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.
- 1 Hackfest: Saarbrücken, Germany
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. The hackfest will take place before (and continue informally through) the 2019 LGM conference (info about this year's organizers).
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 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.
From Code to Community
This short, 6 hour open source event will take place in the Pingusson building, Hohenzollernstraße 60, 66117 Saarbrücken.
The opening on May 29th will follow directly on the 'From Code to Community' event, at Hohenzollernstraße 60, 66117 Saarbrücken.
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.
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.
- 12:00-18:00: From Code to Community (Pingusson building). Volunteers for booth: Marc, Mihaela, Maren
- 18:00: LGM opening
The following folk have offered to assist with organization work, in limited capacities: