8 QGIS Developer Meeting in Essen 2012¶
- 8 QGIS Developer Meeting in Essen 2012
- Period and location
- Dining (Evenings)
- By plane
- By train from Essen Main Station
- By car
- Individual Preparation
- About Essen and the Ruhr area
Period and location¶
October 3rd-7th 2012, Essen, Linuxhotel (Germany)
Please note that in contrast to other years the QGIS Developer Meeting starts on Wednesday 3.10. and finishes on Sunday 7.10. The reason is, that the Linuxhotel sponsors the event and they only have free rooms for this period!
Essen is a city in the central part of the Ruhr area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Located on the River Ruhr, its population of approximately 579,000 makes it the 9th-largest city in Germany. For the year 2010, Essen was the European Capital of Culture on behalf of the whole Ruhr area. You find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essen
The Linuxhotel (http://www.linuxhotel.de) is one of the nodes for open source training in Germany. For years, they support open source projects financially as sponsor and/or provide space for developer and project meetings for special conditions (see: http://www.linuxhotel.de/community.en.html). The QGIS project is thankful that the Linuxhotel (Villa Vogelsang) will host and support the 8th QGIS Developer Meeting.
D - 45279 Essen-Horst
Phone: 0049-(0)201 8536-600
Fax: 0049-(0)201 8536-605
Sponsors¶We currently have 3 sponsor for the event :
- Linuxhotel (http://www.linuxhotel.de/) - they provide the venue for the meeting and accommodation, drinks, etc at very reasonable conditions
- FOSSGIS e.V. (http://www.fossgis.de/) - they sponsor the event with 1000 EUR
- OSGEO (http://www.osgeo.org/) - they sponsor the event with 1000 EUR
It will probably be possible for all participants to stay directly at the venue. The Linuxhotel provides special conditions for open source projects (see http://www.linuxhotel.de/community.html). The maximum number of beds for the special conditions (including single and double rooms, all rooms) is at about 24.
If necessary, they would also allow participants with sleeping bags, tents, etc, but we would not really recommend that. If there will be more than 24 participants, we will organize further accomodation nearby at a normal rate. So, be sure, we find a solution for that.
We will provide more and detailed information about this important topic soon ;).
The Linuxhotel (Villa Vogelsang) in Essen can be reached by plane, train, car, foot, bicycle, ...
There are several airports available. The websites show you, what airlines serve which airports.
- Airport Düsseldorf (http://www.duesseldorf-international.de/dus_en/). The Linuxhotel (Villa Vogelsang) is about 35 Minutes (with Taxi/Car) away from Düsseldorf airport and about 45 minutes by train (ICE to Essen HBF and then S3 to Essen-Horst - see "By train from Essen Main Station"). Costs are about 17 EUR.
- Airport Dortmund (http://www.dortmund-airport.de/5.html?&L=1). The Linuxhotel (Villa Vogelsang) is about 35 Minutes (with Taxi/Car) away from Dortmund airport and about 1:50 minutes by train (Bus and local train to Essen HBF and then S3 to Essen-Horst - see "By train from Essen Main Station"). Costs are about 14 EUR..
- Airport Cologne/Bonn (http://www.koeln-bonn-airport.de/index.php?id=1&L=1) The Linuxhotel (Villa Vogelsang) is about 50 Minutes from Cologne airport and about 1:40 minutes by train (ICE to Essen HBF and then S3 to Essen-Horst - see "By train from Essen Main Station"). Costs are about 19 EUR..
