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has some early planning information on a potential Inkscape hackfest in 2016.
This page planning Inkscapehackfest.
LGM 2016 will be held in London. This means it would be the most convenient to have the hackfest in the UK or at least in Europe, to avoid long travels for developers who want to attend both the hackfest and the LGM.
The hackfest requires the following things:
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* Quiet meeting space with several power outlets and reasonably fast internet access.
* WiFi is preferable, but can be provided via our own router.
* Whiteboard / blackboard for quick notes.
* Overhead projector or a big screen for demonstrations would be useful, but probably not essential.
* Accommodation which is easily reachable from the meeting space.
* Several food options near the meeting space .
* It should be possible to survive using only English.
Natural proposal due to LGM location.
* Same place as LGM
* English speaking country
* Lots of things to do after coding
* Good public transport
* Accommodation and food is very expensive
Public transport in London is one of the best in the world. Single fares are $4.47 peak / $3.54 off-peak to anywhere in Zone 1 if you have an Oyster card, available with a refundable $7.70 deposit, or $7.40 in cash. Cash fares cannot be used on buses. Transfer to/from Heathrow by tube (Piccadilly line) is $7.85 peak / $4.77 off-peak with an Oyster card or $9.24 with cash fare. Peak hours are 6:30 to 9:30 and 16:00 to 19:00.
London is a major international airline hub, and its five airports have connections to almost everywhere on Earth.
All prices after conversion to USD, using the exchange rate 1 GBP = 1.54 USD.
Proposed by Alex Valavanis.
* Cheaper than London
* English speaking country
* Alex can arrange free meeting space
* London can be reached quickly by train (total 2-3 hours)
* Not a major airport
Transport from Manchester: Manchester Airport with a train to Leeds for £6 (50 mins)
Transport from London: Flight to Heathrow in London means the Piccadilly line (£8/ 45 mins) to Kings Cross and a 2 hour train ride for £22 to Leeds .
===Warsaw (former proposal)===
Proposed by Krzysztof Kosiński.
Unfortunately K.K. is moving to USA and so won't be local anymore. Information left for posterity.
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* At least 50% cheaper than London
* Good public transport
* Krzysztof can probably arrange free meeting space
Not an English speaking country, level of English proficiency is somewhere between Germany and France
Requires a flight to get to London for LGM (total 4-5 hours)
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A three-night midweek stay booked a month in advance at an aparthotel or a budget hotel will cost around $160-$200 (prices from booking. com for start of June, which is already during the tourist season; prices in April are typically lower). An equivalent five-star hotel stay will cost between $400 and $800.
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Public transport has a [http:// warszawa. jakdojade. pl/ very good navigation website] and a mobile application. Single tickets valid for 60 minutes and any number of transfers are $1.25, 24 hour passes are $4.20, 30-day passes are $31 - they are contactless cards and require a photo. The fares are good for all of Zone 1, which covers the whole city limits of Warsaw.
There are flights several times daily between Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) and major airline hubs London, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Frankfurt, Brussels. The only direct U.S. destinations are Chicago O'Hare and New York JFK. There is a second low-cost airport in Modlin ( WMI), served by Ryanair. WAW is close to the city and connected by buses and trains, while WMI is accessible by a shuttle bus from a nearby train station. There is also a train you can take from Berlin Hauptbahnhof every 3 hours, it takes about 6 hours to reach the main railway station Warszawa Centralna.
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Food is cheap by European standards. The most popular foreign cuisine is Italian. Two XXL pizzas, enough to feed four people, are around $16. Footlong Sub combo is $6, McMenu is $5, restaurant meals are anywhere between $8 and $20. Possible after-coding activities are as varied as in any major European city. There are several good multi-tap beer parlors, where a craft beer will cost around $3.
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All prices after conversion to USD, using the exchange rate 1 PLN = 0. 28 USD.
Proposed by Sirko Kemter for an event in November 2015.
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* Very cheap accommodation and food
* Friendly people
* Not an English speaking country
* Far away for US-based developers
Information from Sirko's e-mail:
Cambodia sounds far but flight costs are not more expensive as an flight from US to Europe, visa is not a problem there are only few countries excluded from the arrival one, so its pay get in. The hotels in Phnom Penh are extremly cheap, you get for 40$ an 5star hotel room but prices start with just 1$ a day (including breakfast and a bottle water a day). Same is for food, you get for 3-5$ a nice all you can eat khmer bbq.
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Cambodias people are extremly welcoming and open, especially the youth who really likes to learn and work to change their lifes. Inkscape has already a lot of friends now there, I was last year twice in Phnom Penh and gave a lot of workshops how to use it.
This page details the planning of Inkscape's 2016 hackfest.
Other pages: Hackfest2016 Topics, Hackfest2016 Attendees. Old: Hackfest2016 Location, Hackfest2015.
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.
April 11th through 13th just before the Libre Graphics meeting (April 15th-18th).
The Hackfest venue will be in the Evans Room at Devonshire Hall, University of Leeds. It is located in the Hyde Park area of Leeds. Address as follows:
A map of the venue is available online.
It is a traditional "Oxbridge style" stone-built hall and our meeting room will accommodate 10 delegates. We will have access to the meeting room from 0900–1700 each day.
A buffet lunch will be provided each day. There will also be an unlimited supply of tea, coffee and biscuits.
Sugar, milk and soy milk will be provided.
- Wireless networking
- UK mains power (remember to bring your own UK power adapters if you're coming from outside the UK!!)
- Data projector & screen
- Flipchart and pens
There are a few pubs, bars, cafes and coffee shops 5 minutes walk away
from the venue if we want a change of scenery. There is also a small
The venue is located on the Woodhouse Ridge nature trail if you want
to step out for some fresh air.
First Bus services 1, 6, 28 and 97 all run between the city centre and Hyde Park (15 minute journey). Buses depart every ten minutes during the day, and every half hour or so during the evening. Please see the First Bus website for full timetables and ticketing information. Note that you can simply buy tickets from the driver.
Leeds has numerous local taxi services, which are generally reliable and cheap. These include:
- Uber: Book via the phone app. If you don't have an Uber account yet, you can use discount code enqzf to get a free first journey.
- Ace cars: Phone +44 113 230 4499
- Amber cars: Book via phone or app. See the Amber website for details
Alex Valavanis is the local coordinator for the event, and lives within walking distance of the venue. Send him a message on the developers' list if you
get stuck! He will also be free on the Sunday evening before the Hackfest if anyone would like to meet for food/drink in Leeds City Centre.
An informal dinner will be held at The Cross Keys pub in Holbeck, Leeds on the final day of the Hackfest: Wednesday 13th April at 7pm. The food will be fairly traditional Yorkshire cuisine. There are a couple of options for vegetarians, but please get in touch with Alex if you have any special dietary requirements.
Anybody interested in Inkscape is welcome to attend. Funding is available for travel expenses based on past contributions to Inkscape. See the Hackfest2016 Attendees page for more details.
A schedule will be developed based on input from attendees and the Inkscape community. See the Hackfest2016 Topics page for further details.
We will be meeting from 2000 onwards at The Chemic Tavern in Woodhouse on Sunday 10 April for a couple of drinks. It's a traditional pub with a good selection of real ales, and other alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks. There is a good fish and chip shop next door, and plenty of other takeaway food options nearby, which will deliver to the pub.