[Qgis-user] was Re: (QGIS) Jam Session 08 - re: was:
[Qgis-community-team] Hackfest 2008 (and while the wiki is down)
Andrea Giacomelli (pibinko)
info at pibinko.org
Fri Jun 13 11:05:23 EDT 2008
Tim - thanks for proposing the new plan for the hackfest.
In the meantime I'd like to clarify what will happen in
Italy following the initial brainstorming on this event.
Whenever you make plans for a convenient transit through
Italy, we'll be glad to see if we can meet ;)
a) We (GFOSS.it/Italian OSGEO Chapter) are in any case going
to set up a small event towards the end of June.
This will be centered around the night of June 28 in Massa
Marittima (Southern Tuscany).
b) Following a tentative availability of 8 people, we
triggered our search for facilities with connectivity etc.
We did get a reply in terms of a facility, so we are going
to take advantage of this to gather developers (or other
folk) interested in doing some bug squashing, but also some
interaction with users, awareness raising etc.
c) As I mentioned in my previous e-mail, this IS NOT the
hackfest. It is a "jam session" - the hackfest will take
place wherever and whenever whoever takes up its
organization will suggest.
I would like to stress this, as from your reply it seemed
that the difference was not picked up in my previous
d) I am not subscribed to the qgis-developer mailing list,
and I am not sure if this message will be posted. If this is
the case, may I ask that you (Tim) or Anne forward this note
to the list, just so everybody is aware of the
Regards, and happy coding.
Andrea - aka pibinko
----- Original Message -----
Da : "Tim Sutton" <tim at linfiniti.com>
A : qgis-developer <qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org>,
qgis-user <qgis-user at lists.osgeo.org>, "Marco Hugentobler"
<marco.hugentobler at karto.baug.ethz.ch>
Cc: "Andrea Giacomelli (pibinko)" <info at pibinko.org>,
marco.pasetti at alice.it, otto.dassau at gmx.de,
wonder.sk at gmail.com, "Paolo Cavallini"
<cavallini at faunalia.it>, "Anne Ghisla"
<a.ghisla at studenti.uninsubria.it>
Oggetto : Re: QGIS Jam Session 08 - re: was:
[Qgis-community-team] Hackfest 2008 (and while the wiki is
Data : Tue, 10 Jun 2008 00:38:34 +0200
> Im going to suggest we postpone the hackfest. Those who
> are able to attend the FOSS4G in South Africa this year,
> we can try to make a QGIS post conference excursion and
> hackfest. My suggestion is we rent a small bus (or car
> depending on numbers) and visit a nature reserve for a few
> days to a week depending on time available, and hack fest
> in the evenings after doing some sightseeing in the
> daytime. I can try to organise things from this side (plan
> an itinery, booking car hire & accommodation etc). If you
> are interested in the post conference excursion please
> contact me and I will start making arrangements. I will
> try to get some ballpark figures of what it will cost for
> 5 nights following the conference. If you have suggestions
> / requirements for shorter / longer stay let me know when
> you contact me too. I would suggest staying at De Hoop
> nature reserve (about 250km from Cape Town) from where we
> can also make day Trips to Grootvadersbosch nature reserve
> , Swellendam, Agulhas (the very southern tip of Africa)
> and various other places of interest.
> Following this we can aim to hold a more official hackfest
> in 2009, with a funding drive before hand so that we can
> try to enable as many developers as possible to attend.
> Best regards
> 2008/6/9 Marco Hugentobler
> > <marco.hugentobler at karto.baug.ethz.ch>: Hi,
> > Unfortunately, I'm not able to attend the jam session. I
> > heard (also very short notice) that in the week from
> > 24th to 30th, I need to travel to a meeting of the
> university project I'm working for. >
> > Regards,
> > Marco
> > Am Samstag 07 Juni 2008 08:37:03 schrieb Andrea
> Giacomelli (pibinko): >> Dear QGIS developers who stirred
> the idea of having and >> end-of-June Hackfest.
> >> I am writing as Vicepresident and media relations
> manager >> for GFOSS.it
> >> I am not able to follow the QGIS-community-team, so I
> am day >> by day receiving news about this through Anne.
> >> I have been involved in the "could be hackfest"
> initiative >> following an initial brainstorming with
> Paolo (this was >> sometime in April), and following more
> recent requests by >> Anne (last week).
> >> In both cases I was enthusiastic about the possibility
> of >> holding such events in Southern Tuscany, given my
> family >> roots, so I wanted to give you my view on how
> things are >> developing.
> >> The last news I heard, yesterday, is that there is some
> >> uncertainty in the potential participants due to a
> >> combination of possibliy high cost of flights and
> evaluation >> of strategies for the release of version 1.0
> (should the >> hackfest be before, during, or after FOSS4G
> ?). >>
> >> The interesting part of the story for me is that in any
> case >> we will have some GFOSS.it representatives in
> Massa >> Marittima (Southern Tuscany) at the end of June.
