This page details the planning of Inkscape's 2019 hackfest in Saarbrücken, Germany, Monday May 27 to Wednesday May 29. It is just prior to LGM which is from May 29 (evening) to Sunday, June 2.
Hackfest: Saarbrücken, Germany
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.
For the regional open source event 'From Code to Community' on May 29th [link to schedule], we plan to have a group of Inkscapers presenting Inkscape to the visitors.
We plan for announcing the 1.0 release some time at LGM (no guarantees!).
Saarbrücken is a city in the west of Germany, next to the border with France. It is about 2 hours from Paris and 3 hours from Frankfurt by train. There is a local airport (SCN) with some international flights.
The LGM website has more comprehensive info on traveling to Saarbrücken.
The hackfest will take place in an open-plan office at k8.design, a non-profit company owned by the Saarbrücken arts university. k8.design is located at
Keplerstr. 3-5 Ufergasse 2 in Saarbrücken . k8 staff will be working alongside us in the same office.
A neighboring, smaller office (10 persons max) will probably be available for us to use, too, e.g. for discussions that would otherwise be too loud.
The upper limit is 20 persons.
Their offices are open from ~9:00 in the morning. It's possible that we get a key, so we can stay as long as we need to in the evenings. Thomas has volunteered to be the key's keeper.
From Code to Community
This short, 6 hour open source event with a small exhibition, talks and workshops (mostly in German) will take place on May 29th in the Pingusson building, Hohenzollernstraße 60, 66117 Saarbrücken.
The Inkscape project will have a table with electricity and internet access. Other FLOSS communities, like the FSFE and Open Street Map will be present, too.
The opening on May 29th will follow directly on the 'From Code to Community' event, at Hohenzollernstraße 60, 66117 Saarbrücken.
During LGM, they seem to have more rooms available than there will be conference tracks, so it should be possible to have a collaboration space for Inkscape. However, we probably won't be able to have the same place continuously, and we would have to ask when we need it. There is also plenty of sitting space available on the venue.
No catering. Tobias Ellinghaus might be able to help us arrange for some snacks and beverages.
- Wireless networking (fast broadband).
- Europlug type C and F.
- LCD projector (HDMI)
- flip chart
- wired networking available, network switch needs to be brought by Inkscapers
- RdH will bring an 8 port switch (5 ports free for other Inkscapers)
Located in a pedestrian zone with multiple places to buy food.
- The LGM website has a list of nearby hotels.
- The official list of Saarbrücken's hotels is available from the city's website.
An informal dinner will be held one night. TBA.
Anybody interested in Inkscape is welcome to attend. Funding support for travel expenses is based on past contributions to Inkscape. See the Hackfest2019 Saarbrücken Attendees page for more details.
Hackfest Topics and Schedule
A schedule will be developed based on input from attendees and the Inkscape community. See the Hackfest2019 Saarbrücken Topics page for further details.
- 9:00 Official Hackfest Begin at k8's offices. Tobias Ellinghaus will be there to greet Inkscapers and k8 staff.
- hacking at k8
- 12:00-18:00: From Code to Community (Pingusson building). Volunteers for booth: Marc, Mihaela
- 18:00: LGM opening
The following folk have offered to assist with organization work, in limited capacities: