HackFest 2010

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Dear OOo hackers,

the OOoCon just ended, and we realize how little time we can spend together face2face each year. To properly fix that problem, we hereby announce the next event around - a HackFest in Hamburg, specifically targeted to developers, to give all of us more face time & collectively work on the code.

The HackFest will take place on the weekend of November 6./7. 2010 in the Attraktor in Hamburg, and a tentative program could look like this:

  • Friday night - beer & fun, warming up
  • Saturday morning - Intro talks, Hands-on sessions
  • Saturday afternoon/night - collective hacking, bug fixing
  • Sunday morning - wrap-up, review, document

For those who are in need for a bursary, we have a limited travel funding budget available. For sleeping, couchsurfing at the organizers is available. Be aware that would be in an unheated loft, so bringing a sleeping mat and a good sleeping bag would be essential. For more comfortable reasonably priced acommodations see the wiki page.

We look forward to meet you there, stay tuned for further announcements around programme and sponsoring! To register yourself, just drop a short note to and we'll follow up with further information soon.

Faithfully, your HackFest organizers

Eike, Florian & Thorsten


Location at OpenStreetMap:
Location at Google Maps:,10.022873&daddr=&geocode=&hl=en&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=19&sll=53.602983,10.022873&sspn=0.001372,0.00213&ie=UTF8&ll=53.603007,10.022691&spn=0.002744,0.004259&t=h&z=18

How to get there

From Central Station (Hauptbahnhof):

  • Take the city train S1 or S11 direction Ohlsdorf or direction Airport/Poppenbüttel (green line).
  • Get off at Rübenkamp (City Nord), which is 8 stations from central station, the ride will take 17 minutes.
  • Take the exit City Nord, Fachhochschule, Hebebrandstraße in the direction of travel, North.
  • The restaurant Schachcafé where we meet for the social on Friday evening starting from 19:00 is located directly at the exit.
  • To get to the Attraktor e.V. location, either
    • take the bus 26 direction S Hamburg Airport or U Alsterdorf and get off at the second stop Dakarweg, take the stairs on the right before the bridge, or
    • walk about 1200m to the West along Hebebrandstraße, Überseering, take the stairs on the right before the bridge
  • then on the upper level walk straight into Attraktor e.V., see map.

Note: The entire building complex is on two levels, the Attraktor e.V. is located on the upper level.

If you know the way or dare to find your way ;-) you may walk from S Rübenkamp exit South all the Dakarweg, cross the bridge and stay on the upper level. A nicer walk but may get tricky, see map. Not recommendable at night, at least not for the first time..


Ideas and topics that could be worked on are collected at Hackfest2010/Topics.

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