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General Information


June 1st to June 7th 2011


Randa, Switzerland

How to get there

Randa and Switzerland is in the middle of Europe and as this reachable from several directions. There are three possible airports:

  • Zurich, Switzerland
    • By train via Zurich and Visp (change the train there). Duration: slightly more than 3 hours
  • Geneva, Switzerland
    • By train via Visp (change the train there). Duration: 3 and a half hours.
  • Milano Malpensa, Italy
    • By train via Visp (change the train there). Duration: atm unknown. Still investigating.

The track from Visp to Randa is frequented by a very famous train: the Glacier Express which is known as slowest fast train of the world ;-).

From these airports you'll take the trains to reach Randa (which takes approx. 3 hours). Information about the train schedules can be found on the webpage of the Swiss federal railways SFR.

Once you get to Randa, the House is easy to find. From North to South, arriving at the Randa Train Station you will go up the street then turn right then go 500m straight ahead and the House is there.

Please see the OpenStreetMap and this satellite picture of Randa.

The house itself is pictured here.

Important Notice

If you take the train from either the Swiss border or one of the Airports to Randa, you can get a reduced price ticket, called the "Swiss Transfer Ticket 2nd Class". The validity is one month. It has to be ordered on this website: http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/produkttexte.php?passid=3 . You might also be able to purchase at a local partner (see below).

The return ticket fare is Fr. 127.- for both ways (a normal price return ticket 2nd class form Geneva Airport would be Fr. 170.-, one form ZH Airport Fr. 218.-).

CAREFUL: if you order the ticket online it will cost you an additional fee to get it delivered, depending on the country you live in. Please double check that this is not higher than a regular ticket price before ordering.

HINT: If you haven't bought your "Swiss Transfer Ticket" yet, you can still do so at your home destination via the reselling partners:

Organisational details


Local is Swiss Francs (CHF). A trip to Zermatt, the village at the foot of the Matterhorn mountain is planned.

We suggest you get CHFs prior to your arrival as exchange rates are worse locally.


Randa is at 1440 meter above sea level and while it is known for its superb climate it might be cold as well. Pack a warm sweater in case!

Indoor Shoes

As we are the ones in charge of the cleaning, we ask you to bring a pair of indoor shoes so we don't put mud everywhere. Either indoor shoes (slippers, sandals, whatever you are used to) or a spare clean pair of shoes. There is a room at the entrance to change shoes.

Technical Details

Electrical sockets

If you're not a Swiss, you'll need an electrical adaptor as Swiss sockets are Type J. Euro plugs will fit in.


It would be nice if everyone brings its own short ethernet cable.


The floorplan indicates that we can use:

  • Basement:
    • 1 large dining room (14 x 5 m)
    • 1 meeting room (6 x 5 m)
  • Parterre:
    • 1 large dining room (14 x 5 m)
  • 1st floor:
    • 1 meeting room (3 x 4 m)
    • 6 single rooms
    • 1 triple room
    • 1 dormitory for 8 (bunk beds)
    • 1 dormitory for 14 (bunk beds)
  • 2nd floor:
    • 1 meeting room (5 x 6 m)
    • 5 single rooms
    • 2 family rooms (2 beds + 2 bunk beds)
    • 1 dormitory for 8 (bunk beds)
    • 1 dormitory for 14 (bunk beds)
  • 3rd floor:
    • 1 meeting room (5 x 6 m)
    • 4 single rooms
    • 1 double room
    • 2 family rooms (2 beds + 2 bunk beds)
    • 1 dormitory for 8 (bunk beds)
    • 1 dormitory for 14 (bunk beds)
  • 4th floor (Attic) :
    • 1 meeting room (13 x 12 m)
    • 1 meeting room (5 x 5 m)

There is no elevator!

If you need bed linen instead of your own sleeping bag it will be 30 CHF at arrival for the stay.

Sprint Topics

Please add your topic suggestions below with a short outline of the idea. I added a few titles as suggestions + my own proposition.

Workshops & Goals

Title Description Who planned
Bug handling Currently bug handling is done on Bugzilla. There is a possibility to use Redmine instead which has certain advantages over the current solution. Myriam tba


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