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Innsbruck, Maria-Theresienstrasse mit NordketteAlpine City Sprint, located in Innsbruck, the capital of the alps.


  • January 25th to 29th 2016 (Mon-Fri) - main sprint
  • Weekend may be used for skiing/wintersport or sprinting as well (room is available)

Where: Grabenweg 68 Soho II, 6020 Innsbruck Tirol, Austria (map)

Registration: until January 15th 2016 (add yourself here or drop us an email)

Phone:  If lost in the city or in case of any other trouble or you have just a question just give us a call:

Hashtag: #alpinecitysprint



Klein & Partner KG, Blue Dynamics Alliance

Jens Klein und Christine Baumgartner



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Topic: Plone - dig deep, tidy up

At Plone Conference in October 2015 we decided to take CMF and related packages and fork them in the our Plone Github organization. We may do the same with other parts of Zope2.

We decided at Plone Conference Open Space to use the Alpine City Sprint as the first sprint of a series of sprints in 2016 to work on this problem space.

sprint room

A strategic goal of this sprint is to integrate the forked packages in Plone, to tidy them up, remove unused parts and make them part of Plone. This includes of moving functionality around between packages, deprecating and unifying, testing and so on.

This is all connected with discussions and decisions about code-organization and software-architecture.

We plan to focus on these topics. If you like to work on something different it should be related to Plone Core development.

We do not plan to work on addons or new features for Plone core.

Possible Topics are:

  • CSRF protection
    • Merge into Zope stack
    • Reduce the amount of write on read
  • CMF Cleanup
    • merge CMFCore/CMF* into Plone
    • Remove/ Reduce CMF Dependencies/ Inheritance
    • Types bases
    • Versioning
    • Product installation
    • UUID implementation
    • GS handlers to work directly at the Plone level
    • Publisher/Request Handling
  • Merge collective.indexing into Products.ZCatalog and CMF packages
    • PAS/ PlonePAS cleanup (PAS 2.0) (Jens Klein)
      • merge cleanups upstream (zopefoundation repo)
      • merge parts of PlonePAS patches upstream
      • delete unused/deprecate used BBB (GRUF) patches form PlonePAS
      • move tool modifications up to CMFPlone
      • at the end PlonePAS contains BBB code only and becomes superfluos
    • Zope (Johannes Raggam)
      • Zope 4
      • its there, revive
      • update to all latest ZTK packages
      • make Plone run on it
      • fork/ assimilation
    • Module merge
      • reduce number of plone.* packages
    • Readability / pep8/ clean READMEs 
    • Dependency cleanup inside Plone universe work towards Python 3 compatibility
    • Get rid of CMFQuickInstaller. Not actually part of CMF, but it fits the theme of merging things together and simplifying. See http://sourceforge.net/p/plone/mailman/message/34390699/ and https://github.com/plone/Products.CMFPlone/issues/1340
    • Discuss and document a consistent approach on deprecation warnings and how to handle them



    View from Seegrube

    Just join the project and add your name to the list by editing this page.

    If you at first plan to join, but later on you have to cancel: please remove yourself from the list.

    At the moment we have space for up to 24 sprinters, but if there are more we may be able to organize a larger location, so just keep on registering.

    [ name ] [nickname] [company ] [dates ] [% sure ] [remote]

    1. Jens Klein, jensens/yenzenz, Klein & Partner KG, Sun-Sun, 100%, no
    2. Peter Holzer, hpeter/agitator, agitator Weblösungen, Mo-Fr, 100%, no
    3. Johannes Raggam, thet, programmatic, Mo-Fr, 100%, no
    4. Christian Theune, theuni, Flying Circus Internet Operations GmbH, Mo-Fr, 100%, no
    5. Maik Derstappen, MrTango, derico, Mo-Fr, 100%, no
    6. Fred van Dijk, fredvd, Zest Software, [Sun-Sun], 95%, no
    7. Gil Forcada Codinachs, gforcada, der Freitag, [Sun-Fr], 100%, no
    8. Stephan Klinger, staeff, der Freitag, [Sun-Fr], 100%, no
    9. Robert Niederreiter, Squarewave Computing, [???-???], 99,6667%, no
    10. Philip Bauer, pbauer, Starzel.de, [Tue-Sat], 90%, no
    11. Jens Vagelpohl, dataflake, Zetwork, So-Fr, 100%, no
    12. Alexander Loechel, Pumukel, LMU, [Wed-Sat], 99,99%, no
    13. Maurits van Rees, maurits, Zest Software, Mon-Fr, 100%, no
    14. Patrick Gerken, do3cc, Zumtobel Group, Mon-Fr, 99%, no
    15. Nathan Van Gheem, vangheem, Wildcard Corp, Mon-Fri, 75%, yes

        Organized Events

        • Complete Schedule: here as pdf

        • Early Arrival
          The Cafe Central is the appointment for those who arrive on
          Sunday. It is an old typical Austrian Cafe, in Vienesse style. You can stay there from 7' o clock in the morning till 11 o' clock in the night. You meet there students, businessmen, mothers with children, you can spent your time alone reading or with your friends. It's a very fine café. And you get hot meal the whole day (map).

        • Hack'n'dineHack'n'Dine at the Restaurant Seegrube – Alpenlounge: On friday evening we will organize a trip up to the Restaurant Seegrube (at 1905m) above the city with a stunning view over the Alps (pray for good weather). The ropeway with its large cabin brings us up and down (starting at 18:00, last descent at 23:30). The Ticket "Ride & Dine" includes a 4-course Diner and the ticket for the cable car. It is about € 54,00.

