheler Leaving to Rome center Friday 12:00 AM with 4 seats available - 3 left.
Stefan Krüger Leaving to Rome friday 12:00 AM using one of Jeroen's seats
David Arndt Leaving to Rome Ciampino friday 10:00 AM, 3 free seats available
Markus Schneider Leaving to Rome Fiumicino saturday morning, 2 free seats available
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