Castle Sprint Details
Important Have a look at the Sprint Wiki to get the full picture, as well as being prepared when you show up.
Have look here to the Roomplan. Please check this and maybe print it just before you come to the sprint.
All of you who haven't a place to sleep so far, please contact me (robert at bluedynamics dot org). We have reserved enough rooms in the next hotel (20 to 25 Euros per person and night), and it's also possible to sleep in your own tent in the park of the castle.
In the participiants list below, I added a (C) for people staying in the castle, a (H) for people staying in the hotel, and a (T) for the hard guys who selected the Tent.
The participiants so far:
- Alexander Limi (confirmed) (C), Oslo - Norway
- Alan Runyan (C) and Josh LaPlace (C) (confirmed), Houston - Texas
- Helge Tesdal (C) (confirmed), Oslo - Norway
- Paul Everitt (C) (confirmed), Rennes - France
- Benjamin Saller (C) (confirmed) and Jonah (C) (confirmed) from AbstractEdge, New York
- Robert Rottermann (H) & Jeremy (H) from RedCor (confirmed), Berne - Switzerland
- Gregoire Weber /H) & Gidon Friedmann (H) (confirmed), Zurich - Switzerland
- Bernard Buehlmann (H) and Pascal Haberegger (H) from 4teamwork (confirmed), Bern - Switzerland
- Vincenzo di Somma (H) & Francesco (H) & Riccardo (H) from Reflab (confirmed), Pisa Italy
- Jodok Batlogg (T), Dominik Bartenstein (T), Thomas Bechter (T), Thomas Geiger (T) from solution2u.net / wahuu.at (confirmed), Vorarlberg - Austria
- Ulrich Eck (H) (confirmed), Munich - Germany
- Robert Boulanger (C) & Phil Auersperg (C) & Gogo (C) from BlueDynamics (confirmed), Bavaria, Austria
- Jens Klein (T) , Daniel Nouri (T) (confirmed), Innsbruck - Austria
- Georg Pleger OpenSource AG (H) (confirmed), Innsbruck - Austria
- Miziodel (T/H) , Giuseppe Masili (T/H), Vincenzo Barone (H), Tiziano and Alberto Berti (T/H) from Zope Italia (confirmed)
- Lorenzo Rizatto (H) and 2 (H) (H) collegues from 1000 ASA (confirmed), Italy
- Kapil Thangavelu (hazmat) (C) (confirmed), California
- Maik Roeder (H), Ingeniweb (confirmed), Paris France
- Sidney da Silva, Dreamcatcher (C) (confirmed finally, GREAT !!) Brazil
- Stephan Holek, (H) Vienna (confirmed), Vienna - Austria
- Michael Zeltner, (T) Vienna (confirmed), Vienna - Austria
- Nate Aune(H) (confirmed), Denmark
- Godefroid Chapelle, (confirmed 99.9%) Belgium
People who have been invited, wanted to come but can't arrange it
- Andy McKay
- Geoff Davis
- Geir Baekholt can't come :(
- Sh1mmer and Arnia can't come neither :(
- Kit Blake is also too busy :(
- Andreas Leo Findeisen our company philosoph
- David Sapiro, PilotSystems, Paris - France
- Marketing and Event guys
- eventually TV Team from the Austrian TV, Technical TV Magazine
- Frank Abert Consultant Services of UNILOG / Integrata
We have three big rooms for sprinting in the castle and if the weather is fine large tents in the castle park for Open Air sprinting. So
People who like to present something, please let me know via mail, we try to organize this sprint a bit before to avoid chaos
So please let me know about planned presentations so I can organize this now and we don't have stress while the sprint.
We are planning so far:
- Sept 10th. Welcome Dinner
- Sept 11th to Sept 14th Breakfast, Lunch buffet and snacks, dinner
- Sept 13th. Breakfast and Lunch as usual and a 5 way menu for dinner
- Sept 15th. Breakfast and Lunch buffet and snacks
A detailed Agenda can be found at the RoomplanPage.
