The 2011 Promo Team sprint is from 6-8 May 2011 in Southampton. We are fortunate to be sponsored by the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton as hosting partner for this sprint.
This page tracks organisation, tasks to be done at the sprint and provides information for attendees.
Your accommodation is booked for you. If you have not already done so, book your travel now.
|Name||Travel costs||Arrive day/time||Depart day/time||Room booking||Special Food Reqs||Room is booked for you|
|Stuart Jarvis||0||0||Always here||Always here||-||-||-||-||-||N/A|
|Justin Kirby||US$900||Friday 11:45am||Monday 8am||-||Y||Y||Y||None||YES|
|Pau Garcia i Quiles||200 - 250 EUR||Friday morning (Gatwick)||Sunday afternoon (Gatwick)||-||Y||Y||-||YES|
|Damien Tardy-Panis||~150€||250€||Friday ~12H30 in SOU||Sunday ~12H00 from SOU||-||Y||Y||-||YES|
|Agustín Benito Bethencourt||100 - 150 €||200.87 € + L37.90||Thursday May 5th 20:30 AGP-LGW||Monday May 9th 13:30 LGW-MAD||Y||Y||Y||Y||None||YES|
|Claudia Rauch||150 EUR||136 EUR + 67 GBP||THU 17:49 Southampton Central||SUN 12:25 from Southampton Central||Y||Y||Y||-||no fish||YES|
|Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen||50 EUR||Friday 19:18 (train)||Sunday 20:25 (train)||-||Y||Y||Y||YES|
|Lukas Dzikaras||200 Eur||Thurs (LGW 1425 - should be Soton by 1700)||Monday||Y||Y||Y||Y||None||YES|
The following people are unable to attend in person, but may be able to participate via IRC, instant messaging, Skype etc.
We will use #kde-promo on freenode for online chat during the sprint
Note, this is a public page. If you're not comfortable putting contact info here, please mail Stuart Jarvis instead.
|Name||Timezone (relative UTC)||IRC Nick||GChat Nick||Skype Name||Other IM|
|Javier Llorente||UTC +2 (CEST)||javier||-||-||-|
|Vivek Prakash||UTC -4 (EDT)||vivek_||-||-||-|
There are a few options. Trains are normally your best bet.
Total journey time to Southampton station is about 2 hours, maybe a bit more if you have to wait for the train at Waterloo.
You can also check buses to see if there is one at a good time for you (direct and a bit cheaper).
From Heathrow you can take either:
then Bakerloo line to Waterloo - you need a zones 1-6 single
underground to Waterloo (take the Bakerloo line)
Tube map (PDF) to make some sense of that. Heathrow is in square 1E; Paddington 3C; Piccadilly Circus and Waterloo both in 5D
The tube is massively cheaper and recommended.
Train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway (or Southampton Central, both are on the same bus route, but Airport Parkway probably makes more sense if you come to/from the university directly). The trains go about every 30 minutes, normally the destination is 'Weymouth' on the departure boards in the station, but they also list the stops.
Heathrow express is £32 return, you can book online. You can also buy on the day from a machine at the airport station. The Underground part for that will cost you £4 each way.
Or if you go the whole way on the tube, it will cost £5 each way and take about 10 minutes longer. Take the tube.
Tube tickets you just buy from machines or office at the stations. Tube and Heathrow Express will be signposted in the airport (or ask).
For the train to Southampton, I normally use thetrainline.com - normally you can select to pick up the tickets from a machine in the station (it should be cheaper to buy in advance). When you enter your journey times on thetrainline.com you want 'Offpeak return' if available. Outward ticket is valid all day after 10am on the day you specify and the return is valid on any train during the following month, after 10am. If you travel is before 10am either way you'll need an 'anytime return' which will be about double the cost.
From a quick check, offpeak is £37.20 return; peak £68.80
This is easy. Just visit thetrainline.com and get a ticket from Gatwick to Southampton Central.
When you enter your journey times on thetrainline.com you want 'Offpeak return' if available. Outward ticket is valid all day after 10am on the day you specify and the return is valid on any train during the following month, after 10am. If you travel is before 10am either way you'll need an 'anytime return' which will be about double the cost. Off peak seems to be around £44.80 at present. Singles are also available and may be cheaper, but these are tied to specific trains, so if your flight gets delayed you are basically screwed.
Typically, you will need to change trains once, occasionally two times, on the journey. Occasionally there are direct trains.
The university operates a decent bus service, uni-link. The bus you want depends on your entry point:
The stops you need are:
Bus network map (PDF) shows the routes. The best one is the U1. Buses (and bus stops) are labelled U1C for buses on this route going in the direction of the city centre and U1A for buses going in the direction of the airport.
Here is a map showing the accommodation (Bannister Guest House) location relative to buses.
We are hosted by ECS. The University of Southampton Campus Map shows the ECS building (number 53) to the top left and also the uni-link interchange where you should get off the bus.
The University of Southampton department of Engineering and Computer Science can offer us rooms, WiFi access and free lunches. They would also to hold a joint event including a presentation to students about KDE, probably on the Friday at some point.
More info on Southampton as a city is on Wikipedia.
Bannister Guest House. If you are in the 'confirmed' group above then your accommodation has been booked for you for the nights indicated.
Banister Guest House 11 Brighton Road on Banister Road Southampton SO15 2JJ
Accommodation is in single ensuite rooms and breakfast is included.
Free WiFi is provided.
We need to make arrangements for people arriving after 2100, which may be for those of us arriving earlier to pick up your keys.
Those arriving on Friday should probably come straight to the university, then we can all head as a group to the accommodation.
Please feel free to add here. Sticking your name after the suggestion makes it easier in case we need to clarify what is meant :-)
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This is no longer relevant - relevant info migrated above.
|Name||Travel costs||Arrive day/time||Depart day/time||Hotel nights required||Share room?||Special Food Reqs||Confirm room booking?|
|Stuart Jarvis||0||0||Always here||Always here||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oriol Mirosa||US$900||Not attending||-||Y||Y||Y||-||OK||N|
|Justin Kirby||US$900||Friday morning/afternoon||Monday morning||-||Y||Y||Y||-||-||Y|
|Pau Garcia i Quiles||200 - 250 EUR||Friday morning (Gatwick)||Sunday afternoon (Gatwick)||-||Y||Y||-||-||OK||Y|
|Aaron Seigo||~300 EUR||Not attending||-||Y||Y||Y||-||OK||N|
|Carl Symons||US$1000||Not attending||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||N|
|Damien Tardy-Panis||~150€||Friday morning/afternoon||Sunday afternoon||-||Y||Y||-||-||OK||Y|
|Thomas Thym||~300 EUR||Not attending||-||-||-||-||-||-||N|
|Javier Llorente||~200 EUR||Not attending||-||-||-||-||-||-||N|
|Agustín Benito Bethencourt||100 - 150 €||200.87 € + L37.90||Thursday May 5th 20:30 AGP-LGW||Monday May 9th 13:30 LGW-MAD||Y||Y||Y||Y||-||OK||Y|
|Claudia Rauch||150 EUR||Y||Y||Y||-||-||-||Y|
|Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen||50 EUR||-||Y||Y||Y||-||OK||Y|