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Revision as of 23:53, 19 May 2010

General Organisation

Identi.ca group: mmsprint2010


The Sprint will be held from May 20th to May 25th 2010, with the following basic schedule:

  • 20.5. arrival, starting from 16:00 local time (Thursday)
  • 21.5. sprint (Friday)
  • 22.5. sprint (Saturday)
  • 23.5. sprint (Sunday)
  • 24.5. sprint (Monday)
  • 25.5. departure, before 11:00 local time (Tuesday)


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:


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!

The pricing is as follows (all prices -20% since it is in the low season):

Prices are always /bed/night children aged 2 - 6 in parents room aged 2-20 over 20
Dormitory / Bunk Beds Fr. 6.50 Fr. 13.00 Fr. 15.10
Rooms Fr. 6.50 Fr. 21.50 Fr. 21.50

Additional mandatory costs per person/night (local tax):

  • age 2 - 16 -> Fr. 0.55
  • over 16 -> Fr. 1.10

Additional one time costs per person (doesn't apply if you come with a sleeping bag):

  • Bed linen -> Fr. 30.00

Additional cost flat rates (for the whole group, of course):

  • Heating per day -> Fr. 75.00
  • Kitchen use per week -> Fr. 200.00

Please do not add those prices to your travel cost estimation in the list below.


Don't forget your walking shoes!


    • Meals hours

Breakfast: 9.00 - 11.00h

Lunch: 13.00 - 14.00h

Dinner: 19.00 - 20.00h

    • Meals Plan
  • Thursday, 20th of May 2010

Buffet & warm soup for the arrivers

  • Friday, 21st of May 2010

Lunch: Lasagne (meat and vegetables) (Buffet), Gluten: rice, vegetables & meat, Vegans: rice & vegetables

Dinner: Rests, Soup and Spiis, Birchermüesli

  • Saturday, 22th of May 2010

Lunch: Quiche (meat, cheese & vegetables) (Buffet)

Dinner: Raclette, Salad buffet for vegans

  • Sunday, 23th of May 2010

Lunch: BBQ (salads, meet, mushrooms, corn)

Dinner: Rests, Soup and Spiiss, Birchermüesli

  • Monday, 24th of May 2010

Lunch: Spaghetti (Pesto, Carbonara, Napoli) (Buffet)

Dinner: Rests, Turta & Spiiss (cafe complet), Birchermüesl

  • Tuesday, 25th of May 2010

Buffet & warm soup for the leavers

Technical Details


Local is Swiss Francs (CHF). You will need to hand over 90 CHF for food for the 5 days. A trip to Zermatt, the village at the foot of the Matterhorn mountain is planned which will cost 15 CHF.

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

Prefered is that you get CHFs prior your arrival as exchange rates are worse locally.

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.


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.

Global Agenda

Thursday 20th



  • afternoon: group photo (be there with your smile!)
  • evening (party)

Trip to Zermatt.

Open Monday

Monday the 24th May we will be happy to welcome any people wanting to visit us, chat with us, giving us feedback! Please let this be known!

Tuesday Afternoon

Mountain Trip if some people feel like it!

Attendees List

The column "Sponsoring needed?" is to know if you need sponsoring or if you pay the travel/stay by yourself.

Please keep in mind that food and drinks are not sponsored. Switzerland is rather expensive in that regard but we have already found a way to lower the costs. A cooking plan will follow, so please be precise on your food habits (especially important for vegans/vegetarians or people with food allergies).