        • Tyrol Panorama sheds light on the "Myth of Tyrol" from many different angles, while at the same time offering a detailed insight into this compelling and complex topic. The Giant Panoramic Painting, which covers some 1,000 sq.m, portrays – in an intriguing and stunning circular format – the Tyrolean struggle for freedom. Within the overall concept of the Tyrol Panorama, the Kaiserjägermuseum (Museum of the Tyrolean Imperial Infantry) represents "a museum in a museum". Documenting the military history of the 18th and 19th century, the museum's historic collection is tied closely to the drama hat unfolded on the Bergisel. The Kaiserjägermuseum is now linked to the Tyrol Panorama by means of an underground passage, which is also home to the large, permanent exhibition entitled “Showcase Tyrol”, where the themes of religion, nature, politics and the people are explored, thus providing an all-embracing insight into the "Myth of Tyrol".

        • We will offer coffee, tea and lunch at the sprint location.



        We can recommend the Hotel Zillertal. Like last winter we can offer again a special price:

        • singe standard room(10-15 m²) 52,-- €,
        • double standard room (20-25m²) 90,--€ for 2 persons / 65,-- € for 1 person
        • double deluxe room ( 25-40m²) 98,--€ for 2 persons/ 75,-- € for 1 person
        • business breakfast 5,--€ a day
        • visitor's tax 2,-- € a day for each person


        If you want to book a room at the Hotel Zillertal please send me an email, so I send you the keyword/code for the special price.

        There are lots of other hotels and some hostels in Innsbruck. Also apartments are offered i.e. by AirBnB and others.



        Our office and the sprint location is at the eastend of Innsbruck at the building called "Soho 2.0". Our office and the location is on the top of the building (penthouse) at 4th floor. Follow the signs we provide inside the building.

        • Moving around in Innsbruck
          Innsbruck is unfortunately rare of parking place and the parking garages are expensive.
          So the best way is to take the public transport or go by feet. Price for the public transport: http://www.ivb.at/en/ticketstarife/ibk-tickets.html. You can get a one way ticket in every  tram/bus. 4-way tickets are available at the ticket machines. Do not forget to stamp the tickets in the tram/bus, otherwise they are not valid. IVB has also an App with live-schedule and mobile tickets available.

          In front of the office building buses F, R and T (direction "Rumer Hof") are stopping.

          In most of the buses and all tram lines free Wifi is available (1h+500MB per day).

        • Arrival by train

          Going by train is not only comfortable, eco-friendly and stress-free – quite often it is also the most pocket-friendly way of travelling. Lean back and get into the holiday spirit as soon as you leave home. International train connections to all European capital cities click here for timetables

        • Arrival by plane

          Innsbruck has its own Airport (timetable) with connections to some European cities. The next international airport is Munich - from there take the train (~2 ½h) or an special airport taxi (Four Seasons) or a slow, but cheap bus.

          At Innsbruck airport you'll find taxis to take you to your accommodation. If you prefer public transport bus "F" takes you to the centre within minutes: from 5.59 am until 10.59 pm daily the bus takes you within 17 minutes to the main station Innsbruck past the old town and Maria-Theresien-Straße (main street) and also to our office at the „Grabenweg“ bus stop.

        • Arrival by car

          Right in the heart of Europe, Innsbruck is very conveniently located. A well-developed road network connects the Tyrolean capital to the world.

          A 12 Autobahn network (East and West) easily accessible from all directions (toll sticker - compulsory „Vignette“ - required on all motorways!). Extra toll fees are also charged on the A 13 Autobahn starting at Innsbruck South entrance (from Italy, Brenner) and coming from the west through the Arlberg tunnel. Please consider the "Rettungsgasse" (rescue lane) on the motorways in Austria.

          You can see the office building from the highway, when you come from the direction munich on the right side. It's close to the highway exit „Innsbruck Ost“. After you exit you have to take the very first exit on the right side (be careful). In the first circle you take the second first, the second circle take the first exit, then after ~200m you arrived.

          There is a parking garage at SOHO 2.0. It costs 5 € a day. This is very cheap for Innsbruck. But maybe you can get a parking lot for free in front of the building or in the streets near by (if you are here before 9 o'clock or at weekends chances are good).


        Innsbruck with Nordkette and Seegrube at dawnFood, Social and Sport in Innsbruck

        Social Events and Food

        You can find traditional and modern Austrian dishes as well as international restaurants. Innsbruck has a lot of restaurants but it is famous for its tourist traps. So I will choose some restaurants and make reservations (because we are a couple of people). I hope it is in your opinion. On Friday evening we will be again at the Seegrube.

        If you need more party: The university of Innsbruck is the largest university of west Austria. Therefore you find in Innsbruck a lot of bar's and pubs. Very famous is the party area „die Bögen“(archs, viaduct bars), under the railway.

        Winter Sports

        Three times host to the Winter Olympics, our region boasts nine ski areas for alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Our winter sports menu also includes tobogganing, ice skating, alpine-style curling and even a ride in an Olympic bobsleigh. The free ski bus is convenient and environmentally friendly. Look at the interactive skimap http://www.innsbruck.info/skimap

        We help you to organize your sports trip too, just contact us: ski-pass, rental, ....

        Probably you may want to stay some extra days with your friends/ family?

        View from Patscherkofel Ski RessortSightseeing:

        The Golden Roof

        Imperial Palace


        Court Church - Cenotaph Emperor Maximilian I

        Innsbruck’s City Tower

        Cathedral of St. James

        Swarovski Shop & Exhibition Innsbruck

        Alpine Zoo

        Art History at Ambras Castle

        Bergisel Ski Jump Stadium

        Innsbrucker Nordkette cable railways