Foswiki Camp and General Assembly 2011


Please discuss the Foswiki Camp at FoswikiCamp.

Date & Place

Date November 18th to 20th, 2011
Address CERN
Geneva, Switzerland
(how to get there)
You can participate remotely via IRC, maybe conference call and other media.


Please register to make planning easier. Registration is mandatory. The access to the building is restricted. You need to register to get in. (We will prepare a visitor badge for you and will pick you up at the entrance.)

Physical presence
Name Arrival Comment Accommodation Preferred sprint topic Willing to lead a sprint
OliverKrueger Thursday evening   Première Classe Genève Prévessin    
CrawfordCurrie Wednesday evening   Première Classe Genève Prévessin unicode in the core Yes (though limited time to prepare)
PadraigLennon Friday Morning   Première Classe Genève Prévessin    
MichaelDaum Thursday evening   Première Classe Genève Prévessin unicode in the core, marketing campaign christmas '11 yes to leading the marketing sprint
SvenDowideit Thursday evening probably 22:30 train from Zurich Bernina Swiss Q Hotel store2 frown, sad smile , new skin using boostrap, PSGI ask me closer to the time
AndrewJones Thursday evening   Bernina Swiss Q Hotel (nr station) PSGI Don't think I know enough about the internals of Foswiki to lead this sprint.
ArthurClemens Friday morning   Residhome Genève Prévessin Le Carré d'Or user interface yes
KoenMartens n/a unfortunately, checked my budget and schedule, can't make it on both accounts :((( @babar's etherpad front-end (crazy idea i have had for a while) if need be
JulianLevens Thursday Morning   @babar's store2  
KennethLavrsen Thursday evening Arrive SK617 19:15
Leave Sunday 20:00
Première Classe Genève Prévessin None particular  
OlivierRaginel On-site Host smile My place Unicode in core, PSGI Could lead a sprint, but not much time to prepare
PeterJones On-site   My place    
register by adding your name here          

Remote presence during the GA can be followed through Evo, and the direct link to the "conference" is

In case you do not want to install evo (it's just a java webstart application), you can use skype as explained here:

Babar also created a conference on indico to try and keep track of room bookings and video conference:

Remote presence
Name Arrival Comment Location/Timezone
MartinRowe Saturday Attend GA via irc (plus audio link if available) UK/GMT
PaulHarvey Saturday   AU/GMT+10
ColasNahaboo Saturday May not be present in the morning France GMT+1
RaulFRodriguez Saturday Attend GA via irc (plus audio link if possible) France/GMT+1
FranzJosefGigler Saturday Attend GA via irc AT/GMT+1
LynnwoodBrown Saturday Attend GA via irc (plus audio link if available) US/GMT-4
RuiProcopio Saturday Attend GA via irc (plus audio link if available) Mozambique/GMT+2
MichaelTempest Saturday Attend GA via irc (plus audio link if available) ZA/GMT+2
MarkusUeberall Saturday Attend GA via irc (plus audio link if available) Germany GMT+1
GeorgeClark Saturday Attend GA Part 2 via EVO US/GMT-5
register by adding your name here      


General ideas on the "Camp" part can be discussed here: FoswikiCamp. The detailed agenda for the "GA" part is here: AgendaThirdGeneralAssembly.

Note time zone is UTC+1.

Friday, Nov 18th, 2011
09:00 Get-Together
10:00 FoswikiCamp
Saturday, Nov 19th, 2011
09:00 Welcome
09:15 General Assembly Part I
13:00 Break / Lunch
14:00 General Assembly Part II
18:00 End of the official part
19:00 Social (to be planned)
Sunday, Nov 20th, 2011
SCX5 - CMS - Point5
09:00 CERN Visit of point5 (CMS) and maybe some more sites
11:00 FoswikiCamp


Unfortunately, accomodation at this period seems tight. CERN hostels are fully booked.

CERN has negociated some "special" rates with some hotels nearby: link

Otherwise, you can use anything you want, like booking, to book a hotel in the area: (odered by price)

Note from Babar:
Balladins is probably the only one within walking distance from CERN, but it's already a long walk, so I can shuttle a few people if needed. I also offered for some people to stay at my place. I have a spare bed, 2 sofas and some carpets smile gmc already called dibs on one of those.

Note from Sven : there is a tram (the 14) that takes 20minutes from the Geneva Cornavin train station to the front door of CERN - so I am likely to be near that line - I'm arriving late thursday.


Note from Babar:

CERN has a shuttle service going back and forth to the airport, running once an hour, with the details available here:
  • Any person entering the site must be in possession of a card issued by CERN certifying that he is authorised to enter the site. The drivers will ask the passengers from the airport to show their CERN access card. In case they do not have it, they will be dropped off at CERN entrance to do the necessary formalities.
  • Babar will provide cards when you arrive, so please:
    1. Register on the table above to know when to expect you
    2. When you're dropped at the entrance, call Babar:
      • There is a "public" phonebooth by the entrance, in front of building 55. As for building 33, there should be a phone somewhere, or just ask the securitas (the person behind the desk labeled "access cards", iirc) to call me.
      • Simply dial 16 23 18, and I will tell you how to proceed
      • Please let me know which building you're in. The main reception building, where the microcosm exposition is, is building 33. It's the one in front of the tram. If you happen, like Crawford, to end up in front of building 55, which is the building next to the main gate, it's fine, but I need to know where to find you smile
The airport also has some free public transportation deal, that each person arriving in Geneva is entitled an 80 min free ticket, details available here: Please note that you shall keep your boarding pass / tickets with you during your travel, in case you get controlled (that's the policy of the free ticket).

Google brings some helpful links, such as

  • Mindmap:

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