[GRASS-dev] Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] 2015 OSGeo Code Sprint in Philadelphia - Feb 9 - 13
neteler at osgeo.org
Tue Jan 6 00:08:33 PST 2015
FYI - any GRASS GIS developer going?
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On 28 November 2014 at 03:13, Robert Cheetham <cheetham at azavea.com> wrote:
> OSGeo Developers,
> We've managed to nail down a venue and reserve a hotel block for the 2015
> OSGeo Code Sprint. Sprinters are invited to make travel plans for a 4-day
> code sprint that will occur Feb 9 - 13.
> We will have a social *get-together on the evening of Mon, Feb 9* with
> the code sprint beginning in earnest on *Tues, Feb 10* and running
> through *Fri, Feb 13*.
> *Hotel *- We have reserved a *block of hotel rooms* at the Loews Hotel
> for $ 149/night - a great rate in a nice hotel that occupies an historic
> tower in downtown Philadelphia. Booking information is available at: *http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Code_Sprint_2015
> *Venue *- We are currently planning to hold the code sprint at the
> downtown Friends Center <http://www.friendscentercorp.org/>, a conference
> facility operated by the Quakers (Philadelphia was founded by Quakers, and
> the "Society of Friends" continues to be an important part of the local
> community). The Friends Center is located at 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia,
> PA 19102.
> *Flights - *Philadelphia (PHL) is a hub for American/US Air and has a
> good number of international carriers with direct flights, including Air
> Canada, Air France, Lufthansa, British Air and Qatar Airways. Other
> regional options include Newark Airport (EWR), which has a rail link to the
> Newark Airport train station, which is about a 50 min train ride to
> Philadelphia 30th St Station. Newark airport has a broad range of
> international flights, including Porter Airlines from Toronto.
> *Rail *- Philadelphia is about 2hrs from Washington DC and 1hr 15min from
> New York Penn Station by Amtrak rail.
> As I've mentioned in previous emails, I think this might be a good
> opportunity for folks in the OSGeo and LocationTech communities to meet and
> work on areas of common interest. The Eclipse Foundation's LocationTech
> <http://www.locationtech.org/> projects include: JTS, uDig, GeoTrellis,
> GeoMesa, Geogig, and GeoJini. I did not receive significant push-back when
> I raised this question in August, so I'm going to proceed under this
> assumption that LocationTech projects will also be invited as well as seek
> sponsorship support from LocationTech.
> We're looking forward to welcoming you all to Philadelphia in February.
> Robert Cheetham
> Azavea | 340 N 12th St, Ste 402, Philadelphia, PA
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> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 2:17 PM, Robert Cheetham <cheetham at azavea.com>
>> OSGeo Developers,
>> At this year's code sprint in Vienna, Azavea was asked to consider
>> reviving our proposal to host a code sprint in Philadelphia. We've done
>> some research on venues and have a couple of possibilities. I've revised
>> our 2014 proposal and now have a 2015 proposal page up at
>> While Azavea could potentially host a smaller sprint (up to 40) in our
>> office, we'd like to anticipate the kind of crowd that attended this year's
>> code sprint in Vienna.
>> I would also like to propose that we consider expanding the scope by
>> inviting both OSGeo and the Eclipse Foundation's LocationTech
>> <http://www.locationtech.org/> projects (JTS, uDig, GeoTrellis, GeoMesa,
>> Geogig, GeoJini, etc.). There are several developers that work on both
>> OSGeo and LocationTech projects, and we think this would be an opportunity
>> for people to work together. That said, this would also likely require a
>> larger venue and there are likely other considerations before pursuing this
>> I'm interested in your feedback. I'd like to potentially book a block of
>> hotel rooms as well as settle on some dates.
>> Robert Cheetham
>> Azavea | 340 N 12th St, Ste 402, Philadelphia, PA
>> cheetham at azavea.com | T 215.701.7713 | F 215.925.2663
>> Web azavea.com <http://www.azavea.com/> | Blog azavea.com/blogs |
>> Twitter @ <http://goog_858212415>rcheetham <http://twitter.com/rcheetham>
>> and @azavea <http://twitter.com/azavea>
>> *Azavea is a B Corporation <http://www.bcorporation.net/what-are-b-corps>
>> - we apply geospatial technology to create better communities *
>> *while advancing the state-of-the-art through research. Join us in
>> creating a better world.*
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