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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: "Libertatem Wikipedia logo v3.svg 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 Chaos Computer Club Wikipedia logo v3.svg , 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 Project Blinkenlights Wikipedia logo v3.svg . 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.

topic/bug/feature interested hacker(s) mentor/speaker
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

Accompanying Program

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: [1]

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.

Travel Bursaries

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 treasurer@documentfoundation.org 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

  1. Eike Rathke Organizer, coder, attic surfing provider
  2. Bjoern Michaelsen Organizer, coder, couch surfing provider (outsourced)
  3. Thorsten Behrens picking-up-leftover-bits organizer, coder
  4. Stephan Bergmann coder, couch surfing provider
  5. Markus Mohrhard coder
  6. Wladyslaw Ostrowski
  7. 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 )
  8. Xiaoli Duan
  9. Jan Holesovsky Coder
  10. Rob Snelders Coder, couch surfing
  11. Miklos Vajna
  12. Michael Meeks
  13. Ahmad Harthi Coder
  14. Issa Alkurtass Coder, designer
  15. Abdulelah Alarifi
  16. Abdulmajeed Ahmad
  17. Faisal AlOtaibi
  18. Abdulaziz AlAyed
  19. Florian Effenberger noncoding alien participant ;-)
  20. David Ostrovsky
  21. Michael Stahl
  22. Stefan Knorr, designer


Please add here, what you did work on during the Hackfest:

After Action Reports