Name email Project Arrival Departure Airport Flight Food preferences Room preferences Estimated travel costs Sponsoring needed? Work Special
Myriam Schweingruber myriam AT kde DOT org Amarok 20.5. 25.5. none by car no Brazil nuts or Kiwi room 12 (I need my sleep) 20 € yes Organization, bug triaging for Amarok and Phonon will use my car for transportation (food shopping, etc.)
Mark Kretschmann kretschmann AT kde DOT org Amarok 20.5. 25.5. none by car eats everything room 14 (I snore) 20 € yes Organization, Amarok developer none
Mario Fux mario AT unormal DOT org KDE 20.5. 25.5. none by train eats everything at least once Chalet yes Organization
Martin Sandsmark sandsmark at samfundet dot no Phonon 20.5. (tentatively) 25.5 (tentatively) Zurich TBA No mushrooms no 330 € yes maintainer, code monkey yes
Percy Camilo Triveño Aucahuasi percy.camilo.ta AT gmail DOT com KDE Edu 20.5. 25.5. Zurich American Airlines eats everything any $ 900 yes KColorEdit maintainer, developer 100% sure and I will take the Swiss Transfer Ticket 2nd Class
Fathi Boudra fabo at kde dot org Phonon VLC 20.5 25.5 no pork no  ? yes Phonon VLC backend maintainer, developer
Téo Mrnjavac +1 teo ( a t ) getamarok ( d o t ) com Amarok 20/5 25/5 none by car 2 vegans 33 190€ yes Amarok developer
jb VLC
Beat Wolf
Franklin Zura
Dan Leinir admin AD leinir DOT dk Amarok, Gluon 20.5 25.5 Zurich SAS/train Just about anything None EUR 260 (flights) + train from Zurich (help?) Yes Usability guy on Amarok, part of Gluon (game engine) development team
Christian Esken esken aT kde dot org KMix 20.5 25.5 Zurich LH 3766 Room 17 no Main developer of KMix
Nikolaj Hald Nielsen nhn AT kde DOT org Amarok 20.5 25.5 Zurich Preferably a single room ~ 190 Eur + train from/to zurich Yes Amarok developer
Harald Sitter apachelogger AT ubuntu DOT com Kubuntu 20.5 (in zurich early that day, could a company anyone travelling through there ;)) 25.5 none by train none room 25 ~190 EUR yes Downstream (implementation), Amarok/Digikam release script maintenance
Sabine Emmy Eller s.eller at voxhumanitatis dot org Vox Humanitatis, KDE Edu 20.05 arrival by train at 21:58 25.05 latest departure by train 12:33 Milano Malpensa, then train Easyjet - 36 approx. 250 EUR (exact train prices are missing - estimated) yes
Bèrto 'd Sèra berto.d.sera at gmail dot com Vox Humanitatis, KDE Edu 20.05 arrival by train at 21:58 25.05 latest departure by train 12:33 Treviso, then train Wizz Air - 37 approx. 440 EUR (some exact prices are missing - estimated)
Casey Link unnamedrambler a-t gmail dot(.) com Amarok 20.5 25.5 GVA TBA Gluten allergy - meat preferred cheapest 1050 EUR = 800 flight, 170 other transport, 80 accomodation Yes! Please! Amarok Developer Student, can only come if funded
Kevin Funk krf at gmx dot de Amarok 20.5 25.5 none by car eats everything (at least twice) room 22 100€ yes Amarok development Journey goes from Saarbrücken (DE) to Randa (so if someone needs a pickup, just ask)
Anne-Marie Mahfouf annma AT kde DOT org KDE Edu 20.05 (10:25 am) 26.05 (6:30 pm) Geneva Cointrin Baboo (AF) eats everything 11 €150 yes KDE-Edu overall, GHNS, organization, work with Vox Humanitatis people
apol [email protected] KDE Edu 20.5, 19h-ish 25.5, 10h-ish Genève by train eats anything any 150-200€ yes KAlgebra, Kamoso
Jeremy Whiting jpwhiting AT kde DOT org KDE Edu 20.05 08:05 (Flight UA 936) 25.05 11:55 (Flight UA 937) Zurich United eats anything any none yes, for lodging GHNS, Edu
Daniel Laidig laidig AT kde DOT org Parley 20.5. 25.5.  ? car, with fregl and Nightrose none 16 ~ 250 € Yes Parley developer
Alessandro Diaferia [email protected] Media Center Components for Plasma 20.5 (still not 100% sure) 25.5 (still not 100% sure) ~ 250 € Yes
Vladimir Kuznetsov
Christoph Pfister christophpfister gmail com Kaffeine 21.05. 25.05. none by train none don't care Fr. 66.- no maintainer
Michał Małek michalm AT jabster DOT pl K3b 20.05 25.05 Zurich Lufthansa none none ~330€ yes K3b developer
Torsten Rahn [email protected] Marble 21.05. in Brig 24.05. none by train none none 105€ yes Marble Developer
Helio Castro [email protected] kmix 5/20 5/24 - - * room 14 (I snore) none no Phonon, kmix
Ian Monroe

