The LibreOffice Hamburg HackFest 2013 will take place on the weekend of June 15./16. 2013 in the Attraktor in Hamburg
Here is a (german) flyer for the event: File:HackfestHamburg2013Flyer.odg
About the location
From last years description:
The city of Hamburg has throughout history taken its freedom and independance as a high treasure -- as can be seen from the motto: "quam peperere maiores digne studeat servare posteritas". It is also the closest major city to the birthplace of the codebase that later became LibreOffice. We will meet at the Attraktor, one of the homebases of the , which has an interesting history starting with tales of international espionage during the cold war and much more (see Wikipedia). They have become older, wiser and tamer at least a bit since then, but still originate cool projects like . Hamburg is rumored to have one of the worst climates of Germany (constant low-intensity rain), but luckily springtime is an exception: It is a most wonderful place then -- with sunshine, but not too hot.
One thing to add maybe: mid June the weather should be slightly warmer than mid April (as we had in 2012) ;-)
If there is a pet bug/feature you are interested to solve/create on the Hackfest add it here and we will try to find a mentor giving you guidance. Also if there is a general topic you want to cover/have a short talk about, add it here.
|https://gerrit.libreoffice.org||...||Bjoern Michaelsen (Sweetshark)|
|All things gbuild||...||Bjoern Michaelsen (Sweetshark)|
|All things Impress||...||Thorsten Behrens (thorsten)|
|All things Calc, i18n, locale data, language tags||...||Eike Rathke (erAck)|
|All things UNO||...||Stephan Bergmann (sberg)|
|All things Calc, chart2, unit testing||...||Markus Mohrhard (moggi)|
|All things Writer||...||Miklos Vajna|
|your topic here||...||you|
Friday evening: Meet and Greet
On Friday evening at 20:00 local time we will meet in the Schachcafe, which is close to the event location and easy to find: If you exit the subway station "S-Rübenkamp", you are essentially walking though its Biergarten. We have a table reserved. Meeting there will allow our international guests to relax from their travel and will help everyone to get to know each other (at least it did so the last times ;) ).
How to get there
Location at OpenStreetMap: 
For details please see Hackfest 2012 How to get there
We would like to thank our following sponsors and supporters for making the Hamburg Hackfest possible:
- Attraktor e.V., for providing the venue, equipment and connectivity
- Hamburg-based LibreOffice hackers, for offering couch surfing
- The Document Foundation, for providing travel sponsoring
- Lanedo, for sponsoring the drinks Friday night
Interested in sponsoring the event with money or supplies? Contact the organizers!
Hamburg has a wide choice of hotels in every price range, including youth hostels. Quite affordable is e.g. the iBis-Hotel close to main station.
Local LibreOffice hackers will also provide (limited) couch surfing capabilities, which will be handed out on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact the organizers if you're interested - both for offering and requesting couch surfing.
The Document Foundation may be able to refund tickets to and from the Hamburg Hackfest, after prior approval by the organizers, under the following conditions:
- transportation-only, please sign-up for couch surfing if you need free accommodation
- volunteer-first - people affiliated with a company involved in LibreOffice work will come last
- first-come-first-served - participants will get reimbursed in order of their sign-up on the wiki attendance list, until budget runs out.
- ask the organizers as soon as possible (ideally right before booking) if budget is still available. Be aware of the fact that tax law requires us to collect original receipts, so please keep them (or hand them in right there in Hamburg)
Please be economic and pick cheap travel - that said, flights to Hamburg might still be available at a reasonable price.
For those who attended: If you'd like to request a travel reimbursal, please follow the HowTo at TDF/Policies/Refunding for the SPI refunding, and mail email@example.com with your documents.
Please add your name and e-mail address to the below list in case you want to participate. We will use this list for planning, logistics and announcements.
0. Hackfest e-mail alias use this to reach the organizers
- Eike Rathke Organizer, coder, attic surfing provider
- Bjoern Michaelsen Organizer, coder, couch surfing provider (outsourced)
- Thorsten Behrens picking-up-leftover-bits organizer, coder
- Stephan Bergmann coder, couch surfing provider
- Markus Mohrhard coder
- Wladyslaw Ostrowski
- Rolf Hemmerling ( from Hannover. if possible I would like to be sponsored - compensation for my travel expenses by NDS-railway ticket of 22 EUR/day )
- Xiaoli Duan
- Jan Holesovsky Coder
- Rob Snelders Coder, couch surfing
- Miklos Vajna
- Michael Meeks
- Ahmad Harthi Coder
- Issa Alkurtass Coder, designer
- Abdulelah Alarifi
- Abdulmajeed Ahmad
- Faisal AlOtaibi
- Abdulaziz AlAyed
- Florian Effenberger noncoding alien participant ;-)
- David Ostrovsky
- Michael Stahl
- Stefan Knorr, designer
Please add here, what you did work on during the Hackfest:
- Bjoern, Kendy: reduce build time by 10%, most important on Windows where it saves 10 minutes even on a i7-4770
- Florian, Rob: French BSA Fixed and ready for production
- Florian, Bubli: Mirror Brain packaging
- Markus: Implemented WEBSERVICE and FILTERXML spreadsheet functions
- Miklos: Implemented support for tables inside text frames in the RTF import (commit), other minor fixes here and there
- Michael: fixed a sidebar annoyance, wrote a text measuring unit test, chased MABs variously, and lots of code reading & discussion.
- David: Wrote tutorial for migration Java unit test to Python, investigated (still) broken Python unit test integration on Windows: Help wanted
- Xiaoli: Migrated check_index.py Java unit test to Python
- Xiaoli/Wladyslaw: PyUno fixed crash in function isInstanceOfStructOrException()
- Stephan: Tried to get a rewriting Clang plugin working that replaces (as an example, mostly) some calls to
OUStringfunctions with simpler ones (like “
u.match("foo", 0)” to “
u.startsWith("foo")”), but still somewhat stuck with the nastiness introduced by macros (cf. “Re: Using Rewriter to remove a function call argument along with preceding comma?”).
- mst: fixed most annoying bug 64925 core commit 6a5efa567a3e822099392d22d5f5db6a02236c4b
- Thorsten, moggi: bootstrapped Windows Tinderboxes
- Rolf: translated german comments
- Rob: Starting on moving BSA from HTML-interpeting bugzilla to the XMLRPC-interface and other small improvements.
- Eike: opportunity to investigate tdf#64947 with the Arabian coders present and resolved it by adding a native numbering format code to Arabian locale data, discovered and resolved a number formatter misbehavior while at it
- Issa: Implimented the new flat icons 
- Faisal: Fixed tdf#43039 "MS Office documents opens with wrong alignment and directionality" 
- (add more stuff here ...)