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 Plone Cathedral Sprint 2010 march 15th-19th sponsored by GfU Cyrus AG, Köln Germany


March 15-19, 2010


Cologne, Germany


Jan Ulrich Hasecke +49-177-6331483


Sprint Topics

Team lists

  • Focus on tasks for 4.1 (and 4.x as appropriate)
    • Potential topics:
      • Calendaring topics:
        • integrate new calendar widget (collective.calendarwidget) with Plone 4 (based on jQueryUI). This some love regarding localization and internationalization. A good sprint task for a Javascript/UI sprinter.
        • backport basic vs.event improvements to Plone 4 (to be exact: ATEvent) (ajung)
        • check options for integrating recurrence into Plone 4.1 (this requires likely a dedicated PLIP) 
        • Notes on recurring Events Topic (rnix):

          We wrote a calendaring application some time ago which also provides the recurring feature. One outcome of this was the DateRecurringIndex, which is in combination with the DateRangeInRangeIndex a poweful and performant thing for calendaring at all. Maybe some of this stuff could be adopted for the new recurring solution or at least inspire it.

      • Collections UI
      • Search results UI. The team's CoActive Page
      • Plone Discussion
      • Performance improvements
      • Content migration to Plone4
      • German translation overhaul 
      • Documenting Plone 4
  • Sponsored and hosted by GFU Cyrus AG


  • Eric Steele (esteele) 
  • Andreas Jung (MacYET)
  • Israel Saeta (dukebody)
  • Timo Stollenwerk (tisto) (16.-19.)
  • Johannes Raggam (thet) 
  • Robert Niederreiter (rnix) -- (99%)
  • Armin Stross-Radschinski (acsr) -- local
  • Andreas Zeidler (witsch) 
  • Carsten Senger (csenger) 
  • Florian Friesdorf (chaoflow) (arrival: weekend before, departure 21st)
  • Jan Ulrich Hasecke (juh)
  • Filip Hasecke (at times)
  • Geir Bækholt (baekholt)
  • Tom Lazar (tomster)
  • Simon Pamiés (spamsch) (15.+16. and 19., 17.+18. half day)
  • Godefroid Chapelle (__gotcha) 
  • Tom Gross (tom_gross)
  • Rodrigo Ristow (ristow)
  • Roel Bruggink (Jaroel|4D)
  • Maarten Kling (Kabz|4D)
  • Ralph Jacobs (Ralph|4D)
  • Rob Gietema (Rob|4D)
  • Martijn Jacobs (Neo|4D)
  • Martijn Schenk (Schenk|4D) 
  • Denys Mishunov (spliter)
  • Vidar Andersen (blacktar)
  • Vincent Fretin (vincentfretin)
  • Nejc Zupan (zupo) 
  • Matthew Wilkes (MatthewWilkes)

 We're full! Feel free to add your name to the waiting list for potential openings.

Waiting List

  1.  Laurence Rowe (elro)


Sprint logo

The 2010 Cathedral Sprint logo master is also available as transparent vector SVG and (illustrator) PDF in CMYK for printing purposes.

The vector SVG for free scaling, merchandise etc.

Download SVG file 308 kb zipped to 160 kb

The PDF file can be placed in Indesign or Quark-Xpress for professional use.

Download PDF file  250 kb

The 400px wide transparent PNG for web & presentation applications

Download PNG file 88 kb


Note that the "Banner"  versions of the logo with dropshadows are not in compliance with the Plone logo usage guidelines and shouldn't be used.

The official logo works perfect, though.

T-Shirt & Badge

The t-shirt & badge ordering was closed on 5th of march. If you want to take a look at the design see the former in order page .

Travel and Accomodations

Travel / Getting Here

Traveling to Cologne is very convenient from almost all European cities.

By Air via three major airports

  • Cologne/Bonn Colognes local airport is located about 15 km away from the conference venue and the Cologne city centre. A train connects the airport and the city centre every 20 minutes. Several airlines operate many flights from most European countries. This includes low cost carriers such as Air Berlin, BMI, easyJet, or germanwings, as well as regular carriers such as Austrian Airlines, Condor, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, or Turkish Airlines.
  • Frankfurt Frankfurt is by far the busiest airport by passenger traffic and number of flights in Germany, the third busiest in Europe, and the ninth busiest worldwide. It has a very good rail connection to Cologne, which takes about an hour with the German high-speed train ICE. The ICE trains are running at least hourly between Frankfurt Airport and Cologne. All major airlines operate flights to and from Frankfurt Airport from all over Europe and almost all intercontinental destinations.
  • Düsseldorf Düsseldorf International Airport is located about 40 km north of Cologne and is the third largest airport in Germany. Düsseldorf Airport has a very good train connection to Cologne, which takes less than an hour with regional trains. Many low-cost carriers and regular airlines offer flights between Düsseldorf and all of Europe.

[Question from Baekholt, with answer]

What are connections like to the secondary airports of the area? Ryan seems to be flying to Düsseldorf (Weeze) and Frankfurt(Hahn). Although Ryanair sucks terribly, it is rather cheap and the flight is direct and substantially shorter for me.

From Weeze: http://www.airport-weeze.de/2-3-7_bus_koeln.php?lang=en

From ulif: From Hahn (which is hours away from both, Frankfurt and Cologne) buses leave at 0:30, 8:30, 12:15, 16:15, 20:30, and 22:45 daily.
               A one-way ticket costs 15 EUR, trip duration to Cologne is 2:15 or 2:30 hours. Buses arrive at Cologne central station.
               Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver and at the info counter in terminal A.
               See also http://omnibusse.bohr.de/routes/wtc/routes.php?action=detail&language=en&route_id=15

By Train from many European cities

ICE and Thalys high-speed trains link Cologne with Amsterdam, Brussels (in about 2 hours, 6 departures/day) and Paris (in less than 4 hours, 6 departures/day. There are frequent ICE trains to other German cities, including Frankfurt am Main and Berlin.

By Car

Cologne is well-connected via the German motorways (“Autobahn”) and federal roads (“Bundesstraße”). Parking space is available at the sprint venue.



  • Hotel Ariane Köln
  • 10 hotel rooms for invited sprinters, so far 2 double rooms remain available, contact Eric

    otherwise: single room 75 incl. breakfast, double room 2 persons 95 EUR incl. breakfast booked out

    2.7 km from sprint location, wireless/dsl available in rooms

  • Hyatt Regency Köln
    130 Euro/night/person in single room
  • Hotel Ibis Köln City Messe Arena
    64 Euro/night/person in single room
  • Hotel Löwenbräu
    41 Euro/night/Person in single room
  • Youth Hostel
    62 Euro/night/person in double room 24.80 Euro/night/person in 8-bedded room

We encourage everybody to use the hotel booking service HRS where you can search for rooms around the Sprint location and book them.

Found via HRS, 1.1 km from sprint location: Ars vivendi Garni, single room 57.86 EUR, double 69.86 EUR, breakfast excl. 9 EUR per Person.

Visa Information

EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany. A visa is not required for semi-annual visits of up to three months for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement. List of countries whose citizens do not need visas to enter Germany: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea (South), Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Christopher and Nevis, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, United States of America, Vatican City, and Venezuela.