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The LibreOffice München HackFest 2018 will take place on the weekend of October 26th-28th 2018, at modulE, Elektrastraße 6, 81925 Munich.

About the location

The city of Munich

Source: Wikipedia

Munich is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is also the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and the 12th largest city in the European Union, with a population of around 1.5 million. The Munich Metropolitan Region is home to 6 million people.

The name of the city is derived from the Old/Middle High German term Munichen, meaning "by the monks". It derives from the monks of the Benedictine order, who ran a monastery at the place that was later to become the Old Town of Munich; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat of arms. Munich was first mentioned in 1158.

The venue - modulE powered by CIB

modulE powered by CIB is the creative open space for startup, events and much more.

With a space of 450m², the venue is the perfect place for our LibreOffice community, providing a comfortable place for hacking but also for informal meetings and networking activities.


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
Notebookbar ... Andreas_k
Contextmenu cleanup ... Andreas_k
Icon design bugfixes ... Andreas_k
Dark theme icon and code support ... Andreas_k
Windows build times / clcache ... jmux / cloph
Python / Eclipse ... Samuel
Solve issue tdf#120906 (Something code bits missing) ... Heiko
Code pointers to solve tdf#49437 and finally tdf#105933 (Table styles) ... Heiko
Ideas and code pointers to solve tdf#120905 (Bullets and Numbering dialog) ... Heiko

Accompanying Program

Friday: Meet and Greet

Meeting from 17.00 on at the venue with pasta hacking and lightning talks

modulE - CIB software GmbH
Elektrastr. 6
81925 München - Germany
GPS: 48.152662, 11.620848

Speaker topic
Thorsten Welcome address
Thorsten Find your weekend hack
Markus Data for LibreOffice developers
Markus UI testing - A short introduction
add your name add your topic

Links for getting started:

Pasta hacking

Pasta hacking ;) Ingredients (4 people)
Penne all'arrabbiata Peeled tomatoes 380g, garlic clove 1, parsley, chili pepper, sugar, salt, olive oil and Penne 320g ;)
Fusilli radicchio and gorgonzola Radicchio 460g, Gorgonzola 250g, Cream 100g, Salt, black pepper, sugar, Olive oil 20g, water, garlic clove 1, fusilli 320g


Hackfest starting from 10.00 and community gathering with informal meeting of the German community.
The venue will be available until 02.00 AM.

Related event

The friendly people from the local Munich OSSTreffen (OSS Meeting) posse are hosting an end of season meetup on Saturday afternoon with some interesting workshops, Hackfest participants are welcome!


Meeting at the venue at 10.00 sharing the hackfest results.
Hackfest officially ends at 12.00 with the opportunity to stay until 16.00

City tour on Sunday afternoon

On Sunday afternoon at 14:00, we'll have a short walking tour of the Altstadt (old town)! It'll last around 60 - 90 minutes, and explore some architecture and history. There'll be time at the end for a traditional Bavarian beer as well! Please add your name here in the table above if you plan to join.

We'll meet at 14:00 at Sendlinger Tor, directly under the arch here:

Munich - Sendlinger Tor from Sendlinger-Tor-Platz.jpg

Sendlinger Tor is close to Hauptbahnhof, the main station, and is reachable with various means of public transport (U3, U6, U2, U8, trams). Because there is lots of traffic there, give yourself plenty of time to find the arch. Here's a public transport map of Munich

Look for Mike Saunders, who'll be there with a big umbrella! If you need help finding us, drop us a line on Telegram: https://t.me/LibreOfficeHackfest

How to get there

Location at OpenStreetMap: https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1545380024#map=19/48.1525825/11.6207321

Street address: Elektrastraße 6, 81925 Munich Germany

Entrance from the street side: CIB entrance street side.jpeg

Entrance from the inner yard: CIB Entrance Inner Yard.jpeg

GPS:48.1525825N, 11.6207321E

Public transport

  • from München airport:
    • take S8, exit Johanneskirchen
    • take bus number 184, direction Arabellapark, ride all the way to the terminal station
    • connection is every 20 minutes during daytime