Since the castle is far away from any restaurants (the connected golf-club is too bad and too expensive) we try to organize a a full catering service via a friend of us. This should be cheaper then going every day to a restaurant, but will force us to charge all of you for the three meals provided a day (breakfast, lunch dinner and drinks).
The guy who will provide and cook the food is self an Open Source User and a very popular cook in the gastro scene of Vienna. He will us not charge for his work, only for the material and his expenses.
Food and Accomodation
As announced we ordered a full Catering Service. This means:
- Breakfast (cold and warm)
- Warm Lunch
- Snacks (Tramezzini, Sandwiches) all over the day
- Dinner warm dishes, changing daily , Asian, Austrian Italian kitchen, Barbecue (when the weather allows it)
- Drinks (Water, Juices, Beer)
So if you check a hotel, you don't need to take a room with breakfast, all is served at the castle. We looked that the food costs for every person are definitly lower than going to a restaurant or buying food in a supermarket. You will get full service for 150 Euros for all 5 days inclusive drinks, beer and what ever else ;)
As also mentioned already, we can't host all people in the castle for accomodation. We are currently checking cheap rooms in the area around the castle. From 20 Euros on. Everyone coming with a car should notice me since there are available rooms which are reachable by a short walk, and some within 5 car - minutes.
How to come
I M P O R T A N T
In Austria there are TWO Castles called Goldegg. Don't target the one located by Zell am See near Salzburg. We are much farer in the east near St. Poelten !!
- Plane (That's not a misspelled Plone. A Plane is a thing which your'e entering and which flies from A to B :) )
Take a plane to Vienna then Bus to Vienna West Train Station (West Bahnhof)and go to St.Poelten. This Bus is the Shuttlebus Number 1187 which departs from the Airport always at X:55 o'clock and X:25 o'clock, which means every 30 mins. Don't mix it up with the Shuttlebus 1185 which goes to the City Air Terminal, 1187 goes directly to Wien Westbahnhof which means Vienna West Train Station. If you accidently entered the Shuttle Bus 1185 and find yourself at the city Air Terminal, either check a cab to the Westbahnhof or ask for the subway station U3 at Landstrasse (10 minutes walk) enter U3 in direction Ottakring and leave the subway again at the Westbahnhof. If you reached Westbahnhof check a ticket (This is also possible already in the Train) to St. Pölten. You can take any train which goes in direction Salzburg, Innsbruck, Passau or Munich. the Train trip to St. Pölten takes approx. 40 mins. From the St. Poelten Train Station either somebody will fetch you up with the car and brings you to the castle, or you take a cab to go to Schloss Goldegg. If the Taxi driver doesn't know where this is tell him to the Golf Club. (The Golf Club is integrated in one part of the castle and everybody should know the way). From the train station St. Pölten to the castle it's about 8 to 9 km, the train station is not in the center of the city, the taxi driver only has to leave the town in North direction, the way goes over the fields, no traffic-jam 's there, so it should be pretty cheap.
Alternativly you can rent a car there, leave the Airport area in direction Vienna (Wien) and follow the signs in direction St. Pölten. if you are entering the A1 Highway, continue at the chapter Coming by car from East, below.
Coming from West:
Take Highway A1 exit already at Loosdorf which is about 15 km before St. Pölten. Continue there on B1 in direction St. Pölten and turn left in mid of the town Prinzersdorf. Always follow this street then and turn left at the crossing in Watzelsdorf. Then just follow the street until you see the castle up on the hill and drive directly in the courtyard of the castle.
Coming from East:
Take the Highway A1 in direction Linz / Salzburg and leave it at *Knoten St. Pölten Ost. You will find yourself on another Highway, called S33*, which you leave at the firt possibility. Turn right on the road and leave it again at the first possiblity after a few hundred meters (Exit Wagram). You are entering the city St. Pölten via the district Wagram, always keep this direction for a few kilometers through the city, after crossing a bridge you come to a circle crossing, where you turn right. Follow this street until you will cross again a bridge (this time the bridge goes over you) and turn left at the next light. Then go on for about 9 kilometers always in this direction, even if you leave the city. You can orientate yourself, by following the signs in direction golf.
See plane :)
For better Orientation look this map