+ 1 (Sherry Lochhaas)

[email protected] Amarok 5/21 5/25 Zurich AA64, Fri 07:35 * a single room none yes, for lodging Phonon, Amarok, git
Alex Fiestas Kamoso
Glen Kaukola
Sebastian Trüg trueg [email protected] kde.org Nepomuk 21.05 23.05 none by train none single room - No - -
Andrew Lake
Lydia Pintscher lydia kde org Amarok/KDE edu/...  ?  ?  ?  ? none room 27 ~ 250 Euro yes  ?  ?
Frederik Gladhorn gladhorn kde org edu, friends of Amarok, Nepomuk interested 20.5. 25.5. eats everything room 26 200 Euros yes KDE, Edu, GHNS, stuff
Alexandre Freitas admin AT alexandref DOT com Amarok / KDE EDU 19.05? 25.05?  ?  ? No preferences around US$ 1200 yes Graphic Designer / KDE Promo Team Brazil
Tomaz Canabrava [email protected] KDE EDU 19.05? 25.05?  ?  ? No preferences around US$ 1200 yes Developer / KDE Promo Team Brazil
Martin Aumüller aumuell AT reserv DOT at Amarok 21.05 / 14:58 25.05 none by train room 10 (with Mxcl and Muesli) yes: accomodation Amarok developer
Jean-Baptiste Mardelle jb AT kdenlive DOT org Kdenlive 20.05 or 21.05 25.05 none by train vergetarian Kdenlive developer
Simon Eugster simon DOT eu AT gmail DOT com kdenlive 21. or 22.2010 23. or 24.2010 Kind of vegetarian 0 no uh … kdenlive? cooking? ;) Will perhaps bring my camera gear
Daniel Dewald + 1 Daniel.Dewald at time-shift dot de Amarok 20.5 (very early if possible) 25.5 (about 12 o'clock?) by car No Fish 21 (for both of us) 100 EUR yes (if possible) Amarok developer
George Kiagiadakis kiagiadakis.george AT gmail.com KCall 20.5 / 16:25 in Geneva 25.5 / 12:55 from Geneva Geneva arr.: Lufthansa LH3688
dep.: Brussels Air. SN 2716
Eats everything No preferences Around 600 € yes, if possible KCall / QtGstreamer developer
Colin Guthrie cguthrie AT mandriva.org Phonon/KMix 20.5 25.5 Geneva TBA Vegetarian No preferences Flight €60-€170 (depends on times) + Train €110/162CHF (I think) Yes PulseAudio integration
Arjen Hiemstra aw DOT hiemstra AT gmail DOT com Gluon 20/05,
Arrival in Geneva 09:40
Departure from Geneva 19:00
Geneva Easyjet Flight 1354 Vegetarian No preferences Flight 90 Euro + Train 90 Euro Yes Gluon Integration, Phonon integration in Gluon, various bugfixing
Manuel Nickschas sputnick AT quassel-irc org Quassel IRC 20.05. (17:17 in Randa) 25.05. (10:56) none by train Carnivore :) Room 32 (Heavy snorer) CHF ~150 (Train) Yes (if possible) Quassel IRC main developer
Bastian Holst bastianholst AT gmx.de Marble 20.05. 17:00-19:00 25.05. 10:00-11:00 none by train no poultry cheapest 320 EUR yes
Etienne Rebetez etienneDOTrebetez oberwallis ch KDE-Edu overall 21.05 21:00 23.05 none by train none what's left none no




  • Amarok roadmap for the 2.3 series
  • Amarok on Windows planning
  • PhononVLC backend
  • QtMultimedia
  • GSoC (Phonon and Amarok)
  • QtMultimedia (integration, Phonon backend using QtMultimedia, QtMultimedia "backend" using Phonon?)
  • Phonon roadmap (new features, focus areas, etc.)
  • Improving the multimedia experience on Maemo/Meego
  • Publicity, recruitment, community interaction


Title Description Who


The Edu team will plan and manage this page: KDEEdu/Sprint2010.


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