- Airport Weeze (http://www.airport-weeze.de/en). The Linuxhotel (Villa Vogelsang) is about 1:45h by Bus and local train away from Airport Weeze (Bus to Essen HBF and then S3 to Essen-Horst - see "By train from Essen Main Station"). Costs are about 20 EUR. The Bus timetable is here: http://www.airport-weeze.de/en/arriving_by_bus.html#overzicht_2
By train from Essen Main Station¶
You can buy tickets online at http://www.bahn.de/i/view/DEU/en/index.shtml
The nearest train station to the Linuxhotel is called "Horst S-Bahnhof Essen (Ruhr)" (S3). It is a 10 minutes walk away. The nearest train station with taxi waiting area is called "Essen-Steele". If you arrive from Essen main station at Horst S-Bahnhof Essen (Ruhr), then go under the tracks, up the hill, at the end right into "Lindkenshofer Weg". After 200m turn right again into "Eberhardstr.". This leads you straight to the brown wooden door of our villa Vogelsang. Also see figure: http://www.linuxhotel.de/pics/karte-s-bahnhof.png
Nearby Autobahn/Highway exits are:
- A40 Exit/Ausfahrt Nr. 27 "Essen-Kray"
- A40 Exit/Ausfahrt Nr. 26 "Essen-Frillendorf"
- A52 Exit/Ausfahrt Nr. 30 "Essen-Bergerhausen"
If you leave the Autobahn, drive in direction to "Essen-Steele" and follow the signs to "Essen-Horst". You will pass two super markets "Aldi" and "Lidl" and a level crossing. From the intersection Dahlhauser Straße/Von-Ossietzky-Ring in the center of Essen-Horst you will find signs to "Villa Vogelsang". Also see figure: http://www.linuxhotel.de/pics/karte-autobahn.png and http://www.linuxhotel.de/pics/karte-essen-horst.png.
- Users Feedback
- moving QGIS website to RST (Django?), website translation
- future of the SEXTANTE framework
- code deduplication (old symbology, diagrams, labeling; SPIT plugin?)
- thread-safe data providers
- new logo and switching to gis theme (see http://osgeo-org.1560.n6.nabble.com/Cast-your-vote-Default-icon-theme-for-QGIS-2-0-td4987107.html)
|1||Horst Düster||Switzerland||03.10 (13h00)||07.10 (15h00)||Linuxhotel||QgsWPS/SEXTANTE integration|
|3||Paolo Cavallini||Italy||3.10 (18:45) @ Koeln Airport||8.10 (17:25) @ Airport Düsseldorf||Linuxhotel||Plugin migration, etc. Can share a room with Giuseppe Sucameli and/or Giovanni Manghi|
|4||Andreas Neumann||Switzerland||3.10 (13-14h)||7.10. (15h)||Linuxhotel||QGIS Webclient. Sharing a room with Matthias.|
|5||Werner Macho||Austria||3.10. (07:55) @Airport DUS||6.10.||Linuxhotel||Roomsharing with Tim, Documentation, GUI Translation, HIG for plugins, writing tests, QGIS2.0, Overview not working->testcase?(manual list?), Feature-Set ready for minimum release|
|6||Matthias Kuhn||Switzerland||3.10.||7.10.||Linuxhotel||Sharing room with Andreas. Attribute editor.|
|7||Larissa Junek||Germany||3.10 (19:00)||7.10||Linuxhotel||QGIS Documentation|
|8||Diethard Jansen||The Netherlands||3.10 evening||6.10 evening||Linuxhotel||QGIS Documentation, Plugins|
|9||Giovanni Manghi||Italy (from Portugal)||3.10 (16:20)||8.10 (13:25)||Linuxhotel||Testing, Redmine cleaning. Can share a room with Giuseppe Sucameli and/or Paolo Cavallini|
|10||Hugo Mercier||France||03.10 (~17h30)||07.10 (~16h00)||Linuxhotel||Port of Atlas plugin|
|11||Alessandro Pasotti||Italy||04.10||08.10||Linuxhotel||Plugin Website|
|12||Giuseppe Sucameli||Italy||03.10 (18:25) @ Airport Düsseldorf||07.10 (13.50) @ Airport Düsseldorf||Linuxhotel|
|13||Radim Blažek||Czechia||03.10. 15:03 Hbf||06.10. 12:23 Hbf||Tent||New raster architecture|
|14||Mathias Walker||Switzerland||4.10. morning||6.10. evening||Linuxhotel|
|15||Marco Hugentobler||Switzerland||4.10. morning||6.10. evening||Linuxhotel|
|16||Pirmin Kalberer||Switzerland||4.10. morning||6.10. evening||Linuxhotel|
|18||Tim Sutton||South Africa||TBC||Leave Saturday TBC||Linuxhotel||Among many things, set up a sample WMS and WFS server autoupgraded from master at every commit, roomsharing with Werner|