> >> As a consequence of our inquiries to identify a
> location >> with internet connectivity, to host the
> would-be HackFest, >> we have been invited to set up a
> stand in the night of June >> 28 in this town (it is a
> medieval centre...very scenic night >> ambiance).
> >> This will be in the context of an all-night-long city
> >> celebration (La notte bianca).
> >> This event wouldn't take place on its own.
> >> We are waiting sometime next week for the confirmation
> of >> the availability of a space with internet connection
> , owned >> by the Comunità Montana (this is one of the
> local >> administration offices).
> >> We would have this space for free, being GFOSS.it a
> >> not-for-profit association registered in Italy, and we
> have >> full attention of the local community.
> >> We may actually see new potential developers showing up
> and >> asking to help.
> >> So: we are still waiting for a formal approval of this
> >> request (just as we are waiting for a formal
> confirmation of >> the presence of some of you guys), but
> we are pretty >> committed to this and we had verbal
> formal assurance that we >> will have the space.
> >> The great thing about all this is that even if we don't
> get >> the internet facility in Massa Marittima, we can
> quickly >> check other options, and even if all of you
> won't come, we >> will still be holding an event which
> will provide further >> visibility to GFOSS.it (and to
> QGIS) ;) >>
> >> Clearly: it would be very nice if *at least a couple of
> you* >> (and not many more) manage to show up.
> >> For whatever may happen: given the Sat 28 night event
> (which >> is expected also to be characterized by a strong
> Tuscan wine >> and food component), it makes sense to plan
> things around >> that date.
> >> For those of you who may be coming from North of the
> Alps >> and may be travelling by train or "mitfahr
> centrale" etc: >> why not consider the possibility of
> passing earlier by >> Milano (in this period we may even
> have some lodging >> available for free...we need to
> check). >>
> >> ...basically I am proposing a "we are the QGIS
> community" >> Summer tour 2008 in Italy.
> >> If you are interested in this *potential* initiative,
> please >> send me a copy of your resume (as requested in
> my first >> e-mail).
> >> If not, I am sure we may find a way to have a mix of
> live >> and remote interaction (e.g. if Tim doesn't make
> it because >> of flight prices), I would figure we could
> have the event >> somewhere, and Tim on a webcam+IRC or
> similar solutions. >> I can see several people in Tuscany
> (many of which users, >> who could provide "bottom up"
> indications to developers) >> thrilled about attending
> such an event. >>
> >> One last thing: as I don't know you personally, and we
> have >> not interacted in the past: if all this seems odd,
> feel free >> to inquire with Paolo or Anne about similar
> projects we have >> been working on over the past year.
> >> Thank you for your attention over a long message, and
> >> regards!
> >> Andrea - aka pibinko
> >> http://www.pibinko.org
> >> p.s. for whatever will take place between Jun 24 and
> June 30 >> in Southern Tuscany (which we have renamed "Jam
> Session" >> also to make sure that the REAL hackfest takes
> place with a >> more structured planning whenever the
> developer community >> feels like it) we will need
> confirmation by whoever is >> interested by Monday, June
> 9. >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> Da : Anne Ghisla <a.ghisla at studenti.uninsubria.it>
> >> A : tim at linfiniti.com,
> marco.hugentobler at karto.baug.ethz.ch, >>
> marco.pasetti at alice.it, otto.dassau at gmx.de, >>
> wonder.sk at gmail.com >> Cc: Paolo Cavallini
> <cavallini at faunalia.it>, >> info at pibinko.org
> >> Oggetto : was: [Qgis-community-team] Hackfest 2008 (and
> >> while the wiki is down)
> >> Data : Thu, 05 Jun 2008 15:34:44 +0200
> >> > > All -
> >> > >
> >> > > 1) I am writing following Anne's message from last
> week. >> > > I see that qgis.org is still down (and I
> heard about the >> >
> >> > major outage).
> >> >
> >> > Waiting for news from QGIS wiki, I set up a page on
> >> > GFOSS.it wiki:
> >> >
> >> > http://wiki.gfoss.it/index.php/QGIS_Jam_session2008
> >> >
> >> > feel free to edit it (I can't remember all the
> contents of >> > the page on qgis wiki). You will need to
> create an >> > account. Otherwise, we can collect all
> informations via >> > mail, and I'll update the page.
> >> >
> >> > regards,
> >> >
> >> > Anne
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > [Allegato : a.ghisla at studenti.uninsubria.it.sig]
> > --
> > Dr. Marco Hugentobler
> > Institute of Cartography
> > ETH Zurich
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