[talk-ch] OSM Mappers and developpers invited to the Randa Meetings 2014

Pascal Mages pascal at planetmages.ch
Sun Apr 20 12:57:37 CEST 2014

Dear all
Randa [1] is a small and beautiful village in the swiss alps just two
train stops away from Zermatt with its world famous Matterhorn! The next
Randa Meetings take place from Saturday, 9th to Friday, 15th of August
2014. The association Randa Meetings lead by Mario Fux organises the 5th
Hacking Meeting already.

What are these Randa Meetings?
The goal of the Randa Meetings is to bring groups and people from the
global free software, open source and open data community together for 
one week in a nice place to discuss, work and hack on the next big (or 
small) thing. Due to its origin so far mainly the KDE community has 
participated and we have hosted as much as 50 developers (the house has 
a capacity of approx. 100) [2].

The organisers of Randa Meetings provide the place and basic services
such as food, drinks and accomodation (not for free but for a very low 
price, see below), meeting rooms and the probably nicest view you can 
have for a (developer) meeting. The content comes from the participants. 
So you can come with your group and discuss, map or hack on whatever is 
important to you.

So do you have a project you are working on within the OSM community?
Bring your people to Randa in August and you will most probably have a
boost for the project. The past meetings have shown that the great
atmosphere and the peaceful suroundings are very positive for the
productivity and focused work. And you can come for just a day or two or
the whole week. It's totally up to you.

Family and friends are welcome, too!
Randa is great also for your family. There are a lot of opportunities
for hiking, mountain biking or just enjoying yourself in a great 
panorama. This year we know already from a few bringing their kids along
with them.

What does it cost me?
The accomodation is approx. 20 CHF/person and night (+/-5 CHF) and also 
depending on how much sponsoring we can obtain. Family members have to 
pay for themself (no sponsored stays).
Food (full board) is provided at 15 CHF/person and day.
Travel expenses are to be covered by the participants. For international 
participants on low budget we can provide a special fare train ticket on 
request (limited availability).

Interested? Get in contact with us! Pascal Mages (pascal.mages at sosm.ch) 
or Mario Fux (fux at kde.org).
For further information visit http://randa-meetings.ch/

Looking forward to see you in Randa!
Pascal & Mario

[1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/46.0999/7.7652
[2] http://community.kde.org/Sprints/Randa

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