Hackfest2019 SCALE

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This page details the planning of Inkscape's 2019 hackfest in Pasadena, California.

Other pages: [Hackfest2019 Agenda] Hackfest2019 SCALE Topics, Hackfest2019 SCALE Attendees, Hackfest2019 Recap.

Future: Hackfest2019 Saarbrücken

Old: Hackfest2018 Kiel, Hackfest2018 LGM, Hackfest2018, Hackfest2017, Hackfest2016, Hackfest2015.

Hackfest: Pasadena, California


A hackfest! We will work on Inkscape bugs, new features, and packaging as well as website issues; in fact anything that can benefit from developers and users being physically in the same space. The hackfest will take place March 4th through March 6th, which is before the 2019 Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) which takes place from March 7th through 10th.


Pasadena is a city 16 km to the northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Pasadena can be reached from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by bus/metro in about an hour.

  • An easy way to get there is take the FlyLAX bus to the downtown rail station and then take the Gold line to Pasadena
* https://www.flylax.com/en/flyaway-bus
* https://www.metro.net/riding/paid_parking/gold-line/


The hackfest will take place at Pasadena City College. From the college:

The Creveling Lounge has been reserved in the name of your organization for the three-day event, requested tables and chairs.  The doors to The Creveling Lounge will be open thirty minutes prior to start-time for the event; and room will remain available to your group for thirty minutes after requested end-time.  The thirty-minute time period prior to and after start/end times for the event allows you to set up the room as needed prior to actual time for event to start – with time at the end of each day to gather belongings and check to ensure all is in order prior to leaving the reserved room.

Please see the attached “Screen Shot”:  Creveling Lounge is close to the corner of Hill Street and Colorado Blvd.  Parking lots are available to visitors with purchase of a Parking Permit with a daily cost of two dollars per day.  The kiosks for purchasing Parking Permits accepts credit card payment as well as paper currency.  Coins are not processed by the parking kiosks.


We've decided to not use the catering from the college, but will bring some snacks and enjoy nearby lunch places on Colorado.


* Wireless networking
* US type ...
* Etc.

Nearby amenities

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Hackfest Dinner

An informal dinner will be held one night. We have a list of possible restaurants, we will decide on Monday as part of our initial planning.


Anybody interested in Inkscape is welcome to attend. Funding support for travel expenses is based on past contributions to Inkscape. See the Hackfest2019 SCALE Attendees page for more details.


A schedule will be developed based on input from attendees and the Inkscape community. See the Hackfest2019 SCALE Topics page for further details.