[Mapbender-dev] OSGeo Code Sprint March 2018 in Bonn - join us and please register soon

Astrid Emde astrid.emde at wheregroup.com
Thu Dec 21 08:59:34 PST 2017

Dear developers,

OSGeo Code Sprint will come to Bonn (Germany) in March 2018 [1]. You are 
invited to join us.


- Sun 2018-⁠⁠03-⁠⁠19 12:00 noon -⁠⁠ Sun 2018-⁠⁠03-⁠⁠25 12:00 noon


- Venue & Accommodation: BaseCamp Bonn (For more informations: 

- Accomodation Booking System: 

Interested? So read more about why & where & when...

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) has a long tradition of 
organizing code sprints for developers of Open Source GIS software.

For several years the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) [1] has 
been organizing a yearly Code Sprint, a come-together of the "C Tribe" 
OSGeo projects - now we call it OSGeo Code Sprint. Leading developers of 
projects like GDAL, PostGIS, MapServer, QGIS, PDAL, and many more get 
together to discuss new ideas, hack, decide, tackle large geospatial 
problems & more & simply to have fun.

In 2018 the OSGeo Code Sprint will come again to Europe after Vienna 
(2014) [6] and Paris in (2016) [4]. This makes is possible to embed 
European developers and users.
The tradition started in 2011 with Toronto [11], then New York [10], 
Montreal [9], Island Wood [8] and Boston [7]. And went to Philadelphia 
in 2015 [5] and last year to Daytona Beach (2017) [3]. Find a list of 
code sprints at [12].

OSGeo Code Sprint 2018 in Bonn
This year the international code sprint of the OSGeo will take place 
from 19 to 25 March 2018 simultaneously with the FOSSGIS Conference 2018 
in Bonn. We offer a setting so that individual projects can meet for 
their code sprint.

The code sprint will take place at BaseCamp in Bonn. During the FOSS4G 
2016 in Bonn we have already organized a code sprint at this location, 
in which about 100 developers worked on the open source projects every 
day. (https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2016_Code_Sprint). It is a 
really awesome location. Codesprint and accommodations are combined in 
one hall and you will live in a caravan, bus or cabin.

Check out http://www.basecamp-bonn.com/ for details about the venue.

Working zones will be created for you in the breakfast area and 
hallways. Healthy and not-so-healthy catering of drinks and snacks will 
be provided by us. Participation in codesprint is free of charge. 
However, overnight stays will have to be reserved and paid for by 

BaseCamp is an indoor campground and offers different caravans, night 
sleepers, Airstreams, a Trabant, Volkswagen transporter and other places 
to stay.

If you prefer to stay in a hotel - no problem. Bonnox Boardinghouse is 
close-by. And you also find many great hotels in Bonn.

Book your room soon
As the accommodations are as well available to FOSSGIS 2018 participants 
we will make an effort to make advance booking possible for you a few 
days ahead, to ensure you have the opportunity to sleep on-site and wrap 
up the evenings jointly.
Therefore, please book your accomondation as soon as possible via the 
booking system http://www.bonn-region.de/events/fossgis.html

Register for the OSGeo Code Sprint
And don't forget to sign up in the OSGeo wiki at our OSGeo Code Spint 
2018 page:

This is important for us, not only for the planning of snacks and 

The OSGeo Code Sprint is open to all who wish to participate in one or 
more projects. There is always plenty to do – it’s not all about 
programming. Translation, documentation, feedback, discussions, testing 
– all this is also important for projects so everyone is cordially 
invited to attend the codesprint!

The Codesprint Organizing Team is looking forward to your coming!



  Sun 2018-⁠⁠03-⁠⁠19 12:00 noon -⁠⁠ Sun 2018-⁠⁠03-⁠⁠25 12:00 noon


Venue & Accommodation: BaseCamp. (For more informations: 

Accomodation Booking System: 



If you have questions/comments/ideas please let us know.

Send an email to astrid_emde at osgeo.org. You are welcome!

See you in Bonn in march 2018!

The OSGeo Code Sprint 2018 Team

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Code_Sprint_2018
[2] http://www.osgeo.org
[3] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Daytona_Beach_Code_Sprint_2017
[4] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Paris_Code_Sprint_2016
[5] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Code_Sprint_2015
[6] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Vienna_Code_Sprint_2014
[7] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Boston_Code_Sprint_2013
[8] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/IslandWood_Code_Sprint_2012
[9] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Montreal_Code_Sprint_2011
[10] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_York_Code_Sprint_2010
[11] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Toronto_Code_Sprint_2009
[12] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:Code_Sprints
[13] Booking System http://www.bonn-region.de/events/fossgis.html

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