  • from München central station:
    • take subway line U4, direction Arabellapark, ride all the way to the terminal station
    • connection is every 5 to 10 minutes during daytime

By car

Useful information


We would like to thank our following sponsors and supporters for making the Munich Hackfest possible:

  • CIB for generously hosting us!
  • The Document Foundation, for providing travel sponsoring


Suggested hotels not far from the venue or well connected with public transportation:

If you find cheapest solutions feel free to improve the list. ;)

Travel Bursaries

The Document Foundation may be able to refund tickets to and from the München Hackfest, after prior approval by the organizers, under the following conditions:

  • transportation and 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 München)

Please be economic and pick cheap travel - that said, flights to München might still be available at a reasonable price.

For those who attended: If you'd like to request the travel support, please follow the HowTo at TDF/Policies/Refunding for the SPI refunding, and mail treasurer@documentfoundation.org with your documents.


Social channel

Feel free to join the Telegram group: https://t.me/LibreOfficeHackfest

...that is bridged with the IRC channel #libreoffice-hackfest IRC://


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.

Attendee Contact Arrival Departure Childcare required Accommodation support Special needs for meals Accessibility needs for the Hackfest Attending the city tour on Sunday Accessibility needs for the city tour Notes
Thorsten Behrens thorsten.behrens@cib.de
Marina Latini (deneb_alpha) 26-10-2018 28-10-2018 No No No No Yes No
Michael Weghorn m.weghorn@posteo.de 26-10-2018 27-10-2018 No No Vegetarian (if possible) No No No
Régis Perdreau regis.perdreau@gmail.com 26-10-2018 28-10-2018 No Yes No No Yes
Paul Trojahn paul.trojahn@gmail.com 26-10-2018 28-10-2018 No No No
Dennis Roczek dennisroczek@lo 26-10-2018 28-10-2018 No No No No Maybe No only Friday and Sunday
Florian Effenberger floeff@documentfoundation.org 26-10-2018 28-10-2018 No No No No Yes No
Heiko Tietze htietze 26-10-2018 15:24 28-10-2018 11:56 No No No
Andreas Kainz kainz.a@gmail.com 26-10-2018 28-10-2018 No No No
Mike Saunders (Mike.saunders) 26-10-2018 28-10-2018 No No No
Christian Lohmaier cloph@documentfoundation.org 26-10-2018 28-10-2018 No No No No Yes No -
Samuel Mehrbrodt samuel.mehrbrodt@cib.de 26-10-2018 27-10-2018 No No No No No No
Martin Nathansen marsianer@gmail.com 26-10-2018 27-10-2018 No No Vegetarian (if possible)
Markus Mohrhard markus.mohrhard@googlemail.com 26-10-2018 28-10-2018 No Yes No
Lothar Becker lothar.becker@riess-app.de 27-10-2018 27-10-2018 No No No No No No
Michael Stahl mst@lo 26-10-2018 28-10-2018 No No Vegetarian No
Bjoern Michaelsen Sweetshark 26-10-2018 28-10-2018 No No No
Izabela Bakollari IzabelBakollari 25-10-2018 28-10-2018 No No No
Anxhelo Lushka Anxhelo Lushka 25-10-2018 29-10-2018 No
Jan-Marek Glogowski glogow@fbihome.de 26-10-2018 28-10-2018 No No No No No No
Klaus-Jürgen Weghorn (k-j) 27-10-2018 27-10-2018 No No No No No No only Saturday
Brian Osborn bosborn@linuxnewmedia.com 26-10-2018 26-10-2018 No No No No No No only Friday
Katja Sutter katja.sutter@cib.de 26-10-2018 26-10-2018 No No No No No No only Friday
Kerem (registered on meetup.com) ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Childcare support

If you are planning to attend the Hackfest with your family, please share with us your needs (feel free to poke me -> deneb_alpha) and some information about the required support.


After Action Reports