|19||Raymond Nijssen||The Netherlands||4.10||7.10||Linuxhotel||sharing room with Richard, own car|
|20||Richard Duivenvoorde||The Netherlands||4.10||7.10||Linuxhotel||sharing room with Raymond|
|21||Stefan Ziegler||Switzerland||3.10||7.10||Mövenpick hotel|
|22||Cédric Möri||Switzerland||3.10||7.10||Mövenpick hotel|
|23||Peter Wells||UK||3.10 (~19:00)||7.10||Linuxhotel||I'm driving here - let me know if anyone could make use of a lift from me; Continuing development on a QGIS plugin for rendering results from hydraulic models as QGIS layers.|
|24||Diana Galindo||Colombia||05.10||07.10||Linuxhotel||User manual translation|
|25||Germán Carrillo||Colombia||05.10||07.10||Linuxhotel||Python tests?, Bug Fixing, QgsWPS/SEXTANTE integration|
|26||Stephan Breisig||Germany||03.10. afternoon||06.10. evening|
|27||Yvo Weidmann||Switzerland||03.10. afternoon||07.10. afternoon||Linuxhotel|
- Bring your own computer (and power supply!). Better with a power bar and long cable, and ethernet cable (we'll provide wifi, but better you have a cable, too).
- Install git and the compiler tools, and come with a working QGIS development environment if possible.
- Is the QGIS Hackfest just a coding event?
- It is mainly a coding and documentation event. It is a working session for people who are already participants in the QGIS project and/or are committed to improving the QGIS project.
- On demand we can do some presentations of current working qgis implementation and new upcoming features to spread the idea of openGIS software
- Is the QGIS Hackfest for developers only?
- No: anybody can help, with testing, checking out bugs and fixes, documentation and more.
- Where can I get help and more information about the hackfest?
- Contact Otto Dassau <dassau_at_gbd-consult.de> or Horst Düster <horst.duester_at_kappasys.ch>
About Essen and the Ruhr area¶
- Otto: Working on and planing the Documentation platform. Restructuring the content user manual, update content to current QGIS version.
- Werner: Taking a look over license issues. Trying to give every important file in source a machine readable license header. Working on some GUI Dialogs (Transparency settings) and learned a lot from Peter Wells. Thanks Pete!
- Andreas: Discussing relations in QGIS Desktop, working on QGIS Webclient: translation improvements and theme switcher (not yet finished, but finished soon)
- Alessandro: fixed most bugs of http://plugins.qgis.org, added rating for plugins
- Giuseppe: fixed several bugs, new Python console much improved
- Larissa: Worked on QGIS Dokumentation update
- Horst: Organisation of the event, catering and continuing the developement of QgsWPS/SEXTANTE integration
- Pete: continued development of a QGIS plugin for displaying time varying hydraulic model results (both scalar and vector) in QGIS.
- Mathias: started integrating the upcoming QGIS Mapserver GetProjectSettings into the QGIS Webclient for more configuration options from the QGIS project file
- Radim: Implemented raster pseudocolor limits calculation, WCS select dialog improved, WCS and raster bugfixes.
- Diana: Contribution to the QGIS GUI Spanish translation.
- Germán: New Python test (QgsFeature), New plugin (SyncQGISWithDir) for synchronizing QGIS with a directory, started working on WPS for Sextante.
- Matthias: Drag and drop attribute editor designer, Specifications for foreign key constraints, Enjoying very fruitful exchange of experience and knowledge
- Hugo: completed the atlas plugin integration (thanks Marco!). Enjoyed discussions.
- Yvo: Testing developing Python plugins with Eclipse and PyDev under Windows.
- Marco: Fix and extend composer unit tests, fix bugs / apply pull requests
- Stephan: Continued work on Python plugin for point acquisition taking into account n:m attribute relationships.
- Giovanni: Testing, testing again, and more testing. Closed a lot of tickets.
- All: designed the roadmap to QGIS 2.0