[OpenGuides-Oxford] OpenGuides hackfest, 18th-19th October

Dominic Hargreaves dom at earth.li
Tue Aug 19 15:54:22 BST 2008

I am pleased to announce the 2008 OpenGuides hackfest, to be held in
Oxford, UK.

Information about the event will be updated on
http://dev.openguides.org/wiki/OxfordHackfest2008 but here are the

= When? =

 * Saturday 18th October 11am-8pm
 * Sunday 19th October 11am-5pm

= Where? =

 * Oxford University Computing Services, Banbury Road
 * Travel info: <http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/about/travel.xml>
 * Note: the front door is locked at the weekend; either make a prior
   arrangement with us to arrive at a specified time, or be prepared to
   use a mobile phone when you arrive to be let in.

= What? =

Here are some ideas for what we could do:

 * make a CSS design suitable for shipping with the default OpenGuides
 * implement a global OpenGuides portal
 * improve the mobile device support of OpenGuides
 * improve the user interface of OpenGuides
 * fix/triage a hundred and one little bugs
 * meet like-minded people, hack, socialise, maybe even do some Oxford
   data collection if you want to get out in the open
 * work on integration with Open Street Map
 * anything else OpenGuides-related that you can think of

= Beer =

The Oxford Beer Festival <http://oxfordcamra.org.uk/festival2008.php>
is running from Thursday 16th October to Saturday 18th October.
Possibilities include a lunchtime excursion on Saturday, or a meetup
on Friday evening. Bear in mind that it is recommended to arrive
by 6pm on the Friday in order to avoid long queues.
= Connectivity = 

 * Wired and wireless access
 * Bring a laptop if you have one!

= Food and drink =

 * Tea and coffee will be available during the day
 * There are plenty of sandwich shops in the vicinity for lunch
 * There may well be an evening meal on the Saturday evening

= Accommodation =

There are several possibilities for hostels, B&Bs and hotels in Oxford
if you are coming from outside Oxford and looking to stay on Friday or
Saturday night. Additionally if you are on a budget and would like to
crash in someone's spare room/floor, let us know (see below for contact
info) and we'll try and hook you up with someone.

= Sign up =

Please let us if you will be attending (so we know who to expect, and
total numbers), and whether you would be interested in a visit to the
beer festival on Friday, or a meal on Saturday (including dietary
preferences/requirements), by emailing us:

mailto:oxford-hackfest-2008 at openguides.org

Note that emailing us doesn't compel you to come, so even if you're
not sure, we would appreciate an email.

= Questions =

Email us: mailto:oxford-hackfest-2008 at openguides.org

= Thanks =

Special thanks to OUCS management for allowing us to use the meeting
rooms for this event.

Dominic Hargreaves | http://www.larted.org.uk/~dom/
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