Where is QGIS being developed?
That is a questions my students often ask. Open Source is a strange and new ‘world’ for most of them. So I try to explain: QGIS is a software, developed and maintained from all over the world by developers who are employed by companies, self-employed or working for free…
Some of the work is paid for by QGIS and some by users and as written – some do it for free – yay! The core developers meet two times a year for ‘Hackfests’ (do not confuse with ‘Hacking’).
Sometimes a Hackfest is combined with a user conference – where developers and users can meet, listen to presentations and discuss functionality.
In 2017, the first Hackfest will take place at the Linuxhotel in Essen – Germany from Friday from 28th April – 1st May. This Hackfest is only going to be hard work for the developers – QGIS 3.0 is being developed and launched this year. More details and signing in for this weekend on the event wiki page.
The second Hackfest in 2017 will include a Summer Camp and take place in Nødebo at University of Copenhagen, Forest and Landscape College (Denmark) from Wednesday 2. August till Friday 11. august
The Summer Camp will be a combination of work and leisure for the developers. And for users there will be workshops.
It is the first time we are having a Summer Camp at the Forest and Landscape College. We have both the place for work and the nature for exploring.
There are 28 rooms/56 beds, 3 large shelters and a large lawn where you can bring a tent sleeping bag and mattress.
Nearby the wonderful forest and lake.
The setup is as following:
Users pay for participating in workshops, food and accommodation (room/bed) – Shelter and tent are free.
Developers and workshop lecturers stays for free.
Call for workshops and sponsors: If you have a topic for a workshop or want to contribute as sponsor, please send me an e-mail at [email protected]
Save the dates – and we will send out more information about the Summer Camp later this month.
Posted on behalf of Lene Fischer, QGIS Community Organizer