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The LibreOffice Perugia HackFest 2017 will take place on May 27-30, 2017 at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Perugia University, Via Vanvitelli, 1 - 06123 Perugia (Italy).

About the location

The city of Perugia originates from the Etruscan age and is the main city in the area.

The University of Perugia was established in 1308 and currently is structured in 16 Departments and serves 23000 students (see http://www.unipg.it/files/pagine/34/pres-en.pdf for further information).

The city of Perugia is the starting point of the worldwide attended "Marcia della Pace Perugia-Assisi", which is a nonviolent march that would witness in favor of peace and solidarity of peoples. The first edition was on Sept 24, 1961 organized by Aldo Capitini

The two major events in the City are: "Umbria Jazz Festival" in July and "Eurochocolate" in November.


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
New IDE for Windows Giandomenico Ceccarini

Accompanying Program


How to get there

Once in Perugia the location is 5 minutes walking from the Fontana Maggiore

Public Transports

  • from Rome (Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino airport)
    • Low Cost flights available from several destinations
    • The connection from Rome to Perugia takes two hours by train

By car

Reaching Perugia by car is probably the fastest way to arrive and the city is just 170 kilometers from Rome and 150 from Florence.

  • From Milan and the north of Italy (Firenze, Bologna, Torino) take the A1 highway south bound and exit in Valdichiana entering the “raccordo Perugia-Bettolle” following the road signs to Perugia and Assisi: just half an hour and you’re arrived!
  • From Rome and the south of Italy (Napoli, Pescara, Bari) you have to take the A1 highway (also know as Autostrada del sole, “sun’s highway”) until the Orte Exit, and following the road signs to Perugia trought Terni and Todi along the E45 motorway.
  • From Venice drive on the A13 motorway until Bologna, passing trough Padova and Ferrara; there take the A57 motorway south bound (to Ancona and Pescara) and in Cesena take the exit to the E45 motorway to Perugia.


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

  • The Document Foundation, for providing travel sponsoring
  • The Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Perugia, hosting the event and providing accomodation and meals for the core Developers (please contact ASAP Osvaldo Gervasi).


Core Developers will be accomodated in a University guest house for free.

Travel Bursaries

The Document Foundation may be able to refund tickets to and from the 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 at the Hackfest location)

Please be economic and pick cheap travel.

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.

  1. Bjoern Michaelsen (Sweetshark)
  2. your name here



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